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Windows 7: Video Card is recognized as Standard VGA Adaptor


15 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 32/64 bits and XP
 
 
Video Card is recognized as Standard VGA Adaptor

So, I have this problem: I had Windows 7 64 bits and it was everything fine, but I have some programs that require drivers, and there isn't a driver for 64 bits. So I tried installing the Windows 7 32 bits version.

Everything was working fine, until I found out that my video card isn't being recognized anymore, and it's being showed as "Standard VGA Adaptor". I searched and found out some people with the same problem. Most people advised them to update drivers, but that didn't work with me.

The following error ocurrs when I try running the stup.exe which should update my video card's driver: "The NVIDIA setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit."

The thing is, I tried unistalling the "Standard VGA Adaptor" driver, but it requeires me to reboot, and when it reboots the drivers are automaically reinstalled. I also tried reinstalling Windows 7 32 bits, didn't work. Tried reinstalling Windows 7 64 bits, didn't work.

Any help would be really appreciated. It's been a few days since I had this problem, and I'm trying to solve it non-stop.


And before I forget, my Video Card is the "nVIDIA GeForce G210M".


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15 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 

I have this same exact problem.

Windows 7 Prof. 32-bit, and it says I have Standard VGA Adapter.

I ran fine on Vista with a NVIDIA (don't know model) but now it says I have this and I get the error: "No graphics device with hardwaresupport was found using DirectX! If this is not correct restarting the computer may help." when I try a video game or Aero graphics.

Restarting doesn't help, and my Windows Experience Index puts graphics and gaming graphics at 1.0 on a 7.9 scale and I used to have 5.4 with Vista on both.
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15 Dec 2009   #3

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

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15 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 

I went ahead and tried those drivers you posted. I seem to have to have the same problem as the original poster. I got the same error he did when I tried the driver links.

The computer for both of us is acting like our video card is "Standard VGA Adapter" when in reality our computer has something else. So when we update it says "Standard VGA Adapter" has latest upgrade and won't accept another card's update.
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15 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Without having your system specs filled in I'm guessing your system is a Asus laptop using a mobile geforce G210M. It seems that these moblie cards need to have the .inf file modded in order to be installed correctly. You can either follow this tutoria by FZ21Z NVIDA Driver Install - Start To Finish... Or use the modding tooL from NVIDIA MobilityModder - DriverHeaven.net
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15 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 32/64 bits and XP
 
 

It is a laptop, but it's a Sony VAIO.

I tried the driver installers, same error. I'll try this tutorials and I'll report whether it works or not.
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15 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

After modding the.inf you can also try and install it from device manager by clicking on standard VGA>update driver>browse my computer>let me pick>have disk>point it to the extracted modded file>then double click the .inf>hit ok> and install. hope this will help. Fabe
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15 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 32/64 bits and XP
 
 

I used the first tutorial you recommended, worked perfectly. Thank you for all the help!
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15 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

@videogamevinnie: Since you don't know what video card you have you can download everest Home ( I like to use this others use different ones) |MG| EVEREST Free Edition 2.20 Download Run it and it will tell your video adapter. Post back with the information. You should also go to your user cp, top of page open it go to edit system specs and fill them in. So other can click on the system specs lower left on your page when posting and it will help to know all your hardware. Thanks Fabe
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15 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 

Under "Display" --> "Windows Video" I went and took a screenshot of what it said. Should be attached...if you need other info just say the word.

Even this thinks I have Standard VGA Graphics Adapter; I wish I remembered to write that kind of stuff down before the upgrade


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