Black screen on startup
Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:54 PM
Posted 12 July 2005 - 05:44 PM
The change you made in the BIOS only sets the PCI card as the default for the BIOS and during boot. Once Windows takes over it does what it wants.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 05:52 PM
Posted 12 July 2005 - 06:08 PM
Edited by The_Sloth, 12 July 2005 - 06:13 PM.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 06:36 PM
On the Settings tab of the Display Properties there is a drop-down box that allows you to select different display adapters, however, if you right-click on the picture of the monitors above it you can select the primary display. What I was suggesting is that you select the on-board display and uncheck the attached option on it so that Windows doesn't attempt to stretch your desktop across 2 displays when only one exists.
To do this, select your new video card on the drop-down menu. Right-click on the monitor in the picture above it that is NOT grayed out and click on Primary so that a check appears next to it. Now right-click on the monitor that IS grayed out and click on Attached to UNcheck it. Click OK and then Yes. From this point on your display will only show on your new video card and all apps will open correctly.
What Windows was attempting to do is stretch your display across 2 monitors because it thought you had 2 attached. The setting you changed told Windows that you only had one in use so now all programs will only open on the monitor that you told Windows was there.
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