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#1 krishawn_2000

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 11:49 AM

Please help!!
My video card an Nvidia Ge force 5200 stopped being recognized.. I think this was my fault when i as cleaning up some files and accidently deleted it. Then i compounded the error when trying to reinstall my video card and told my system to not use the video device.(my monitor i think)
Now when i boot up i get nothing for video. It works for boot up until windows actually starts then i lose video. I need to know how to get in and tell windows how to use the monitor again. I cannot boot into safe mode because it seems to have the same problem. I Tried to reinstall windows but that was no help either.

I know my hardware is working because i am using a different hard drive but the rest of the hardware is the same and having no issues.

any ideas?

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 01:56 PM

If you know how to get into the Bios (usually "Press delete to enter setup" on the first screen) go in there and look for the "F" key to use to reset the Bios defaults.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 02:59 PM

Well i reinstalled windows again and this time it seems to have worked(somewhat) will update further when i get a chance.. will also try the bios settings thing if i can make no further progress. Thank you for the reply.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 05:48 PM

Reset the BIOS to default (just to be sure) by removing the battery for about 2 minutes (easier than trying to find the jumper).

Mash on F8 as Windows first starts to load - this'll get you to the SafeMode screen. As I recall there was something in there about a VGA mode - try that.

Once you get in, go to Device Manager and uninstall the display adaptor (the GEForce 5200 card - not your monitor). You can do this by going to Start...Run...and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Once in, find the little + sign next to Display Adapter and click on it to expose your GEForce 5200 card. Then right click on it and select "Uninstall". Answer Yes or OK to the questions to get out of the dialog (this won't wipe all your video - it'll just make the system rely on the generic VGA drivers) - then reboot the system.

Once the system reboots, the Add New Hardware wizard will start. Let it detect and install your card. Then, go to this link to download the latest XP drivers for the card: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.98.html

Double click on the downloaded file to install them and follow the prompts until done. Reboot one more time and you're finished!
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