My old video card died over the weekend; it was a STB Velocity 4400 that went into the AGP slot. The new one I bought is a ATI Xpert 128 with 16MB & fits into the PCI slot. I followed the instructions that came with the new card but I can't seem to get it to install correctly.
I put the card in & selected Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA) as the instructions say to do that came with the new card; so far, so good. The next step is to install the enhanced drivers that came with the video card on a CD-ROM. The CD-ROM does it thing, then it says to shut down the PC again & reboot. When Windows 98 reboots, all I eventfully see (after the monitor displays the boot up information & the Windows 98 logo) is a black screen with the mouse pointer.
I tried booting into Safe Mode, removing the new software, & then installing it again. No go. I also tried doing the same thing with the latest drivers off of the video card maker's website. Still no go.
My PC is a Cybermax running Windows 98, 128MB of RAM, it has a ALI motherboard with an Award BIOS, the motherboard is M5ALA on the manual. My neighbor mentioned something about adjusting the BIOS, but I have no idea what he meant or how to do it. I read through the motherboard's manual but nothing there makes sense to me either.
I have a feeling that there is something simple I am missing that I need to do. I can boot into Safe Mode without a problem & the system works fine when I go back to using the Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA), although I can't adjust the resolution or the color.
What am I missing? I don't want to take it into the shop & pay someone to do it unless I have to & I don't want to keep pestering my poor neighbor.