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#1 EternitiesLostChild

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 09:59 PM

I have a eMachine with a ATI Radeon Xpress 200 video card stock I bought a new one it is a ATI Radeon 9250. I disabled the stock one in device management, set the BIOS to PCI, instaled the card and drivers and it doesnt work. Am I missing something?

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 10:50 PM

If you can, try the new card in another known-good computer.

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:27 PM

I would but my computer is the only know-to-be-good computer in the home. the other two are a laptop and an archaic gateway that hasnít been upgraded in 5 years.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:40 AM

What type of motherboard do you have? Should be some help there.
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:12 PM

Im not sure. Could you tell me specifically how to determine that?

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:46 PM

Motherboard info won't be much help unless looking for a driver for an on-board device, which is not the case here. If the 'old' card is not an on-board one, you need to uninstall it in device manager, not just disable it. Then remove that card physically from the PC. Fit the new card. Boot into Windows (which will temporarily use a standard VGA driver with low resolution) and install driver for new card.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 03:44 PM

The old card is on-board so removing it is not possible.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 05:23 PM

You mentioned you enabled PCI in the BIOS. Isn't this an AGP card?
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 12:19 PM

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16814103167 Thats the card I bought.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 03:37 PM

Go back into Device Manager, expand display adapter, right-click on your display adapter and select properties. Don't disable in the general tab. Select the driver tab and remove from there. The manufacturer of your card suggests doing this in safemode
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#11 EternitiesLostChild

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:27 PM

So I should kill the driver on the old one not just shut it down?

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:09 PM

No joy. Didn't work.

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 09:32 AM

To disable the card you may have to get instructions from the motherboard web site.
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 04:32 PM

I contacted eMachines tech support for the procedure, which failed. I need to know if I am missing somthing here.

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 07:06 PM

I dont know who emachines are but you need to find out what motherboard you have, try this tool it will give you the specs of your pc http://www.snapfiles.com/get/siw.html
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