init display first

By hushlilone
Dec 24, 2006
  1. having being informed to change init display first from onboard/agp to the other option pci slot I think it is due to installing a dedicated graphics card my monitor doesn't fire up. any way of changing this back? or what the heck do I have to connect to see something to be able to change it back?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Unplug your computer from the mains and open the case. Check in your mobo manual for instructions on how to clear the cmos. If you don`t have the mobo manual, remove the cmos battery for a few minutes, then replace it. This will reset your bios to the default settings.

    You will need to go into your bios and reset the date/time etc after doing the above.

    See if that helps.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    also most likely you are going to have to turn off the onboard graffics.
  4. hushlilone

    hushlilone TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thanks for that I can see again. second question how do I see what drivers I need for the sound. multi media controller has a "?" in device manager and no sound from the speakers.... now I know why I usually pay someone to do this for
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    We need to know your system specs.

    If your system is an oem build such as dell/HP/Emachines etc, you should be able to get the drivers from the computer manufacturers website.

    If it`s a custom built machine and it`s onboard sound, you can get the drivers from your mobo(motherboard) manufacturers website.

    If you have a separate soundcard, you`ll need to go to your soundacrd manufacturers website.

    Regards Howard :)
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