Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly
Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn
Dottielove: can you share with us why you aren't discussing this with the person who controls the passwords for the PC?
That creates the impression that you're trying to do something that someone (parent?) doesn't want you to do.
Hi bobkn, I think what the OP means is that she has a black screen and cannot see where/when to input the password
It may not have occurred to me because I assumed that the password was relevant
. My apologies. I believe that a black screen at that point would mean that Windows would be no go, passworded or not.
I'm not sure that "APCB M3 94V-0" is any sort of graphics card part number. What sort of slot does it use? The Lenovo H405 has a PCI-E 2.0 X16 graphics slot. Are you (Dottielove) using that, or is the graphics card an old PCI one? If the latter, it may or may not be suitable for Windows 7.
Regardless, the graphics card swap procedure is the same:
With the old graphics connected, uninstall the drivers for that.
Shut down rather than rebooting.
Shut off the power, or disconnect the PC from the mains if the power supply has no switch.
Swap the graphics.
Power up again.
Windows will either install the generic VGA drivers, or something more specific to the new graphics card. Either should suffice to get you a display.
When you're back into Windows (he wrote optimistically), install the proper drivers for the graphics card. That'll require that you know what it is. You may be able to get the (hardware) device ID out of Device Manager, and search the Web for that.