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BIOS does not have the option of Disabling graphics card

I have the windows XP SP1 and I generally apply SP2 after installing XP. In my BIOS there is no option of disabling the PCI graphics card. The system has NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphics card. Please let me know how to disable it.

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HI,

Please check each and every option in the BIOS because that the only way to disable it.
Also go through the microsoft link which i gave you.

Goodluck..

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