I have an issue with my DELL XPS630i not displaying an image past the start up screen. I boot up and the start up screen comes up like normal. When it should move on to the desktop screen I just get black. At one point I was getting the error: floppy disk(s) fail (40). I was able to stop that error by adjusting that in the BIOS but still no display. I am going to replace the CMOS battery because I have no clue how the BIOS setting changed.
It all started when out of nowhere my screen resolution went down drastically by itself. I could not change it in the display setting. It ran with the resolution low for a few days before it would not get past the splash screen. While it was running like this I updated my video driver and ran Microsoft updates. I also ran Malwarbytes with no results.
I have tried replacing the graphics card with a Nvidia chipset card because it was built with one. I did this when the screen started going blank after the splash screen. This did not solve the problem. I do not have an integrated video card to switch to because my computer just came with the Nvidia card. I figured the driver for the original card would work for the new card I bought since I checked the Nvidia website for driver compatibility and purchased one accordingly.
Safe mode does not work. A garble screen of text comes up and just sits there staring at me With the new card the text was clear but nothing else happened. Is this a hardware problem? What is going on here?