to tell you the truth, i have no idea.
my motherboard doesnt have an on board graphics card and yet if i start my computer in safe mode i can get into my computer...thats how i disabled my graphics card.
i tried the VGA mode and still the same results, but i did try using a newer monitor and everything worked fine. but the computer i borrowed that monitor from is used by the rest of my family so i cant just take it.
guess i gotta but a new one.