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facepalm @ this entire thread
sucks man.. integrated vga sounds like it's shot, try putting an old pci or agp card in it and it should automatically output the display through it if the BIOS doesn't suck - if the integrated is crapping out though, the motherboard probably won't be far behind.

This & I agree on the facepalm.
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facepalm @ this entire thread
sucks man.. integrated vga sounds like it's shot, try putting an old pci or agp card in it and it should automatically output the display through it if the BIOS doesn't suck - if the integrated is crapping out though, the motherboard probably won't be far behind.

Yeah I know. D:
Idk. I dont have a card to put in. :/
or I would try that

I took a blue thing off two pins on the motherboard, and now I got it to turn on with a ubuntu boot disk. but it says "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system"

Uhm.. what did I do? xD
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I put the blue thing back. and now its still booting. for some odd reason. I got into the bios. I changed it from PCI to "Onboard graphics" or something along those lines.. and it seems to be.. somewhat better, Im unsure of what I did.

*and again it says that same thing*

*edit*
Took the boot disk out.. trying it without and its gotten to the password! :O

*edit again*
Well I typed it in and now it appears to be stuck frown.gif

*Edit a third time*
OHMALERD it unstuck itself. thur it is!
*Makes a mad dash to get all files off just incase*

I have no clue what I did..
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Don't take "blue things" off your motherboard when you don't know what they are/do and things like this won't happen... The "blue thing" you removed was a "jumper" used to short out pins on the motherboard, in the event that you have to give the motherboard some input without any other way to do so. One of these jumpers is normally is called the CMOS or BIOS reset - you can move the jumper or remove it (sometimes) and hit the PC power button to clear bad BIOS settings to their defaults. Most motherboards with integrated peripherals such as graphics or sound will have a jumper method, as well as a way to do it in the BIOS, to turn on or off the different integrated components completely - this can be useful for freeing up system resources after purchasing a separate discreet graphics, sound, or LAN card etc.

You probably had the jumper for the integrated GPU, or the settings in the BIOS for it all messed up from pulling on jumpers and messing with the BIOS settings. It seems like you're okay now, but for future reference - look very closely at the text on the motherboard around the "blue things" (jumpers) that you were playing with. It will like be three pins, two of which are shorted by a (normally) blue jumper. The text surrounding the jumper may say something like so:

VGA
[1-2] = ON
[2-3] = OFF

Which means that the jumper located on 1-2 is for normal operation, and if you short out pins 2-3 and power up the computer, the VGA will be off and the PC will then search for and attempt to utilize any add-on cards installed in the motherboard's expansion slots.

It seems like your all set now so good luck and let me know if this makes sense/sounds like what you did.
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Don't take "blue things" off your motherboard when you don't know what they are/do and things like this won't happen... The "blue thing" you removed was a "jumper" used to short out pins on the motherboard, in the event that you have to give the motherboard some input without any other way to do so. One of these jumpers is normally is called the CMOS or BIOS reset - you can move the jumper or remove it (sometimes) and hit the PC power button to clear bad BIOS settings to their defaults. Most motherboards with integrated peripherals such as graphics or sound will have a jumper method, as well as a way to do it in the BIOS, to turn on or off the different integrated components completely - this can be useful for freeing up system resources after purchasing a separate discreet graphics, sound, or LAN card etc.
You probably had the jumper for the integrated GPU, or the settings in the BIOS for it all messed up from pulling on jumpers and messing with the BIOS settings. It seems like you're okay now, but for future reference - look very closely at the text on the motherboard around the "blue things" (jumpers) that you were playing with. It will like be three pins, two of which are shorted by a (normally) blue jumper. The text surrounding the jumper may say something like so:
VGA
[1-2] = ON
[2-3] = OFF
Which means that the jumper located on 1-2 is for normal operation, and if you short out pins 2-3 and power up the computer, the VGA will be off and the PC will then search for and attempt to utilize any add-on cards installed in the motherboard's expansion slots.
It seems like your all set now so good luck and let me know if this makes sense/sounds like what you did.

Yeah that makes sense and I only pulled that one off one time and tried it, For *****s and gigs.. :| but I guess I got it.. Im afraid to turn it off now XD
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Lol I wouldn't turn it off until you get what you need off of it, but I'd say there's a higher chance than not that it will work just fine after rebooting - seeing as though it's been fine this long - I think your stuff was just crossed up and now that you have your settings right, all *should* be good.
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How about you get a $99 netbook or tablet with 10 times the computing power over this windows 95 machine

jokes aside, how are you so sure the video card is shot? a machine that old can have anything blow at anytime. my guess is the hard drive failed since its a moving part that doesn't last as long as other components. are you getting any kind of master boot record (MBR) errors at all?
Edited by Spartan117 - 4/29/12 at 10:52pm
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How about you get a $99 netbook or tablet with 10 times the computing power over this windows 95 machine
jokes aside, how are you so sure the video card is shot? a machine that old can have anything blow at anytime. my guess is the hard drive failed since its a moving part that doesn't last as long as other components. are you getting any kind of master boot record (MBR) errors at all?

No idea... :|
lol I seriously have no clue..
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