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Accidentally uninstalled video card through device manager


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#1 Woodchuckeroo

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:41 AM

I have a Dell XPS 15 (L502X) running Windows 7 with an Nvidia GeForce 525M (If I recall correctly. Can't actually check now that my laptop won't detect the card.)

 

I'd been having problems installing drivers for my video card, and while fooling around with settings in the device manager, I managed to completely deactivate the card itself. The system won't detect the card at all, I can't install any Nvidia drivers because the installer doesn't detect that I have Nvidia hardware on my laptop, and the Nvidia control panel program won't start. Any help with reactivating the card would be very much appreciated!



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:57 AM

Have you rebooted ?


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:18 AM

Yep. No good.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:41 AM

According to THIS the problem is heat related.

 

have you had any 'crashes' at any time...?

 

why were you having to install drivers?, this is not a new laptop...


Condobloke

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 Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.

 

 

 


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 03:16 AM

It could very well be that the card just failed. It's old, and I was trying to install drivers because my laptop had been freezing up while playing games. I tried running a few games after accidentally uninstalling the nvidia card, and there really isn't any marked change in performance. Everything runs the same, the freezes still occur, etc. It makes me think that the nvidia failed a while ago and it's been relying on the integrated intel card. I'd just like to know for sure, which is why I'd like to reinstall the nvidia card if at all possible.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:06 AM

Well, I would assume from the fact that it is not recognized, that it is either toast or has simply become 'unseated'....is this a possibility ?

How difficult/possible is it to reseat this card ?

I have always been under the impression that laptops only had a 'chip type' video card which is attached to the mother board....i guess i have learnt something today !


Condobloke

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fed up with Windows antics...??

 

LINUX IS THE ANSWER

 

I USE LINUX MINT EXCLUSIVELY... NO DUAL BOOT, NO VIRTUAL MACHINE

 

 

 Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.

 

 

 





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