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How to disable my onboard graphics card w/o use of BIOS or monitor

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August 22, 2010 12:11:10 AM

Okay so my onboard graphics card is busted and i cant figure out a way to install my new card because i cant plug the monitor in. its a dell dimension 3000.
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August 22, 2010 12:16:22 AM

I take it your not lucky enough to just plug the card in and it will just work? This is usually the case, you don't always have to turn off integrated video in bios to get your video card running.
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August 22, 2010 12:26:10 AM

Well my problem is that i cant connect my monitor to the onboard video connector (it was litterally ripped off) and therefore i cant see what i'm doing. I got it up and running once but I accidentally switched back to onboard on the BIOS and now its installed on the computer but not recognized as the default
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August 22, 2010 12:42:21 AM

Reset the bios. Done.

i hope you know how to reset it. Before doing anything, unplug cables from main.
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August 22, 2010 12:57:07 AM

BostonRocker11 said:
Well my problem is that i cant connect my monitor to the onboard video connector (it was litterally ripped off) and therefore i cant see what i'm doing. I got it up and running once but I accidentally switched back to onboard on the BIOS and now its installed on the computer but not recognized as the default


Unplug everything, reseat the CMOS, see if that helps.
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August 22, 2010 1:44:49 AM

Helltech said:
Unplug everything, reseat the CMOS, see if that helps.



I'll try that and see if it works any tips on reinstalling my bios once im done?
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August 22, 2010 1:46:32 AM

You don't reinstall the bios, it just resets them.
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August 22, 2010 1:55:08 AM

lol.

Either take the battery out for 3 to 5 minutes, or there are three points like this |||, 2 would be covered with plastic cap ||.| colored black, green, red or blue.

Find out which one of these is for BIOS. Usually they are located near battery. Read on motherboard, or check the manual. just take the cap off and put it on 1.2 (if on 2.3) or 2.3 (if on 1.2). for some seconds, switch back as before, then switch it on.

make sure powers not supplied when doing this operation.
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August 22, 2010 6:07:41 PM

thx mine is the battery style cmos so im trying it right now and i'll see if it works
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August 22, 2010 6:54:16 PM

okay so i got the BIOS to recognize the card but now Windows won't default to the new card. any suggestions????
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August 22, 2010 6:59:11 PM

What do you mean windows won't default to the new card? You can see the screen right? When you get into Windows the screen shuts off? Or what?
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August 22, 2010 7:38:43 PM

Helltech said:
What do you mean windows won't default to the new card? You can see the screen right? When you get into Windows the screen shuts off? Or what?


well it starts loading windows XP, i got past the BIOS and everything, but then the screen just stays blank (the screen isn't off just blank)
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August 22, 2010 9:02:02 PM

is your cd, dvd drive new? what about cables?, cd? if your pc switches on and doesn't proceed in installing windows then either installation cd is corrupt or cables are not fine. and happens too if you ram is faulty. (experienced) :bounce: 
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August 22, 2010 9:13:55 PM

Fetal said:
is your cd, dvd drive new? what about cables?, cd? if your pc switches on and doesn't proceed in installing windows then either installation cd is corrupt or cables are not fine. and happens too if you ram is faulty. (experienced) :bounce: 

welll windows xp is already installed on my computer, im not trying to reinstall it, but i get to the logo and after that the screen goes blank and ive tried going into safe mode but it wont let me
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August 22, 2010 9:32:30 PM

corrupt windows. reinstall or repair.
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August 22, 2010 9:36:22 PM

BostonRocker11 said:
welll windows xp is already installed on my computer, im not trying to reinstall it, but i get to the logo and after that the screen goes blank and ive tried going into safe mode but it wont let me


Sound likes you need to repair Windows boot configuration to me. Pretty simple process really.
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August 22, 2010 11:06:57 PM

Helltech said:
Sound likes you need to repair Windows boot configuration to me. Pretty simple process really.


Well I tried editing the boot configuration and it didn't end up working so i tried to reinstall windows but the problem with that I realized is that the computer would have 2 of the same OS and I have heard that can severly mess up your computer. Is there any evidence to the contrary or another way of reinstalling windows? Because i dont have another partition on the drive.
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August 22, 2010 11:28:42 PM

Lol what re you talking about :/ 

While installing you will get option to make new partitions, and format the partitions. Just format it with NTFS (not quick) and follow the installation.
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August 22, 2010 11:47:07 PM

BostonRocker11 said:
Well I tried editing the boot configuration and it didn't end up working so i tried to reinstall windows but the problem with that I realized is that the computer would have 2 of the same OS and I have heard that can severly mess up your computer. Is there any evidence to the contrary or another way of reinstalling windows? Because i dont have another partition on the drive.


IF you have data on the hard drive that you need to back up then put it in another computer and back it up to another media source. At that point you will want to delete all partions on the hard drive, reformat, and then install Windows.
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August 23, 2010 12:25:18 AM

Have you actually disabled the IGP now that you can get into the BIOS?
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August 23, 2010 12:28:28 AM

Thx Helltech i did that and now everythings working just fine
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