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Video card not working, monitor goes off

Windows logo comes on, then screen goes dark. Video output on the pc was broken, so I installed a pci expansion slot video card.

Do I need to change bios? Start in safe mode?

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  • Seth100 Nov 03, 2008

    Here is what I did:

    1. Checked the BIOS setting and made sure it was PCI

    2. Loaded the card drivers (CD came with card) in safe mode

    3. Disabled (do not delete) the integrated (motherboard) video in Device Manger...ya can't have them both on!!



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     In the bios there could be setting to disable your onboard video. Since the output was broken, see if there is an option to disable the onboard setting. If you do this and you are still having problems, I would go ahead and start in safe mode, then lower your resulution to the lowest settings till you can get the video drivers loaded for the new card that you have just bought. 
                                                                Joe < Data Miner >

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Audio output device


Okay, then reinstall the drivers.

If that doesn't do it, then you need to install a Sound Card.
This is because the audio chipset on the motherboard is bad.

Go to Device Manager, and reinstall?
Naa!
Works sometimes, sometimes not.

Go to eMachines Support, download, AND install the drivers.
This DOES work.

{ If it doesn't, as said the audio chipset on the motherboard is bad }

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/emac/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=1625

See where it states -
Need to know the hardware on your system to install the right driver?
Click on the -
Download Hardware Vendor Detection Utility

This IS NOT going to automatically download the audio driver you need.
It is going to tell you what audio chipset vendor you have, for your motherboard.

With this information you can choose between the two Audio driver files listed, and choose the correct one.

See which one you need?
Version 6.10.0.5274, Or, 6.10.5405.0 ?

Go to back to the driver page, and click on the appropriate driver.
A small window will come up on the right.
Click on Save File.

A small window will come up on the left.
At the top of this window tells you where the file will download to.
It may have Desktop, or Documents, or Downloads, in the wording.

Desktop: The driver file will be on your desktop screen.

Documents: Click on the Windows logo button, (Start), and then on Documents.

Downloads: Click on the Windows logo button, then on Documents.
Now click on Downloads.

When you see the driver file, DOUBLE-click on it.
In the next three small windows click on Next, Next, and Finish.

If you are not asked to restart your computer, close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Restart your computer.

(Windows logo button, Restart)

No joy when Windows loads back up?
You need a Sound Card.

One example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1111756&csid=_61

[ The eMachines T5224 Desktop PC uses an Intel D945GCL motherboard,

http://www.ascendtech.us/intel-d945gcl-1066fsb-ddr2-pcie-x16-sata_i_mb4intd945gcl.aspx

Scroll down a little to the larger photo.
If one of the long white PCI expansion slots are open, you can install the above Sound Card in it.

If not, you can use the short Black PCI-E X1 connector,
BELOW the long white PCI slots.

Instead of a PCI sound card, use a PCI-Express x1 sound card,
Example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2941926&CatId=2769

DO NOT forget to unplug the computer from power, and FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions BEFORE reaching inside the computer, AND before taking that Sound Card out of it's anti-static bag, or carton.

Do not know what Anti-Static Precautions are?
Post back in a Comment.

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