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Monitor is blank on Dell 3100

Trying to update graphics. Inserted new Nvidia 128mb graphics card. Uninstalled integrated graphics adapter. Turned PC off. Tried to turn PC back on. Screen is completely blank. Computer sounds like it is booting up as normal but absolutely nothing appears on screen at any time. I am using Windows XP home edition SP3.

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  • crbmc1 Mar 13, 2009

    Thank you Jimi1969. Did try but was unable to get safe mode. Screen totally blank. Thanks also to you bunnydawg but are you refering to the software? The graphics adapter I have is integrated. I don't know how to reinstall the driver without a screen.

  • crbmc1 Mar 14, 2009

    Thank you very much for your help. That last suggestion worked perfectly. I still have to work out the graphics card installation but I shall just try some different combinations until it works.

  • crbmc1 Mar 14, 2009

    Thank you very much for your help. That last suggestion worked perfectly. I still have to work out the graphics card installation but I shall just try some different combinations until it works.

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Reinstall the graphics adaptor and ensure the computer hasn't been toggled onto the external video.... there should be a fn key and another key that looks like a monitor

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    Roberta Smith Mar 13, 2009

    remove the video card you have installed... and hook up the monitor to the internal video.. that should give you video again

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Try starting in safe mode and then change setting

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