Question about VIA P4MA Pro Motherboard
Hey, I am having troubles installing my PCI GeForce4 MX 420 Video Card onto my box with VIA P4MA Pro Motherboard with Windows XP Home
I currently have the card installed and drivers loaded via NVIDIA setup. Nvidia setup says that the drivers are loaded, Device Manager sees the card and says it is working properly.
However, when I change the BIOS to use the PCI instead of AGP for preferred video on boot, the machine will load fine on the GeForce card up until Windows. I get the Windows loading screen and then it goes black.
If I set BIOS to AGP everything works fine on my integrated video.
First question: Are you sure you have a PCI card?
there are several points here:
Make sure you have the monitor connected to the correct output on your computer. (In this case to the output of the graphics card, not to your onboard output)
If you have a PCI card set bios to PCI
Setting it to AGP means the computer is looking for a graphics card in you AGP-slot on you motherboard.
I cannot help thinking, that you actually have a AGP card in a AGP slot and that you computer is not working on onboard, but on AGP. But you can check which graphics device is used, in display properties (right-click Desktop, Properties, Settings)
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Posted on Apr 04, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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