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How can I find proper monitor & driver info after a fresh install?


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#1 deltacoolguy

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:15 PM

Ok, so I got my Win 7 Pro 64 installed on my laptop after replacing the hard drive.  Downloaded drivers from the HP website. Am in the process of configuring, loading anti-virus protection, and so on.

 

But, the monitor display is generic, and gives limited options for resolution.  Not anywhere near the options I used to have.  I cannot figure out a way to detect what monitor I have so that I can hopefully find the proper driver.

 

How can I find proper monitor & driver info after a fresh install?



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#2 mjd420nova

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:31 PM

Identify the monitor type and model, then from the Win Add hardware from the control panel, identify the monitor and let the WIN OS search the internet for the proper driver.



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:32 PM

By posting the laptop model first, the community would gain more information if the laptop is compatible with windows 7 or drivers are available. Also, after reinstalling windows, did you install the chipset first and video after?


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:47 PM

Oops, sorry.  The laptop is an HP dv7t-6000

 

I believe I loaded the chipset first.  I loaded in the order they were on the screen where I got the drivers, which was here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5078661#N262



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:01 PM

But, the monitor display is generic, and gives limited options for resolution.  Not anywhere near the options I used to have.  I cannot figure out a way to detect what monitor I have so that I can hopefully find the proper driver.

 

Do you refer to the laptop screen when you say monitor? What resolution options do you think is missing? Is it a control panel or just the Windows Screen Resolution right-click option?

 

Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.
. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot
. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard
. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.


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#6 PanickyD

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:10 PM

Did the AMD graphics drivers load correctly? If so, it should have automatically recognized your screen and set it to it's native resolution.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:16 PM

Yes, the laptop screen.

 

I used to have a whole slew of resolution options and now I have two... 800x600 and 1024x768.  I had it set before to something like 13xx x something.  I get the same limited option regardless if I go thru the control panel or right-click.

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/FWPWrBwdR1ma7l7QMznbfgH



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:24 PM

Neither video driver appears to have installed - both video chips are using the standard Windows VGA drivers. Did both video driver packs appear to install?


Edited by Platypus, 11 August 2014 - 10:24 PM.

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#9 deltacoolguy

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:40 PM

Ok, got it.  Somehow, the AMD driver did not completely download the first time, and I didn't catch it when trying to install that driver.  I re-downloaded it, installed it, and now everything looks good.

 

Thank you all.  You guys are great!



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:42 PM

Did you install the AMD HD driver? Ok, good to know you got it figured. Thank you also for posting back. :thumbup2:


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:33 AM

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