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Loss of Video after XP Boot

I had to replace my D600 hard drive thus reloaded XP-Pro then network drivers to get to Dell website and grab latest drivers. Upon reboot all is fine until XP get to the point it would display desk top then screen goes black. All is okay in safe mode. Tried different revisions of the ATI Radeon 9000 driver without success. Just tried the Omega drivers which came up okay in low res but replicated problem as soon as I readjusted to hi-res. Only thing I notice in comparing with another, operating D600 is this one lacks any Monitor listings under the Device Manager but I can find no drivers to install... I'm lost!

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Ahah..go to the video codes, uninstall them, and then do a hardware change scan from top of panel, see if the computer bios will 'see' the video then.

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