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Windows 7: Device manager showing Standard VGA graphics adapter after restore

27 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Device manager showing Standard VGA graphics adapter after restore

I have been searching the internet for hours trying to find a solution to this problem to no avail .

Computer: Dell precision workstation t3500, Intel Xeon W3503 @ 2.4ghz, 6gb ram, GTX 560 ti (not working now, worked before restore)

I just restored my PC through Dell's backup and recovery manager. When finished, I tried to install drivers for my GTX 560 that I downloaded off of the Nvidia website. I receive the error: "The graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware."
I go to check the Device Manager and in the Display adapters I see "Standard VGA graphics adapter", not my Nvidia card. I'm assuming that is the reason my card does not appear and I can't install drivers?

These are the steps I have already taken:
First I tried uninstalling the Standard VGA graphics adapter but I found that it re-installs itself whenever I restart. Next, I tried to uninstall in safe mode but it STILL re-installs it self while in safe mode. I have tried Driver Sweeper to the same effect. After reading several threads online where users experience similar problems, I went to Dell to find the drivers they supplied for the computer I bought and Dell doesn't offer drivers for the card I have because I upgraded since buying the prebuilt from Dell. I found Dell drivers for a 560 ti however I still receive the same "The graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" error.

These are the hardware id's for the Standard VGA graphics adapter:
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1087&SUBSYS_20683842&REV_A1
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1087&SUBSYS_20683842
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1087&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1087&CC_0300


Why is Device Manager showing me "Standard VGA graphics adapter", Why isn't it recognizing my card when it previously did before being restored?, and most importantly how do I get it to recognize my card so I can install the drivers?

Thanks


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27 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I shouldn't worry too much about Windows installing drivers for the VGA adapter.

What you need to do is download NVIDIA's driver for your GTX 560 and save it to your hard drive.

Next, right-click the downloaded driver's .exe file and choose Run as Administrator.

You'll be offered a quick install and a custom install so choose the custom option.

The installer will uninstall the VGA adapter driver and clean install the GTX 560 driver.

When it's done reboot your computer and you should be good to go,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the response.

I just tried doing that however I get this error: "The graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" before I am even given the install option.


I attached a picture of what I see.


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27 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

A search on Google reveals this to be a common problem.

Have a look at this thread and post #6 in particular for a rather involved solution.

Can't install NVIDIA graphics driver v. 275.33 - NVIDIA Forums
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27 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Posting this on my phone, attempting a fresh restore then trying the method on that thread.

Will update.
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27 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7
 
 

unfortunately that solution didn't work =(
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28 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Do you have Windows 7 32-bit or Windows 7 64-bit?

Obviously you'll need a 32-bit driver for the former and a 64-bit driver for the latter.

Have you tried NVIDIA's Auto Driver Detection utility?

http://www.geforce.com/Drivers
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28 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Windows 7 64-bit.
I have tried the detection utility but I receive this message: "Unfortunately we were unable to detect your GPU. Please try again using the manual search"
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28 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Are you absolutely sure you have the GTX 560 installed in your computer, because right now I'm out of ideas.
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28 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7
 
 

I'm sure =/
I was using it before I restored
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