Windows XP Video Card and Shut Down Issue


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Hi I am very glad I found this forum because I had a few questions for over a year and did not know where to ask them.

I have a HP Pavilion A700n that is about 5-6 years old Win XP Home with 2G RAM

About a year ago I installed a new video card a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

Ever since then I have not been able to shut down the computer with out having to hold the power button as the computer reboots. While this is not a major problem because I only shut down once every 2-3 months I would like to cure the problem.

In addition I want to know if I go to add and remove programs is it safe to remove all the references to the VIA?S3G UniChrome IGP video?

Below is the information I copied from System Information>Components>Display

Thanks in advance for the help.


Name VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP

PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_7205&SUBSYS_72051106&REV_01\4&10AF1F73&0&0008

Adapter Type GeForce 8400 GS, VIA/S3G compatible

Adapter Description VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP

Adapter RAM 512.00 MB (536,870,912 bytes)

Installed Drivers nv4_disp.dll

Driver Version 6.14.10.0178-16.94.39.47

INF File oem106.inf (viagfx_3205 section)

Color Planes 1

Color Table Entries 4294967296

Resolution 1680 x 1050 x 60 hertz

Bits/Pixel 32

Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xD3FFFFFF

Memory Address 0xD9000000-0xD9FFFFFF

IRQ Channel IRQ 16

Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\vtmini.sys (6.14.10.0178-16.94.39.47, 169.25 KB (173,312 bytes), 8/7/2004 4:01 PM)



Name NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E4&SUBSYS_05CF196E&REV_A1\4&3A26727F&0&0040

Adapter Type VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP, NVIDIA compatible

Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

Adapter RAM 16.00 MB (16,777,216 bytes)

Installed Drivers vtdisp.dll

Driver Version 6.14.11.9621

INF File oem107.inf (Section001 section)

Color Planes Not Available

Color Table Entries Not Available

Resolution Not Available

Bits/Pixel Not Available

Memory Address 0xC2000000-0xC2FFFFFF

Memory Address 0xB0000000-0xCFFFFFFF

Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xC1FFFFFF

I/O Port 0x00009000-0x00009FFF

IRQ Channel IRQ 16

I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB

I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF

Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF

Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys (6.14.11.9621, 9.80 MB (10,276,768 bytes), 8/8/2004 3:50 AM)
 
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The VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP is an onboard graphics card if im not mistaken. You should disable onboard graphics card in the bios which will probably solve your PC not shutting down properly aswell
 
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Reefsmoka said:
The VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP is an onboard graphics card if im not mistaken. You should disable onboard graphics card in the bios which will probably solve your PC not shutting down properly aswell

Thanks.
How do I get to to that ?

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When you 1st turn on your PC, wither press Delete or F2, it should tell you on screen what to press to get into bios. It will be before the windows loading screen.

Edit:I think your motherboard model is the Asus A7V8Z-LA (from googling your pc make/model) so getting into the bios will be by press Delete as in the guide here : http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/a/biosaccess_mb.htm
 
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Thanks

Reefsmoka said:
When you 1st turn on your PC, wither press Delete or F2, it should tell you on screen what to press to get into bios. It will be before the windows loading screen.

Edit:I think your motherboard model is the Asus A7V8Z-LA (from googling your pc make/model) so getting into the bios will be by press Delete as in the guide here : http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/a/biosaccess_mb.htm

Thank you
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