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3d rage graphic card installation

I have a windows xp operating system with a on board vga . I inserted a ati 3d rage lt graphic card pci slot and when i restart the computer after the windows xp screen the screeens remains blank . If i start in safe mode i see the desktop and message that new  hardware found vga controller but i cannot install . Nor can i install directly from the cd of ati in safe mode.

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Whenever you install a new video card, it's a good idea to uninstall all video drivers so that the new card can prompt you for the correct drivers.  When you're in safe mode, remove all the video drivers and reboot.  Be ready with the new drivers to install.
mr_brijAuthor Commented:
thanks ok let me try it right now ..
Good suggestion Callandor...time after time anyone I see who doesn't boot to safemode & delete all video card instances will run into more problems than they can handle.
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mr_brijAuthor Commented:
Hi calandor,

I removed the old vga driver and then installed the new card it seemed to have detected it . Thanks for that simple but useful info but now when i start installnig drivers it says software not for your display adapter. The name of the card on the cardchip is '3d rage LT' . When i boot i see 'ati mach64' . I downloaded few drivers but they too arent recognising the hardware installed.


mr_brijAuthor Commented:

i am back after trying all the solutions nothign seems to work cant understand whats so complicated with installing this card. I uninstalled the old graphics which was intel on board vga. installed the new ati card. Rebooted the machine . After rebooting says new hardware found vga controller. I put in the cd which came with card . And i try  installing it . it says software not compatible with hardware installed. I got a reply from ati with whole windows xp faq. have tried all the solutions there . except for windows update.

Is it possible that after uninstalling the onboard card when i reboot it installs itself . and when i put the ati cd it thinks its installing for intel ??

Check the dialog box that comes up - it will tell you what hardware device it is prompting you to install.
What kind of computer is this?  Is this an AGP card?  The Rage line is very old, so if you don't have an old computer, the voltage is going to be  wrong.
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