Losing video card on shut down

By Brooks8473 ยท 4 replies
Mar 10, 2007
  1. I just purchased a NVIDIA FX5500 PCI video card. I disabled the old
    on board system, loaded the drivers, put in the card, and it worked.
    Great, huh?

    Now every time I shut down the computer, I lose the card and is not
    recognized. It is fine if it is only a restart, but if I turn the
    machine off I lose the card. It is no longer showing in the device
    manager, and I have to plug the monitor into the old onboard plug just
    to see anything. If I reseat the card, and restart the computer, I
    get it back, but I don't want to have to do that everytime I want to
    use the card.

    My BIOS only has two video settings, AUTO and ONBOARD. I set it AUTO. I also deleted the drivers to the onboard card in both "remove programs" and the Onboard driver folder.

    I also took out my battery and ran without it one cycle before putting it back in. Nothing seems to do the trick. Can anyone help?

    I am currently running XP home, and I have the newest NVIDIA drivers
    loaded. My computer is a DELL Dimension E310.
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    What happens if you put it into a different PCI slot? It sounds like the slot could be bad.
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    If you can get this to work, set the BIOS to Auto and in Windows go into the device manager and disable the onboard Video. This will allow you to use the PCI as the default. Also some of these systems allow users to use the onboard with montior and then you can use another monitor witht the PCI card you have. This gives you wide angle viewing of 360 degree. But if you don't want this feature just disable the onboard in in Windows like I've described.
  4. Brooks8473

    Brooks8473 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have tried the card in both of my PCI slots, and the problem remains the same. Also, I have already set the BIOS to auto and disabled the onboard in windows. Still no solution to my problem. Any other thoughts?
  5. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    I don't know. somebody else is gonna have to say here.
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