Second Video Card Not Detected


M

Marty S

My first video card is a GeForce 7600 GT with two DVI hookups. I have two
dell monitors plugged into it and it works great--I've got myself a
super-wide desktop.

I recently bought two new dell monitors with another GeForce 7600 GT;
however, this second card is different than the first one--it has 512MB
memory instead of 256MB memory (which is what my first card has) and instead
of having two DVI hookups it has one DVI and one VGA hookup. None of this is
of any concern to me though, I have plenty of VGA and DVI cables.

My problem is Windows doesn't recognize the new video card at all. It
doesn't see the video card or the third and fourth monitors.

I have Windows XP SP2.
 
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M

Marty S

Is there a BIOS option that may control selection of more than one vidoe

Well I tried going into bios and enabling "NV IDE/SATA RAID function", which
then ungrayed out the following items:
IDE Primary Master RAID
IDE Primary Slave RAID
IDE Secndry Master RAID
IDE Secndry Slave RAID;
I enabled all of them then exited bios and said yes to save.

Now when I try to boot up it asks me to press F10 to enter RAID setup
utility. When I press F10 it says manufacturer: NVIDIA, but when I press
enter to show details it gives me the details of my Western Digital Hard
Drivel. So I escape out of there saying 'no' to 'Clear Disk?' and now
everytime I try to boot my computer I get the following error:

NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart
 
M

Marty S

the computer won't boot up at all now.

If I go to boot settings and select my Western Digital Hard Drive as the
boot mode then I can get it to boot up. Otherwise it gives me the NTLDR
error.
 
J

Jerry

What possible connecton do you think there is between multiple video cards
and setting up harddrives in a RAID configuration? Go back into the BIOS and
stop all the RAID stuff and look for video options.
 
D

DL

Go inter the bios a reset to defaults

Marty S said:
If I go to boot settings and select my Western Digital Hard Drive as the
boot mode then I can get it to boot up. Otherwise it gives me the NTLDR
error.
 
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S

smlunatick

Your motherboard is based on a nVidia chipset. Are these video cards based on
the PCI-Express "slots?" If yes, please check with your motherboard manual
and check for the SLI control settings. nVidia based motherboards have the
possibility of combining two (or four) video cards with nVidia's SLI features.
 

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