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Video card not displaying after windows logo

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by {TKO}, May 23, 2011.

  1. {TKO}

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    OK, I am working on my mom's PC. I had it setup to display on an LCD TV, with a wireless keyboard and mouse so she could play Solitaire from the comfort of her sofa. She stopped using it for a while then when I went to check something out it would go blank after the Windows logo. So I brought it home thinking it was as simple as updating the drivers.

    It is an eMachines T4510(yes I know it's old but he doesn't do much with it). I had installed a GeForce FX 5200 video card a while back. I tried downloading and installing the drivers to no avail. I even went in to the BIOS and disabled the On-Chip VGA, which I hadn't before but I figured what the hell. None of these have worked. It has SP3 installed so that shouldn't be an issue.

    Any ideas? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    does it display in safemode?
     
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    Yes. That's where I downloaded and install the drivers. But once I go back to normal mode, it goes blank.
     
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    try a system restore to just before last time she used it. try uninstalling the video driver & restart windows so it can find new hardware & load it's driver.
     
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    Very nice, sir. Looks like the uninstall did it. Thanks a million.
     
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    no problem
     

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