Cant figure out THIS GRAPHICS CARD

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  01 January 2005
Cant figure out THIS GRAPHICS CARD

So i bought this new graphics card(Geforce Fx Nvidia) a while ago and I installed it into my computer and it was working fine but then I had to take it out for some reason so the computer guy could fix it and now when I try to put it into my computer it freaks out. So now im stuck with my old default graphics card and I cant do anything. I think its because part of the New graphics card is already installed on my computer and when i physically put the card in the computer gets confused. So i tried uninstalling the new software for the new card but it wont let me. Ive tried everything.

Please help

  01 January 2005
You probably need to disable the built-in graphics on your motherboard. Usually this is done in the BIOS. To get to your BIOS, rapidly tap the delete key while your computer boots. Find the area of the BIOS that lets you disable onboard graphics, disable it, exit the BIOS and save the settings, then shutdown the computer and install your GeForce card.
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  01 January 2005
Ive tried disabling my old graphics card and then installing the new one but then my monitor doesnt come on at all. I tried this all in safe mode too and it did nothing. I also tried to not disable my old card and just put the new one in the computer but then just my background picture loads up and thats it. It just sits there. Ive tried this in safe mode too. I got on the help website and it had a section for this but it says to just make sure everything is updated and works but I dont get it sense it was already on my computer for like a year and now it wont go back on.

I have no idea what to do.

  01 January 2005
not to sound like a tard, but you did plug the monitor into the gfx card right?
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  01 January 2005
Did you try to uninstall the vga drivers, reboot and install them again?
Or tried the latest version of your drivers?
  01 January 2005
my card doesnt need to be plugged into the card unless your using for dual monitors and I think my problem is the vga drivers but they wont delete. I have tried going into add/remove program, Ive tried just deleting it and ive tried just physically draging to the trash but nothing seems to delete it just keeps popping up. I dont know any other way to delete it either but i think that it is my problem

  01 January 2005
They will keep poping up because they are located in the Windows Driver Directory (Its a hidden driver cache) You can always disable the vid card in your Hardware Device Manager, essentialy same thing. Unless you want to play around in your Driver cache as well as your inf directory.

Last edited by wrench000 : 01 January 2005 at 05:45 AM.
  01 January 2005
well then how do i access the windows drive directory??
  01 January 2005
Originally Posted by tijra: well then how do i access the windows drive directory??

In the configuration screen go to system and then to the hardware tab, click the device manager tab and disable your onboard graphic chip.
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  01 January 2006
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