Connect all cables and turn on the PC.
If your PC was using on-board video (no video card), then disable on-board video in the BIOS to prevent possible setup problems:
Press the F1
key repeatedly when the first screen appears.
A BIOS setup screen displays (BIOS setup screens vary depending on model of PC).
Use the directions on the BIOS screen to find and disable on-board video. The on-board video setting is usually on the Advanced page.
NOTE:In some cases, the BIOS does not have the option to disable the onboard video. In this case, select AGP or PCI as the primary output. The BIOS and the operating system should then detect the new video card instead of the onboard video.
to save the settings and exit.
Figure 10: One example of a BIOS Setup Screen
Use the software installation instructions that came with the video card to install the new software. Normally, when Windows finds the new hardware, a message is displayed prompting to insert the installation CD.
If the video card is a replacement card and is the same model as the one that was removed, Windows should find and install the software automatically. If needed, you may also install the Video driver using the HP Application Recovery software that comes with your PC.
Original and updated drivers may also exist on the HP Website. Go to
Software and Driver Downloads site
and enter your PC model number to find software and driver downloads.
When Windows opens, it should find new hardware. The screen resolution will be low and will probably appear larger than usual. This is normal.
If a window appears stating that it needs help finding particular files, place the driver disc from the video card manufacturer into a disc drive. If this does not help, browse to the following pathnames, one at a time, until the file is found:
NOTE:If files under these pathnames do not appear, double-click the C:\ hard drive icon from My Computer
, Folder Options
, and click the View
Remove the check marks from Hide protected operating system files
, and select Show hidden files and folders
Restart the PC when instructed by Windows.