No video, just black screen after installing drivers, even in BIOS

By gott1rott
Aug 4, 2010
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  1. Motherboard: ASUS A8N-E
    Video Card: ASUS Radeon EAX500
    Memory: 1GB
    CPU: Athlon 64 X2 @ 2Ghz
    Operating system: Windows XP

    Here is what happened. I went to the ASUS site and downloaded and installed the latest drivers for the video card. I then restarted as instructed and from then on, I get a blank screen when turning the pc on. I cant even see BIOS.

    I have tried using a different PCI slot, a different video card, a different vga and dvi cable, and resetting BIOS but nothing. I have access to another PC and external enclosure if I need to use it. Thanksin advance
  2. gott1rott

    gott1rott TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    Please give me some details. The bios doesn't even post because of black screen so would I have to connect the mobo to a different PC and update? If so, how would I update it. This isn't something I've done before but I have enough experience to understand instructions. Thanks.
  3. gott1rott

    gott1rott TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    Nevermind problem solved. It looks like it was a simple overheat of the southbridge.
  4. ruready2

    ruready2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 219

    FWIW.. This can also occur if you have not enabled vga mode.

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