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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 mmetrick In reply to video card problem

If you pull out the s3 card and the onboard video isn't working, how do you know the other pci cards are working? When you say it is not working, I assume you mean that you are getting no video at all.
First the obvious: be sure your onboard videois disabled; if it is, be sure the other cards are pnp or set to pnp; be sure the bios is set to pnp; then be sure that all the cards are seated correctly... If all this is ok, then I would start to suspect the board itself, it's rare for an onboard video to go bad.

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by tadennis In reply to video card problem

I also had an onboard video go bad. After installing the new card in PCI SLOT ONE and disabeling the onboard video via the bios settings I had to remove the sound card and modem card reboot the system so the PNP set the resources for the video thenI reinserted the sound and modem cards and the pnp seemed to set things up so everything worked. Hope this helps you have had many good answers and all have the possibility of fixing the problem.

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by dbunda In reply to video card problem

answer 7 sounds most likely. This has do with BUS Mastering as mentioned above, as well. Without getting too technical, there is a confusion between your system and your PCI cards about which card is the PCI BUS Master card. If this and the BIOS advice above is over your head, try reorganizing each of your PCI cards in different slots. You should evnetually find that you put the cards into an order that will work. What happens is that once one card gets put in an slot (i.e. bus masteringcard in a non-bus-matersing slot) the othr PCI slots all failt to work. You can also try only putting in 1 card at a time. Get it to work. Then when yo find a combination that doesn;t work, switch them around, etc. Keep repeating this until yourget them all working.

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