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Windows 7: Help w7 detects ATI instead of Nvidia graphic card


09 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Help w7 detects ATI instead of Nvidia graphic card

Hi everybody! I registered in order to get some help with this since Im unable to solve this issue by myself

So I installed Windows 7 32bit a couple of days ago and I have tried to install the drivers for my NVIDIA 8600 GTS ever since without success. I downloaded several versions from nvidia and none of them work.
The weird thing is is that according to device manager I've an ATI X1200 installed. I tried uninstalling it and installing nvidia drivers but it still doesn't work.

Im clueless, since I have no experience in solving problems with my graphic card. So, if anybody got some tips and things for me to try, I'd be grateful.

Thanks!

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09 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hi and welcome,

Right click on it in device manager. Properties. Details tab. Change dropdown to hardware ids. Copy and paste results here and please do not use a screenshot as alternative. We'll see for sure what you have.

The ATI X1200 is onboard video. You want to disable onboard vga in the bios and make sure your monitor is plugged into the add on card. Then install the NVIDIA driver.

But ya...lets see the hardware id strings too.
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09 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Damn I forgot, right when I booted Windows 7 for the 1st time my monitor didn't display anything so I switched it from my graphic card.

Right now I attempted to plug it back to the graphic card but the screen went black again. And when I switched back, my device manager says that I have a standard VGA card/adapter(I don't know exactly what it says in english since I've Windows 7 in Spanish, sorry). It no longer detects ATI X1200.

Anyway here's the hardware Id.
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_791E&SUBSYS_826D1043&REV_00
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_791E&SUBSYS_826D1043
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_791E&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_791E&CC_0300
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09 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Follow my previous post well and your computer will be well.

"You want to disable onboard vga in the bios and make sure your monitor is plugged into the add on card. Then install the NVIDIA driver."
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09 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Hi, thanks for your help so far! Im trying to understand how this stuff works and I tried to follow your suggestion but i was unable to solve it, maybe im doing something wrong.

I'm not totally sure on how to disable the Onboard VGA but i checked in the BIOS and now PCI E has priority as Primary video device, that's all i changed and I tried to connect the monitor to the graphic card but i got the same "off" screen as my last attempts.
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09 Nov 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Alright then. Fill out your system specs with motherboard model and as much other stuff as possible. We could help you much better this way. Use CPU-Z if you need to gather info.

If you haven't tried like this, then do so. Turn off machine. Then plug monitor into PCI-e card. Then boot to Windows.

Also turn on Plug and Play OS - set it to yes in the bios. Here are instructions how to on page 67.
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09 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

K, thanks! here it goes:
If you need anything else let me know

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+ 2.50GHz
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
Motherboard: ASUS M2A-VM HDMI
Graphic Card: Asus GeForce 8600 GTS 256
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09 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Alright then. Fill out your system specs with motherboard model and as much other stuff as possible. We could help you much better this way. Use CPU-Z if you need to gather info.

If you haven't tried like this, then do so. Turn off machine. Then plug monitor into PCI-e card. Then boot to Windows.

Also turn on Plug and Play OS - set it to yes in the bios. Here are instructions how to on page 67.
Yup I had already tried that but i did it again still no results.

Oh and i had set to Yes the Plug and Play OS before creating the thread.

I think im going to give up for now since I've to get up early n the morning. If you have any other ideas on how to solve my problem I'd be thankful. Well, I already am... thanks for taking the time to give me some pointers :]
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09 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

What motherboard do you have?
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