Disabled graphics adapter

D.r. Gateway dx4300-11 desktop - amd phe...
March 26, 2010 at 21:46:54
Specs: Windows 7
Hi guys,
I was trying to enable my stronger graphics card in the computer. I stupidly disabled the integrated graphics card via device manager and the screen turned black at once. I don't know how to enable it. I even tried using the keyboard to get to device manager and enable it but it still doesn't work. What can I do?

I can't access BIOS, safe mode, last known good config, etc, so something not of that sorts. If there is a way to reformat without editing the boot order in BIOS because I can't reach BIOS, please tell me.

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March 26, 2010 at 23:22:21
U can't access bios? What happen when u start the system? Do u see post screen or hear beeps?
When u start the system tap f8 the select enable vga mode. U didn't mention the v-card name. Do u have trouble installing it?

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March 27, 2010 at 02:08:04
those questions kuwese asked are enough for ur answer

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March 27, 2010 at 06:42:05
Do NOT reformat! Disabling the video in Device Manager has absolutely nothing to do with the BIOS. If you can't see the Gateway splash screen at bootup, you have a hardware problem. And you can't fix a hardware problem by reloading software.

I assume your system has both integrated video & a discrete video card? My guess is you have the monitor connected to the wrong one. However, either one will work for the accessing the BIOS, but once Windows starts to load, you have to have the monitor connected to the correct port. Since you apparently disabled the onboard, that means you need to connect the cable to the discrete card.


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March 27, 2010 at 13:43:44
I already fixed it, but thanks anyways. I basically did exactly
what you said. I went in the tower, feelings of despair welled
up in my heavy heart, until I saw that the ATi 4650 was
connected to the outside by the blue monitor port. I tried
connecting the monitor cord to that, and turned on the


I can access BIOS, safe mode, reformat, see the
gateway/winodws splash screen, just everything!
I can't believe I lived like this for 2 months+!
Thanks so much! You knew my situation like you were there
yourself :)

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