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my integrated video card wont start up


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rooskie

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ok guys so here's what happened.

my computer (vaio) has an integrated "intel extreme graphics" video card.
but ive added a nvidia geforce4 mx440 64mb pci card and ive been using that one since.
the problem is, im quite the gamer, and some rts games would run better with the intel card. and back then it was easy to switch back and forth between cards using the display settings menu. but ive just recently reformatted and ive been using the nvidia since i did, but ive acquired the game "empire earth II", and it bassically is too glitchy to play with the nvidia. so i want to use the intel card. i go to display settings but i cant switch the video cards anymore. i went into the device manager, and there's a little yellow circle with an exclamation point in it next to the icon for the intel card. i look at the properties for the intel card and under "device status" it says: This device cannot start. (Code 10)

the only thing i can think of as to why it may do this (and this is just a wild guess with no education backing it) is this: since i was using the nvidia card while i was installing windows, windows assumed it was the only graphics card, or maybe just the "primary" video card. and maybe something in the intel makes it so it has to be set as the "primary" video card in order for it to work? thats just my wild guess. and i will be so thankful if you guys help me fix this :tazz:
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warriorscot

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You guess is pretty good winows probably picked the PCI, the PCI MX440 should be faster than the intel integrated even though its so old it was actually quite fast, EE2 would be a push to run on the intel it will look just like the original EE if it pays.

You should be able to get the drivers from the intl website and install them, but i would reccomend a new gfx card to play nw gmes best.
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