HP graphics driver error - can't boot in safe mode?

By icyjesi04 ·
We have a Sapphire Radeon 1650x video card installed in April in our HP Pavilion with Windows NT. Everything was fine until last week. All I can think of that would have caused the trouble was renewing our Norton subsription? The same day, we started getting Framework errors when booting up and the monitor starting going black with the message saying something about optimal screen resolution resetting. Then you would have to turn it off. Once back on, the resolution settings were HUGE and basic. I tried uninstalling the new card and all its crossfire, etc extras. Then I upgraded to the most recent Framework and made sure all my other updates were downloaded (they were). I then reinstalled the drivers for the new card and had the same trouble.
So I physically took the card out and rebooted. No trouble at all. Tried the uninstall / reinstall thing again, and now...nothing at all. (it should be noted that this last time, my husband uninstalled the ORIGINAL card as well)
When the new card is physically in, the montior acts like its not getting power. When the new card is out, after the windows screen the monitor goes black but stays powered up. If I try to boot in ANY kind of safe mode, nothing happens. It always freezes when loading drivers.
I can tell that everything pertaining to the hardware is ok because the fans work, temp is good, power supply is ok, etc. Its simply a video card issue. But how simple is it to fix? I don't have any system / windows disks, but I am sure I could get some if need be.


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Pretty Please?

by icyjesi04 In reply to HP graphics driver error ...

Doesn't anyone have an idea? I have tried making sure that the new card has the power supply correct hooked up. No luck.

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Resolution too high

by IC-IT In reply to HP graphics driver error ...

This could be one of a few things.
If you are using a LCD type monitor, they usually don't like to high of a refresh rate.
Check your settings by Right-clicking an empty space on your desktop and choosing Properties. Select the Settings Tab, then advanced button, the adapter tab, the List All Modes Button.
Select the mode you want with a refresh rate no higher than 60Hz.
Example: 1280 by 1024, True Color (32 bit), 60Hertz

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