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Hello all,

I am trying to install a new Radeon HD 4350 graphics card in my desktop computer. The machine is an HP-Pavillion (model# A1310N) running Windows XP, with an on-board ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 graphics chip. I've been running into some trouble during this installation and was hoping for some help:

1) Basically, I've plugged the new Radeon card into the right slot (PCI-E I believe), but when I turn the computer back on, the monitor doesn't receive any signal. This happens whether the VGA cord is plugged into the motherboard's VGA port or the card's VGA port.
2) In the Device Manager, under "Display adapters," I've disabled the "ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 Series" driver already there and restarted the machine a couple times. I'm confused how the machine is able to display any graphics at all right now since I disabled that driver...
3) In the BIOS, my machine says that its primary video data is coming from "PCI-E." I'm not sure why it says this and not "on-board", and I don't understand why the new graphics card isn't working if the BIOS is looking for video data from the correct slot.

I've plugged in and unplugged things, restarted monitor and computer, and enabled and disabled things in the Device Manager several times now and I'm running out of ideas. Can anyone tell me why the monitor isn't receiving a signal from the new card? Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 6
Don't disable a graphics card. Just go to the website and find the best drivers and see if it works.

its possible the computer doesnt use the 4350 because it doesnt have enough power either.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi Pavillion, thanks for the reply. Don't I need to disable the current graphics chip before I can install a new card?
post #4 of 6
even if you disable the driver, plug and play monitor will still function. have you tried uninstalling your 200 drivers, or are they legacy in XP?
    
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Vlasov, right-clicking the driver in Device Manager allows me to Update, Enable, or Uninstall the driver. You're saying I should click uninstall? If I do that, will the new card's driver get installed automatically?
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Originally Posted by Shundra9 View Post

Vlasov, right-clicking the driver in Device Manager allows me to Update, Enable, or Uninstall the driver. You're saying I should click uninstall? If I do that, will the new card's driver get installed automatically?

It should, if not do you have a cd that came with the card? If yes then put in the cd and install the driver then reboot.
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