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#1 parko

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 07:09 AM

hey everyone

Well, i aint sure what happened but the other day when i turned on my computer it ran through the startup correctly (going through windows and all) just as its about to go to the desktop, with the login menu!, it doesnt!. The screen says Set TV dump flags =10 and then the screen goes black and remains that way.... It boots ok into safe mode, but normal mode does the black screen thingy.
I need help!!!!!!
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Im running win 98, 128 MB RAM, 64MB GeForce MX 440, pentium III

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#2 Rimmer

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 08:20 PM

Something's wrong with your display settings or drivers for the GeForce card. Perhaps the best thing to do would be to reinstall it - you still have the original driver CD right?

Boot in Safe Mode, go to Control Panel>System and find the Device Manager, under the Hardware tab click the plus beside 'Display Adapters' and you should see your GeForce MX440 listed there. Select it or double-click it and use the option to Remove (can't remember exact sequence in 98, sorry).
Exit device manager and reboot. Windows should find the card as a new device and you can install it using the CD. (Cancel the Windows hardware wizard and load the CD, it should auto play and give you an installation menu).

hth :thumbsup:

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