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Alright I'll give it a shot and let you know how that goes.

One thing to note, I ran it in VGA mode before, but I also had the video card in and it was fine. So this time since you want me to remove the card, I'm assuming I have to connect the video cable into the standard one? I did that before, with my card in, but nothing would appear on the screen. When the card is removed, I won't experience that same black out problem right?

I'll give it a try and let you know. I might be a bit late on the responses because it's Christmas and I'm going to be spending some time with the family. Thank you for taking time to help me with my current situation and have a Merry Christmas.
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I'm assuming I have to connect the video cable into the standard one?

Yes.

I did that before, with my card in, but nothing would appear on the screen

You need to enable on-board video in BIOS.
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Ok so I just removed my video card and used the standard one. Everything is normal.

Does this look like a video card error?
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It definitely looks like the card is shot and you'll know for the future why :)
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It definitely looks like the card is shot and you'll know for the future why :)


I see I see. Alright thanks for all your input. I appreciate the help. Merry Christmas to you.
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Merry Christmas :)
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Hey, a little update / quick question.


So I just got a new video card, installed it, and got everything to work fine. There is just one problem. Every time I turn on the computer, I get a "Found New Hardware Prompt" saying a new hardware (PCI-E Card) is found even though I installed the driver and everything is working fine.
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One thing to try is to let the wizard run like the card wasn't installed, instead of canceling the message.
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One thing to try is to let the wizard run like the card wasn't installed, instead of canceling the message.


I gave that method a shot and it just says the hardware is up to date and they couldn't find a better driver for that. So that's pretty weird.
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Go to Device Manager, then View>Show hidden devices
See, if you have any errors listed in "Non-Plug and Play Drivers"
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Go to Device Manager, then View>Show hidden devices
See, if you have any errors listed in "Non-Plug and Play Drivers"


Everything seems to be fine under that list.

Maybe it has to do with the standard video card I was using prior to installing the new card? Because when the notification pops up on the bottom right hand corner, it says, "New PCI Device Found." I'm actually using a PCI-Express video card. So maybe that has something to do with it?
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You new card should have disabled on-board video, but you can double check by going to BIOS.
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Alright I'll give it a shot then give you an update a little later on. Thanks for the advice.
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Sure thing :)
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