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Ryukk

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Alright, recently I installed some windowsxphome drivers on my windowsxppro computer, whiched caused alot of problems and many different Blue Screen of Death errors. So I used my windows disc and used the repair feature to fix my computer. I uninstalled the gfx card and all the software that came with it before repairing. I did everything in the correct fasion and didn't fry the card. Now after I install the card and start up i see the intial start up screens but my moniter goes blank when i reach the desktop, but I still hear the desktop sounds, which leads me to believe the desktop is there, but I can't see it. I think this may be because after repairing using the windows cd it re enabled my built in gfx capibilities on my mother board, which I don't know how disable. The card is an ATIraedon9550XL 256 mb and only about a month old. If there is anymore info I left out that you think would be useful just let me know and I'll oblige you to the best of my ability.

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Sounds like theres some driver problem, and that your graphic card cant show the current screen resolution.... Try and enter safe mode by tapping F8 during boot and reinstall the driver
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Well, I have never installed a driver in the first place, in the booklet it only says install an agp driver (vgart) or something for my motherboard, which I did, but other then that the instructions say to install the software after installing the card.
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