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I have an ati all in wonder agp card. I have been having trouble getting the computer to show video at start up. No video what so ever. Then now when I shut it down and restart it the display is kind of red. Any ideas? Do you think I need to reload my video drivers. The problem seems to orginate in The post.
 

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What kind of monitor are you using. How old is the monitor. Depending on this, your monitor may not be able to support the vidoe card.
 
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It is only maybe two years old and it has worked before. I think I am going to try and reinstall the drivers.
 
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It is six months old now. A few weeks ago I was trying to get my dvd player to play without being jumpy. I downloaded the via 4 in 1 drivers and got it to work. Shortly after I turn my computer on sometimes and it doesn't recognize my video. I get nothing and then yesterday I was getting a rose colored screen even at the bios screen everything was rose colored. I have a dual boot system and I uninstalled the video drivers on my c: drive and tried to reinstall them. They didn't go install right. I don't have rose colored screen anymore though. Its kind of weird because with a dual boot system which video drivers is it using at start up before you get to the boot screen?
 
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Does anyone know where the display drivers come from when your looking at the bios screen. Some of the time my display won't work at all. I have a dual boot system and I am not sure where to start on my C: drive or my D: drive
 

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Hi Chewie, since the computer is just starting, it isn't calling to an operating system yet, which is why you get display without a hard drive installed as well. I would tend to think your problem is more video card related than operating system. Do you have another video card to try?

Or maybe try opening the computer and reseating the card.
 
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I did open up the computer and the card was seated very well. I also have a dvd decoder card. My video passes through this card. I am curious. This didn't start happening until I loaded the via 4 in 1 drivers. Do you think this might have had something to do with it? Or do they not load until after windows loads. The problem occurs in the first ten seconds of start up. I don't have another video card to try. I should get one just to have. It seems like I have had a lot of video related problems. If you look over my posts most of my troubles have been video related. Does video cause a lot of problems usually. I have built several systems and have had a problem with the systems starting up and shutting down and restarting just before the icons load. All of those systems had ati rage fury cards and sound blaster live value sound cards. I have a sound blaster live value but an ati all in wonder pro video card.
 
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I took the decoder card out. I let the computer sit over night. This morning when I tried to start my computer nothing happened (no display). Of course when I shut it down and restarted it voila display is there. Where to next?
 
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No the computer is still doing the same thing. When it is cold and I turn it on..... Nothing. I push the power button in until the cpu powers off and then I turn it on again and I have normal operations.
 
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I have just taken out the video card and put it back in. I let the computer sit for a while and pushed the power button. No video. Turned it off and turned it on and I have video. Turned it off and turned it on and no video. I called the place I bought it from and they said they didn't think it was the card. (Big Surprise) They did say they would exchange it at the next computer show though.
 

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I don't think it's the card either....as a matter of fact on a computer I built from scratch, every once in awhile I have the same problem, turn it on, monitor lights flash like x-mas, no video, turn it off, turn it back on, monitor is recognized and computer boots up. I've been too lazy to tear the machine apart to see what more I can mess up in the process :D

Does your start up give your cpu information as well? Jeesh, maybe we can work on both of our problems :cool:
 
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Does your start up give your cpu information as well? > What do you mean? When I press power I see nothing but a black screen. When I press power again I see everything. hd info bios info etc.
Jeesh, maybe we can work on both of our problems
>I would like that very much. Won't be back to reply for a couple of hours heading to church. Will check after church for your reply. After church and after turning on my computer twice. :)
 

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Well, when I start my computer for the 'second' time, ram counts, then I'm happily told I have a Pentium III 550 processor....that's on the good start....when it decides it doesn't want to start nicely, it tells me I have a Pentium III 366 processor, so I restart it again, and it amazingly remembers....the more I think about it, maybe I need to replace my CMOS battery....Hmmm...wonder if that would work for you?

I'm on Central time, so I've got to run cook dinner and probably won't be back on til stock market 30 tomorrow morning.....hopefully someone else has some ideas for you before then, otherwise have a great two start night ;)
 
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I wonder what would happen if I pulled my battery and put it back in. This motherboard is only two years old at most. I would think the battery can't be more than three at most. I never see anything at start up. You know how your monitor light goes from orange to green. Well mine stays orange when I go to start my computer.
 
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I forgot that I had an old pci video card in the basement. I put it in and loaded the drivers. Then I shut down my computer for 20 mins. I turned on my computer and Voila no video. Where to next??
 
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