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Video Card enable makes my screen go blank


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destroyedbyfire

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Any help would be appreciated. I have a Dell Inspiron 5160 Lap Top which runs Windows XP, and when I go to enable my video card (my computer recently crashed and I had to disable the video card to fix everything else), my screen goes blank and turns off. I've tried searching all over for answers, to no avail, and Dell tech support has not been much help with anything. The video card that came with my computer is an XGI Volari-XP5 v.2.116.c. I tried that version and one I dowloaded from Dell's website, v.2.097.c. without any success. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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When u say disable, u start using ur integrated Video card, right.
There could be two possiblities, either ur video card is damged or the AGP port might be damaged.
Lets test whch one,
1) To check for damaged video card:
Try ur Video card in another PC, see if the problem persists.

2) To check for damaged port:
Try another Video card in ur PC, see if it works.


Post the results of the two tests
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I am sorry for the mistake. I was under the impression that it was my video card, but what I disabled is actually under "display adapters." Everything else I have said remains the same. Thanks for the reply. Sorry for the incorrect information. Each time I enable the XGI Volari-XP5 display adapter, my screen goes blank.
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Even still, did u perform the tests I asked u do in Post#2
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