monitor problem

By Outdatedkero ·
Alright I have a relly old computer I use at home that decided it can't do all I need it to anymore. So I recently added a new sick of ram(12 and a eathernet card to replace my modem. They worked fine. I then added a old video card, dont ask how old i dont know.
Here's The problem When I reconect everything and power up, The monitor will only go to the blue Hewlett-Packard screen. It did this before I added the card then it booded ran what it needed and launched windows. Can anyone assist me in figuring out why it wont go any further than the Hewlett-Packard screen?

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by ozi Eagle In reply to monitor problem


Maybe the power supply can't supply enough power for the extra video card, or

A faulty video card, or

that brand name computers don't like having other bits and pieces plugged into them, unless done by the manufacturer, for big bickies.


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by danno7 In reply to monitor problem

You didn't mention which Operating System you were running. You may be about to try booting in to safe mode and seeing how that goes. Safe mode uses very generic drivers. If that goes well you might try removing any software for your previous video card and trying it again.

Do you know if the video card works? Can you try it with another monitor?

Hope this helps!

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