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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Kromos, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. Kromos

    Kromos Thread Starter

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    one of my pc`s,graphics card gave up.i removed it and only replaced it a couple of months later(money problems).i bought a new graphics card,compatible with windows xp.i installed it and when i switched it on,nothing comes up just a blank screen,no beeps,just a red light(which normally flashes onces and goes off),it just stays on.everything else on my pc is not less then six months old ! !can anybody help me please ?
     
  2. putasolution

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    Make sure that the graphics card is seated properly, and that you haven't dislodged any IDE or power cables
     
  3. Kromos

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    i checked everything and everything is fine and connected.when i switch the pc on,this is what i get:
    -the screen is black(the monitor is working )
    -a red light comes on but doesnt go off(just stays on)
    -all the hardware is not less then six months old

    do i need to change the socket where you connect the graphics card to the motherboared.one of my friends had to do it to his pc and it worked ????
     
  4. akita

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    is your gfx card pci or agp ?
     
  5. Kromos

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    agp,its nvidia -g-force card
     
  6. akita

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    if the card is agp, then you will only have one agp slot, so you will not be able to swap slots..... as putasolution has said, reseat the card and try again.... also ensure that any onboard graphics are disabled !!!
     
  7. Kromos

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    theres no built in graphics card,my previous graphics card was a voodoo3 3dfx .i think its a pci card,if it was a pci card ,do i need to change the connection on my motherboared to support an agp graphics card ?
     
  8. akita

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    if it is an agp card, then you need to enable agp support in your bios setup....
     
  9. Kromos

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    i cant change any settings on my pc if it doesnt switch on ! !
     
  10. Brockman

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    try to find a old pci card somewhere, maybe off e bay a 2meg. card just so you can start up and change your bios settings.
     
  11. milomorai

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    when you can get your display working, boot into safe mode and remove all graphics adapters from device manager then reboot. you have to remove old drivers and have only the windows default driver loaded before you install new ones especially with nvidia chips.
     
  12. Kromos

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    tanx alot for the help ! ! !(y) :D
     
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