Help! Disabled my Video Card and Onboard Display Adapter as well


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Dvorak

I guess I assumed that if I disabled the onboard display it would revert
back to my video card being the default display adapter. Anyway, here's
what has happened and what I have done (Skipping over the reasons for my
stupidity). Dimension 8300 running Windows XP and ATI Radeon 9800 Pro.

I went to Display=>Settings=>Advanced=>Adapter=>Properties - and then I went
to "Device Usage:" and selected "Do Not Use this Device" for my Radeon card.
Well, that didn't produce the result I was looking for so I went back and
did the same thing again on whatever was there after that...I assume that
was my onboard display adapter. Well, after the reboot, you guessed it - no
video at all.

I tried Safe Mode, and my puter hangs on that that right after the line
about...multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\AGP440.s
ys This is a big bummer because I'm pretty sure I could re-enable it
through safe mode.

I called Dell Support and they wanted me to reinstall XP. I wasn't willing
to do that as it seemed a bit extreme. I went with the "XP repair install"
instead, which still turned out to be a mistake. Anyway, that didn't seem
to work either and it blew away my Windows Restore which I could really use
at this point.

Well, I finally dug up my old Nvidia G-Force, and that is what enables me to
type this now. Unfortunately, with out the Radeon installed I don't see
anyway to re-enable it. I'm at my wits end on this one so any advice would
be greatly appreciated. There's gotta be something in Reg Edit that could
get me out of this I would think.

Thanks!
 
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elijah

Dvorak said:
*I guess I assumed that if I disabled the onboard display it would
revert
back to my video card being the default display adapter. Anyway,
here's
what has happened and what I have done (Skipping over the reasons for
my
stupidity). Dimension 8300 running Windows XP and ATI Radeon 9800
Pro.

I went to Display=>Settings=>Advanced=>Adapter=>Properties - and then
I went
to "Device Usage:" and selected "Do Not Use this Device" for my
Radeon card.
Well, that didn't produce the result I was looking for so I went back
and
did the same thing again on whatever was there after that...I assume
that
was my onboard display adapter. Well, after the reboot, you guessed
it - no
video at all.

I tried Safe Mode, and my puter hangs on that that right after the
line
about...multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\AGP440.s
ys This is a big bummer because I'm pretty sure I could re-enable
it
through safe mode.

I called Dell Support and they wanted me to reinstall XP. I wasn't
willing
to do that as it seemed a bit extreme. I went with the "XP repair
install"
instead, which still turned out to be a mistake. Anyway, that didn't
seem
to work either and it blew away my Windows Restore which I could
really use
at this point.

Well, I finally dug up my old Nvidia G-Force, and that is what
enables me to
type this now. Unfortunately, with out the Radeon installed I don't
see
anyway to re-enable it. I'm at my wits end on this one so any advice
would
be greatly appreciated. There's gotta be something in Reg Edit that
could
get me out of this I would think.

Thanks! *


i wish i knew, but alas, i have the same problem. anybody know?


elijah
 
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bart12

Hey,

I've got the exact same problem, DELL also told me to reinstall, the
said I would lose all data on the hard drive. A bit extreme, no?

I do wonder how you got your old nvidia G-Force to work again?
My nvidia Geforce III broke down, but I could still access windows (th
screen was all blury). I did what you did -- disabeling the cards, so
couldn't access windows from that point on. DELL gave me a new nvidi
card, but it still won't work.

So how did you get your old nvidia to work? :S

Help :

bart1
 
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Gianfranco

Listen, i've just gone and done this myslef... did some one figure ou
how to do fix it and if so? can someone tell me how they did?

thanks.. i think i've just about tried everything.

Regard

Gianfranc
 

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