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Video card not working, monitor goes off

Windows logo comes on, then screen goes dark. Video output on the pc was broken, so I installed a pci expansion slot video card.

Do I need to change bios? Start in safe mode?

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  • Seth100 Nov 03, 2008

    Here is what I did:

    1. Checked the BIOS setting and made sure it was PCI

    2. Loaded the card drivers (CD came with card) in safe mode

    3. Disabled (do not delete) the integrated (motherboard) video in Device Manger...ya can't have them both on!!



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     In the bios there could be setting to disable your onboard video. Since the output was broken, see if there is an option to disable the onboard setting. If you do this and you are still having problems, I would go ahead and start in safe mode, then lower your resulution to the lowest settings till you can get the video drivers loaded for the new card that you have just bought. 
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