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Added a hard drive to my son's computer, reinstalled the OS, went to put the video card back in and I don't get any thing. the only visual I get on the screen is a little box that says no signal. I have tried removing the video card and going back to the standard one and it still does nothing. System: Dell Dimension 4600 OS: Windows XP Professional Video Card: Ati ALL-IN-WONDER® 128

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Which card you were using when installed the OS?
Are your card seated properly?
Is the new card compatible with your motherboard?
Is your memory properly seated?

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