Thanks. I've reseated and checked connections pin damage etc. I cant navigate past safe mode because I cant see what the screen is saying..it's all garbled and unreadable. Do you know if I can buy a new harddrive already formatted for windows? (plug and play) The vid card is part of the motherboard. I could also try to install a seperate vid-card (this is my wifes computer--she loves it even though its win98 -she doesnt like the new dell w/ P-4 -xp..go figure.
I was wondering if there's a boot disc with alternative drivers that bypass my default boot sequence since i cant see what I'm doing...
PS I just got a 100 gig external hd if that would help.