Disabled video card, can't see anything

  1. I accidentally disabled my video card in the device manager and now my computer starts, but I can't see anything and I don't know how to re-enable it. There were 2 graphics cards options in my device manager: 1) ATI Radeon 3000 HD and 2) ATI Radeon HD 5450. I disabled Radeon 3000 (in the hopes that it would default to 5450) and now nothing comes up. I've tried resetting the BIOS via the coin battery on the motherboard, but that didn't work. Plz help!

    AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.8GHz
    Processor Main Features
    64 bit Six-Core Processor
    8GB DDR3
    Hard Drive
    1TB SATA 7200RPM
    Optical Drive 1
    DVD Super Multi
    ATI Radeon HD 5450 with 1GB GDDR3 RAM
    Sound card - Integrated
  2. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 460

    Did you install the card into the motherboard? Try plugging in the monitor to the GPU, if you didn't do that.
  3. videocarddummy

    videocarddummy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I guess I had the monitor's cord plugged into the wrong slot in my CPU. Problem solved
  4. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    also note that there is a setting in the bios that you should set to use the pci-e slot as primary display device.

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