Urgent: No Video - Error Code 26

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CT-Matt

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Urgent:
WinXP
I was taking a desktop computer into my work area to try to fix it.
I glanced at my main computer and saw that everything was on - even programs were up.
As I was working about a minute later, I glanced over again, and saw a blank screen .
Everything on the computer was running - hard drive, usb devices functioning, wireless keyboard receiver picking up signals from the keyboard (including Numlock on and off)

So (Thinking the hard drive crashed for some reason) I manualy restarted the computer, with the same blank screen. I turned it off completely and inserted my PCI bios analyzer card.
It progresses through post as normal, but stops with an error code (on the card) of "26". I can then hear the computer continue its boot up sequence (judging by hard drive activity) until I beleive it arives at the login screen.
At that point, I can enable and disable Num Lock on my keyboard, so I beleive the computer is just skipping the video section of its POST.

I looked "26" up in the analyzer book, and it says this:
"Enable slots 6; Initialize slot 6. Test protected mode exceptions."

This is AGP video - I took the default one out and swapped it for a known-working one. Same Result, same code.
I stuck a PCI video card in - same results.
When there is no video card in, I get these beeps:
________ _ _ : One long, 2 short

Any idea what to do?
If more information is needed, I can provide it.

This is urgent - All help appreciated.
 
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First the easy part. The beep codes are just confirming what you already know--that there's no video card in. So that's no help.

As for the rest I'll be glad to bow out if someone tells me I'm totally wrong:eek: Slots=PCI slots?

Two things to try. Reset CMOS with the jumper on the motherboard.
Take out all add in cards except the video card.
 

CT-Matt

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Motherboard: ECS Elitegroup KT600-A

I removed the CMOS battery and booted it up that way - Does that clear it?

I removed all cards except the video card - same.
I removed all cards and just left my analyzer in - same "26" error code.
I tried a PCI video card - nothing. :(
Just a note, the fan in the heatsink of the video card IS runnin, so its getting something from the mobo, but that doesnt mean it has a signal. Any ideas?
 
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Yes you can reset CMOS by removing all power to the MB and taking out the battery for 10-15 minutes and replacing it.

No more ideas other than replacing parts one by one. Sorry :confused:
 
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