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Posted by bad_ on January 08, 2002 at 06:45:42:
In Reply to: Re: yes posted by General Anders on December 01, 2001 at 03:21:16:
First you need to think about flashing the bios if there isnt an option to disable the video card in your current setup. I would flash the bios anyways because the beifits in performance outway the drawbacks provided that you have your own software cd's and not the prefab system restore cd's. Look at your motherbaord at find the manufacturer and version. If you flash the bios you may not be able to use any restore cd's that where provided with your prefab system. So if there are any future problems and you need to reinstall a program or windows you will need your own software. Second install the latest drivers for your OS. If you have done that and still hasnt helped then some newer video cards will let you flash the video bios on the video card.
Without knowing any other info your likely problem is a conflict between your old video card or drivers still on the system from the old card with windows trying to use those drivers and the new video card you installed. You should have removed any drivers from the system before you shut down to install the new video card to make sure there isnt a problem with conflicting drivers.
This is why we don't buy those prefab systems.
: : : you need to remove the original video card. that may not be the problem, but you shouldn't have it in there. if it is builtin to the motherboard, you have to disable it in the bios. usually under a setting like "primary display: on-board / agp / pci" good luck!
: : I ran into this problem last night when I tried to install a TNT2 M64 PCI video card. The computer (IBM 300PL) came with it on the motherboard. When I put in the card, all I get is a flashing cursor in the left top side of the screen. What do I do?
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