Here are my specs:
850mhz Ahtlon Thunderbird
Sound Blaster Live
Winfast (leadtek) Geforce 2 mx
Here is my problem:
I went to lan yesterday, everything went fine. I came home, set up my computer and tried to start it up. I recieved an error similar to this "Your display settings are incapatable with your hardware".
I have delt with that error message before, not a big deal. I figure I could just re-install the drivers. So that's what I do, I re-install the drivers and reboot the system.
System boots up as normal, but after the windows start up screen, I get a black screen with a blinking typing cusor. And the system stalls there.
I boot up in safe mode, and check the device manager, turns out I have 5 copies of video cards intalled. As well as, my scanner is installed twice, and my monitor is intalled twice. Anyways I remove all duplicates, and reboot.
Then I get the "Device is incompatable" message again. I get into windows, and remove the video card thinking I could just re-install the drivers. But When I reboot windows atmatically installs drivers for me.... Then after it asks me too reboot and I do, I get the blank screen with the cursor. Anyone have any ideas?
instead of just blaintly going into device manager in safe mode...go to ADD/REMOVE HARDWARE...than go to UNINSTALL DEVICE......when it lists a clickable box that says "Show all hidden...." CHECK IT OFF, so its marked...and than go through each device listing.....and anythign that yoru having problems with (AKA Video Card) uninstall it...and everything associated with the video card....also remove EVERYTHIGN that appears as duplicates...keep in mind after uninstall each device you'll haev to keep going back into the ADD/REMOVE HARDWARE feature.....but it should work....give it a go... =)
My <font color=red> Z28 </font color=red> can take your <font color=blue> P4 </font color=blue> off the line!
September 9, 2001 6:02:57 AM
Maybe I'm stupid, but I can't find any add/remove hardware tab/icon. Care to point me in the right direction?
Thanks for the help!
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by BicThePen on 09/09/01 02:07 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
often a black screen on boot after updating display drivers is caused by old agp drivers, go into safe, change your display to "standard vga pci" and remove ALL other display devices from dev manbager and also any other software relating to them, then remove your agp drivers, reboot, install latest agp drivers, reboot, install display drivers.