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Bad Mobo? Bad Video?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CAPSLOCK, Apr 24, 2004.

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    CAPSLOCK Thread Starter

    Apr 24, 2004
    Installed a SOYO K7MVE (one of those all in one boards) and the video doesn't work at all. I can't even get DOS or BIOS. So, I popped in a PCI video and it works OK. I tried to update the onboard video thinking it may resolve the problem and half way through WindowsXP Pro crashes to DOS.
    I ordered 17 of them for a job and 1 doesn't have video. I'm not to worried because the PCI video card works fine.
    My question is....would a bad onboard video card cause WindowsXP to crash when the drivers for it are installed? I've NEVER seen anything like this and I've been working on PC's for about 10 years. Everything else functons just fine.
    They have AMD 2200+, 256 RAM, WindowsXP, 40GB HD, and everything else is on the motherboard.
    Is this going to pose a problem in the future with the other components on the board or potentially anything else?

    Thanks guys&gals
  2. active95


    Feb 3, 2002
    Just curious.. After inserting the PCI card did u disabled the onboard video in BIOS?
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    If you have 17 of them of all but one work then I would be very suspicious of that one and return it.

    However, there's a few things to try like clearing the CMOS and trying the board outside the case with different RAM to rule out invalid settings, shorting, and faulty RAM.

    CAPSLOCK Thread Starter

    Apr 24, 2004
    I didn't even think about that.
    I'll try it when I get off of work.
    I have tried a different memory module and processor, but I didn't even think about disabling the onboard or taking out the 3V battery.
    These boards do have a CMOS jumper but I've always taken out the battery.

    I'll let you know how it goes
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