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#1 PornNChicken

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 06:18 AM

A friend of mine ripped the connection off the back of his onboard graphics adapter. He installed a new card into the PCI slot. It's some junky little savage 3-d pro. I think. However this card will only boot in safe mode. Otherwise the screen is blank. Any ideas? The onbard graphics adapter is completely shot.

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 07:37 AM

Assuming the new card is PCI interface, check the bios settings to change default graphics adapter from Onboard to PCI.

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 07:45 AM

Have you installed the drivers for the new graphics card?
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Posted 16 February 2008 - 12:13 PM

No drivers installed as of yet. However, the only time I have ever dealt with anything like this, windows automatically chose the pci card over the onboard chipset. Couldn't get any type of signal out of the onboard. I know enough to know windows generic drivers should get me through until I bring him the cards drivers. But it should load a screen under normal boot. Right? Just wouldn't let me adjust dispaly settings until I do install the drivers right?

Edited by PornNChicken, 16 February 2008 - 12:53 PM.


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Posted 16 February 2008 - 01:13 PM

Yes.

You need proper drivers installed to change resolution, etc. The default drivers are there only to provide minimum function.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:30 AM

Yep, I'm just trying to get the pc to boot and give me a screen in anythnig but safe mode. I'll try the bios options first.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 02:16 AM

Yep, I'm just trying to get the pc to boot and give me a screen in anythnig but safe mode. I'll try the bios options first.



Just boot into safe mode, install the drivers, and reboot into normal mode. I am sure it will work after that.

You HAVE to have drivers for it to work. You will be forced into a low resolution and poor color (resembling safe mode) even if you could boot it into normal mode if you do not have drivers installed.

Edited by lowtek_otc, 17 February 2008 - 02:17 AM.





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