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Windows 7: Graphics card not recognized

05 May 2009   #1
Benjammn

Windows 7
 
 
Graphics card not recognized

Today, I downloaded and installed build 7100 of Windows 7 after a great experience with build 7000. However, I do the WEI and it tells me I have no graphics card, even though I do. It's an older 128MB ATI Mobility RADEON X1400, and it ran Aero just fine with build 7000 with no problems. Should I try using a newer driver, or something else?


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05 May 2009   #2
onthebrink

Window 7 - 7100
 
 

I have a similar setup and similar conditions. Aero ran just fine under 7000 now 7100 is telling me that I have standard VGA card. I have tried everything from Vista OS drivers to compatibility mode and Windows Update.
If there is anyway with knowledge on how to fix please update!
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05 May 2009   #3
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

are you all using the W7 GPU drivers..??, if yes, uninstall them & try the vista driver....

trust me it works..... the W7 drivers may be causing an issue

if no luck, uninstall the driver completely, reboot & reinstall in ''safe mode'', if still no joy you could try re seating your cards.....sometimes H/W fails to get detected when new S/W is installed.


SK
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05 May 2009   #4
Benjammn

Windows 7
 
 

I'm tempted to say that it's not a driver issue, mainly because nothing is showing up at all, in anything. One driver installation failed because it couldn't find the card. Here is a shot of the problem.
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05 May 2009   #5
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A perfectly good ATI driver for the X1400 was removed from Windows 7 some weeks ago. I used a Vista driver and it's fine. I had to force the driver to install by directly specifying it in spite of Windows 7 saying it's not compatible. I was disappointed they removed the support for older ATI chips.

Bye.
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06 May 2009   #6
onthebrink

Window 7 - 7100
 
 

Crunchy Doodle, would you mind explaining how you forced the driver to be recognized? Like I said, I have tried everything to force recognition and I cannot get it.
thank you
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06 May 2009   #7
RKelly5327

 
 

Hey ya all- I'm new here so be careful. Ha. I too just downloaded build 7100 yesterday and got it running. I have an HP L2000 laptop- Lance Armstrong edition. It has 750 MBs RAM and a 1.8 CPU. I cannot get any screensavers to work- it says I have to get a card that supports DirectX3D. DirectX v. 11 is on board. I checked and that's what it showed.
Another thing going on is that I can't get the audio for a DVD to work. It just gives a chattering sound. CD audio is fine, but not DVD audio. The video works ok.
Both the screensavers and DVD audio worked with the Windows 7 beta and in XP with this same laptop, but not with this RC build 7100. BTW, I did try a 1G RAM chip from another L2000 laptop to make it 1.5G, but it didn't change anything.
Should I have mentioned the audio in a separate post???
I see WEI mentioned. If anyone suggests that you'll have to explain it to me as I have no idea what it is or does. Oh- do replies posted here also go to my email?
Thanks to all.
Ron K
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06 May 2009   #8
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Look at this other thread: Help - ATI Radeon 200M not detected

Bye.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onthebrink View Post
Crunchy Doodle, would you mind explaining how you forced the driver to be recognized? Like I said, I have tried everything to force recognition and I cannot get it.
thank you
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07 May 2009   #9
onthebrink

Window 7 - 7100
 
 

I honestly feel as though I should not be working with computers after how stupid I feel looking at that and getting it to work. That worked perfectly! Now I can enjoy the W7.
thanks for all the help!
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07 May 2009   #10
Orbital Shark

 
 

Excellent news, glad you up & running
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