Our art teacher recently received her new PC and graphics card. The graphics card came as a small pci plate and had to be changed but I continued to install software using the integrated graphics.
The replacement graphics card has arrived and been installed but seems to have vista all in a tizz!
First thing I did was put it in and install the drivers on the disk (I figured there won't be many driver updates on a 6200). Restarted as per usual, but it took forever and a day to do anything. It turned on, POSTed, and then the screen went balnk for 10 minutes. Eventually I was into windows, disabled the integrated graphics and restarted again. Same problem. Thought updated drivers might help. Same problem. Tried restoring windows back to before any drivers were installed. Rebooted (installing windows updates) and thought we had the problem solved. I didn't see the Windows load screen (side scrolling one) but it went straight to configure updates within 30secs. After the updates had sorted themselves out, the screen went black. For 10 minutes. I don't know quite what to try now...
The PC's a Dell Inspiron 725 or something with a Core2Duo processor (if you think I'm booting it up again to check which you're wrong! I'll do it tomorrow!) and the card is a Geforce 6200 256MB on the PCI bus (NOT PCIe)
The machine appears to have booted up quicked after I changed the settings in the BIOS to boot from integrated graphics, then changing it back.
Currently installing another load of Windows updates before a restart.
I'll let you know what happens.