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try booting into safe mode...play with it for a while...if all is good its probably the video card driver


The one problem with this is that I can't even get past the boot screen =/ It starts up randomly, like 2 times out of 15, it's incredibly annoying to think that you have solved the problem and as soon as you turn it off/on... Bust again
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Sounds to me the video cards are gone for sure but that wouldn't stop the system from booting really.
You just would not be able to see what it is doing but the windows startup sound would be heard.
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Sounds to me the video cards are gone for sure but that wouldn't stop the system from booting really.
You just would not be able to see what it is doing but the windows startup sound would be heard.



I also thought that, WinXP should start normally even with a faulty video card. I'm going to try and start it up without a video card.
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According to the spec sheet the onboard video is right next to the green ps2 connector on the mobo.
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According to the spec sheet the onboard video is right next to the green ps2 connector on the mobo.



It doesn't have any onboard video, I just double checked that.
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Is this your mobo HERE?
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Is this your mobo HERE?



Yep, that is my mobo.

I resolved to buy a new mobo, processor, memory sticks and video card. It won't be a top notch system as it'll be used by my parents/sisters for basic computing.
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The red arrow points to you on board video which should be right next to your mouse and kb connection.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 12 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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