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By aeton ·
I have been working on a hewlert packart PC
with a 500mhz processor. The problem I believe is the video card. It will boot up but before ita starts Windows the system will crash and it not boot up again. When it does boot after that I get check video connection. This tells me that it is the video adapter. Can anybody tell me if I am right? Please E-mail me at aeton@rvi.net
Thank you
Tony Minton

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to Video adapter

You do not say what version of windows you are running, but...

If you are running NT, boot into VGA mode. If it is Win9x, press F4 during boot to boot into safe mode. If these load properly, it is indeed a problem with the video (note it may just be the resolution, refresh rate, or a problem with a video driver, not necessarily the video card itself). Load updated drivers for your card and monitor if you haven't already, then try lowering your refresh rate and resolution.

It sounds dumb, but check your connection too - not only that it is seated securely but that no pins are bent on the connector.

Hope that helps,

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by m1wheeler In reply to Video adapter

It sounds as if the video card has gone bad. If you are running win95 press F5 before it starts loading windows to get to safe mode or F8 in win98/me. anyway just try to get into safe mode if you can then you know the card is ok. and you may havea driver or other software hardware conflict. Or you may try putting it in another computer and seeing if it worx. and yes you were right.

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by David Balogh In reply to Video adapter

Whislt the problem could be related to a faulty video card, the message "check video connetion" will have been displayed by the monitor and not the video card.

The refresh rate wont be the source of the problem because all you would see is vertical lines scrolling across the screen.

But firstly try to install the proper video card drivers (if you can into safe mode) and if that doesn't work, it might be time for a replacement video card.

David

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