|If you have video problems while booting BEFORE the operating system is supposed to load, that CANNOT be caused by a software problem on the hard drive. |
That can only be caused by a hardware problem..
- the card has a poor connection in it's slot - try making sure it's all way down it's slot, and/or removing it, wiping off it's contacts, and re-installing it
Remove the AC power to the case AT ALL TIMES when you're fiddling with the connection of anything inside the case !.
- or - the fan for the video chipset on the card is no longer spinning, or is spinning too slowly, or it and the heat sink it cools is clogged with dust etc.
If the video chipset has overheated because of that it may be damaged.
"I believe ATI All in Wonder cards were all AGP interface cards."
Most of them were AGP, a few were PCI, but ATI itself made a few PCI-E X16 AIW models before it stopped making them, and third party makers made PCI-E X16 AIW versions after that. I have two of the Visiontek version of the HD AIW PCI-E X16 card, and Diamond made one too, which as far as I know were the last AIW cards made.