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I decided to build yet another computer, and when it came to install the video driver, everything goes smoothly until the reboot. Then the system comes bacl online, it shows the Win XP splash screen, and the monitor goes into stand by. You can hear all the Windows sounds as it loads up and starts normally. The only thing missing is video. I have a temp probe and temps are normal (55C). Why is this happening and how can I prevent it from happening?

Card works fine when I boot into safe mode to uninstall the driver. I tried installing in safe mode, same results. But, in safe mode I can boot and see the screen. The card is only not doing its job when it boots into Windows normally.

Card: XfX 6800GT PCIe
Drivers: 81.98
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Mabye a resolution or refresh rate bug? In safe mode it runs at 480x640 or something like that. Try installing in safe mode...rebooting in safe mode then adjusting settings on card. Mabye boot to windows with the lowest res possible and see what happens. Also try loading the drivers from the cd...then updating them.
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Mabye a resolution or refresh rate bug? In safe mode it runs at 480x640 or something like that. Try installing in safe mode...rebooting in safe mode then adjusting settings on card. Mabye boot to windows with the lowest res possible and see what happens. Also try loading the drivers from the cd...then updating them.
It only boots (safe mode) 640x48. No adjustments in safe mode are possible, except for color depth and resolution are possible. I just uninstalled the drivers again and I'm running in normal mode, full resolution for this monitor, 32 bit color... on the VGA driver that comes with Windows.

I think it is a problem with the refresh rate. I will try installing one more time, changing the refresh rate and rebooting. If that doesn't do it, I am pouring some water over all of this!!!
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Is the card VGA out and DVI?....or just DVI? Mabye a bad DVI adaptor for the hookup? Tried the other output on the card?
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Is the card VGA out and DVI?....or just DVI? Mabye a bad DVI adaptor for the hookup? Tried the other output on the card?
Tried them both... no dice.

I'm in safe mode, full color depth and resolution. No "6800GT" tab on the display properties, but the driver appears installed. If I try normal mode, blank screen again.
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Tried some other drivers? Tried downloading 81.98 from somewhere else? (hint: always get your drivers from www.guru3d.com ) Tried another monitor with higher resolution/frequency capabilites?

I know holding CTRL as soon as you power on defaults the clock speeds, don't know if it does anything for the resolution and refresh rates. This happened to me before when I tried some Omega drivers, I just ditched them and went with Forceware instead, which worked fine.
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The iissue with not with the card, but woth the monitor. It is not accepting signal through the DVI connection. As soon as I changed the cable to Dsub and put the adapter on the card, it started showing image.
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