Error in POST because of driver change?

By Gflo
Apr 15, 2008
  1. ive got an old systemax with an ami motherboard, amd athlon 700mhz and a voodoo3 vga graphics card.

    i installed a new graphics driver for the card and then i restarted the computer.

    it came on nothing on the screen the floppy drive made some noise and then it beeped. i unplugged the floppy drive thinking that was the problem and restarted again. it turned on beeped 8 times(which means graphics card error) paused and beeped another 8 times and repeated itself over and over.

    is there any way i can fix this w/o buying a new graphics card?

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    To get the video back and stop the POST errors you will have to swap the video card with another... There's no way around this. I keep several old PCI video cards (S3 and Trident) around just for this type of problem. Those old voodoo cards were very picky about the drivers they liked
  3. Gflo

    Gflo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 81

    ok thanks, i need to go get a new one for my new computer anyway. i hate that integrated stuff
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