Disabling Video

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Hi. Boy, been a *long* time since I posted here - last time was for a
boot disk and I actually remember Metronid's name. :)

Got an old Packard Bell that I would like to put a different video
card in and it has an on-board S3 Virge in it. AFAIK it's a 680 (or
so says the FCC sticker). I've got an ATI Radeon 7000 (PCI) from
another computer I'd like to put in it. I've never disabled on-board
anything before, so this is new territory for me.

Went to Ray's site (surely you all are familiar with it?) and tried to
download the manual but that link is broken. He claimed the video
couldn't be disabled on these boards, but at the same time said some
people had been able to do it. Well, either you can or you can't - I
don't get it.

I tried just installing the new card and then deleting the old one in
device manager. It reinstalls the Virge every time I boot. And then
I tried installing the drivers for the ATI. It said it wasn't
compatible with what was already there. Oddly, I have the monitor
plugged into the ATI but have the Virge drivers loaded. And it's
working. It doesn't even work if I try to plug it into the Virge.
Strange. But cards are such a pain to get in and out of this thing
that I thought I'd give it a fair shot before removing it.

Anyway, anyone know if that thing can be disabled or if there's any
way to work around it?

If no one here can help, is it worth it to join the Yahoo group?

---
erimess

My therapist told me a way to achieve
inner peace was to finish things I had
started. Today I finished 2 bags of potato
chips, a lemon pie, a fifth of Jack Daniel's
and a small box of chocolate candy.
I feel better already.
 
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Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.packardbell (More info?)

Since you've determined that the computer is using the PCI video card, I
suggest doing the following. Disable, not remove, the S3 video in Device
Manager. Uninstall any video drivers (may have to boot to Safe Mode) and if
asked, select the Windows Standard PCI Video driver. You may be able to
directly load the ATI drivers at this point but if you cannot, stay with the
Standard PCI drivers. Reboot, then install the ATI drivers.


<erimess> wrote in message
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> Hi. Boy, been a *long* time since I posted here - last time was for a
> boot disk and I actually remember Metronid's name. :)
>
> Got an old Packard Bell that I would like to put a different video
> card in and it has an on-board S3 Virge in it. AFAIK it's a 680 (or
> so says the FCC sticker). I've got an ATI Radeon 7000 (PCI) from
> another computer I'd like to put in it. I've never disabled on-board
> anything before, so this is new territory for me.
>
> Went to Ray's site (surely you all are familiar with it?) and tried to
> download the manual but that link is broken. He claimed the video
> couldn't be disabled on these boards, but at the same time said some
> people had been able to do it. Well, either you can or you can't - I
> don't get it.
>
> I tried just installing the new card and then deleting the old one in
> device manager. It reinstalls the Virge every time I boot. And then
> I tried installing the drivers for the ATI. It said it wasn't
> compatible with what was already there. Oddly, I have the monitor
> plugged into the ATI but have the Virge drivers loaded. And it's
> working. It doesn't even work if I try to plug it into the Virge.
> Strange. But cards are such a pain to get in and out of this thing
> that I thought I'd give it a fair shot before removing it.
>
> Anyway, anyone know if that thing can be disabled or if there's any
> way to work around it?
>
> If no one here can help, is it worth it to join the Yahoo group?
>
> ---
> erimess
>
> My therapist told me a way to achieve
> inner peace was to finish things I had
> started. Today I finished 2 bags of potato
> chips, a lemon pie, a fifth of Jack Daniel's
> and a small box of chocolate candy.
> I feel better already.
 
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Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.packardbell (More info?)

On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 04:14:28 GMT, "mdp" <markdpend@spambegone.aol.com>
wrote:

>Since you've determined that the computer is using the PCI video card, I
>suggest doing the following. Disable, not remove, the S3 video in Device
>Manager. Uninstall any video drivers (may have to boot to Safe Mode) and if
>asked, select the Windows Standard PCI Video driver. You may be able to
>directly load the ATI drivers at this point but if you cannot, stay with the
>Standard PCI drivers. Reboot, then install the ATI drivers.

Oh, how very cool. This worked!! :) Thank you, thank you, thank
you. (Now I'm ticked I didn't think of this myself.)

Now if I could just get this dang game working again so I can see what
it looks like now. :-( (Especially since that monitor is very dark
and this card's tools let me turn up the brightness.)

---
erimess

My therapist told me a way to achieve
inner peace was to finish things I had
started. Today I finished 2 bags of potato
chips, a lemon pie, a fifth of Jack Daniel's
and a small box of chocolate candy.
I feel better already.
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.packardbell (More info?)

You are quite welcome. Glad to be of help.

<erimess> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 04:14:28 GMT, "mdp" <markdpend@spambegone.aol.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Since you've determined that the computer is using the PCI video card, I
>>suggest doing the following. Disable, not remove, the S3 video in Device
>>Manager. Uninstall any video drivers (may have to boot to Safe Mode) and
>>if
>>asked, select the Windows Standard PCI Video driver. You may be able to
>>directly load the ATI drivers at this point but if you cannot, stay with
>>the
>>Standard PCI drivers. Reboot, then install the ATI drivers.
>
> Oh, how very cool. This worked!! :) Thank you, thank you, thank
> you. (Now I'm ticked I didn't think of this myself.)
>
> Now if I could just get this dang game working again so I can see what
> it looks like now. :-( (Especially since that monitor is very dark
> and this card's tools let me turn up the brightness.)
>
> ---
> erimess
>
> My therapist told me a way to achieve
> inner peace was to finish things I had
> started. Today I finished 2 bags of potato
> chips, a lemon pie, a fifth of Jack Daniel's
> and a small box of chocolate candy.
> I feel better already.
>
>