I am so close to taking my system in to a shop
. I feel stuck between a rock and hard place and going in circles. I have an HP m8200n sytem that was running Vista Home Premium 32. Last month, I disabled the onboard graphics and installed the Sapphire HD 5570 card, with no problems at all. The other day I did a clean install/upgrade to Windows 7 home premium 64 and have had nothing but failure in getting the computer to recognize the graphics card.
My biggest problem right now is trying to boot to the bios. I used to be able to press F10 to get into the bios, but since my OS upgrade it doesn't work any more. I was going to uninstall any graphics drivers
, graphics card and reset the bios to use the onboard NVidia graphics. Then I was going to reinstall the Sapphire card, with the hopes Windows 7 would do the rest. Is there another way to get to the bios?
If I try to use the Sapphire card and driver
the computer boots up to the windows 7 icon and refreshes to a "somewhat black" screen. The mouse cursor is the only thing that shows up and I can control it. The screen isn't completely black and the audio sounds as if the system booted up to the login screen, except someone put a black curtain over it. Hopefully, that makes sense. When I reboot in safe mode and go under Device Drivers, it shows the video adapter is not functioning properly and nothing shows up for the monitor (HP w1907). If I uninstall the graphics driver and reboot the computer, Windows 7 will use the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter driver and the monitor will show up in the Device Manager appear using the Generic PnP Monitor driver.
Has anyone had a similar issue...been there, done that and fixed it? And how do I get to the bios?