After installing Video Card could not run any program.
Posted on 2011-05-04
I purchase a GEFORCE 8400 GS 1024mb because one of my customers wanted to have 2 monitors connected to the same computer so he will be able to extend his desktop. I connected the SAMSUNG monitor with an hdmi cable and on the viewsonic a vga cable on the same video card,this is a DELL VOSTRO 320 with 2gb memory and the cpu 1.6ghz I shut down the computer, installed the video card PCI EXPRESS, turn the power on install the drivers from the website nvidia, I connected the second monitor and went to display settings to choose the monitor that will be the primary and extended the second one, I was able to open a program and the program will open on the second monitor , everything look fine until I reboot the computer, when the computer came back I was able to see the login screen then I tried to log in but the computer will not go any further then I had to do a hard shut down, I start the computer and the second time I was able to log in but the task bar will not show any of my icons at all and I could not run any programs at all, it seems that was trying to load my task bar even after 30 minutes will continue trying to load but I was not able to click any thing at all, I did another hard reset and remove the video card and went into safe mode and remove one by one of the nvidia software and after removing all the software I was able to log in and able to manipulate the programs.
Please advise as I have to go tomorrow morning and make it work. I am thinking on buying a different video card.