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Hi, thanks for checking out this help request. I sat down at my computer and moved the mouse to stop the screen saver, and my screens remained blank. After fiddling with it for a bit, I rebooted manually. It went through the POST okay, as well as the WinXP splash page and progress bar, and then, when the WinXP login dialog should have come up, the monitors blanked again. It's happening consistently every time I boot.

I am able to boot successfully in safe mode and in Enable VGA mode, but obviously that's not ideal. I have tried to uninstall the video drivers and then reinstall them after a reboot, but that didn't work.

Also, when in Enable VGA mode, if I open display properties and change any setting, the monitors blank out and I have to reboot.

Anybody have any ideas? I've seen problems greatly similar to this around the net, but nothing in the way of solutions.

My graphics card is a GeForce 7300 GT 512MB PCIe.

Thanks!
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Remove video card, re-enable on-board video in BIOS, and see how it goes.
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Crap...the onboard video port needs an adapter. I'm gonna have to find one and try it out.
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What do you mean by "adapter"?
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It's either a male-to-male adapter or a female-to-female adapter; I'm not sure which it would be, in this case. The cables from my monitors have pins, and the port on the onboard video has pins.
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I see. I guess, you'll have to get it...
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Yeah, it was the video card. I bought a new one and installed it, and it's working fine now.

Thanks for the help!
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Cool. Thanks for posting back :)
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