Video Card Failure
Posted on 2011-04-18
I am working on a client's desktop running XP.
I believe there some RAM issues which I think I have solved but throughout the procedure I was working in the dark because there is no display. I have replaced the video card (the PC does not have on board video) but of course that didn't work because (I assume) the new card's drivers aren't installed. Nothing at all comes up on the monitor so all software options (F8, DOS, BIOS, reinstall, etc). aren't available. I have tried 2 working monitors and that isn't the problem.
So here is my questions:1) If a PCI video card fails shouldn't I still be getting some sort of video from the OS (like POST messages). 2) Are there any jumpers on the MOBO that will give me som video?