A computer components & hardware forum. HardwareBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » HardwareBanter forum » Motherboards » Asus Motherboards
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

A7VC on-board video problems

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 13th 05, 12:20 AM
external usenet poster
Posts: n/a

In article ,

(Paul) wrote:

In article ,

If anyone could help me get this video card working, I would
appreciate it.

The A7VC has on-board video. It is going bad. I have purchased a PCI
video card.

No matter what I try, I can't get the new card to work with the old
video. I've tried every combination I can think of. Installing in safe
mode, not in safe mode, disabling the on-board video, not disabling
it. Nothing works to allow me to use the new card.

What happens is, I can get the new card installed, then reboot. Go in
to bios. Switch from on-board video to pci video. When XP starts, it
"finds" the on-board video, and when it tries to install a driver for
it, XP crashes and takes a few files with it. If XP is running off the
on-board video, it works fine even though both boards are installed.

Any ideas?



If drivers for both devices are installed, could you go into
the Device Manager and disable the AGP based video interface ?
Does that work ?

I thought of that, and tried that. Even though the on-board video is
disabled in this profile, XP still tries to install it and crashes.

Does it look like the PCI card drivers are
working, because disabling the AGP might not be a good idea
if the PCI side isn't really healthy.

Yes, the PCI drivers look to be working to me. I don't know of a
definitive way to tell in this situation, but the control panel is
installed and works, sort of (I say "sort of' because I have to boot
with the on-board video active or I get the crash.)

Does it seem to be
running in dual monitor mode or not ?

Yes it is running in dual monitor mode, and I haven't played with this
much since I've never worked with this before. It seems to me that
this may be the best approach, but I don't understand it well enough.
(Such as "Extend desktop to this monitor...")

Thanks for your help,


I cannot promise this will help - I ran into this suggestion
while searching for something else. These are instructions for
another board, but they may work for you.

"Disabling onboard video

You can disable the 810/810e chipset graphics this way.
1)Install your new video card in the PCI slot.
2)Boot to the bios
3)Set the new card as the primary graphics adapter. (this
sets the onboard graphics as a secondary adapter for
multi-monitor support.)
Now you can disable the onboard graphics in this manner:
1) Go to device manager in windows
2) Right click the icon for the Intel 810 graphics adapter.
3) click properties
4)un-check "exists in all hardware profiles"
6)Go back to Device manager and back into properties for
the 810 display adapter.
7) Click the check box for "disabled in this hardware profile"
I got this info from the Intel site ( no luck looking for
info at E for me ) and it worked without a hitch. If you do
not follow up by disabling the adapter ( in device manager ),
in this manner you get all kinds of conflicts, freezing etc.
Hope this helps anyone trying to do this.
LM "


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hardcore gamer is little upset. Ryan Atici Asus Motherboards 16 December 26th 04 03:26 AM
Tyan K8S Pro S2882: installing a PCI video card Andy Kuo AMD x86-64 Processors 3 November 6th 04 12:02 AM
Recommendations for board for video editing. Roger Buchanan Asus Motherboards 9 October 23rd 04 10:05 PM
A graphics card with video capture Hupjack Homebuilt PC's 14 April 7th 04 09:15 PM
Emachine 700id : Upgrading Video Problems MedKit General 0 October 16th 03 09:59 PM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 HardwareBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.