Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

video card driver problem


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 godfather871

godfather871

  • Members
  • 43 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:04 PM

Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:59 AM

I just reinstalled windows xp on my computer and although i can instyal drivers for other hardware, i can't for my video card. I know that its a nvidia card just not the model and using the windows automatic install doesnt work. How can i find the correct driver for it?

thanks in advance for any help

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 s1lents0ul

s1lents0ul

  • Members
  • 544 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:10:04 AM

Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:06 AM

the disk it came with

without knowing the model u cant really download the correct one

open the case and try to find it on the card somewhere
==]--s1lents0ul-->

#3 petewills

petewills

  • Members
  • 1,378 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham, UK
  • Local time:03:04 PM

Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:13 AM

Running 'dxdiag' (without the quotes) and looking at the display tab,
or running System Information - components - display, should tell you exactly what card you have.

And you can check in Device Manager.

Download the up to date driver from the Nvidia site.

Edited by petewills , 13 September 2010 - 09:20 AM.


#4 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,690 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:07:04 AM

Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:37 PM

You can download SIW (System Information for Windows) to see what the make and model of the card is, if it is a dedicated card.

http://www.gtopala.com/

With out knowing what the make and model of this computer it is very difficult to help you.

When you open SIW, scroll down to the hardware section and click on Summary. If this is a retail product it should show the make and model.

If you click on Video it should provide you with the information regarding your graphics card.

Are you sure that the graphic is a dedicated card, and not integrated to the motherboard?

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#5 godfather871

godfather871
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 43 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:04 PM

Posted 13 September 2010 - 03:19 PM

Hey thanks for the advice but my card doesnt show up in the device manager or using siw. It only shows the onboard graphics card rather than the dedicated graphics card. In device manager there is a yellow question mark next to video controller (VGA compatible). The card was working fine before i reinstalled windows, so i have no reason to think that the card itself is at fault

#6 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,690 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:07:04 AM

Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:23 PM

It looks like you graphics is an integrated chip on the motherboard as I suspected.

You still haven't posted what the make and model of your computer. Without this or the make and model of the motherboard... which SIW will show as well, we can't help you with the appropriate drivers.

Please post the information that has been requested.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#7 godfather871

godfather871
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 43 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:04 PM

Posted 14 September 2010 - 06:55 AM

motherboard is a gigabyte M61PME-S2 and the CPU is AMD sempron LE-1150

#8 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,690 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:07:04 AM

Posted 14 September 2010 - 09:39 AM

You should be able to download your VGA drivers here.

Under downloads you will see two options, the first is Driver, leave it as is. The second asks for your operating system, click on the down arrow to expand the menu and click on Windows XP 32-bit. The list of drivers will then load on the screen. Scroll down to VGA, click on Europe. You will be asked how you want to save this file, click on Save File.

Edited to include instructions.

Edited by dc3, 14 September 2010 - 09:48 AM.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#9 godfather871

godfather871
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 43 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:04 PM

Posted 14 September 2010 - 06:01 PM

Problem solved. Thanks for the help :thumbsup:

#10 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,690 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:07:04 AM

Posted 14 September 2010 - 06:49 PM

Glad to hear it. Care to let us know how you solved it?

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#11 godfather871

godfather871
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 43 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:04 PM

Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:21 AM

I went to the webiste that you suggested and downloaded the graphics driver as well as some other drivers that i seemed to be missing and all is working fine now.

#12 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,690 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:07:04 AM

Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:38 PM

Glad to hear that everything up and running. :thumbsup:

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users