My system won't boot with new Geforce 6600GT pci-e with onboard GMA

By SteveDenn
Dec 4, 2004
  1. Hi folks,

    I'm new to this and thought I'd buy a new graphics card as I can't seem to play many games with my PC as is. However, I've tried installing it but my PC won't boot. Once I remove it, the PC's fine again. I've got the BIOS setting set so that PCI-E is my primary graphics interface but to no avail.

    My PC has a Intelgraphics Media Accelerator 900 (SMA-224mb) and although the instruction manual for the GeForce says remove the device in the device manager, I'm having trouble doing this as there's 2 entries in there and I'm reluctant to remove them both as how would I get them back again if needed.

    Any advice (in simple language) would be really appreciated.

    Steve. :confused:
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    is there a motherboard jumper or a BIOS setting to disable the onboard video?
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You could always just go into device manager and disable them rather than removing them if you wish.

    I think it would be better however, to disable the onboard graphics in bios as Tarkus suggested.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. SteveDenn

    SteveDenn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Fixed it.

    Yup, me being dozy. Didn't plug in the monitor to the VGA port on the card. The PC automatically disabled the onboard graphics.

    All fine now. Thanks for your help.
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