Question Pc won't boot once I installed my graphics card

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So I bought a computer of of Amazon with 2 monitors. It just a normal dell optiplex 3020 but with 16gb of ram and 2tb hhd. the what I assume is the onboard graphics card is is the same slot where I would put my onda 1030 4gb ddr4 graphics card so I pull it out and put it in there but I have to unplug a wire on the back of the existing one. I install the graphics card and start my pc. It says there isn't a boot device so I put the original back in and boot it up with the wire and it works. My graphics card doesn't have a place to plug that wire in how do I fix this. Also I'm getting a new case so I done nessarially care that stuff doesn't fit as of right now.
 
what I assume is the onboard graphics card
"onboard" graphics would be an integrated GPU built into the CPU.
if you can physically remove it then it is a dedicated GPU.

but you should include images of the card you are removing and it's connected cable.
the "boot device" error would lead me to believe that you have removed a disk mounting extension card, not a graphics card.
 
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"onboard" graphics would be an integrated GPU built into the CPU.
if you can physically remove it then it is a dedicated GPU.

but you should include images of the card you are removing and it's connected cable.
the "boot device" error would lead me to believe that you have removed a disk mounting extension card, not a graphics card.
This is what I removed along with the cable connecting on the bottom right corner in that connecter. After I remove that cable it says no boot device
 
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as I suspected, that is a PCIe M.2 extension card housing the OS disk drive.
not a graphics card.
Well then how would I be able to install a graphics card if that slot is taken is there a solution that could work? Or do I just need a new mother board I mean I was gonna get one but I didn't want to just yet
 
these days it's pretty basic to have an onboard M.2 slot or more
and to have multiple PCIe x16 slots.

if this board doesn't offer either i would be replacing it for sure.
how would I be able to install a graphics card if that slot is taken is there a solution that could work?
if you have a separate SATA III SSD or HDD you can use that as an OS drive for now until you get a decent motherboard.
 
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these days it's pretty basic to have an onboard M.2 slot or more
and to have multiple PCIe x16 slots.

if this board doesn't offer either i would be replacing it for sure.

if you have a separate SATA III SSD or HDD you can use that as an OS drive for now until you get a decent motherboard.
How would I do that like do I need to reinstall windows on my hhd or ssd and put the cable into either one of those instead if so I don't know how to do that
 
it depends on the type of drive you have available.

if it's a SATA III 6GB/s drive;
it will connect to the motherboard via a SATA data cable.
and it will connect to the power supply via SATA power cable.

you will have to determine if you have a compatible drive, necessary cables, and how to connect it all in this particular situation.
 
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it depends on the type of drive you have available.

if it's a SATA III 6GB/s drive;
it will connect to the motherboard via a SATA data cable.
and it will connect to the power supply via SATA power cable.

you will have to determine if you have a compatible drive, necessary cables, and how to connect it all in this particular situation.
Do you know a video that explains how to do this and how to determine this if so the awesome if not it's alr I'll look later as I have to go-to work
 

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