I am having an unusual problem with the graphics card in my Dell Dimension 8300 PC. If I check the card in the device manger the error message says that there is a problem with the card (Error Code 10) and that there are no drivers installed even though all the drivers for the ATI card are installed. I bought a new GeForce 6 graphics card and installed this card and everything seemed to be working fine but when I reboot the computer the error message is back and windows has loaded a generic driver instead. If I uninstall the card in the device manager and reinstall the driver the card works properly. The problem occurred last week when I heard a popping noise from the PC case. I know now that the problem is not the graphics card as I have replaced it. Have I blown a chip on the motherboard and can it be repaired or do I have to replace the motherboard.
I have uninstalled the Graphics Adapter in device manager and safe mode. The Graphics Adapter uninstalls and when I reboot the computer windows detects the Graphics Adapter and will try to install it. If I have the driver cd in the cd drive the drivers will install if I do not install the drivers the computer will start up using a generic windows display driver. When I shutdown the computer and restart I have the same problem and there is a problem with the Graphics Adapter in the device manager. The motherboard does not have onboard graphics.