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whats wrong with my computer?

by B1uEsC1uEs / February 24, 2006 4:55 AM PST

A few days ago, my computer just died. I turned it on then it started to freeze. After restarting it a few times, the computer just died and wouldnt turn on anymore. I bruoght it to my uncle's house to get it checked and he said it was the power supply. I bought a new power supply and the computer finnaly turns on but nothing shows up in the monitor. I dont know if it is the new video card I bought 6 months ago. I didnt have one single problem with this video card so im not sure. Anyone have any solotions to my problem on why nothing shows up? thank you for your help

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more details needed
by linkit / February 24, 2006 3:06 PM PST

Computer model, video card, PSU Wattage?

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my computer description
by B1uEsC1uEs / February 25, 2006 2:37 AM PST
In reply to: more details needed

I have an emachines t2085, nVidia FX5200 video card, my old psu has 250 watts but now I got one that is 500.

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reseat vid card
by Islander / February 24, 2006 8:08 PM PST

Check to see if your almost new video card is seated properly in the mobo. It may have came loose while transporting and/or installing new psu.

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I tried it
by B1uEsC1uEs / February 25, 2006 2:39 AM PST
In reply to: reseat vid card

I did it a couple of times, I even fully took out the video and placed it in properly. Same problem, nothing shows up.

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(NT) (NT) download and install latest driver?
by linkit / February 25, 2006 3:25 AM PST
In reply to: I tried it
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latest driver?
by B1uEsC1uEs / February 25, 2006 3:28 AM PST

im sorry but I dont know what this is Sad . Can you please explain? im kind of computer illiterate.

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about drivers
by linkit / February 25, 2006 5:12 AM PST
In reply to: latest driver?

For any operating system (such as Windows XP) to use a hardware component (such as a video card), there needs to be a piece of software (a driver) that allows the OS and hardware to communicate properly. Windows XP has some drivers for common hardware built-in. For everything else (like your video card),you have to provide the PROPER driver.

Most video cards come with a CD with installation software. The installation software acutally installs the driver and maybe some utility program.

Sometimes drivers become corrupted.
Solution: reinstall them.

Sometimes the driver is outdated or was poorly written.
Solution: download and install the latest driver from the manufacturer.

Find the nVidia driver here:
http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

A more direct link...
nVidia GeForce driver for 32-bit WindowsXP/2000:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.98.html

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cant do that
by B1uEsC1uEs / February 26, 2006 7:59 AM PST
In reply to: about drivers

the thing is i cant see a single thing in my screen, remember? lol. so how can i see what i am downloading. my uncle told me to just get it troubleshooted at a pc store and see whats the problem. Right now, we think that it is the motherboard.

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