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Is there any possible way to make a pc boot in to xp without a gfx card. I do beleive its getting to starting xp and then stoping because it cant find a gfxcard. I can tell this because the cd drive spins up when there is a bootable disk in the drive.

Basicaly i need to boot without a gfx card because the server i am putting it in hasnt got enough space for the card.

if anyone thinks they might have a solution to this please reply.

PS i have set bios halt on : no errors
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post #2 of 10
lol i think your goona have to make room for a card!....
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post #3 of 10
it should work fine. theres no reason it wouldnt start becuase you took out the gfx card. unless your mobo has no onboard video controller (which i KNOW it does) its gotta be something else
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I swear it worked once but i cant get it to work again. Hmm it doesnt have onboard gfx but i dunno if it still has something build in
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mybe ill have to get one of the pci raiser things for a 2u case
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post #6 of 10
it doesnt need onboard gfx, just some kind of video controller.
look on the mobo for anything that looks like it may involve video. you could try clearing the CMOS
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Im 100% positive that its getting past bios. The it trys to boot windows and hangs. I know this becasuse the cd drive spins and reads and then the hdd light flashes one.
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what do you seek by trying to achieve this?
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not having a massive great big graphics card sticking ut teh top of my server as it does at the moment (because its rackmount) Its ok ive got a agp raiser from ebay for under £5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Squeeky
not having a massive great big graphics card sticking ut teh top of my server as it does at the moment (because its rackmount) Its ok ive got a agp raiser from ebay for under £5
Please take out the REP begging as such out of your SIG its against OC.NET rules..And yes you can boot into windows without a G-CARD just rather taxing.
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