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Added video card, computer won't boot

By EMTCADguy ยท 4 replies
Jul 20, 2008
  1. I added a new NVIDIA FX5500 PCI Video card to an older server (ASUS PD-PLS) with only PCI slots and it hangs up during the boot sequence at the same place every time. Is there a problem with the card, or do I need to set something in the BIOS?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    If the Asus motherboard had on-board video, you would have to disable the on-board video in the bios before you install the PCI video card
  3. EMTCADguy

    EMTCADguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the try

    Yes, there is a jumper setting. I did that and it still hangs in the same place.
  4. EMTCADguy

    EMTCADguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    found the fix

    Okay. After some professional help and six hours on the bench. I have the cure. The video card and the on-board SCSII adapter were incompatible. Disabling the on-board adapter and adding an after market controller card fixed the problem.
  5. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Glad to hear,, good stuff!
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