Hi all, i need urgent help.
I recently bought this card : ATI RAGE 128 PRO 32MB PCI W/VGA and my computer is an old DELL OPTIPLEX GX270. This is about the only video card that will fit in a slim small desktop.
When i put the card in and start the computer i get a black screen. The computer doesnt boot into windows. So i dont even get a chance to install and run the software cd. I went into BIOS and couldnt change anything because i bought the desktop used and i guess the old user had a password on bios and changing options. I cant find the old owner.
Im also open to suggestions on how to re install windows. It has xp pro. sp3 now. I just dont have the cd.
The reason i need a new video card is that the motherboard graphics chipset....i guess not working right. The colors are all messed up and theres a red tint brightness to the whole screen.
(Have to say i tried all the screen resolution, settings, refresh rate, all that shabang) No success.
Please help its urgent for school work. The screen is a new samsung syncmaster 20" or 19" not sure.