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After Power Out No Video (AT ALL) Upon Reboot

I've got an MSI VIA Chipset P4M800 + 8237 Chipset Based (PM8M2-V) Computer (I had built to specification) and I have an ATI Radeon X800 Video Card.
While working on my computer we had a power out, and upon reboot, I can here the BIOS self test, get my one proper beep, but no video at all, I cannot see anything.
The power light on my monitor goes from standby to on, so its getting power (the problem is not my video cable)

I have tried, booting from an MS DOS disk, tried booting from a windows start up disk, no luck...oh I also have a SATA HD that requires when I rebuild windows, its drivers in order to find the HD.

OMG HELP please, I have TONS of data on this machine.
This happened once before a long time ago, and I can't remember how I fixed it. Somehow, it lost the video drivers (I think)

IN MAJOR PANIC, Puleeez help :D

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If my memory serves me, your system board originally had onboard integrated video. I think that your ATI Radeon is an add-on card. The following procedure is assuming you are using Windows as the operating system and the ATI card is indeed an add-on card. If this is the case, your system has probably reverted back to the default BIOS settings putting the video back to the system board video port. First, go into the the BIOS setup and confirm that the main video adapter is set to the correct type of card you are using (PCI, AGP, PCIexpress). Next, connect your monitor to the original video port and see if that works. If so, shut the computer down and remove the power cord. Remove the add-on ATI video card, plug the power cord back in and start up the system. When the operating system is up and stable, use the Device Manager (Windows Systems only) and uninstall the graphics display. Shut the computer down once again, reinsert the ATI video card and restart the system with the monitor connected to the ATI card. The BIOS should now recognize and pass video to it and the operating system will pick it up as a new device. You can now steer the system to the correct software drivers if it dosen't perform this on it's own. Wayne

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Plug a PCI VGA card into one of the PCI slots on your motherboard and connect your monitor signal cable to this add-on PCI VGA card and turn on your system . If your monitor shows the usual startup screen then you continue booting your comp and let the OS load , thereafter you BACKUP your DATA . Use a PCI VGA card from TRIDENT or S3 etc., so that your OS will use built drivers to display at 256 , 16 bit or 24 bit colour depth . These motherboards have problems around the GMCH or the Northbridge chip which has Graphics & Memory Control integrated . The refresh signal to your monitor does not indicate proper working of these GMCH . The memory of your comp needs attention and a check .

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