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  1. #1
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    Does this sound like a bad video card?

    My granddaughter's PC's HD clinkered, I installed another, Fdisked and formated it with no problem. When I started to install Win98, after the scandisk is finished the video drops to a scrambled color ban across the middle half of the screen.
    This is a 586 with 20mb ram and a 1gb hd.

    Thanks

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    I'm not sure how this would happen after just reformatting and installing windows, but it sounds like the refresh rate is to high for the monitor to handle.

    Atleast thats what has happened to me in the past if I hooked up an older monitor to a machine that is running a higher refresh rate.
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    KilrB, Win98 did not install, just when it started is when the video scrambled.

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    KT7-Raid W/800 T-Bird, 192MB RAM
    Raid 0 WD 20GB ATA66 & Samsung 6.5GB ATA33
    Diamond Viper V550 AGP
    Sound Blaster Live
    Adaptec AVA 2906 SCSI
    US Robotics 56K Voice
    Win98
    Asus A7N8X W/ AMD Athlon XP 3000/400
    Crucial 512mb Ram
    Sapphire Ati/Radeon 9600SE 128mb
    Two 40gb WD HD's
    DVD R/W Liteon SOHW 1633S
    CD Rom Liteon LTN 526D 52X
    Enlight 420W power supply
    Win XP Pro

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    Sounds like a bad vid card..i had same problem trying to install windows 98 and linux before i could try to do setup boom it went blank..replaced vid card..works like a horse.

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    Yea it was the video card.
    Thanks everyone for the help!!

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    KT7-Raid W/800 T-Bird, 192MB RAM
    Raid 0 WD 20GB ATA66 & Samsung 6.5GB ATA33
    Diamond Viper V550 AGP
    Sound Blaster Live
    Adaptec AVA 2906 SCSI
    US Robotics 56K Voice
    Win98
    Asus A7N8X W/ AMD Athlon XP 3000/400
    Crucial 512mb Ram
    Sapphire Ati/Radeon 9600SE 128mb
    Two 40gb WD HD's
    DVD R/W Liteon SOHW 1633S
    CD Rom Liteon LTN 526D 52X
    Enlight 420W power supply
    Win XP Pro

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