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must CTL+ALT+DEL several times for video

By phoneidiot ·
HELP!!!!!When I turn on or reboot my computer, I get no display. It post with the video error beep but no display. I must CTRL+ALT+DEL several times to get the monitor to wake the heck up!I'm using the Biostar M7VIP Mobo (Aug 2002 bios) and win98se, DX8.1, and Ge Force4 PCI card with Mar 2002 drivers . I got no display at all with the G4 "AGP". BUT I always had reliable display with the old basic PCI card before going to ge4. Why does it take several CTRL+ALT+DELS to wake up the monitor????

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by TheChas In reply to must CTL+ALT+DEL several ...

Start by entering BIOS setup, and make sure that your display / video device setting in advanced settings is set to PCI.

Next, I have found it best on many socket A motherboards to manually set the CPU buss speed and multiplier.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to must CTL+ALT+DEL several ...

Just downloaded the manual.

There is no option listed to force the system to use a PCI video card in BIOS settings.

I recommend that you borrow an AGP video card, and see if the system powers up reliably with an AGP card.

If so, then you need to switch from your PCI card to an AGP card.

If not, verify the correct settings recommended by the video card Mfg for Video BIOS shadowing, IRQ, and pallet snoop.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to must CTL+ALT+DEL several ...

Did I read this correctly, that you did try a G4 AGP card and got no display at all?

If so, it is very possible that the AGP card was not fully seated in the socket.

If I have any doubt if the AGP card is seating, I remove the bracket, and seat the card manually.

I have had to modify brackets and / or use taller standoffs to mount the MB on several systems to get the AGP card to fully seat.

An AGP card only needs to be up by about 0.01" to cause problems.

Chas

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by joerie_b In reply to must CTL+ALT+DEL several ...

Check first your motherboard if your motherboard support ge4, maybe you need to load a driver for your motherboard..

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by phoneidiot In reply to must CTL+ALT+DEL several ...

Thanks. Yes, I've tried reseating the AGP card many times and never a display. I finally took it back to get the PCI GE4 card. It posts with video error, and the bright monitor light goes to that standby color. Its only after CTRLALTDEL a few times will i hear the "static cling" turn-on sound and the monitor starts receiving a display. I am downloading G4 drivers from December 02 and will try that too.

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by CG IT In reply to must CTL+ALT+DEL several ...

doesn't sound like a nVidia driver problem. More like a BIOS problem. You should see something on your screen [even if it's just a glimpse] during the power on self test. The MoBo BIOS has a very small video driver that allows you to view "something" on the screen when your computer boots up. Did you ever flash your BIOS?

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