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How do I reenable video card?

By vaisedana
Jun 26, 2010
  1. i disabled my video card and now when i get in to windows the monitor is on
    but shows only black screen
     
  2. SatanicLlama

    SatanicLlama TS Rookie

    Can you get into the bios?
     
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    How you disabled it by the way? in the OS itself ?
     
  4. vaisedana

    vaisedana TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I clicked on don't use this in the video card's properties.
    I can get in to bios.
     
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Can you to boot with the "Last Good Known Configuration" ??? You can do so by pressing F8; when POST has completed and windows is about to boot. If that doesn't work try booting into Safe Mode.
     
  6. vaisedana

    vaisedana TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried to boot in every way and it doesn't work
     
  7. vaisedana

    vaisedana TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my problem is similar to the "Deleted VIdeo Card in device manager now no video past splash screen" post.
     
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Pls answer each of these questions

    1) Did you install an addon graphics card in your computer? If yes, have you tried simply removing it?
    2) Have you looked in your BIOS. Does your BIOS show settings for onboard graphics?
    3) You DO see a flash screen when you power up, right? It just goes black when Windows starts?
    4) What version Windows are you running? And do you have the install disks?
     
  9. vaisedana

    vaisedana TS Rookie Topic Starter

    1. I installed the video card's driver and then i removed it.
    2. When I set to onboard I can't get my monitor turned on when connected to video card. Only when the setting is auto there is possible to make it work.
    3. Yes, I can see the what's going on until the windows loading screen is fully loaded.
    4.Windows xp sp3. Yes I have the disk.
     
  10. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Then set it to auto so you can start Windows and see your screen. Then
    • Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
    • Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
    • Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
    • If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
    Generate and attach a DirectX report
    • click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
    • Notice progress in lower left window corner
    • When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
    • In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
     
  11. vaisedana

    vaisedana TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i mean in order to change from integrated video card to video card that goes in the slot i need to set to "auto". even when i'm running with this setting i can't see anything after windows loading logo.

    after setting to auto i have to plug the monitor cable to the new video card.
    i specified just to be clear... not mocking
     
  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Remove your addon video card from the system, then connect your monitor to onboard video adapter. Before doing this ensure that you have set video option as 'Auto' in the BIOS. See if that helps.
     
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