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No driver for my graphics card


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#1 Chadwick0211

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:04 PM

Hello. I have a question and hopefully someone might be able to help me. I bought a computer a couple of years ago. A real Frankenstein. It was used and I had some things upgraded into it. (CD/DVD) and so forth. The little computer shop I bought it from recently took a nose dive because of our economy and forced it's doors closed. Well, everything was going fine with my computer until I recently got a really nasty virus on the computer and I had to reformat C and install a fresh copy of Windows. Well since I formatted, I have to install drivers for different components of the PC itself. And now everytime I start my computer up, it's asking for me to install the driver for my graphics card, which I don't have because it never came with one when I bought it used. I went into the device manager to try and find what kind of card it is, and all it tells me is that it's a VGA 5.01.2600.0000.. Now I'm having huge difficulty trying to find one to download online. All I want is some help finding the correct driver.. Please. Any help would be appreciated!!! Thanks in advance..
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:20 PM

What about under run you type dxdiag. Under the display tab, does it tell you differently? If worse comes to worse, you could always open up your case and read the label on the card if you feel comfortable doing so.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:26 PM

Thanks Sterling for your help!!! I typed dxdiag in the run box and it gave me the same thing. vga.dll 5.01.2600.0000
I could open up the side panel for the CPU, but I have no idea what I would be looking at. I would give it a try if you could walk me through it. More help???

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:54 PM

ever computer has a video card, otherwise you wouldnt see anything on your screen, whether or not its integrated or not is another matter. If it is an integrated card, you can usually download the drivers for the motherboard from the motherboards manufacturers web site. to do this you need the motherboards brand and model number, which you can find by downloading CPU-Z.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:12 PM

You could download Unknown devices ,

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3908.html

Make sure all files are extracted to the same folder.
If you open the folder & run the utility it will give you more info .
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:48 AM

You could also download System Information for Windows, open it and under hardware find Video and it should have the information you need.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:12 AM

I ended up downloading that unknown devices download from major geeks and it came up with 2 things under video controller. Micro-Star International and VIA Technologies Inc VIA/S3G UNICHROME PRO IGP. Which one is my card? And by the way, great download!!!

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:33 AM

The easiest way to find VIA integrated drivers: Find out what your motherboard's chipset is. CPU-Z or similar should tell you that, hopefully. If nothing else, look at the motherboard and get a number and cross reference it. There are different drivers for the different VIA chipsets, KM400,KM800 etc. Once you know what chipset/Northbridge on your motherboard and go to "VIA Arena" and grab your drivers.

http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageI...&CatID=1160

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:01 AM

The easiest way to find VIA integrated drivers: Find out what your motherboard's chipset is. CPU-Z or similar should tell you that, hopefully. If nothing else, look at the motherboard and get a number and cross reference it. There are different drivers for the different VIA chipsets, KM400,KM800 etc. Once you know what chipset/Northbridge on your motherboard and go to "VIA Arena" and grab your drivers.

http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageI...&CatID=1160

Awesome!! I ended having the original box my motherboard came in when the guy installed it and I got all the correct Chipset info off of it. I went to that VIA Arena and low and behold, there was my driver. I already downloaded and installed it and wow, what a difference. The graphics on the computer was really under-performing without that driver.
Sterling14, the_patriot09, fairjoeblue, dc3 and dpunisher.. Thank you guys for your help!! It is so appreciated!! You guys rock!! Just another testiment on why I recommend this forum to everyone of my friends!!! Thanks again!!
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