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Windows 7: Trouble Finding Right Driver!!:(

26 Jun 2010   #1
velebourac

Windows 7
 
 
Trouble Finding Right Driver!!:(

hey all so let me start by sayin i don't know much about computers..Im trying to find the right driver for my video card because atm its displaying Standard VGA Graphics Adapter... here's my DxDiag info

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7100) (7100.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700)
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Manufacturer: (Standard display types)
Chip type: NVIDIA
DAC type: 8 bit

If I left out some important info let me know.. I think I need to get a driver from nvidia's site but I don't know what options to choose.. all I know is its a Standard VGA Graphics Adapter pls help. ty


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26 Jun 2010   #2
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Well that really isn't much help, take a look at my system spec's and you will get an idea on how to do yours. We can't suggest a video card driver for you without knowing the maker of the card and the cards model.
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26 Jun 2010   #3
velebourac

Windows 7
 
 

System Manufacturer: Toshiba
System Model: Satellite P25
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Manufacturer: (Standard display types)
Chip Type: NVIDIA

Drivers
Main Driver: vga
Version: 6.1.7100.0
Date: 4/21/2009

Hope that's more useful, my problems is my computers not recognizing my video card so I can't give u much more from dxdiag anyway
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26 Jun 2010   #4
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Well your card is an nVidia geforce fx go5200 which was originally made around 2003/2004 and is listed on the nVidia site as a Legacy driver and neither nVidia, nor Toshiba, have updated the driver past XP and in both Vista nd Windows 7 the best you can get is Standard VGA or as you know your card is not identifie. Your only option is associated with much risk I'm afraid and it involves modifying the .inf file for your video card.

Vista / Windows 7 Ultimate with nVidia Go5200 - there is hope! - Paul Clement - Notes from the Field
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26 Jun 2010   #5
velebourac

Windows 7
 
 

Hah alright thanks very much, I'll just buy a new one (:
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26 Jun 2010   #6
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

If you have XP you should load it and use it until you can but before you buy anything used ask if they let you run the Microsoft Upgrade Advisor Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows it gives a very good view of what will run, what won't run, on Windows 7 and includes a summary of hardware/software and if you need to do anything to make them compatible.
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26 Jun 2010   #7
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by velebourac View Post
Hah alright thanks very much, I'll just buy a new one (:
Did you check to see if your computer was compatible for win7?
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27 Jun 2010   #8
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

512 megs of RAM is not enough for Windows 7.
The OP needs a new computer, IMO.

I recommend at least 2 gigs for 7.
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