Computer Doesn't Boot if Graphics Card is Installed

November 22, 2015 at 05:37:07
Specs: Windows 64
After I flashed my BIOS (should not have done that without knowing what I'm doing) my computer wouldn't start, so I gave my PC to computer repair shop. They flashed it again and now it only boots with on-board graphics. If the graphics card is installed the computer is not booting up. Even if the VGA cable is plugged into the on-board graphics. The fans on the processor and the graphics card spin up but there is no display on screen. Also the graphics card does work on other motherboards.

After searching online I found out that to make it work with a graphics card I have to change Initiate Graphics Adapter to PCI in the BIOS. When I got into my BIOS the Initiate Graphic Adapter option was missing, the only setting in the North Bridge is IGD memory.

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#1
November 22, 2015 at 07:56:58
You haven't supplied any specs for any of your hardware so it's difficult to offer much advice. Did you reset the BIOS & then manually reconfigure the settings? Loading defaults is never the best way to go. You will need to disable the onboard & change the initial display to the PCIe slot.

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#2
November 22, 2015 at 08:42:48
I tried disabling the onboard but when I look for that option in the BIOS, its just not there. I looked in the manual for the motherboard and there's supposed to be a setting for that in the north bridge. Do I need to get my BIOS flashed again?

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#3
November 22, 2015 at 19:20:45
If the card has a separate power connector make sure it's attached. Possibly when they worked on it they removed it and neglected to reattach. You might want to check back with the shop that did the bios flash and see if they have any ideas.

Or as riider suggests you should try resetting the bios (clearing the cmos). You may need to consult the manual but basically, with the power cord disconnected, locate the 'clear cmos' jumper on the motherboard. It usually consists of three pins with a jumper over two of them--the middle pin and one of the side pins. That is the 'standby ' position. Move that jumper to the 'clear' position--the middle pin and the other pin--for a few seconds and them move it back to the standby position. The plug the power cord in and boot it up. See if it boots with the card installed. You may get a message 'system options not set' meaning you need to go into bios setup and set the date and maybe some other settings. Again the manual should help.

If none of that works then the video card may be bad.


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#4
November 23, 2015 at 03:58:17
So I reset the BIOS like you suggested and I tried installing the graphics card back in, same result as before. I know I cleared the CMOS correctly since when I booted it up again (without the graphics card) it said System settings wrong. So I set my date and time and then I looked in the north bridge for the Initiate Graphics Adapter setting which still isn't there.

Something I noticed when I was looking through the manual for my motherboard is that the version of BIOS in the manual is 2.11.1210 and the BIOS that I have is 2.14.1219. Can that have anything to do with the option not being there?

Also, here's a picture of my graphics card, maybe that will help:
http://imgur.com/sOoE7RO

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#5
November 23, 2015 at 14:03:14
Are you going to supply your system specs or not? As I alluded to in my other response, we can't help you without them.

BTW, your image is nothing but a number "1".


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#6
November 23, 2015 at 15:56:49
Motherboard: A960M-M2
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7670, 2GB
Processor: AMD FX-6100
Motherboard chipset: AMD 760G
RAM: 4 GB (1 stick)

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#7
November 23, 2015 at 16:55:58
Better than nothing. I guess the video card & power supply don't count?

Try this...go into the BIOS > Chipset Menu > Northbridge:

IGD Memory = Auto
UMA Frame Buffer Size = Auto
Initiate Graphics Adapter = PCI Express



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#8
November 23, 2015 at 17:06:12
Like I said before, the only option in the north bridge is IGD Memory and its set to auto.

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#9
November 23, 2015 at 18:49:48
The 2.11.1210 bios version would be the original and 2.14.1219 the update. If you can't get it going you (or the shop) could 'update' it to the previous version that worked for you.

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