I turned off my video card, how do I turn it back on?

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mpow

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I accidently turned off my video card, and now have no video output. How do I restore video output?

I am able to get into the Setup when the machine boots, but don't know what to do.

The computer is an old (circa 2003) Compaq Presario with an NVIDIA GeForce4 MX420 graphics card. Windows XP.

Please help
 

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I accidently turned off my video card,
do you know what you did

try booting in safemode

hit F8 as it boots
then a menu appears
choose safemode
 
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You could also check in the BIOS, under 'Advanced chipset features', And check if you are running both onboard and your card graphics, if so disable the onboard.
 

mpow

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well, i'll never know if safemode would've worked because my wife got to the computer before I did and did a system restore. she got it working. Thanks for your help.
 
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