Posted 27 July 2006 - 07:55 AM
Once you install Windows, you then have to install little pieces of software called drivers so that Windows can talk to the various pieces of hardware on your computer. Each computer has different hardware, so each individual computer uses a different set of drivers.
Often these drivers come on a disk with your computer, or piece of hardware. Insert the disk and install the needed drivers.
It sounds like you need a video driver, and perhaps a LAN driver for your ethernet (internet/network) connection to work. Typically you also need to install a Chipset driver and a sound driver, as well as possibly others.
You can tell if you need drivers by going to:
Start > right click on My Computer > Manage > Device Manager
If you see any yellow or red question marks or exclamation points in the right payne, then you need to install a driver for that device (piece of hardware) as Windows is not able to talk to it.
If you do not have a driver disk, then tell us exactly the make and model number of your computer and video card (if the video card is not original equipment) and we might be able to steer you to the correct web site for downloading drivers. Then you will need to burn the drivers to a CD, insert the CD into your computer and then install the needed drivers.
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