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By bugsbz ·
Hp monitor model A4033A
nvidea riva tnt model 64 video card
When I turn my Pc on my sceen is black until windows boots I can not see the boot up sequence,
also I can not do anything in dos the sceen goes black but I have sound. any sugestions on how to correct this.Others have scatched their heads.
my monitor is multisync,I have just bought a new 5-bnc cable. PC is a P-233 64mb aopenp5vm board.

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by Atrahasis In reply to video monitor

I once worked on a PC with an older Matrox card in it that could not render fonts in a 5x6 DOS window nor in full screen mode. The solution was to upgrade the video card BIOS and the drivers.
Nvidia does not post BIOS upgrades for it's cards. Instead, they direct you to the manufacturer of the card. You can get driver updates, however, at nvidia.com

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by dmiles In reply to video monitor

Sounds like a compatibility problem,did you check to see if the display setting is SVGA and computer can support the high resolution display card
Check the Reslolution settings,the refresh rate may need adjusting
Does the correct monitor appear inthe monitor pane
Then you may consider upgrading to more memory,64 may not be enough to support the system and the adapter card

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by Greg Talbott In reply to video monitor

I ran into a similar situation with a TNT2 64 Pro video card bios became incompatible with the SYSTEM bios.
A game I loaded wrote to the system bios and overtook the video bios shadow.
This was an AMIBios and could not be adjusted back to previoussetting.
I had to download a bios flash from the motherboard manufacturer and reprogram from scratch.
It did work but was a time consuming hassle.

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by isys In reply to video monitor

Aren't you using an AGP card? That MB doesn't have an AGP port. It's a wonder it works at all.

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by richard_barsby In reply to video monitor

Hi have you tried the system wi8th another monitor even a 15" svga will do, if that does not work then I guess that it is a m/b video card problem as it only appears to work when the Windows video drivers kick in.

Rich

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