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Re: [vox-tech] HELP!! (happy now Peter? :P)
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Re: [vox-tech] HELP!! (happy now Peter? :P)



well i had already been using a seperate video card besides my on-board one
without any problems.  Also, the manual for my  computer said that the
on-board is automatically disabled if it detects another video  card.  Well
guess there's nothing I can do, seems like my  motherboard is dead (but i
still hear all the sounds my bios makes *shrugs) well thanks for all your
help anyways everybody.
-Gage
----- Original Message -----
From: "ME" <dugan@passwall.com>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] HELP!! (happy now Peter? :P)


> On Mon, 14 May 2001, Gage_006 wrote:
> > I decided to just cut  and paste this, insted of rewriting it, but i
also
> > have to mention this is when i FIRST turn on my computer, so I don't
even
> > see the bios.
>
> Assuming that your get this message right-away when starting your computer
> with any and all monitor/video card combos:
>
> You have an on-board video controller and have installed a new video
> adapter without first disabling your on-board one with (possibly) a jumper
> setting or too many video adapters plugged into your system.
>
> You have a motherboard that is dead. (More difficult to test, but assuming
> this machine is on a network, and it is able to start up all of the way,
> and after it finishes (you see very little HD light activity) and you are
> able to ping it, then your motherboard is not likely dead.)
>
> You have another (unlisted) hardware error.
>
> Hardware errors are often better solved in person because solutions over
> e-mail generate lots of messages that tend to annoy other list members.
>
>
> -ME
>
>


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