Hello, Fruitbat's advice proved too difficult for me to follow when my Start bar and icons went missing, so I bought a new hard drive. When started, after the Windows XP pro page, all I got was fuzzy lines. I replaced the video card with an old one and it this works fine - except that it's only 4Mb. I tried installing the card in Safe Mode with the installation disk but again just fuzziness. Is there a way around it? If I buy a new video card will I have the same problem? Many thanks.
The new hard drive seems pretty good. It's a Maxtor 80g. As mentioned it's xp pro with Igig memory and the card I was trying to use was a 64Mb ATI Radeon thing. I don't mind buying another video card but would I have the same problem i.e. not being able to install it? I suspect that Windows recognised the old 4Mb card and installed its drivers. My last query was called A brilliant virus, or what? The old hard drive is not connected.
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