Using a Dell Inspiron 630m with Intel 915.
Initially does not recognize graphics card, uses Generic PnP monitor. This gives terrible resolution capped at 1024 x 768.
Video Controller and Video Controller (VGA Compatible) appear in Other Devices section of Device Manager with yellow warning triangles.
I have tried everything, uninstalling drivers, windows update etc. Apparently there isn't even a Vista driver for this, so maybe a lost cause? Hopefully not.
I can force a temporary fix by updating the Video Controller device by browsing for the XP drivers. This then makes the resolution perfectly and everything works, but the Device properties show this message:
"This device is working properly.
The drivers for this device will be uninstalled when the machine is restarted. Any changes you make to this device will not be preserved.
You need to restart your computer before the changes you made to this device will take effect."
Sure enough, when rebooted it takes me back to square one.
Is there any way to
- force Windows to keep the new drivers installed after reboot
or 2. force a higher resolution from the Generic PnP monitor?
Many thanks for your advice.