NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 not compatible with VGA??

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by pfister, Jun 11, 2006.

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    pfister Guest

    pfister, Jun 11, 2006
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    Roy Coorne Guest

    Have you tried installing Vista with the FX5200, the on-board display
    adapter having been de-activated in the BIOS?

    Roy Coorne, Jun 11, 2006
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    Chris Hill Guest

    I recommend disabling your Intel graphics controller if possible
    (perhaps in BIOS or with some kind of switch on the motherboard).

    Vista (specifically the WDDM driver system) has a limitation that
    prohibits more than one driver from being loaded at once. I ran into
    the same situation with my ATI and NVIDIA cards, only one can be
    active at once per-reboot (I choose which is the primary in BIOS, and
    this is the only one that works). I confirmed this limitation with
    Microsoft, and it is by design. There is also a limitation that you
    can't run a WDDM driver and a non-WDDM driver simultaneously.

    Hopefully you will be able to disable the Intel graphics controller.
    If not, I suspect you won't be able to get your NVIDIA card to work.
    If it doesn't work, provide feedback to Microsoft. At the very least,
    I believe this problem requires a better description of the error.

    I have not tried this myself, but according to the information I have
    seen you may be able to use two non-WDDM drivers simultaneously (like
    in XP). This may be particularly applicable to your situation, where
    the Intel card may not have a WDDM driver. Try installing an XP
    driver on Vista and see if that works for you. Of course you won't be
    getting any benefits of WDDM.

    I'm fairly disappointed with this limitation of Vista.

    Chris Hill, Jun 11, 2006
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    pfister Guest

    Well, for some reason i can't see BIOS from the fx5200. if you know how to
    enalbe it then i could try that.
    pfister, Jun 11, 2006
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    pfister Guest

    I tried putting the default graphics card as the PCI and no output signal
    came. I will try again and see if i can disable the intel graphics card.
    The only problem is..if i disable it and it doesnt go to the pci card then
    how will i re enable the intel card since i wont have a screen?

    I will try in BIOS and see.
    pfister, Jun 11, 2006
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    Chris Hill Guest

    You should be able to plug a monitor into the active graphics card
    (either Intel onboard or the NVIDIA PCI) to see enough to change
    settings back in BIOS. If there is no signal from both sources, I'm
    not sure what you would do. I don't think that should happen though.
    I would assume that the BIOS is smart enough to prevent the video from
    going nowhere but I don't know anything about your machine

    You didn't mention what your original configuration was when you took
    the screenshots. Was the monitor connected to the Intel? Do you have
    one monitor or multiple monitors?

    Chris Hill, Jun 11, 2006
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    pfister Guest

    Ok I went into BIOS and set the PCI as the default. The screen was black
    for about 45 seconds (so it was probably booting) then I pressed control alt
    delete and the logon screen appeared. I'm now on the GeForce FX 5200 card


    The other card was disabled, as you said there was a conflict in having to
    drivers at the same time. I am now using windows aero!!

    Thanks a lot,
    pfister, Jun 11, 2006
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    digitalexplr Guest

    Glad you got that worked out. I knew it had to work since I'm running Vista
    digitalexplr, Jun 14, 2006
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