Green Block On Screen

By ronobono
Sep 2, 2008
  1. trying to install a video card on my other computer and for some reson it just wont work..It was working fine untill i reinstalled windows xp.Now I get a black screen with a big green block in the middle. Now for some reson though it will show my desktop picture but there is no start menu or anything else. I can right click on the screen and try to hit properties but cant see the settings unless i move the monitor wire to the top slot on the comp. I have also disabled the onboard graphics and even uninstalled it.

    Its a old video card but i know it works..Nvidia geforce 5500 fx
    I have installed the newest driver and even 4-5 old ones and none will work right.
    I even updated my bios but still nothing. Thanks for any help here
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    When you reinstalled Windows XP, did you reinstall all of the motherboard drivers too?
  3. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Nvm I got it working..I had to change a setting in the bios that made it use pci first or something. Sorry to waste your time:grinthumb
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