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rougecougu

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i installed a nvidia fx 5200 pci card; the driver is working properly.
the monitor works for the first 30 seconds of reboot then goes to black.
when i plug into new ports, a message says "video mode not supported"
any thoughts or ideas?
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Can you get to the login screen?
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no; it does not get past the black (background) windows xp screen
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Does the display work in Safe Mode?

Click here to see instructions on how to get into Safe Mode.
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per mfr.'s tech support, i disabled the built-in vga driver; DISASTER!! all this did was render the screen completely blank.
FORTUNATELY...i noticed the original monitor was kind of old; i used the new vga card in a newer monitor and was able to view
normally. i will have to upgrade the user monitor but that appears to be the problem; hardware was outdated for the vga
upgrade.
thank you for your attention and interest; i will start visiting geeks to go routinely for peer networking and troubleshooting.
hope to meet up with you again :) rougecougu
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I would have probably recommended that step next if you were able to get into Safe Mode. However, with the monitor being the problem, being in Safe Mode would have made no difference and we would have caught this. Good job figuring it out on yourself though, despite the less-than-desirable advice from tech support. :)

See you around.
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yeah, my gut reaction when the guy said that was, "if that doesn't work, i'll be screwed" but i gave him the benefit of doubt 'cause he's the pro, right!?
thanks again!
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