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By easttdav ·
My coworker has a win98se machine that needed a complete re-install of the o/s. Since then,the onboard video card stopped working. He went out and bought a s-3 virge 3d card and installed it. When the machine boots it recognizes the card and the monitor works, but no other pci boards get seen. ie; the modem or sound card,etc. If he pulls it out, the others will work,but they wont work if the video card remains seated. Help!

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by kshum In reply to video card problem

If you didn't disable the onboard video via the bios or with a jumper setting, try that. There might be some conflict with irqs between the video card and the pci bus. Hope this helps

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by roland63 In reply to video card problem

After you install your new video card, you need to disable the onboard video either thru windows AND get nasty and check the bios to make sure you can disable it there too. You should then be ok with your new card.

Good luck.

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by rcarlson52 In reply to video card problem

There are a few things to check. First start with your BIOS and see if it asks if you have a PNP Operating System or not. If it does set it to PNP and then set the other options to "automatic" and "reset configuration". Save the changes and reboot. Watch the POST and see if it recognizes your PCI devices. Your video will probably use IRQ 9, sound card either 5 or 10 and your modem 4 or 3 or 12. With PCI it is not so important what IRQ it uses (within norms) as that the PCI bus sees them becausethe PNP OS will assign IRQs dynamically.

Another approach is to move the video card from one PCI slot to another. You may have a bad PCI slot or the video card is not being sensed in whatever slot it is in. Don't forget that you can use a pencil eraser to clean the contacts of the edge connector on your PCI card. Keep the rubber droppings out of your PCI slots. They are insulators and you don't need that sort of trouble.

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by cdobbin In reply to video card problem

I would say what happened here was that you blew away the driver for the onboard video controller when you reinstalled. You could have tried to identify the video chipset and downloaded the drivers rather than buying a new video card.
As the above answers stated make sure your onboard video is disabled, this will be done through the bios or via a jumper setting on your main board.
If it is disabled and you are still having problems you could manually asign IRQ 9 to a certain PCI slot and use that for your video, ensure that no other device is trying to use that IRQ. Maybe even try disabling PCI steering in your BIOS.
Good luck.

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by guidos In reply to video card problem

Sounds to me like you might have a bus-master card...disable bus-mastering in the BIOS and see if that fixes it...

No guarantees, but it's worth a try, anyhow...

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