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Computer won't boot up after I put in a new graphics card

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January 22, 2009 11:38:30 PM

Hi, I have a problem with my new graphics card.

I just bought and inserted a new graphics card (GeForce 7300GT, I had an ATI x300). When I boot up my computer, it shows the Gateway screen that it always does, but then goes no where from there. I've tried starting it up a couple times, but it hasn't done anything different. When it boots up, typically it runs really loud and then gets quiet, but now it stays really loud. My computer was working fine before I installed the new card.

I'm sorry if I'm not the most descriptive person in the world. I'm also not so fond of a lot of computer hardware stuff. (Graphics cards, RAM, power supplies, etc).

And, I just got my RAM and Power supply replaced, so that may roll out something.

Thanks,
Sparke
January 23, 2009 12:38:36 AM

Drivers.
January 23, 2009 1:25:31 AM

How do I do anything drivers if I can't boot up my computer?

Sorry for being noob,

~Sparke


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January 23, 2009 2:23:28 AM

Put the old graphics card in the PC, boot it up, delete the drivers (in safe mode, make sure EVERYTHING to do with ATI is deleted), install nvidia drivers, enjoy, Most people do a Full Windows Reinstall after adding a New Video Card.
January 23, 2009 10:09:42 AM

Alright, I'll try that when I get home, thanks.
January 23, 2009 6:53:38 PM

It won't boot up with the old graphics card in, either. :( 
January 23, 2009 9:02:51 PM

Got a buddy that had the same problem. Try replacing the CMOS battery on the motherboard. His keeps frying this battery for some reason.
January 24, 2009 12:33:42 AM

I think the problem may be that I uninstalled my old graphics card's drivers and now there's none on my computer. But now the question is, what do I do about it? My system restoration disk wouldn't load or even do anything.
January 24, 2009 2:50:03 AM

Sparke said:
I think the problem may be that I uninstalled my old graphics card's drivers and now there's none on my computer. But now the question is, what do I do about it? My system restoration disk wouldn't load or even do anything.


Not having drivers installed will not prevent your system from booting up. Remember that when you install windows for the first time there are no drivers installed and it works fine then. I'd check and make sure that you didn't accidentally disconnect something when installing the graphics card.
January 26, 2009 10:10:07 AM

Well, I took it in, and the problem was there was a chip in my computer because it was a media center making it not work


I don't really know. Thanks for the help anywa, guys.

~Sparke
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