How to enable base video driver

Dell Dim4700
November 27, 2006 at 18:07:20
Specs: Windows XP Prof, Pentium 4 512 MB Ram
While attempting to install a new video card on my PC, I disabled the base video. Because of that I can no longer start my PC in safe mode. How can I enable the base video? Oh, and my Device Manager is only showing a blank screen, so I need a way other than using the device manager. Thanks!


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#1
November 27, 2006 at 18:28:31
I'm not so sure I understand (and this would've been better in the General Hardware forum) - but if the original video was onboard, and you'd disabled it from the CMOS setup, try reenabling it there, or else clear the CMOS with the motherboard jumper or by removing the battery

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#2
November 28, 2006 at 11:13:39
Here is some more information on what I did. I installed the new video card on my machine. I plugged the monitor into the new card and booted up. I tried to install the driver for the new card but I don't think it was successful. When I checked the driver that was being used through the Display properties, it was not the NVIDIA driver, it was some default driver, so I disabled it. When I rebooted I got no video at all. I then removed the new video card and booted up using my integrated graphics. Because my Device Manager does not work, I thought I would boot up using Safe Mode to try and uninstall my integrated graphics card. Now I cannot start up using Safe Mode because the base video is disabled.

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#3
November 28, 2006 at 15:08:55
"Because my Device Manager does not work... now I cannot start up using Safe Mode because the base video is disabled."

I wish I could say that made sense to me (but it really doesn't)

Try reposting in General Hardware - it's a busier forum and it may be easier to determine what's going on with your machine there

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