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Help Video Card Wont B Picked Up :(


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#1 Earth_angel83

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 06:11 AM

we had a windows repair....we need to install the graphics card nvidia gforce 5200 but it doesn't pick it up.. windows doesn't seem to pick it up...any ideas?
we took the card out and put it back in and rebooted and tried to search for new hardware but it doesn't find it! :thumbsup:

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#2 Earth_angel83

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 06:18 AM

we had a windows repair....we need to install the graphics card nvidia gforce 5200 but it doesn't pick it up.. windows doesn't seem to pick it up...any ideas?
we took the card out and put it back in and rebooted and tried to search for new hardware but it doesn't find it! :thumbsup:


Also we have tried some games and they don't work...mainly i.e. SIMS2 Body shop it says there isn't directx 9 on there!! HELP PLZ

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 06:33 AM


we had a windows repair....we need to install the graphics card nvidia gforce 5200 but it doesn't pick it up.. windows doesn't seem to pick it up...any ideas?
we took the card out and put it back in and rebooted and tried to search for new hardware but it doesn't find it! :thumbsup:


Also we have tried some games and they don't work...mainly i.e. SIMS2 Body shop it says there isn't directx 9 on there!! HELP PLZ


if you do have any ideas please post thanks or mail me ;)
devilishhoney@yahoo.ca Thanks v much :flowers:

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 07:38 AM

Im not a moderator here but I recently installed a PCI graphics card successfully.

I'm not sure of the steps you have taken to install the new card, or the details of your current situation so assuming you have an onboard(integrated) graphics card and you are trying to install a new one.

The first thing you need to do is download and install the latest Version of Direct X.
Direct X Update

I would suggest backing up your hard drive, but it isn't necessary.
  • First Step
    • The first thing you should do is uninstall the drivers from your old graphics card and NOT to replace it with the new one.
    • If you go to "Start>control panel>add/remove programs" you may find drivers and programs from your old graphics card, but if not don't fret.
    • If you couldn't find anything under "add/remove" right click the "My Computer" icon and go to properties.
    • If you do not see a device manager tab at the top of the properties window then you should see a hardware tab, click on it. Here you should see a button labeled "Device Manager" and you will click that.
    • Under the Device Manager find "Display Adapters" and click the "+" if it isn't already. Your old graphics card drivers should be under here. Right click on the label and go to uninstall.
  • 2nd Step
    • Now you may shut off your computer and install the new graphics card.
  • 3rd Step
    • Now that your new graphics card is installed you can now us the CD that came with it to install its drivers.
    • If the cd doesn't have a setup wizard then you will have to install the drivers manually. If so, proceed to step four..
  • 4th Step
    • Go back to the Device Manager where you un-installed the drivers for your old graphics card.
    • Go back under the Display Adapters and right click on the installed card, go to properties.
    • Under the Properties window click on the driver tab.
    • Under the driver tab click on the the button labeled "Update Driver" or something similar.
    • From here you can specify where the drivers are located or search for them.
  • 5th Step
    • Now for the last step we configure the BIOS.
    • Restart your computer and as soon as boots up and starts beeping press the appropriate key to access your BIOS, most likely F2.
    • Once your at the main Bios screen just search around to find your video setting. Locate onboard graphics and disable it then save and exit.
  • 5th Step
    • Hopefully everything is working now and you can celebrate!! :thumbsup:


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Posted 30 October 2005 - 08:42 AM

we had a windows repair....we need to install the graphics card nvidia gforce 5200 but it doesn't pick it up.. windows doesn't seem to pick it up...any ideas?
we took the card out and put it back in and rebooted and tried to search for new hardware but it doesn't find it! :thumbsup:


By windows repair, was this a hardware repair or did you re-install windows over itself? What was the reason for doing the repair?

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 10:44 AM

Cody thats the nice thing about this forum, you don't have to be moderatr to help. Except in the HighJactThis fourm. You did the right thing.
Earth Angel8 Cody gave you good advice. Make sure the Video adaptor is deleted from the device manager and windows should see it the next time you boot.
Nice job Cody. :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 October 2005 - 05:03 PM

You can also use Device Manager to see if there are any other hardware problems.

I don't get it...you say that the card doesn't work, yet you say you tried to install something. Did you do that without any video capability?

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 05:15 PM

The Nvidia 5200 is not working. Did the original card work? Was the original card onboard (built-in)?
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