Question about IBM NetVista PC Desktop
"The best way to recover is to switch off the monitor, unplug the video lead, reconnect and switch on again."
Windows should be Shut Down when you do that - otherwise you can damage the circuits on the video card, especially if you forget to turn off the monitor first.
To power off, you need to hold the power button in for about 5 seconds. The motherboard needs to be operational for this to work. Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the motherboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your motherboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, and hard drive controller support. If you have the CD that came with the motherboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and motherboard makers often do not have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them. Many mboards will not produce a display in Windows ME and previous if the following setting is wrong. Usually in windows 2000 or XP you will have video in Windows even if this setting is wrong, but if it IS wrong your card will not work as it should in Windows e.g. an AGP card set to PCI will be running in PCI mode and the superior AGP capabilities will not work.
More recent motherboards may produce an error beep pattern while booting indicating the setting is wrong for the card you are using. It's possible you'll get a message from the motherboard bios as well. So check it out you have connected properly or not
All the best!
Posted on Sep 01, 2010
Try a differrent video card.
Posted on Sep 01, 2010
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