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Black screen after installing HD4850

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XP-Asus MSN32-nforce drivers ide,ethernet,pci managment.Someone let me borrow a Ati 4850. I have a 8800gt.I uninstalled the 8800gt drivers and then used driver cleaner.I did not want to uninstall the mob Nvidia drivers.I then put the ATI card in the slot.I can see the intro screens,bios ect but then the screen goes black.I can hear the normal windows sounds so its loading but no screen.I cannot load the drivers if I cannot SEE the screen.So I put the Nvidia card back in and tried to install the ATI drivers.The installer stops as it does not see any ATI hardware.See where this is going?My computer meets all the specs.I have a option in bios for pci-e or pci.It has always been pci-e but does this matter?Any help welcomed as I would like to try this card but I do not want to trash my Nvidia based system in order to do so.I thought a simple install and driver change would do it but no such luck.

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Not a good answer since your vid card cannot be properly leveraged without its driver AFAIK.

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>Not a good answer since your vid card cannot be properly>leveraged without its driver AFAIK.Chris,It's a great answer. Safe mode loads up the standard VGA driver, which allowed him to be able to "see" his screen so that he could install the ATI driver.

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