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Windows 7: Graphics Card Showing up as "Unknown Device"


30 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
Graphics Card Showing up as "Unknown Device"

My ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 is showing up as a unknown device in device manager and i can't install the driver because it wont install a standard VGA driver




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30 Oct 2010   #2

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

Are you sure it's a 9600 GFX card? The ATI/AMD site has no mention of anything above the 5xxx series of Mobility drivers?

It seems all info I find on the 9600 relates to XP as the latest OS for it, how old is the machine?


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30 Oct 2010   #3

 
 

You may want to try downloading the drivers from Here and running them in Compatibility Mode for XP
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30 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Thanks But im have tryed that it comes up with a error saying that "There is no VGA driver installed" and i am dual booting with XP and the driver works with that
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30 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

The Computer is about 5 or 6 years and its a HP Compaq nc8000
Dual Booting Windows 7 Enterprise x86 and Windows XP Professional
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30 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Thanks, Managed to fix problem but i needed to reinstall Windows 7 .
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31 Oct 2010   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by griyt View Post
Thanks, Managed to fix problem but i needed to reinstall Windows 7 .
Glad you got it working
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