Re: No Display after Windows Repair



Christina
07-10-2005, 01:26 AM
Here's what I did:
I went to the display properties menu and disabled vgasave like an idiot
(trying to get the other drivers to run instead). Turns out that vgasave is
the windows failsafe driver after the other drivers don't work properly, so i
have the same symptoms:
black screen after windows loading logo screen
normal windows welcome sounds
To remedy this problem i tried the enable vgasave service_system_start
command at the RC command prompt, but it didn't work, same black screen.
I also tried to boot in safe mode by pressing F8 during startup. this
resulted in my computer hanging up after it listed a whole bunch of drivers.

Now: still having the black screen problem and i don't want to reformat....
any ideas please on how to enable vgasave???


"malar" wrote:

> The motherboard is a Gigabyte 7VM400M-RZ - there are no settings or
> jumpers to enable or disable the onboard video. According to the manual
> this is done automatically when you either add on a video card or
> remove one. I do believe that the video setting is automatic - with
> both the nvidia and ati card installed the card would work but not the
> onboard, and removing the card made the onboard work.
>
> I ran a repair because I had to replace the motherboard, and the new
> one had a different chipset than the old one = BSOD. I did not try
> clearing CMOS, but I did try loading fail-safe defaults after removing
> the add on video card. However, neither the onboard - which is a Via
> chipset - nor the agp card showed up in the device manager, which is
> what led to my mishap.
>
> I may be way off base, but I feel like there is a service that I need
> to enable to restore the video. The "VgaSave" option under the Adapter
> settings was listed as a System Service, and disabling that caused the
> video not to display any longer. Does that sound reasonable?
>
>


Re: No Display after Windows Repair