How to remove ATI Wonder 650

  1. Posts : 2
    win 10 Pro

    How to remove ATI Wonder 650

    I plan to remove my ATI Wonder 650 tuner card and replace it with a Hauppauge HVR-1265. I am having difficulty removing the ATI 650. I have a ATI Radeon HD 4600 series video card. I upgraded to win 10 pro from Win 7 Pro ( 10.0.18363 build 18363). Media Center is gone and with the ATI 650, Media Portal crashed and NextVPR could not find the analog tuner.
    Motherboard is Asus Z97-Pro and CPU is i7-4790K.

    I removed the card and on restart, had no video at any time. I expected to have some grayed out drivers to remove, but had no video at all. Monitor cable is connected to the PCI-E HD4600. Bios is set to auto for selecting the video card or video from the CPU. I reinstalled the physical ATI 650 and PC booted properly and video is back. So I guess the video signal is generated in the 4600, is sent to the 650, sent back to the 4600, and then to the monitor and I broke that chain.

    I am afraid to proceed with perhaps removing the ATI audio driver and the ATI AVstream driver and removing the card because if I again have no video, I can't troubleshoot. Can't even boot into safe mode. blind.

    I would appreciate advice on how to proceed safely.
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  2. Posts : 2
    win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    I launched into this myself. I went into the bios and turned on the graphics chip on the CPU, and connected a second monitor to it, and set the CPU as primary. Then removed the AMD Catalyst software. Removed the PCI-E ATI based graphics card and the TV wonder card. Was still able to interact since I had added the internal graphics. Ran AMD driver cleanup tool AMDCleanupUtility.exe, trying to rid the PC of all old AMD/ATI drivers. Then rebooted. Added the PCI-E ATI card back in, and thought it would be discovered as new hardware and drivers would load. Got nothing. Tried forcing it to search for new hardware but it was not found. Then added the TV tuner card back in and Win 10 found new hardware and suggested I run Win Update to get new drivers, which I did, and original monitor then had a signal. ??? Very confusing. Turns out there is just one Win 10 driver for this old card.Do not understand why it will not run without the ATI TV tuner card.

    So crossed my fingers and mounted the new Hauppauge HVR-1265 and am now able to watch TV on my PC again. But I have 2 TV tuner cards mounted. The card came with a TV tuner interface software that can record and time shift, but it is much more basic than the Win 7 Media Center. While it does offer a program guide for digital signals, there is not program guide for an analog signal.
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