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ohhbob

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Help...What did I dooooo?
In attempting to install a new EVGA GeForce 64Mb PCI card in my 8775c Pavilion (running WinXP) with onboard Nvidia Vanta graphics, I disabled the Nvidia driver under device manager & then installed the card. Upon restarting, I couldn't get the new card to work (black screen) and then removed it and tried to go back the way is was. Now the original Nvidia won't work ( more black screen). I tried resetting the BIOS to original settings, & booting in Safe mode, VGA enabled mode, and last known good settings won't work either. Is the driver still disabled? How can I enable it if the monitor's not working? Any ideas? Or better yet, how can I get the new card to work?
Thanks in advance...
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I did something like this for a buddy. We couldn't get the card working and we had that black screen. I plugged in the onboard graphics and went into the BIOS (del before windows starts its inital load). I found a setting somewhere in the graphics menu that was set on AGP or something like that. All I did is change it to PCI and it worked afterwards. This was fairly a long time ago so I don't remember much but this is basically what I did.
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I think by resetting the BIOS it changed to PCI. It still didn't work. FYI...the system is starting up as I can shut down by using the keyboard commands: Win key - u - u. Could Windows heal itself if I start her up & shut down without the monitor plugged in, then start her up again and let the plug-n-play function install the proper driver? Or else, would it be possible to edit the win.ini or sys.ini at the command prompt? My dos is really basic, so I would need some help.
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