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Graphics Card Not Registering

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#1 kojiarala


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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:22 PM

I'm sure everyone believes their computer problems to be urgent, and I certainly am no different, so quick turnaround of responses would be fantastic (I take online classes, and need my computer functional to do some graphics work tomorrow)!

I am unfortunately reeling from a recent defeat by a virus that was invoking the blue screen of death every time windows tried to boot up. I just reformatted my system and got Windows XP Professional (SP1) installed and have put in all of the drivers that I have on my back up drive. My sound and internet are working just fine, in fact everything is working fine, except for my graphics card. My system has an NVIDIA Geforce 240 inside, however, checking desktop properties, directX and device manager has turned up no evidence that the card exists (though I admit, Device Manager always confuses the hell out of me). I have attempted to download and install the drivers regardless, directly from the NVIDIA website, but the installation always fails.

I am a very poor man, and cannot afford to purchase a new graphics card, or much of anything really. I'd like to exhaust every possible option to find out if this is just some simple problem, or if my graphics card really was killed by the virus.

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#2 abauw


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Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:53 AM

Could you tell why Device Manager always confuse you? Maybe I could give you something to make your confuse dissapear.

And when your Nvidia Installation failed. Why its fail? I believe they will be telling you something.

Have you try to manually update your Nvidia driver? Not running setup.exe.

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#3 cpt6791


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Posted 17 September 2011 - 11:31 PM

you need to check the bios to see if your video is set to on board, pci or pci-e set it to what ever your card is pci, pci-e or apg exit saving changes then also check the display driver in device manager and disable the on board graphics then run your set-up disk or software. the reseluton will lower but don't panic just proceed to install nvida software. reset the reselution if all goes well

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