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WinXP SP3 not detecting graphics card.

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#1 piercedfaceman


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 09:55 PM

Hello to anyone reading this right now.


For some reason, I can't figure out why, my Device Manager is failing to detect my graphics card.

Nothing shows up, no question marks or anything to indicate that it's even there

I've searched Google and everything that I've tried has not worked.

Before I list what I tried, I would just like to state that, the card works and is inserted correctly.


My graphics card is:

AMD Radeon HD 6450 512MB

My intergrated graphics card is:

Nvidia GeForce 6100


Things I have tried:

Multiple restarts with/without the card.

Uninstalling my intergrated graphics.

Installed the graphics card drivers.

Disabling my intergrated graphics via Device Manager.

Tried to disable intergrated graphics via BIOS but unable to find option.

Enabled PCIe slot as primary boot via BIOS.

Pressed the Scan for hardware changes button.


I really don't know what else to do and would appreciate any help with resolving this matter.


Here is a link to my Speccy




I have attached a copy of my DxDiag and, I don't know if it's relevant but, for some reason my DirectX doesn't work as it should.

Direct3D is messed up and does not function.


Thank you for any assistance.

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#2 piercedfaceman

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 02:34 PM

I no longer need help with this matter as I have returned the graphics card.


Thank you all anyway.

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 02:55 PM

Thanks for the update, happy computing :).



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