re enabling vga device

  sputnick 20:37 25 Feb 2007

Can anyone help me to re-enable vga device after I stupidly disabled it in device manager.
I now have no screen.

  SANTOS7 20:39 25 Feb 2007

take it out put it back in again boot pc and see if its detected

  ed-0 20:41 25 Feb 2007

You say you have no screen.

Is this for windows or even the computers first bootup screen ( post ).

If you get the writing e.g. memory, master drives etc. Then keep pressing the F8 key and go to safe mode. You should then be able to re-enable the device.

  SANTOS7 20:45 25 Feb 2007

Hope that works, have been following another forum thread with same error and his outcome was to format and re-install, it seems it'd one of those irreversable issues, hope i'm wrong..

  sputnick 20:48 25 Feb 2007

Tried removing and replacing, didn`t work.
Boot screen ok going into safe mode just get stuck on system pages.

  ed-0 20:48 25 Feb 2007

Just a bit more information to try to help you.

Your VGA device, is it

a)on-board graphics

or have you a

b)graphics card.

If you have a graphics card, does the motherboard have a seperate VGA connecter?

  ed-0 20:50 25 Feb 2007

" Boot screen ok going into safe mode just get stuck on system pages. "

It may take a few minutes, persevere.

If no luck, go back to F8 and pick last good now configuration. See if that works.

  sputnick 20:51 25 Feb 2007

It`s a AGP graphics card, no vga on mobo.
I might just have to do a re format and instal. I won`t do that again.

  keef66 12:42 26 Feb 2007

try removing the motherboard cmos battery for a couple of mins, or clear the cmos by swithching jumpers on the mobo (see the manual) Might make it start up with the failsafe bios settings

  sputnick 13:01 26 Feb 2007

Thanks for all replies, nothing worked, nor even windows repair.
Did a clean install and format, now working fine.
Must remember not to disable things if there are no alternative devices especially vga drivers.

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