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Sold PCI-E card now trying to use onboard video but no display

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mullenium, Jul 19, 2007.

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  1. mullenium

    mullenium Thread Starter

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    I recently sold my PCI-E card, I could have swore I uninstalled my old card's drivers and Im 100% sure I downloaded the drivers for the onboard card off of HP's website, but I cant remember If i installed them..im pretty sure I did but:

    I had to go out and buy a DVI-F to VGA-M adapter to use for my monitor on the onboard card (since I only have DVI cable on my LCD)

    the computer boots up fine with no beeps but there is no display, just a black screen and monitor's power button goes orange. when I unplug the VGA and plug it back in it goes blue for a sec then switches back to orange.

    I cant get into bios because I cant see anything on the screen in the first place, unless I try to do it blind.


    Any ideas?
     
  2. zyper95

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    You could have missed to enable the onboard video card when you uninstall the PCI-E card. Since you are out of any display it would be very difficult to properly fix this problem. All I can think of as of now to resolve your issue is to reinstall your operating system so upon installation your computer will be configured properly.
     
  3. shaheel16

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    Well if u cant access ur Bios try flashing it up manually from ur motherboard and see if this resolve the problem
     
  4. Skivvywaver

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    Try resetting the cmos either by using the jumper or removing the battery.
     
  5. mullenium

    mullenium Thread Starter

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    haha Im gonna try the cmos jumper thing..well my fiancee is going to try..cross your fingers (im at work, shes at home)
     
  6. mullenium

    mullenium Thread Starter

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    lol shes 2 scared..I will have to wait until I get home
     
  7. mullenium

    mullenium Thread Starter

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    ok she tried the jumper reset thing and it didnt work, shes trying the Bat. thing now..im not sure if this will work though because I never had to manually set the bios to accept the PCI-E card..it was just plug and play
     
  8. mullenium

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    could it be my DVI -> VGA adaptor? it said on the package DVI-F analog to VGA male
     
  9. mullenium

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    yeah removing the CMOS Bat. didnt work
     
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