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Is there a way to restore the video drivers for an onboard video card?

By Truxxer ·
The Computer is a HP Pavillion a200n 2.4GHz Celeron processor the OS is XP. The Video Drivers were deleted from the device manager accidently on stupid! While attempting to up grade to a ATI Rage 128 Pro 32 MB. These drivers were not installed yet and the bios had not been set for PCI. Upon restarting the computer there was a blank screen the flat screen CRT monitor green LED light went from green to amber a screen a little white box comes up for a few seconds that says (power save) and black screen. I have checked the Monitor and VGA cable on a different computer it works fine. I have also connected a different CRT monitor to the computer with the same results as the first one and plugged in to both VGA cards. Just a black.

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Have you set BIOS for PCI video card yet?

by seanferd In reply to Is there a way to restore ...

And how do you know if drivers were deleted from device manager if you have no display?

Either switch to PCI and see if you get some display (you can always try booting in Safe Mode), or switch back to on-board video and boot into Safe Mode if necessary. The are always the basic VGA drivers available.

Try installing the drivers before switching over to the new card, or otherwise follow the vendor's instructions.

Don't forget, as well, to change the port your monitor is connected to depending on which video card you are attempting to use!

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I removed the ATI Video Card From the PCI slot

by Truxxer In reply to Have you set BIOS for PCI ...

I removed the ATI Video Card From the PCI slot and the computer booted up with Video. could it be a bad card ill check it in a diffrent computer.

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Here the Monitor isn't getting any Signal so it's turning off

by OH Smeg In reply to Is there a way to restore ...

Or at least going into Power Saving Mode. As I'm assuming that you are not seeing a Post Screen here or anything else when you first turn on this is not a Driver Issue but a Hardware problem. The most obvious is that the Video Card that you have Fitted is not compatible with your M'Boards Chip Set and this is preventing the Hardware from starting. This isn't overly uncommon with modern Video Cards and older M'Boards.

What you need to do here is remove the PCI Video Card and connect the Monitor tot he On Board VGA Port and try starting it again. . Then when that works turn off replace the PCI Video Card and connect the Monitor lead to it. Apply power and see what happens now. If you get no display power down and change the Video Card to a different PCI Slot and try again.

If you use all of the PCI Slots on this M'Board and do not have any difference the Video Card that you are attempting to use is not compatible with the M'Board. You will need a different Make/Model Video Card. Then just to add insult to injury I have seen numerous instances where the Same Video Chip Set but from different makers will or will not work on a M'Board. So if your current Video Card doesn't work tot he POST Screen you may find that the same model but from a different maker will work or you may need to go to a different Model or even Video Chip Set Maker to get something that works for you.

If you are not seeing any display at all when the system should be POSTing this is not a Driver Issue but a Hardware issue.

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Thanks I pulled the Video card

by Truxxer In reply to Here the Monitor isn't ge ...

The computer booted up I tried it in the other pci slots with the same results. I installed the the card in a diffrent computer and the card works in it. THANKS FOR THE HELP AND INFORMATION

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Your Welcome EOM

by OH Smeg In reply to Thanks I pulled the Video ...
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