|I yanked the life out of that GeForce 4 card but no success, it doesn't even budge. Is there another way to fix the FX5500 boot-up problem?|
Something else is holding it in place, either the AGP locking tab on the back of the agp slot, or something else. You did take the screw out holding the metal face place in right?
Windows is not like MacOS(at least 9 and before) where it didn't matter how many video cards you had installed, it would always use them all and allow you to select which one for the main screen.
Remove the AGP card, or your not gonna get video.... have you tried going into the BIOS and selecting "PCI" as the first slots to look for for a video card also?
PM9600(1 ghz G4)
ATi 9250 PCI