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By cuphold ·
The video was lost on an older computer (built in 1994 named Sigma -- not a pentium cpu). The hard drive was formated and the video was lost. A new video card did not solve the problem. Has anyone experienced this and are there any suggestions for correcting or fixing the problem?

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by jwpluto In reply to Video Problem

There's a few questions I would ask to help narrow don your situation, like,

(1)is this an Intel or IBM compatible PC, even though it'snot a Pentium.

(2) Did it have onboard video or a video card in the PC's bus slots.

Some PC's in that time period had video cards built in to the motherboard, mounted right on it. If that's the case here, you'll need to disable that video port in order to add a new card. Normally, it would be a jumper(s) that need changing, or a setting change in the BIOS to disable on-board video.

If the video was added using a card, it seems very unusual that you wouldn't be able to replace it. Once that card is removed, it no longer has control over anything on the PC. Still there may be some BIOS setting that needs changing.

Let me knwo if this helps...

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by cuphold In reply to Video Problem

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by m_czone In reply to Video Problem

Make sure, your monitor isnt the one defective. If the pc doesnt boot, than there may be problems with the MOBO or memory

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