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Adaptor settings The adaptor settings got changed, I don't know exactly to what... but now my computer will boot up and the monitor works up until the windows finishes loading and then it shuts down. The monitor works fine, but the computer doesn't work with it. I tried turning my on board video card on and I've started in vga mode, but nothing works, not even safe modes.... so I can't see anything... please help.

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Take out the video adaptor that you have installed and see if you can boot up with only the on-board video, first in standard mode and then if it won't work, try the safe mode..

Did you change any other settings?

Also, when you had the video card installed, did you disable the onboard video?

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