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I replaced my video card and now my screen wont come on... could that b a motherboard issue

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  1. Sounds like you forgot to Disable your On-board Video card..
  2. If your video card came with a disk? Get it, if not go to the website, find your product, under support, and download the software, to a CD or Thumb Drive (USB drive)
  3. <Start>, <Restart>, slowly tap the F8 key until You see a list of choices, select Safe mode WITH Networking.
  4. A message will pop up explaining that you are in safe mode and what it means Click<Ok>
  5. <Starrt>, Right Click <Computer>, choose <Manage>
  6. From the left column choose <Device Manager> Scroll to <Display Adapter>
  7. Click the + left of <Display>
You should see 2 Video items, your New Device (Model) and another, <Disable> the old one [DO NOT- DELETE IT], just Right Click and <Disable> you will see a red 'x' on the old device, once it is Disabled..

If your new Device Is Showing, just restart and Enjoy; if it is Not showing in Device Manager, put in your CD or Flash Drive and <Install Drivers> and then <Restart>

Don't Worry: even if your new driver isn't installed, yet you can always still see your screen while in Safe Mode, As long as you don't Delete all of your Video Drivers.

After restarting remember to go back to Device Manger (steps 5 & 6) to make sure you have you new driver Enabled and the old driver Disabled.

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if you can see you screen without going into Safe Mode? You're okay... Do a Windows Update to check if there are Windows Driver Updates for your Video Card...

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I'd doubt it. Try unistall of software. Have every thing hooked up the way you want.(cables,etc.), and try reinstall. You cannot make any changes midsteram. If you can start in safe mode go to "device manager" abd see if you card shows up. If you can't make this work, provide me with o/s system and what kind of card you are trying to install in "add comment" at end of solution. It may be tomarrow before I get back to you.

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