Disabled video driver. Now unable to reboot emachines T5246
I was attempting to add a video card to an emachines T5246. Now the system will not boot up. There is no beep and the monitor does not display anything. The monitor's power light is on, however.
Here is what i did to bring th PC, while it was working correctly, to its current state:
Disabled the video driver. ****probably should have waited until I had the new card driver installed, then I should have disabled the onboard graphics driver.****
Turned off PC.
Physically installed vid card 8800gt 512.I have installed numerous graphics cards in the past few years and that card had woked in that system a few months prior. I recently got a new gaming pc with a better card so I was putting the 8800gt 512 back into the emachine T5246.
Attempted to reboot PC.
PC condition is now as described previously.
Attempted to undo....removed graphics card and attempted to boot up.
I checked and resecured all connections attached to mobo.
PC is still inoperative. The PSU unit fan comes on as well as the hard drive.
Any assistance would be appreciated. I do not have a boot disc for it.
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Re: Disabled video driver. Now unable to reboot emachines...
To reset bios with jumper settings: there is jumper on the board that has to be moved to the other adjoining pins, and then back. Hopefully it is marked. For sure check your owners manual, or google your mobo for the location of the jumper and exact instructions.
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Ok so are you getting video from the card? Look in system information and see what graphics hardware the computers says is installed. Are you replacing a video card or did you add a card to the system? If you are adding a card make sure that you change the settings in the BIOS to boot first on AGP/PCI-E express slot. Make sure that fast write settings and bus speed settings are compatible with your card. For example if you purchased a 8X AGP card and your computer only does 4X the card may not work. Double check that you are trying to install the correct drivers for your card and operating system.
add a external (slot) card for video temp, and see if signal comes up, and boots to Bios, it might have the onboard video disabled if so you should be able to enable it and then pull video card and check the MOBO
- Open the Control panel
- Open Display
- Click on Settings
- Note which video controller or on-board graphics are installed (for example - 'ATI Radeon')
- Go to the manufacturer's website and download the latest drivers for Vista and the listed graphics controller.
These things are being updated often as new problems occur.
the soundblaster cards, usually have to set an interupt port IRQ.
This can sometimes conflict, with any other device connected i.e printer/paralel port.
I,d suggest, power off the computer. and remove the mains power cable. then completely remove the soundcard.
either try the card, in a different pci slot, if you have a spare.
or reboot the computer, without the card in at all.
shut-down, power off. re-insert the card and re-install.
also check, the on-board sound card is working correctly if applicable. you may have a conflict between the on-board and standalone ( soundblaster Card ) attempting to share the same driver or resources.
Finally check the motherboards jumper settings ( User Manual ) to enable/disable the onboard sound. if necessary.
And check the settings in BIOS.
Did you try to after you install the card to go into the control panel and install new hardware in the add new hardware. If I understand you, when you plug the monitor into the new video card it does not turn the monitor on, Even after you install the card and reboot your pc with the monitor plugged into the new device it don't come on, Make sure the old one is disabed in the device manager and it should work, If Not I need somemore information, You should not have to have changed it in the bios, you may want to change that back to the way it was, the radeon is compatible with the emachine and should work just by installing and plugging into it,Try that see what happens.Hope it helps Happy Holidays Just write back here if that don't work and I 'll figure it out for you,