Quote: Originally Posted by tcoopersmith
Hi guys, there is probably a really simple answer to this s bare with me! I am having trouble playing games on my laptop. My 'graphics rating' in windows rating is only 1.0 therefore suggesting that I have no graphics card on board. I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and now have this problem whereas when I had vista my graphics were much better. My question is this - how do I find out if I have a graphics card and if it is just a driver problem. I find it hard to believe that my laptop (a Hi-Grade laptop) came without a video card. I cannot even play the most simple of games and even the text in windows 7 is bad quality! I have attached a picture of my device manager to help. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks
You have a graphics adapter, but it appears that you don't have the drivers installed for it. Go to your pc manufacturer's website and see if there are available Windows 7 drivers for it. If not, see if there is a Vista driver for it and see if you can run it via Compatibility Mode. Lastly, if either way does not work, go to the graphics adapter's website (AMD/ATi or nVidia) and download the appropriate driver.
(Your specs say "Radeon X1600," so you know that at least you'll need a driver from AMD.)