why did removing my gpu cause system restart?

November 26, 2010 at 08:26:05
Specs: Windows XP
i recently removed my graphics card from my computer in order to swap it out with a different one. rebooted computer without graphics card and now windows XP is trying to do a system restart and asks for a windows CD. what's going on? i'd place the graphics card back in, but it's broken now. is there any way to fix this problem? what exactly is the problem?

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#1
November 26, 2010 at 08:38:57
What is broken on the graphics card? If all you broke is the locking tang on the inner end you should still be able to use the card.

I would guess the reason for the problem is that you obviously have on board graphics too. The drivers for the on board may need to be installed.


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#2
November 26, 2010 at 13:54:11
a wire got lost in the body of the card, and i can't manage to pry it out. anyhow, what would drivers have to do with my computer prompting me to completely reinstall windows? i didn't tamper with the hds or the mobo itself.

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#3
November 26, 2010 at 15:18:09
I don't understand the damage to the video card. Did it damage the slot? Did the card get damaged while still inserted in the slot? Did you mess around with anything inside the case with the computer plugged in?

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#4
November 26, 2010 at 15:29:19
Go to BIOS and see if there is an option to use onboard graphics.

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