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Hi All,
I'm currently stuck: after trying to install a new video driver (which didn't work), I, ahem, disabled default VGA driver (VGAENB or something?). After I rebooted, I got exactly what you'd expect to happen:
computer works, but no picture. (I know it works, because hitting the 'off' button on my keyboard results in an orderly shutdown.)

No harm done: just use Safe Mode or VGA mode, right?

Wrong: while I do get the menu screen to select the different modes, the results is always the same: after selection the mode and hitting enter to continue booting, I get a blank screen. I seems as if all video drivers are disabled now, even the safe mode one. :-(

Some guidance about how to resolve this problem would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,
Tom

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Some additional info:
- Windows XP
- Whitebox computer, but legal version of Windows (I assume, since it has a Windows XP sticker on the box with this funky bar-code like marks and serial number.)
- I don't know where the startup CD's are though. Usually, we bring the computer to the store to fix things...

Tom

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Hi All,
I'm currently stuck: after trying to install a new video driver (which didn't work), I, ahem, disabled default VGA driver (VGAENB or something?). After I rebooted, I got exactly what you'd expect to happen:
computer works, but no picture. (I know it works, because hitting the 'off' button on my keyboard results in an orderly shutdown.)

No harm done: just use Safe Mode or VGA mode, right?

Wrong: while I do get the menu screen to select the different modes, the results is always the same: after selection the mode and hitting enter to continue booting, I get a blank screen. I seems as if all video drivers are disabled now, even the safe mode one. :-(

Some guidance about how to resolve this problem would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,
Tom

well it sounds like you might have done just that, but what gets me is that when you start up your machine it displays in VGA mode, and when it shows the Windows XP logo that is also in VGA mode, so for it to just go blank......hrmm i am going to look into this...worse case scenario...you fried your vid card (happend to me once) best case scenario....you didnt....and you just need to reinstall the drivers.


i would recommend just trying a new video card right know...who knows maybe it will work....(hopefully someone thats had more experience dealing with this problem will chirp in).


sounds like the vid card is dead though...


what you can try though (something that i did once and it worked)

when i accidentally set my vid to a higher res than a monitor could handle and hit okay, i had my friend on the phone guide me through it from his computer, only using the keyboard so i could follow his exact input...


it was like...okay..now hit this button....okay...now hit tab X ammount of times..okay...Now hit enter...stuff like that..and i was able to set my vid back to a lower res....


its worth a try...maybe someone can guild you through the process of reanabling it, as long as its the same for both of you to get to your video driver settings. (though i will admit this way is a bit hard and has no guarentee of working........:cheesy:

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