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Thread: Problems with GF4 PCI with onboard video mobo




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    Question for anyone who might be able to help...

    I'm trying to install a Geforce4 MX420 PCI onto a motherboard with onboard video. The strange thing is, I was able to successfully install it using windows ME. However, later the card was removed, and the machine reformatted and WinXP installed as the OS. I went back and tried to reinstall the card, and I am able to see the screen as BIOS POSTs, and when the windows XP startup screen comes up, but when XP actually loads, the screen goes black. I can still hear sounds, but nothing shows up on the screen after the initial loading sequence. I found that very strange... does anyone have any suggestions as to what could be causing this? Thanks ahead.

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    you have to set the PCI video card as primary in XP, even though it set in bios.
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    Ah. Where can I do that inside XP?

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    You change this under display properties > settings
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