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Windows 7: System doesn't detect Graphics Card


18 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
System doesn't detect Graphics Card

Hello, I've been having this problem 2 days ago and it's a bit frustrating. I was just playing some games when it suddenly restarted automatically. My device manager doesn't seem to acknowledge my graphics card anymore for some apparent reason. I've tried plugging my monitor in my graphics card and it just seems like on a standby mode with the blank screen showing nothing. But when I plug my monitor to my motherboard port it shows up fine and is in the device manager. I've tried cleaning my drivers with "Driver Sweeper" then reinstalling the lastest driver for my graphics card, but that didn't do anything. I was hoping if anyone knows what's wrong with my graphics card . Thank you.

Is my graphics card burnt/broken?

EDIT:
Graphics card - Radeon x1900

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19 Jun 2009   #2

Windows Vista 64-Bit
 
 

OK first of all there are no drivers for Windows 7 supporting you card. Your card is not even supported by Windows Vista as support has been removed, therefore, the reason for the problems you have been experiencing is a driver issue not the card itself. You cannot use 6.5 drivers on you card, the reason why you are getting these blank screens and dropping out of games is because of the drivers.

Not the news you peobably wanted to here but an upgrade is needed the drivers which would have been used would have been Catalyst 9.3.

ATI Catalyst™ Display Driver
Version 9.3

9.3 Operating System(s)

Windows Vista - 32-Bit Edition Products Supported

AMD has moved a number of DX9 ATI Radeon™ graphics accelerators products to a legacy driver support structure. This change impacts Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux distributions. AMD has moved to a legacy software support structure for these graphics accelerator products in an effort to better focus development resources on future products.
The following products have been moved to the legacy software support structure (including Mobile and All-in-Wonder Variants):

ATI Radeon 9500 Series
ATI Radeon 9550 Series
ATI Radeon 9600 Series
ATI Radeon 9700 Series
ATI Radeon 9800 Series
ATI Radeon X300 Series
ATI Radeon X550 Series
ATI Radeon X600 Series
ATI Radeon X700 Series
ATI Radeon X800 Series
ATI Radeon X850 Series
ATI Radeon X1050 Series
ATI Radeon X1300 Series
ATI Radeon X1550 Series
ATI Radeon X1600 Series
ATI Radeon X1650 Series
ATI Radeon X1800 Series
ATI Radeon X1900 Series
ATI Radeon Xpress Series
ATI Radeon X1200 Series
ATI Radeon X1250 Series
ATI Radeon X2100 Series

AMD may periodically provide Windows XP and Windows Vista driver updates (for the products listed above) for critical fixes only. No new features will be provided in future driver updates. The Linux ATI Catalyst™ driver will only be supported in Linux distributions prior to February 2009 for the legacy products listed above.

Any customers using a combination of a ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 Series, or ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series product with any of the legacy products listed above in a single PC system must use the ATI Catalyst 9.3 or earlier driver. All future ATI Catalyst™ releases made available past the ATI Catalyst™ 9.3 release will not include support for the legacy products listed above or any of the features associated with those legacy products
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04 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I having the same problem

I bought this new video card radeon 4350 the problem that im having is that
when it is plugged on add-in video card no display at all but when i plug the cable on integrated or on-board video card or what so ever... there goes the display...
when i look on the bios it doesn't detect anything... my desktop's spec's for other information

dell dimension e520
Intel(R) 3.40ghz
2gb ram
Geforce 7500 (integrated)
Windows 7 for OS
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04 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

go into the bios and disable the onboard then shut down install the card
then it should reconize the card on start up

you can leave the card in and do the same but to be safe disable the onboard and you should be able to use the card it has to be done in bios
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04 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

on my bios menu

after selecting video and what so ever
there are two selection between auto and onboard\PEG i've set it to auto
and nothing happens
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04 Nov 2010   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

normally in windows 7 by default the card is always recognized so you should not need to alter bios?
if you have any driver or software for the card un-install it and turn off the pc take the card out replace it in the slots make sure its seated properly and reboot and windows should recognize and install drivers you can update after windows has finished with any extra software
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04 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

my video card isn't showing at my device manager...
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04 Nov 2010   #8

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thunderbetlog View Post
my video card isn't showing at my device manager...
have you taken it out the slot and put it back in? check the motherboard for loose connections etc?

have you checked here for the drivers Graphics Drivers & Software

are you 32 bit or 64 bit?

this is for 64 BIT
ATI Catalyst

this is for 32 BIT
ATI Catalyst
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07 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

im using 64bit

i think it's because of dell's motherboard i think it's kinda picky

would you guys recommend to use xp instead of 7?

can anyone help me find my motherboard's driver here's the model wg864
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08 Nov 2010   #10

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thunderbetlog View Post
i think it's because of dell's motherboard i think it's kinda picky

would you guys recommend to use xp instead of 7?
no 7 is better
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