Have pc without display connector

February 2, 2011 at 09:38:39
Specs: Windows 7
I have a pc with no display connection only on independant graphics card i reset the bios and it went to pci settings not for agp now i have blank screen while it boots up how can i get it back to agp

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February 2, 2011 at 09:46:50
Install a PCI Graphics card and hook your monitor to it OR you could locate your BIOS reset jumper on your mother board.

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February 2, 2011 at 10:31:52
You should get a display from the graphics card's video port regardless of the bios's settings on a mboard that has an AGP slot.

All modern video adapters support basic VGA video while booting the computer, and all Windows operating systems support the adapter's basic VGA video before the specific drivers have been loaded for the adapter's video chipset.

Remove the AC power to the case, and then make sure the graphics card is all the way down in it's slot.
Restore the AC power, then try the computer.

In any case, you should get video while booting before Windows is supposed to load !

If you are getting no display at all at any time, then you either have a fried graphics card, or a defective monitor which isn't likely (try it with another computer), or something else is wrong with your computer ! No video at all cannot be caused by a bios setting or any other software setting on a mboard that has an AGP slot ! That's a hardware problem !
( Flashing the bios with the WRONG bios update, or if something went wrong while flashing the bios, CAN cause no video at all.)

There is a setting in the bios for Primary Video or Initialize Video First or similar - if that's set to PCI rather than AGP when you're using an AGP video card, you normally still have video in Windows 7 (and 2000, XP, and Vista) but the specific video drivers for the AGP card cannot use the advanced AGP features in Windows when the bios has the setting set to PCI. You still have video but it does not perform as well as it should.

If you are always getting a display while BEFORE Windows loads, but then you get NO video, a black screen, after Windows loads, that's a different problem and it's usually easily fixed.

You probably need to load monitor drivers.

For Vista, or Windows 7....
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