Posted 07 September 2007 - 05:00 PM
Dell Inspiron 9100
512 Mb RAM
ATI mobility Radeon 9700 w/ 128Mb graphics mem.
XP Pro SP2
So I came home today and turned on my computer, and the found new hardware message popped up... For a graphics controller... Everything had defaulted to 600x800 res with no ATI menus in the advanced menu of the graphics card... No graphics card recognized. It was all running off windows generic drivers... So I put in the CD with the original drivers, and it said no drivers found to support new device. There was no graphics card in the device manager except the unrecognized "new" one.
So I tried to install drivers from the ATI site... These were "not compatible"
So I downloaded the drivers from Dell, and it finally worked.
What I need to know is, should I be scared? I'm running a Kaspesky AV scan now, which will be followed by an AdAware scan.
So... Any idea what caused this random driver failure? And should I be quite as worried as I am?