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mawoods

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I hope someone here can help me out - I've searched the net for a few
days to no avail. I have a Presario 7360 that I bought a new video
card for (Radeon 7000 PCI 64MB) along with a TV Wonder Pro tuner card.
I am having trouble with the new video card however; when I install
the card and plug the monitor into it, the monitor will come on but
the computer will not boot. In fact, it will hang before the red
Compaq logo appears on the screen, the little green "disk activity"
light will come on and stay on for a few seconds, then go off. It
doesn't flicker and the machine does not appear to even POST. (I have
tried the card in all four PCI slots, same result with all)

If I power down, remove the card, plug the monitor back into the
onboard VGA port and power on, everything will work fine and when
Windows loads, it finds the onboard VGA and tries to install the
drivers (since I removed them before I installed the card).

The TV Wonder Pro will install without a hitch so I think the problem
with the Radeon 7000 has to be just an issue of disabling the onboard
VGA - however, removing the adapter from Device Manager doesn't do the
trick and I cannot find anywhere in the BIOS to disable it. There is
a place to swap IRQ ports for the Onboard VGA Adapter, but no option
to disable. Is there a place on the motherboard to disable it with
jumpers? Any other ideas? How the blankety-blank can I disable the
onboard VGA? Compaq's manual and website both claim that simply
installing the new card should work without having to disable the
onboard adapter. HELP PLEASE!!!!!!
 
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I have had similar problems trying to get a (Hewlett Packard) PC to accept a PCI graphics card.

It just failed to boot, despite the makers web page asserting that all would be well.

Seems that some PCI cards and PC's do not play together.
 
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Hi,

There are two steps you might want to look at:

First of all take out the new card, make sure that you get your onboard working first of all with drivers and THEN, DO NOT DELETE IT, BUT DISABLE IT IN DEVICE MANAGER.

When you shut down, go into BIOS setup menu and set the order for the video card option for PCI as first in that option. Some BIOS menu options will list AGP PCI or PCI AGP....With that option set it to PCI first....The other will list as AGP/PCI or PCI/AGP and you should have that option set as PCI/AGP if those are your choices.

Be sure to save it before you exit and shut down. Then install your new card and away you should go.
 

mawoods

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Just updating some old posts...

Found out that some onboard VGA cards have a conflict with the PCI version of the Radeon 7000 64MB card. Exchanged the card for a PCI Radeon 9200 128 MB and it worked as slick as butter on the first try.
 
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