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Old 09-17-2007, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently got a blue screen, rebooted, and no output. I get a screen while windows is booting, but after it goes to load, no image/source. I have speakers and it loads just fine, intro music, and when i plug in a new device i get the little noise...so windows is running just fine...but i have no output from my video card. This happened to me last week, I reformatted windows and it worked fine, but i dont want to have to reformat every week...
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Old 09-17-2007, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i can also boot in safe mode and the monitor works fine.
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Old 09-17-2007, 07:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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tried system restore, didnt work...possibly reinstall video drivers? could that be it?
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reset your CMOS, that happened to me last night and I have no idea how i got fixed, but when I tried it back in the morning without having done anything, it finally worked, my CMOS was reset tho, so that might be your problem
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whats CMOS? how i reset it?
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turn off the pc and unplug the psu, pull out the silver circle battery (cmos battey) for a few minutes, then put it back in
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ok i uninstalled the video drivers and it booted up just fine...then tried reinstalling and output went out in the middle of installation...
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no other suggestions before i try to reset CMOS? Seems like something to do with the software...
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it seems like the little battery thing is under my vid card...gonna try to take it out.
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cant seem to unseat the vid card and its right over the CMOS battery. Ugh is there only supposed to be one lock for the vid card? cant find another
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