Do you have a different video card you can try? Kinda sounds like the card might be locking up.The LCD is where it is giving the issue. However, I had it set to 1280x1024 and that was what it was set to when it actually worked. I have removed all the extensions and the control panels and this still happens. When I boot with SHIFT held down, it comes up. After removing all the extensions and control panels, it now does the same thing with the bar at the bottom of the screen at about 1/20 complete. I also tried plugging into my old HP CRT and it did the same thing there. As for the video card, it looks like a PCI card with a standard VGA port next to the old MAC video port.