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#1 121212

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 06:57 PM

Hi,

 

Ok here is my story;

 

I built a box 2.4 gihz 2 gig ram ATI 9000 64r many years ago, it ran like a charm. I decide to upgrade the monitor (21"WS) and Vid card to a 1650 pro 512r and it ran even better. a couple os years ago the card went bad so I put the 9000 back in will I looked for a card, it ran but could not justify to a wide screen. AMD recommended some cards but I could not get any to work, they said I needed to reinstall XP which I did not want to do. So I left it alone with the 9000 working poorly. A moth ago I bought a 1650 pro to try again I wiped off all ATI drivers and stuff and tried to install the 1650; guess what @#%$&$#!!!!

 

Catch 22; put the card in and BLANK SCREEN! Go back to mother board VGA and it boots but at 480x640 ouch!

How do you put a card in if you can't even get into Safe mode?

 

At this point I think my only option is to reload XP because I have never been able to make WXP Repair work.

I Just need to save all my Outlook Personal Files and contacts.

 

Help

Thanks


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Posted 28 May 2015 - 07:20 PM

If the card is properly seated...the system should boot and provide graphics capability, using the native XP drivers available.  This usually results in 800x600 resolution.

 

Then...you should boot into Windows and install the correct drivers for the newly-installed card, using the drivers cd which came with the card.

 

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 10:00 PM

Tried that a dozen or so times and only a blank screen...I also do not have a "display adapter" in my device manager



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Posted 31 May 2015 - 05:20 PM

I'd replace the CMOS battery...and try again.

 

FWIW:  Reloading Windows...will not make the system recognize any hardware component that is previously did not...I can't make that connection.

 

I've never seen a Windows install...where there was no "display adapter" in Device Manager and the BIOS...since such are fundamental.  If the CMOS battery doesn't cure it, I'd have mentally move on to the motherboard as being suspect.

 

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 07:49 PM

Thanks,

 

The battery is brand new new.



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Posted 02 June 2015 - 10:54 AM

With the new card installed, you need to boot to the install disk and do a REPAIR.  This will rescan the system and find the drivers to support the new card.






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