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GPU not working but detected?


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#1 Gtracer

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 01:25 PM

Hey all, I've decided to come back to BC after M0le fixed my router problem. This time, though, it's a graphics card problem.

So I was playing Fallout: New Vegas, when suddenly it crashed, and I got an error of some sort. Sadly I do not remember said error. But then I tried to launch it again, and got this error:

"Failed to initialize renderer. Unknown error creating the Gamebryo Renderer."


So I googled it, discovered a lot of people had this problem. No solutions, though.

So then, being sad, I booted up Borderlands, and got a General Protection fault error, googling this, I found a 75 page long thread on GearBox's support forum, and there was no solution there.

Being quite angry, I decided "Hey! Let's play some Dragon Age: Origins!" Starting it up worked great, then BAM "Failed to detect supported video card"

This told me it was a GPU problem. So I went ahead and checked the device manager, and it's all fine, my GPU is "working properly."


GPU is a ATI Radeon HD 4200. Crummy little onboard, but I run all the games I want somewhat decently. At least, at decent framerates.


Any idea as to what to do? I don't know much about drivers, so a link to a place to download drivers for the card would be great.

Thanks! :)


EDIT: Quick edit, I had played approximately ten to thirty hours in each game. I had about fifty into Borderlands when this happened.

Edited by Gtracer, 23 December 2010 - 01:27 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2010 - 01:56 PM

You did not supply information on your current operating system, so I can not post an accurate link for your video drivers.

So instead, I'll point you to the main web site. http://www.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDHomePage.aspx

Use the Radeon download drivers menu to the upper right hand of the page and select from the four drop down menus.

This will bring you to the drivers for your card and specific OS.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:00 PM

Ah, totally my fault. Sorry about that.

I'm using Windows XP Professional, with Service Pack 3.


And thank-you for the link! :)

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:07 PM

You're welcome.

If you continue having problems, please let us know.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 03:19 PM

Hey! It's all fixed and working a lot faster than it was! Thank you so much! :)

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 04:30 PM

You're welcome and thank you for using Bleepingcomputer.com for help and assistance. :thumbsup:

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