Wheres Apocalypse kid when you need him. I disabled the onboard video. And when i first boot up i see GF4ti4200 AGP 8X so its connected but i still see lines and such. Im in safe mode with networking.
Are you hitting f8 to get into safe mode? Or is windows asking you to start in safemode? Can you boot normally?
You may see your gforce at boot, but if you have initial display set to pci and you onboard is disabled, that might be the problem.
Check your bios, its usually under Integrated peripherals/ initial disply device, or something like that.
I read through this post kinda quick, gonna go reread it to see if I missed something.
Originally posted by VonMeyer I uninstalled the old drivers and the video card itself.
Do you mean you just took the card out? Or did you actually disable it in windows? If so have you reenabled it in windows?
Originally posted by VonMeyer I even uninstalled the onboard video and it doesnt work yet.
Originally posted by VonMeyer Ok. How can i make windows recognize my onboard video? I uninstalled it to get my card to work of course that didnt help.
Are you uninstalling your onboard video in windows or disabling it in the bios?
Try this. Disable onboard in the bios, make sure initial display is set to agp. Reboot. If it still boots into safe mode, use safe mode to clear out any old drivers you have. Delete any nvidia drivers you have in program files, or wherever they are normally saved at. Check your device manager to make sure you geforce is enabled. Reboot.
If the safe mode option still comes up try selecting normal boot to see if it works. If it does then reinstall your video drivers. Be aware there have been reported problems with the latest set of nvidia display drivers. If they worked for you before thats not a problem but if you havnt used the new ones yet, try an older set.
I think the use of system restore after uninstalling some hardware might be a big part of your problem.
I had a similar problem once and I used the repair option off of the xp cd. During the repair it asked for my original video driver cd and reinstalled the drivers. This didnt fix it though and a complete reinstall of windows was necessary. That might be the case here.
Then again, you might have some damaged hardware. I cant quite tell until you try the above.
The lines and that was the reason i did the system restore. I put the bios back onto PCi.
I solved the problem by buying a new card.
PNY GeForce FX 5200 Ultra 128MB AGP Video Card