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After installing graphics card, computer wont start up ???

by google003 / October 18, 2007 11:39 AM PDT


I have a HP intel pentium 4,
1 gb memory
200gb hard drive
widows XP
ati radeon xpress 200 (intergrated video card)

The problem:

So I got a new video card a Radeon xpress 800xl 256mb PCI-E. I went to device manager and uninstalled my intergrated one. Then turned off the computer, installed the new card and connected the blue cord, the one that connects to the monitor (sorry don't know what it's called) to the new grapgics card slot. Then turned on the computer and nothing happens, no start up. Just "No signal" showing.

Did I miss a step?. Was I supposed to disable the intergrated one first, rather than unistall? Have any solutions? Thank you for your help.


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Try putting the monitor cable back
by lacsr / October 18, 2007 10:01 PM PDT

Depending on the motherboard, it may still put the video out the onboard video connection until you tell it different. Hook it back up to the first video port to see if it is still on. You can usually run both outputs but not always (just until you get everything set up). Some motherboards will need you to shut off onboard video in the BIOS. Do that afterwards if necessary.

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thaks , but nit sure what to do
by google003 / October 19, 2007 9:24 AM PDT

I am new to BIOS and never used it before. I don;t quite understand the problem . I look on other websites , and they said that you have to unistall the current card first for device manager. The turn off computer, install new one, plug in cord, then turn on computer and intall the new drivers. (but it won't turn on)

Could you please tell me or give me a link to BIOS and its grapichs card options? to fix this problem or if there is another problem!
Thank you very much


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Without knowing exactly which HP PC you have...specific
by VAPCMD / October 19, 2007 11:14 AM PDT

help is not possible.

The challenge for you is to read your system manual and find out how to get into the BIOS. Once in the BIOS, find out how to TURN OFF the onboard video and make sure you connect your monitor to the new video card.

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(NT) thanks
by google003 / October 19, 2007 9:57 PM PDT
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