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I have upgraded the graphics card in my z200. I've made a school boy error in the BIOS settings and have essentially disabled the PCIe slots.

My machine is running with a Xeon processor, so the on board graphics are not supported.

I've found the instructions to reset the CMOS; which seems not to work. Online research suggests the CMOS reset doesn't always work correctly. Does anyone have any suggestions for how I can un-brick my work station.
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Hi John,

 

Did you ever resolve this? I'm a bit frantic as it seems I've made the exact same mistake

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what setting did either of you change?

 

 a full cmos reset can be done by removing the power cord, then pressing the power button for 6 sec, now open the case and remove the cmos battery and if your board has a cmos button press that for 3 sec

 

now reinsert the battery and pwr cord and power on, enter the bios and reset the time/date

 

if you enabled the bios "compute" option (if available) you need a different method to fix the no video issue

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Thanks for the reply! What I did (foolishly) was disable the PCI slots in the devices section of bios. Incorrectly thinking this would enable onboard video... Now I get the 6 beep video error and utilizing bios reset as you suggested doesn't seem to make a difference. Not sure on the "compute" option. It doesn't ring a bell but is there no other way to regain PCI functionality?

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if you disabled the pci-e slots, buy a usb to vga dongle  note that some require drivers, you want a driverless or one this method should allow you to enter the bios or if you have a pci (not pci-e) slot buy a monochrome pci card

 

also, removing the add in video card should auto enable the onboard video

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