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Monitor not receiving signal--video card???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dbryce24, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. dbryce24

    dbryce24 Thread Starter

    Feb 16, 2003
    I recently installed a new hard drive in my computer and got the computer up and running. I installed Windows 98(2nd ed.) and I decided to take a break, so I shut the computer down for a few minutes and when I turned it back on, the Monitor was not receiving a signal. I had another computer here so I hooked it up to the monitor and turned it on and it worked fine. I know by that, that there isn't a problem with the Monitor, it is something with the computer. Someone suggested that the video card went out, could this be the problem?? If so, the video card is built into the motherboard, can I buy another video card that would be installed into a PCI slot or do I have to replace the motherboard???? Please HELP!!
  2. n2gun


    Mar 3, 2000
    If it has the video built into the motherboard, you will need to install the driver for that. You should have a system disk that came with the motherboard to do just that. If not we will need to know what motherboard you have to help you find the driver.

    If it is a name brand computer the make and model number may be enough to find it.

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  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Is your computer giving any beep codes? It's possible that your ram just needs to be reseated. If that doesn't work and if its possible, try a different powersupply.
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