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New Graphics card monitor blank on startup Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rednutt, Oct 11, 2007.

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  1. Rednutt

    Rednutt Thread Starter

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    Ok please be gentle as i dont know much about computers :eek:

    I have just installed Nvidia geforce fx 5200 128mb graphics card. When i startup i have a blank screen. I need to take the monitor cable out of Nvidia card slot and put it in another slot(i presume it's the onboard slot) Now i see a red box flashing (connection msg)then i take it out the onboard slot and move it back to the slot for Nvidia card and everything works fine.
    This only really happens if the computer is off for a while but if i am just restarting then i dont have to move the cables to different slots, everything starts up as normal.

    I understand you may need to know some info regarding my computer but you will probably have to tell me where to look to find this info lol :D What i do know is that its a Compaq presario S3350UK, Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.66GHz 2.67GHz, 1.00GB of RAM
    windows xp pro

    I appreciate any help that you can offer. Thanks
     
  2. Rednutt

    Rednutt Thread Starter

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    Hi all i guess this isn't any easy problem to fix. I have reset defaults in Bios and also updated the Bios. Since this i noticed in the setup PCI is now set as the primary instead of AGP/onboard.
    Thought that i had sussed it ! Switched off for a few mins then started up and again and blank screen again grrrrrrrr. Once again switched vga connector to motherboard vga port and screen powered up but no display. Switched it back over to PCI port and everthing is connected and running.
    I feel i may have to disable onboard graphics but there is no sign of it in device manager.
    Please someone help Please
     
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    Red: You would disable the onboard VGA in the BIOS, not the Device Manager.
    Usually, though, when you install an AGP card, onboard is automatically disabled, check it anyway.
    Also check Nvidia's site to see if there are new dirvers for your card.
     
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