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Old 04-09-2005, 06:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy No display during bootup or after

I have a weird one. Inherited an older machine which was described as "dead" (okay, a challenge it is!). Turns out there's nothing displayed during bootup (empty, dark screen).

Bootup sounds normal & HDD spins up okay (altho missing lots of Win98 files, it appears). Tested 2 different known-good video cards, and monitor, and all okay.

Can power up the old HDD in a newer machine, and bootup and display are normal.

Is this a case of a file-eating virus (video drivers or Win files generally), or something worse?? Any help finding the problem, and how to FIX IT, would be most appreciated!

Thanks, Norm.
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