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Windows 7: Graphics Card Causes BIOS Problems

20 May 2012   #1
Stevefp4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Graphics Card Causes BIOS Problems

I have a Radeon HD 4650 graphics card. When I had it in my computer I do not get BIOS options and my monitor is dark until the welcome screen, without it in I get these options. Also if I force shutdown my computer I do not see the safe mode 'countdown' screen but without the graphics card I do. I need to have my card in so I can enter BIOS and select it over the current graphics im using. Anyone know how to make it so I can solve this problem? Thanks.


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20 May 2012   #2
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Need more information about your motherboard brand/model and BIOS.

Why don't you put the card in, but still connect your monitor to the onboard graphics VGA/DVI/HDMI connector from the motherboard? That way your BIOS will see the external HD4650, but will also put out what you say is still coming out through the onboard graphics chip.

If you have onboard graphics, and you're trying to go to an external video card of the HD4650, isn't there an "auto" setting in the BIOS? I would think that should detect the presence of an external video card and use it over the onboard graphics.

Anyway, for the moment I'd leave the monitor connected to the onboard connector if you say connecting it to the HD4650 isn't working. Then you can make your BIOS adjustment, and then re-connect and reboot and you should be there. Yes?
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21 May 2012   #3
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Just out of curiosity, is the card connected to the monitor via hdmi cable?
If it is replace that with a DVI cable. There are some (many) cards that don't drop on a signal onto the HDMI port until windows boots.

just my 2c worth.
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21 May 2012   #4
FaberTech

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More
 
 

Look up your motherboard manufacturer's website, find the latest bios update for your motherboard, download it, and follow the instructions on installing it (preferably through the bios and not windows)
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21 May 2012   #5
FaberTech

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
Just out of curiosity, is the card connected to the monitor via hdmi cable?
If it is replace that with a DVI cable. There are some (many) cards that don't drop on a signal onto the HDMI port until windows boots.

just my 2c worth.
You are very correct
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