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Windows 7: Major help needed for novice please somebody!!!

04 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7
Major help needed for novice please somebody!!!

to anyone kind enough to help....

Today I installed Windows 7 as I got a virus so formatted my computer at the same time to clear it all up. I had vista before.

Now like a lot of people it can no longer read my graphics card so I assume I need the driver. I have read other peoples similar problems and ran dxdiag. my problem is I dont know which graphics card is in my computer to get the driver!!! and I kno its not reading it I cant open any games I could before due to graphics card errors!!

dx diag shows that.... Hewlett Packard HP G70 Notebook PC
Intel core 2 duo CPU, AND.....chip type under display 'NVIDIA' which im guessing holds relevance.

at moment just telling me standard VGA graphics adapter and main driver VGA. my computer is worthless without this so ill buy a drink somehow to someone who can give me a hand and really appreciate a nice, simple, quick response.

cheers people, and thanks in advance,


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04 Oct 2010   #2

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.

Just download GPU-Z and you will know what is the Graphic card model you have.

Download the latest Nvidia drivers , Here,

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04 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1

Gpu-z will not work in this case like he said it will not read the card

I suggest you look up the laptop from what the seriel number is model or make and go from there if you type in what model or make you have in the search index it will tell you everything about you're unit

Most of the time when i build, buy or upgrade i ussually keep a list of all parts model numbers etc that will trully help you when the moment comes

also as keeping the seriels and model numbers i would flash or burn the drivers and keep them incase this happens again ......... Goodluck and hope you come up with some results on you're search
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04 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

As mentioned above we'll need your full model # and which version of Windows Seven your runing 32 or 64 bit in order to help.
The HP-G70 comes in a HP G70-400 series(several models) and an HP G70 200 series (several models) Once we know this we can look up what video adapter it has and figure out how to help from their. Thanks. Fabe
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04 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7
still stuck...

so just to confirm, do laptops normally come with a graphic card built in or do they sometimes come with other types?

and how can I get the exact serial number and when I do, do I search it in google or where to actually get the card type that it should be?

I am sorry for being a pain im ok with computers but not an expert hence why im asking you lot! lol. also think on windows 7 32bit but how can I be sure?

pls step by step guide someone, and tomorrow im going to work thru all the advice given c what I can do...!

thank you, craig
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04 Oct 2010   #6

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64

Flip over the laptop and write down the exact make and model, then post that info here.
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04 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I just posted it in another thread, but it applies here too. Why aren't people running Windows Update to get drivers they can't find? I see so many threads like this, but never see anyone suggesting Windows Update. It is much improved for Windows 7, and includes most drivers anyone would ever need. I don't get the aversion to a built-in solution?

If you absolutely must get the drivers elsewhere, all you need to do is go to the Drivers and Support section of HP's website, and put in the model number of your laptop. It will bring you to all available drivers. As for knowing what graphics chip is in is your laptop, so you should either know off the top of your head, or have your original purchase documentation that will give you the specs.
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04 Oct 2010   #8

windows 7 pro x64

Here is a link to the HP website - HP Support & Drivers
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05 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7

right people, as requested here are specific model numbers:

its G70-120EM

s/n: 2CE83921F6
p/n: FX429EA#ABU

would still appreciate help cannot find the answers!!!

thanks, craig
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05 Oct 2010   #10

windows 7 pro x64

Intel GMA 4500MHD Graphics should be the video in your G70-120EM
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