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New Video Card=No System Boot

By palfguy ·
Computer:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/prodinfoCategory?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=390429
All of that is true, except mine has a 500w Rosewill power supply and 1024 megs of ram.
I recently ordered a HIS Radeon HD 2600 Pro (AGP version), and when I put it in, the computer will not boot windows. What happens is all the fans go on and are working, the two lights (Power and Working) on the front of the computer stay solid and there is no image sent to the monitor.

1. I have made sure that the video card is properly seated in its place.
2. I have tried disabling the onboard video through device manager (its impossible to do through BIOS as the only two options are "AGP/ONBOARD" and "PCI".
3. The power dongle for the card is properly connected.

I really have no idea what to do now. I've completely uninstalled all the old drivers and have tried every logical thing since.

The card requires a 480 watt PSU..mine is 500, do I seriously need to go bigger?
Thanks in advance for help

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New Video Card=No System Boot

by Rjae In reply to New Video Card=No System ...

Did you motherboard make a sound??

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New Video Card=No System Boot

by palfguy In reply to New Video Card=No System ...

No sound at all.

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So do you see anything at all? This is a bit confusing in your question.

by OH Smeg In reply to New Video Card=No System ...

If the unit isn't displaying anything not even the POST Screen or Video Card Name & Model when you first turn on you have a Chip Set Incompatibility and need to change the Video Card to a different one some times the same Chip Set from a Different Maker will work other times you need a different Chip Set Video Card.

If you are seeing the POST Screen but the monitor then goes blank when Windows Starts to Boot you have a Driver Problem. If things are really bad it may be necessary to do a Repair Install of the OS but try Safe Mode first. In Safe Mode there are no Video Drivers Loaded.

Col

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So do you see anything at all? This is a bit confusing in your question.

by palfguy In reply to So do you see anything at ...

No POST screen, no Windows screen. When I boot in Safe Mode with the card, I get the same results. The only way I can boot in safe mode is by going to winconfig then enabling safe mode then restarting. I think I'll just replace the mobo, it's only a 40 buck replacement (as opposed to replacing my new 130 dollar video card).

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How do you enabler Safe Mode if you can not see anything?

by OH Smeg In reply to So do you see anything at ...

That is what I find a bit confusing here.

But none the less replacing the M'Board with one that doesn't have Any Known Issues with your Video Card would be a better option in this case. Just be sure to ask before you buy a New M'Board if there have been any Reported Issues with your Make & Model of Video Card. If the Sales Person says NO without checking ask if you can return the M'Board and get a refund in case it doesn't work. That should at the very least make them check with a Tech before selling you a New M'Board.

Col

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How do you enabler Safe Mode if you can not see anything?

by palfguy In reply to How do you enabler Safe M ...

In order to boot in safe mode without doing the F8 thing you go to Run, type in MSCONFIG and under the BOOT.INI tab you select the /SAFEBOOT option, then restart.

My mobo isn't sold in stores anymore (at least near me, its a old socket A) so I have to buy online...which I will order very soon. Will I have problems after switching the mobos?

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Other than requiring different drivers for the new M'Board

by OH Smeg In reply to How do you enabler Safe M ...

It should be all fairly Plain Sailing.

Col

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If it worked before

by mjd420nova In reply to New Video Card=No System ...

Possibly the new card has taken more than it's share. No keyboard flashes would lead to a 5 volt failure or your'd get some flashes on the first BIOS load. Have the monitor warmed up. Any flashes on the display when the CPU is powered up? Some monitors have to be set to accept a default state and may not be characterized for that video card. You did n't say how much memory in RAM and how much in the video. They are the two biggest draws of power in most systems.

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If it worked before

by palfguy In reply to If it worked before

1024 RAM, 512 video.
No flashes at all on the display. It recieves no signal. I'm thinking that it might be a mobo compatibility issue.

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by willcomp In reply to New Video Card=No System ...

Your mobo appears to have an AGP 4X (AGP2) slot according to HP spec sheet. Card is 8X AGP and 8X cards usually work in a 4X slot. There is a possibility specs are referring to AGP 2X but that's doubtful in a 2003 system. Keying should prevent installing an 8X card in a 2X slot.

Test card in another PC with an 8X AGP slot if possible. It could be a faulty card.

If you replace motherboard, get one with an 8X AGP slot.

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