Video adapter or Bios on the fritz, possibly?
Posted on 2009-02-23
Greetings Ladies and Gents. I have a strange one here:
I'm running Windows SBS 2003 on a Dell Poweredge T300. I recently received a notification that there was a driver update for my video adapter. I installed it and then upon rebooting my server I get the Dell initial load screen fine as well as the Windows Server 2003 screen (with the progress meter moving) that's where my screen goes black. I can't see anything beyond this point. I have a PC connected to a KVM switch between the server as well. If I switch to the PC I can remote desktop into the server and besides the black desktop, with my icons (as opposed to a blue desktop background) everything works normally.
Here is what I've tried:
I've uninstalled/reinstalled the video adapter
I've tried to roll back the video adapter driver
I looked on the Dell Website for any other updates and I found that my Bios is version 1.2 and the current version is 1.3
Any ideas? Thanks in advnce.
If this is a Bios issue how do I load the software onto my server when I cant see the screen beyond using remote desktop or the initial load screens?