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RedEyeJedi

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Hello! I had just purchased a MSI computer from my friend who used to own a PC cafe. it didnt come with a hard drive which i didnt see much of a problem in. I took the HD from my old emachines and its about 20GB. I plugged it into my MSI and booted, everything went fine however i needed to get drivers for the video card. I then moved my hard drive to the emachines computer and got the drivers and put the hard drive back into my MSI. I turned on the computer and everything booted fine, i clicked the 'nvidia' icon in the lower right of the taskbar and clicked something along the lines of 'enable video card' or something like that. I went outside for 5 minutes came back and the monitor was blank. I turned off the computer and turned it back on and it remained black. I gave it back to my friend and he gave it back to me saying the vid card was fried so i took the GeForce 4400 Ti out and replaced it with a 128MB DDR Verto GeForce FX5500. plugged it in and the screen still remains black. I tried pluggin the s-video cable into my big screen and it too remained black. I tried taking out everything and plugging it back in. I hear no beeping sounds on boot. I have yet to try it out on a new monitor, however when i plug my emachines into the emachines monitor it works fine. Im hoping its either the HD or the Monitor. please your time is greatly appreciated!! :tazz:
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Neil Jones

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A sign of no beeps at all usually means something's wrong with the processor or the way the processor has been installed.

Most likely scenario: it's overheated and cooked itself.

If it was a video problem then it would beep at you but as it isn't doing that, it's obviously not getting that far to check.
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Hi RedeyeJedi

If you didn't smell anything burning when you came back in after your 5 minute break, then I doubt anything got fried. What I suggest you do is take out the CMOS battery (it's shiny stainless-steel about the size of a nickel) and let it stay out for at least 5 minutes. Also disconnect the power cord from your computer at this time. Also hit the power button a few times to make sure that the CMOS is cleared. Then put the CMOS battery back in, reconnect the power cord and turn it on.

I suggest that if your computer has ONBOARD VIDEO (aka if you remove the video card from the PCI slot, you still have a connector available on your computer to connect the monitor cable) that you connect your monitor to that and take out the video card entirely and see what happens.

If that doesn't work, then I suggest you try swapping out the power supply (PSU) for another one that you know works if it isn't a new one entirely.

Post back with how things are going and if they don't work I have other ideas we can try.

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Edited by Fenor, 22 October 2005 - 07:54 AM.

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To add to what Fenor says, I suspect you installed the wrong display adapter drivers. I've done that myself, and the screen goes black. Tap on the F8 key during boot up and choose Safe Mode. Right click on My computer, choose properties, device manager, then uninstall the display adapter drivers. Restart the computer, Windows will use the default drivers until you find the right one. Download and install Everest Home Edition, it should tell you what your display adapter is, so you can download the right drivers.
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Edited by Tyger, 22 October 2005 - 12:28 PM.

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To add to what Fenor says, I suspect you installed the wrong display adapter drivers. I've done that myself, and the screen goes black. Tap on the F8 key during boot up and choose Safe Mode. Right click on My computer, choose properties, device manager, then uninstall the display adapter drivers. Restart the computer, Windows will use the default drivers until you find the right one. Download and install Everest Home Edition, it should tell you what your display adapter is, so you can download the right drivers.
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