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Windows 7: I can't figure out my display driver, can you help me?

06 Sep 2012   #1
MrHandyJob

Windows XP Professional 32-bit 2.2GHZ
 
 
I can't figure out my display driver, can you help me?

Hi. I recently installed Windows XP on my PC after some virus f'd it up, anyway make a long story short, I installed a few drivers [e.g. sound driver and internet drivers] but there is still one driver remaining called "Video Controller [VGA Compatible]" and I tried to find my display drivers but I just don't know.

So I tried downloading some display drivers but none of them were compatible.

Thus, I attached a .txt file of my 'dxdiag' info and if you could find out what my 'Video controller' is that'd be great

It's irritating because I can't play games without a video controller.




Attached Files
File Type: txt DxDiag.txt (38.1 KB, 17 views)
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06 Sep 2012   #2
sid92

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Ya ofcourse we can help.. Go to start->control panel->device manger->display adapter..
Under display adapter you will see your graphics card..
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07 Sep 2012   #3
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

OK, so pretty much, you don't have a video card. You've only got your onboard video processor (ie: the one that came on your motherboard).

Machine name: JAY-A96BD160F34
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120504-1619)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire M5100
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 768MB RAM
Page File: 865MB used, 1009MB available
Windows Dir: D:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode


No mention of any external video card there, and:

Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.

So as far as I can see, you don't have any video card in your computer.

What I suggest:
Go to your Processor Manufacturer's Site (AMD in this case) and find the suitabale VIDEO DRIVER for your PROCESSOR.

Download, and install.
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07 Sep 2012   #4
dexislegend123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Here are the drivers for your display adapter from the official site:

If its Nvidia : http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=ACER&SC=PA_7

If its ATI : http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=ACER&SC=PA_7

I would mostly go with the nvidia one tbh so try install that and let me know thanks.
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07 Sep 2012   #5
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dexislegend123 View Post
Here are the drivers for your display adapter from the official site:

If its Nvidia : http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=ACER&SC=PA_7

If its ATI : http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=ACER&SC=PA_7

I would mostly go with the nvidia one tbh so try install that and let me know thanks.
Doesn't look like he has an onboard graphics adaptor (look at his dxdiag, if you can find any evidence of another graphics card please correct me).
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07 Sep 2012   #6
dexislegend123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I was going by the post you stated above for his processor this quote "OK, so pretty much, you don't have a video card. You've only got your onboard video processor (ie: the one that came on your motherboard)."

By the looks of it he is doing fresh install hense the sound and lan etc drivers he is installing. He clearly states on his post he requires one more the VGA driver. Looking at his DXDIAG his System Model: Aspire M5100. If you go to Acer's website and punch up the drivers for that model for his operating system you will give them two links i posted. Its worth a shot s it not?

Unless he can tell us if he knows of a video card he has put in the pc?
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07 Sep 2012   #7
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Well, when you buy a computer from most big manufacturers (Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer etc.) they also allow you to choose what components go in to it (sort of). So, he might've chosen not to get a graphics card (this is me running on a thin wire).
However, IF he did somehow choose a graphics card and dxdiag didn't pick it up, he should probably try sticking the card back in again...
Because unless the system recognises the card drivers will be useless.
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07 Sep 2012   #8
dexislegend123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

but his system is recognizing it as his first post he stated that his system is asking for "called "Video Controller [VGA Compatible]" driver. so my guess is he should download one of the files and update his generic driver with one of them i gave him. But tbh he should help up out a little more if he wouldnt mind and see if he can get a picture up of the inside of his pc which would help us a little moree ....
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07 Sep 2012   #9
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Video Controller Driver - not necessarily Graphics Card though, possibly it's recognizing his onboard graphics processor.

To the OP - when you read this, kindly check whether you're actually using a graphics card or your onboard processor.
Start Menu > Search > Device Manager > Display Adaptors.
List what you see there

Thanks in advance*E
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07 Sep 2012   #10
MrHandyJob

Windows XP Professional 32-bit 2.2GHZ
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mintos45 View Post
OK, so pretty much, you don't have a video card. You've only got your onboard video processor (ie: the one that came on your motherboard).

Machine name: JAY-A96BD160F34
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120504-1619)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire M5100
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 768MB RAM
Page File: 865MB used, 1009MB available
Windows Dir: D:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode


No mention of any external video card there, and:

Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.

So as far as I can see, you don't have any video card in your computer.

What I suggest:
Go to your Processor Manufacturer's Site (AMD in this case) and find the suitabale VIDEO DRIVER for your PROCESSOR.

Download, and install.

Thank you all very much for the help here guys. I'm hoping one of these posts will work
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