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Disabled Onboard graphics in OS

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Disabled Onboard graphics in OS


    Hello,

    I have a p7-1423w HP Beats Audio Desktop.

    Problem: Tried to hook up my new nvidia video card, powered on the computer. No display. Unseated the video card, switched the cable back to the onboard connection, powered on, booted into BIOS, and I did not see any option for disabling Onboard or switching to PCI-E. So, I booted into Windows 8 and disabled the onboard graphics there. I then installed the video card physically into the computer and powered on. Still no display. I unseated the graphics card and plugged back into the onboard once again and now I only get display up until POST is finished then the display is turned off (I only assume this is because I disabled the Intel HD onboard graphics in the OS). But I tried to boot to miniXP from HIRENS only to find out I cannot boot to the CD! This is ingenious (sarcasm noted), so I need to figure out how to get this very limited machine to boot to a CD to get into MINIXP so I can reenable the onboard. Much Appreciated,

    MT

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  2. #2


    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7


    If you can get through post, reset your BIOS settings to re-enable onboard graphics. You should never need to turn this off. A discrete graphics card will automatically take precedence when it's installed properly.

    Also, never install a video card until the drivers for it have been installed.

    What nvidia card are you trying to install? Does it require external power connectors (six or eight pin)? A six pin connector pumps 75 watts per connection and an 8 pin pumps 150 watts. It's important to also have a powerful enough power supply if that's the situation you're in. If your card has power connections and your power supply does not have the same cables to support your card, you're out of luck; the slot on the motherboard doesn't push enough power (only 75w).
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by JLyman View Post

    Also, never install a video card until the drivers for it have been installed.


    What nvidia card are you trying to install? Does it require external power connectors (six or eight pin)? A six pin connector pumps 75 watts per connection and an 8 pin pumps 150 watts. It's important to also have a powerful enough power supply if that's the situation you're in. If your card has power connections and your power supply does not have the same cables to support your card, you're out of luck; the slot on the motherboard doesn't push enough power (only 75w).

    The first thing you said, about never installing a video card until the drivers have been installed is wrong. Go ahead and put in a nVidia driver cd and try to install the drivers without the card being in the computer and tell me what happens. Most likely its going to give you an error message right before install stating:

    The nvidia Setup program could not locate any drivers that compatible with your current hardware

    This means that it did not detect the card for which the corresponding drivers are for. So, the power issue could be the case because this is a stock computer but also the BIOS on this machine like I said are very limited. No options exist for graphic control. I also said that you can not boot to a CD either. So my original question was how to get this specific type of computer to boot to CD. Thanks for the comment, though.
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  4. #4


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    Quote Originally Posted by metaltechnician View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JLyman View Post

    Also, never install a video card until the drivers for it have been installed.


    What nvidia card are you trying to install? Does it require external power connectors (six or eight pin)? A six pin connector pumps 75 watts per connection and an 8 pin pumps 150 watts. It's important to also have a powerful enough power supply if that's the situation you're in. If your card has power connections and your power supply does not have the same cables to support your card, you're out of luck; the slot on the motherboard doesn't push enough power (only 75w).

    The first thing you said, about never installing a video card until the drivers have been installed is wrong. Go ahead and put in a nVidia driver cd and try to install the drivers without the card being in the computer and tell me what happens. Most likely its going to give you an error message right before install stating:

    The nvidia Setup program could not locate any drivers that compatible with your current hardware

    This means that it did not detect the card for which the corresponding drivers are for. So, the power issue could be the case because this is a stock computer but also the BIOS on this machine like I said are very limited. No options exist for graphic control. I also said that you can not boot to a CD either. So my original question was how to get this specific type of computer to boot to CD. Thanks for the comment, though.
    Pull the graphics card out and re-boot. The onboard card will automatically be enabled if no other display card is detected.

    I would have to agree with JLyman. You need to install the driver first. That is why it is called "driver". You need something to drive your hardware when you put it in. After installation you will be asked to shutdown the PC and place the card. If this didn't happen, you have other issues from the start. And there should also be something in the manual that says when and how to disable the onboard card. That is how I got my 3 monitors running when I upgraded my graphics card and disabled the onboard one. And yeah, I had to replace my power supply to do this.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by metaltechnician View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JLyman View Post

    Also, never install a video card until the drivers for it have been installed.


    What nvidia card are you trying to install? Does it require external power connectors (six or eight pin)? A six pin connector pumps 75 watts per connection and an 8 pin pumps 150 watts. It's important to also have a powerful enough power supply if that's the situation you're in. If your card has power connections and your power supply does not have the same cables to support your card, you're out of luck; the slot on the motherboard doesn't push enough power (only 75w).

    The first thing you said, about never installing a video card until the drivers have been installed is wrong. Go ahead and put in a nVidia driver cd and try to install the drivers without the card being in the computer and tell me what happens. Most likely its going to give you an error message right before install stating:

    The nvidia Setup program could not locate any drivers that compatible with your current hardware

    This means that it did not detect the card for which the corresponding drivers are for. So, the power issue could be the case because this is a stock computer but also the BIOS on this machine like I said are very limited. No options exist for graphic control. I also said that you can not boot to a CD either. So my original question was how to get this specific type of computer to boot to CD. Thanks for the comment, though.
    Pull the graphics card out and re-boot. The onboard card will automatically be enabled if no other display card is detected.

    I would have to agree with JLyman. You need to install the driver first. That is why it is called "driver". You need something to drive your hardware when you put it in. After installation you will be asked to shutdown the PC and place the card. If this didn't happen, you have other issues from the start. And there should also be something in the manual that says when and how to disable the onboard card. That is how I got my 3 monitors running when I upgraded my graphics card and disabled the onboard one. And yeah, I had to replace my power supply to do this.
    Ok problem solved with windows 8, i installed another card and gave it a min after post and the card is working. NO DRIVERS INSTALLED. Guys, seriously?? Go buy any nvidia card and give me the screen shots of you installing the drivers WITHOUT THE CARD IN. It will give you an error message stating the hard ware cannot be found or something along those lines. Name me a card or show me shots of installing drivers before hardware is installed. The hard ware must have minimal detection by a MB, while giving it an IRQ address for the MB before you can install drivers. Sigh, thanks for the help.
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  6. #6


    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by metaltechnician View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by metaltechnician View Post


    The first thing you said, about never installing a video card until the drivers have been installed is wrong. Go ahead and put in a nVidia driver cd and try to install the drivers without the card being in the computer and tell me what happens. Most likely its going to give you an error message right before install stating:

    The nvidia Setup program could not locate any drivers that compatible with your current hardware

    This means that it did not detect the card for which the corresponding drivers are for. So, the power issue could be the case because this is a stock computer but also the BIOS on this machine like I said are very limited. No options exist for graphic control. I also said that you can not boot to a CD either. So my original question was how to get this specific type of computer to boot to CD. Thanks for the comment, though.
    Pull the graphics card out and re-boot. The onboard card will automatically be enabled if no other display card is detected.

    I would have to agree with JLyman. You need to install the driver first. That is why it is called "driver". You need something to drive your hardware when you put it in. After installation you will be asked to shutdown the PC and place the card. If this didn't happen, you have other issues from the start. And there should also be something in the manual that says when and how to disable the onboard card. That is how I got my 3 monitors running when I upgraded my graphics card and disabled the onboard one. And yeah, I had to replace my power supply to do this.
    Ok problem solved with windows 8, i installed another card and gave it a min after post and the card is working. NO DRIVERS INSTALLED. Guys, seriously?? Go buy any nvidia card and give me the screen shots of you installing the drivers WITHOUT THE CARD IN. It will give you an error message stating the hard ware cannot be found or something along those lines. Name me a card or show me shots of installing drivers before hardware is installed. The hard ware must have minimal detection by a MB, while giving it an IRQ address for the MB before you can install drivers. Sigh, thanks for the help.
    If you download from the Internet, then yes you'll have this issue... But if you use the CD, the installer package is designed differently and only for use with the make/model. Sigh... No one reads manuals these days.
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  7. #7


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    In previous versions of windows it wasnt always necessary to have the hardware installed first, in fact the hardware manufacturer usually recommended to install the driver first. I guess thats no longer the case with Win 8. Were trying to help you, theres no need to point your finger and shout WRONG.
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