09-26-2017 03:03 PM
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.
12-08-2019 07:55 PM
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
12-08-2019 08:06 PM
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?
12-08-2019 08:18 PM - edited 12-08-2019 08:25 PM
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