enableing my onboard graphics card

June 4, 2010 at 11:24:18
Specs: windows xp, 3.2cpu/3gigs of ram
i was trying to install a new graphics card in my computer but i mistakenly disable my onboard graphics card before running the installation cd for the new card now when i turn on my computer all i get is some beeps and no signal to my monitor is there anyway i can enable the onboard grahics card if not what should i do

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June 4, 2010 at 11:48:09
The operating system should have some generic drivers for your new card so that when you boot you get video although without all the bells and whistles. I would reseat the new card to make sure you have a good connection, also does this card require a powere connection from the psu and if so make sure it is connected. Also describe the beeps. One long two short, three short....etc...etc....

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June 4, 2010 at 11:59:23
You're getting beeps because you didn't install the card correctly. And if you're asking about the M52-8212, you need to use a low profile graphics card.

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June 4, 2010 at 12:03:42
I hope you unplugged the computer before inserting the card.

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June 5, 2010 at 06:27:20
when i i start up my system i hear 2 short beeps then everything loads just don't have a monitor signal

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June 5, 2010 at 06:39:45
First of all, I don't think you can mistakenly disable the onboard graphics. It is the default video.

You can reduce the amount of RAM dedicated to graphics but if no add in card is installed the onboard whould automatically work.

Conversely, if you install most types of add in cards it will automatically disable the onboard graphics.

As jam stated above, you may not have the card seated correctly. If you installed a full height card instead of a low profile card, if required, you may have the card half pulled out of the slot. That could possibly cause permanent damage to the motherboard.

I don't know if that is what you have done or not.

Unplug the computer and remove the add in card. Connect the monitor to the onboard and reboot to see what happens.

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June 5, 2010 at 09:22:12
ok the beaps are from the reason thatu did not install the card correctly hoping that u unplugged ur pc before doing that.
And this time do insert the card well cz like the guys said it could break ur board or whatever slot u have. btw installing a new card automatically removes the onboard one ;)

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June 6, 2010 at 07:48:13

I would like to thank everybody for their help with my problem I had just about given up on ever getting my problem solved But your suggestions made me give it another try which i did and behold i was able to get my computer up and running again after installing a PNY5200 GRAPHICS CARD 256mb now i am back online and surfing the web again so once again THANK YOU everybody for all your help

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