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Windows 7: Windows re-installed wrong graphics card displayed

18 Jun 2013   #1
andypoole163

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows re-installed wrong graphics card displayed

Hi,

After replacing a hard drive and re-installing windows my desktop(studio XPS 8100) doesn't seem to recognise the previous graphics card an Nvidia GTX 260 and instead displays Standard VGA Graphics adapter. I've tried re downloading the nvidia drivers for the GTX 260 but when installing it says they're not compatible with my version of windows.

Any suggestions?


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18 Jun 2013   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ..... Have you tried downloading from the Manufactures web site .....

Drivers & Downloads | Dell US
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18 Jun 2013   #3
andypoole163

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

yeah i've tried from nvidia and Intel but it says they're not compatible with my system
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18 Jun 2013   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

No I meant from Dell ..... My post from above has the link for your Driver
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18 Jun 2013   #5
andypoole163

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

oh right, no I haven't from Dell, do I need to download a completely new set of drivers from my PC?
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18 Jun 2013   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Your Graphics card is shown in the link I posted download that one .... And any other Drivers that you are missing
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18 Jun 2013   #7
andypoole163

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

ok trying it now, thanks very much
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18 Jun 2013   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Not a problem ... Should resolve your issue .... But if not let us know
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18 Jun 2013   #9
andypoole163

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

During the install of the driver it said setup failed to read the required Display Driver to be used with this package
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18 Jun 2013   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Could be a bad download ..... Which is not that unusual .... Try again if it still happens .... I would leave it to later in the Day/Night
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