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Win XP can't detect correct GFX card model


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#1 zacetnik

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:37 AM

Hey everyone, I'm a newbie here and already with a problem :)

 

I've changed a graphics card in my computer because the old one was dying on me. And now I can't install new nVidia drivers and my Windows won't even detect the correct model.

 

More details:

old card: GF Ti4200

"new" card: PixelView GF 6600GT AGP (NV43GTAGP)

 

When I go to device manager, there is no "Display Adapters" category.

However, there are these devices with exclamation mark:
Other devices:

-> Video Controller (VGA compatible)

 

and:

WinFox Control I/O driver:

-> WinFox Control I/O driver

-> WinFox Control I/O driver <-- only one has ( ! )

 

Now, when I restart Windows, a wizard starts telling me new hardware has been found and offers to find it. Sadly, auto can't find any drivers (it just hangs there forever and ever without result) and I have no idea where to find correct drivers manually.

 

I doubt there is anything wrong with the gfx card. Everest Portable even manages to detect that it is a nVidia GeForce 6600GT AGP (NV43GTAGP). And same goes for boot-up sequence, where the computer happily tells me that it's a GeForce 6600GT.

 

Here's the Speccy snapshot if that helps :)

 

Please, help!



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:37 PM

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When the  FileHippo website opens, click on Download latest version in the upper left pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
speccy9_zps2d9cdedc.png
 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
speccy7_zpsfa02105f.png
 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
speccy3_zps1791b093.png
 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:47 PM

I did use the latest version of Speccy to make the snapshot. Well, here's the link again:

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/IpWyxzSohczFez3BixDKLnu

 

Not sure, was something wrong with that one I posted in my first post?



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:55 PM

delete the other devices and the fox I/o's then put in the disk driver

that came with the card and run the set up for that card.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:16 PM

sadly, I don't have the disk that came with the card anymore



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:23 PM

I did use the latest version of Speccy to make the snapshot. Well, here's the link again:

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/IpWyxzSohczFez3BixDKLnu

 

Not sure, was something wrong with that one I posted in my first post?

 

There wasn't a problem with your first Speccy, I had a phone call and got distracted and missed the original.

 

Go to the manufacturer's website and download the drivers there.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:49 PM

drivers here:

http://www.geforce.com/drivers



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:40 PM

Thanks for the help so far.

 

By now I have uninstalled, deleted and/or removed from registry everything connected to WinFast or WinFox (from a previous gfx card) and all nvidia drivers. Also ran Driver Sweeper to be sure.

 

Running Auto Detect from http://www.geforce.com/drivers was fruitless. Failed to detect anything.

Then I manually selected the correct driver installer and ran that. It did copy some files on the disk during installation, but then it said it failed to install the driver.

Out of curiosity, I installed GeForce Experience. Sadly, nothing interesting happened. It couldn't find any appropriate drivers - no surprise there, to be honest.

 

Then I went to PixelView page and selected the best approximation to my card:

http://www.pixelview-graphics.com/support.jsp?interfaceId=1&parentId=2&itemId=22&action=support

I extracted that rar and ran setup. Setup runs to the end then tells me, there were no changes made to the system.

 

As a last ditch attempt, I went to device manager, there I right clicked Video Controller (VGA compatible) and selected to update driver. There I went on to manually point out the extracted folder from above rar. And there it was - the wizard found out it should be looking for GeForce 6600GT and started copying files over to the Windows/System32 folder. And just when I thought I had finally cought a break - wizard ends with a message that it did not finish successfully.

Then I told it to grab the drivers from the extracted folder of the nvidia driver installer (the one I grabbed from nvidia driver page). Same result, same message:

 

Cannot Install this Hardware

There was a problem installing this hardware:

Video Controller (VGA compatible)

 

An error occured during the installation of the device:

The data is invalid

 

So after everything I had tried, I'm still left with:

Other devices:

-> Video Controller (VGA compatible) (with exclamation mark, ofc)

And still no "Display Adapters" category.

 

Any ideas?


Edited by zacetnik, 14 November 2013 - 05:41 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:19 AM

Some update on situation:

I've downloaded LiveUpdate from MSI and updated all the drivers for motherboard. And... still no luck.



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

Are there any power plugs on the card, and can you take a picture of the card, as I am unable to find what it looks like, and documentation is very limited.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:05 AM

I just remembered that the card also has a designation (is that the right word?) N43UA. Not sure why Everest clasified it as NV43GTAGP.

 

It looks like this:

http://zigsow.jp/img.php?w=480&h=480&a=a&filename=zigsow_item_182118_1297780281.jpg

 

There is in fact a power plug at the end as you can see from that picture. Looks like it's a Molex connector. I wasn't sure if it was necessary to connect it or not, so I decided to leave it for starters, but then I kind of forgot about it. So is it safe to plug it in? Would that really make the difference that Windows would recognize the driver?



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:06 AM

Plug it in, as it is required to provide your card with the adequate power.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:50 AM

Download this driver and save to a cd or flash drive

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_77.77.html

 

delete the products in device manager then install this drivers package don't run any av in the

background when installing drivers


Edited by Roodo, 15 November 2013 - 10:53 AM.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:05 AM

Thanks, cryptodan. No smoke from the card and picture is still there, hehe. So I guess it's all good. But it didn't help with device detection.

 

Roodo, trying your solution now. Could you, please, specify which products I should delete in device manager?



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:15 AM

The other devices and with exclamation mark.






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