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When this card is in the system, I get no beeps, no display, no "POST" things occurring... It's obviously a legacy / old card from year 2000 so not sure if it's bad or what. I know I've used it in several older servers and things but it's one I've had lying around.

Any ideas of things I can try? Is this system not compatible with this PCI card? Is there a legacy hardware setting in BIOS that I'm overlooking?

Please advise.

UPDATE: (updated the title to include windows 7 x64) Well, I got the system to boot... I had to toggle a setting in BIOS. Now Windows is saying the device cannot start. It's assigning the Standard VGA Adapter driver (of course) and when I install the device driver it's throwing an error. Here is a screenshot enter image description here

And here is what the card looks like: enter image description here enter image description here

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silly question (on my part, not yours), but any reason you can't use onboard video? Its likely to be better than a 12 year old card. I vaguely remember there's an option to select between primary video cards in some systems as well, but that was AGP vs internal on VERY old computers – Journeyman Geek Apr 17 '12 at 14:09
try another pci slot if there is one. – Moab Apr 17 '12 at 15:59
I'm sorry, using a PCI-E X16 Graphics card for dual displays. Trying to add this for a basic 3rd display to handle another VGA. Can't use the integrated due to the PCI-E detection. – Joshua F. Rountree Apr 17 '12 at 20:57

Well, I think I've found the issue. The answer is located in this question: Second video card (PCI) under Windows 7

I'm sorry I missed this originally... Disappointing I most likely won't get this working.

I wish Windows 7 was more informative in this department... :-\

I'm leaning toward looking at USB Dongle VGA adapters.

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