No display and beeps after changing videocard

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codin Posts 3 Registration date Saturday November 13, 2010 Status Member Last seen November 13, 2010 - Nov 13, 2010 at 04:01 AM
Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Nov 13, 2010 at 05:19 AM
Hi,
I am kinda new to hardware issues, so I found this website.

I have here some old computer, with an old 64mb GeForce. I replaced that one with a slightly newer one (128mb GeForce MX 440). I started the computer, installed the new video driver, witout uninstalling the other one. After this I needed to boot but the computer won't start properly, and by this I mean that I have no signal coming to the monitor, and I hear a series of beeps. As far as I know, those beeps indicate what's the matter, if the computer doesn't start. I get one long beep, pause, eight short, pause, one short, pause, two short, pause, one short. Everything else seems to work: hdd, source motherboard etc.
I inserted the previous video card back, but I get exactly the same result.

What could be the problem? Is it that I haven't uninstalled the previous driver?

I really don't think that this is part of my problem, but the GeForce MX440 card had a pin stuck in its female VGA connector before, that I managed to pull out.

Please help!!

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codin Posts 3 Registration date Saturday November 13, 2010 Status Member Last seen November 13, 2010 1
Nov 13, 2010 at 05:13 AM
SOLVED: the video card just wasn't inserted properly in the slot.
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codin Posts 3 Registration date Saturday November 13, 2010 Status Member Last seen November 13, 2010 1
Nov 13, 2010 at 04:05 AM
I forgot to mention that the video cart connects to an AGP slot, not PCI.
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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,251
Nov 13, 2010 at 05:19 AM
Thank you for letting us know. Your courtesy is appreciated
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