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pci video card doenst work on XP PRO need HELP!

by men7aly1nsane / March 5, 2005 2:36 AM PST

i recently purchased an nvidia mx400 video card for my sons computer since it lagged while he tried waching his dvd's on the computer. i've tried installing the card on windows xp, but everytime i boot up the computer the monitor just turns black. i know the card works because i installed it on my other system with windows 98 on it and it works normally.. so i just need some tips or ideas on how to make the card work on XP

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What card was there prior to this one???
by Ray Harinec / March 5, 2005 2:41 AM PST

Maybe you need to remove the new card and if you can get into the system remove the drivers for the old one.

Or was it onboard video???

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(NT) (NT) there was no video card , all it has is crappy onboard
by men7aly1nsane / March 5, 2005 2:43 AM PST
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And possibly, if you didn't disable the crappy
by Ray Harinec / March 5, 2005 3:42 AM PST

one in the BIOS, that MAY be the cause of yout problem. I hope that I am correct for your sake. LOL and good luck.

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PCI slot?
by PlatinumPPC / March 6, 2005 11:28 AM PST

There's a better chance that you're problem pertains more to the onboard video, but is there a chance the slot is bad? Have you tried the card in another slot? Preferably not one right beside the one in question.

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