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Windows cannot start up after installing video card

By titeo ·
I am struggling with this problem: I installed a new video card (PCI ATI Radeon 9000 64MB Video Card 4 dual monitors V35) to my Dell Dimension 3000, 2.8GHz, 512MB ram, 40GB HD but when I powered on, Windows could not start up. After several reboots the gave up and uninstalled the new card and booted up my computer, Windows started up just fine. Anyone has any clue on this problem? Please help.

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By: web design company

by alicegracee In reply to Windows cannot start up a ...

I notice that the Mohock requires a dedicated IRQ assigned by BIOS, though not mentioned in the manual). The BIOS setting "Assign IRQ to VGA" has to be enabled. If not, the system refuses to boot into Windows' desktop -- half way during the boot process, the system re-boots automatically into the Windows's boot menu (just lik pressing F8), with "safe mode" being highlighted. Well, since Mohock
insists, fine, I went to enable the "Assign IRQ to VGA" setting. I don't think I need to complain much about this because there are still some vacant IRQ's.

This is always needed on modern video cards, and with PCI & AGP cards, there is no need to worry about IRQ conflicts.
Another occasion on which the new Mohock behaves differently is that at the first, and only the first,boot screen after Mohock's header appears, Mohock seems to put the screen display into graphics mode, instead of color text mode. The AMI BIOS' red triangular logo and all the English letters are apparently smaller than when I used the old Protac videoExcel. The whole display area on the screen also shrinks apparently. (However, could it also be possible that Mohock just uses a different refresh rate for the first boot screen?)

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Please explain more

by titeo In reply to By: web design company

Please explain more on your comment. I am kind of newbies in this field so lead me to the point I can start up Windows and ready for me to run the software and I will do the rest. Thanks.

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NO GUARANTEES

by BALTHOR In reply to Windows cannot start up a ...

For some reason Microsoft uses something called drivers.A driver is a software file that somehow makes the card work.Windows should display a prompt that new hardware has been detected,even at boot up.Then a search for drivers in the Windows driver folder begins.The video card works with the BIOS at boot up,but stops working when Windows starts.You could try erasing the hard drive and re installing Windows.Did you get a CD with the video card?If you did the drivers might be on that CD.You might want to see if "PLUG AND PLAY" is switched on in the BIOS.

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Try

by mars3132 In reply to Windows cannot start up a ...

You could try plugging in the card and booting up in safe mode (holding down F8 after start up).

Secondly, is the computer running, is your original video card installed on your motherboard? If so, you may have to go into the BIOS and disable the onboard VGA.

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I was just going to mention the BIOS

by w2ktechman In reply to Try

As this is most likely the problem. You need to either disable one in the BIOS or make one primary. Then plug the monitor in the active or primary card.
Often the add-in card takes the primary position, but sometimes not.

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Disable the built-in video

by Thmiuatga In reply to Windows cannot start up a ...

I'm going to assume you have integrated video.

You'll need to disable it in the Bios first.
Install the new card, go into the system Bios (press and hold Delete key or F-1 at bootup) disable the on-board video. You should find it in the listing for the integrated components.

Once you do that, save your new bios settings and restart the computer. Windows should start and you'll be prompted to install the drivers for the card.

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Disable the built-in video

by Thmiuatga In reply to Windows cannot start up a ...

I'm going to assume you have integrated video.

You'll need to disable it in the Bios first.
Install the new card, go into the system Bios (press and hold Delete key or F-1 at bootup) disable the on-board video. You should find it in the listing for the integrated components.

Once you do that, save your new bios settings and restart the computer. Windows should start and you'll be prompted to install the drivers for the card.

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Find a working driver?

by brian.parks In reply to Windows cannot start up a ...

It looks like this card is a Powered By ATI card model. According to ATI's website you need a special driver. Did you ever find one? I have a user with the same card and trying to get it working.

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i think

by jhon321 In reply to Find a working driver?
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Designed Obsolesence

by donaldcoe In reply to Windows cannot start up a ...

Dell Dimension 3000 by design came with an on-board Intel Extreme 2 Integrated Graphics with 64MB Shared Memory with NO AGP/PCI-E Expansion Slot to support to allow a graphics upgrade, also the BIOS does not allow you to disable the on-board graphics and substitute use the available PCI slot or assign a IRQ for any other Video Card thus designed obsolesence. This model is well documented on pros and cons.

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