Vista video card conflicts

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Karlzick

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Recently purchased a hi-end ATI PCI-E video card to go in my new Lenovo desktop. The computer came with on-board video and Vista Home Premium.

Upon installing the card and included drivers, I get this error message saying that "Windows had disabled the drivers for video .. etc. to avoid conflicts in your system". In other words `you are stuck with your integrated video so live with it'. Love and kisses, Microsoft! Doing a search on the problem I see that lots of people have the same hangup and I can see no evidence of Microsoft trying to fix it. To me this is a significant issue because lots of people like to upgrade their on-board video for lots of reasons. Has anyone got an input?
 
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Try going into Bios and see if there is a setting to turn your onboard Videocard off
 

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Good idea - but that is the first thing I tried. Unfortunately, my motherboard BIOS does not give me that option. Thanks anyway ~
 
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Go into Device Manager and open up the display adapters and uninstall it if it is the onboard one......then do not restart ..then install your Video drivers and restart the PC
 

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Hi Megabyte,

I already tried that once and when I rebooted Vista reinstalled the on-board driver and disabled the new one.

Thanks for trying. I think what I need is some kind of a Vista patch, but my situation may be unique since I cannot disable the integrated chip in my BIOS.
 
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Are you sure it was the installed card that was disabled? The message should be the other way around -- the installed card will generally automatically disable the onboard one.

If it is done at the BIOS level, and that is where it should be done manually, then only 1 card will show in the Device Manager.

If two cards show and one is disabled -- the one that is disabled will have a Red X. That should be the onboard one.

I'm surprised you can't find the BIOS option, what is the Lenovo model ? Or better yet, the motherboard model -- get the manual!

You can also try uninstalling the onboard drivers before installing the new ones.
 
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