system only starts in vga mode

May 8, 2005
  1. hope you guys can help me
    when the pc starts i get the xp logo up and just before the desktop loads
    it all goes black apart from my mouse curser, but windows is loading ok.
    I have to start in vga mode to get my screen to show as soon as i try to increase the resolution or colour Quality,the screen goes black.
    i have uninstalled and reinstalled the ati drivers,and reset the bios to default.
    the 9700 was moderately overclocked to 320/290 the default was 276/270 do you rekon ive fried the card or is it possible the monitor is at fault. thanks in advance.

    xp 2400
    asus a7v8xx
    1 gig ddr 266
    powercolor radeon 9700
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It would appear that your videocard has gone bad.

    Please would you fill in your system specs as per this THREAD

    Regards Howard :cool:
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