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Windows 7: Graphic Card Issue after clean install of Windows 7


03 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Graphic Card Issue after clean install of Windows 7

first, i'm apologizing for being a computer idiot, but I've never actually messed with / installed a sound card myself. I had it installed by someone who knew what he was doing. :\

okay, so:
i just did a clean install of Windows 7.
a few months ago, i had a new graphics card installed to allow me to play The Sims 3. everything worked fine for months, just exactly like it is now, until I installed Windows 7.

Now, in my device manager, I show two graphics cards:
- Radeon X1300/X1550 Series (Microsoft Corporation WDDM)
- Standard VGA Graphics Adapter.

Both show up as fully updated with working drivers, and claim to be working properly, but in my display settings, it shows up as "Generic PnP Monitor on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter." I've disabled the VGA Graphics adapter in Device Manager, but when I restart the computer, it says "Default Monitor on," with no adapter listed.

Even though I always hooked my monitor into the motherboard, I tried plugging it directly into the graphics card, but the monitor shows nothing except for the "Monitor is working, test red, test blue, etc."

I also tried to enter BIOS and disable my onboard video card; but I didn't see an option to do that (I have Phoenix BIOS on an Emachine T2615, btw).

I actually uninstalled the OnBoard video through device manager, but it automatically installed when I restarted my computer.

I would just wait and take it to the guy who installed it (i won't go to best buy or any of those computer repair people who also sell computers; they don't want to fix it, they want you to buy new - always) but he's on vacation next week and I don't want to wait two weeks to play a stupid game.

I checked the Compatibility center, and they say it's compatible.
So, my question is, How do i get my computer to use the Radeon card?

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03 Jul 2010   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi smash1012, welcome to the forums , here is a link to the drivers for your card ATI Catalyst 10.6 Win 7 | Vista 32-bit download from Guru3D.com ,you will have to go into the bios and disable the onboard graphics from there if you have any more probs don't hesitate to post back , someone is always on hand to help
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03 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, I know how to get into BIOS, but how exactly do I disable the on-board video? I poked around in there for half an hour yesterday and couldn't sem to figure it out :\ sorry.
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03 Jul 2010   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smash1012 View Post
Okay, I know how to get into BIOS, but how exactly do I disable the on-board video? I poked around in there for half an hour yesterday and couldn't sem to figure it out :\ sorry.
not knowing exactly which bios your pc uses its hard to say, but it should say something like "onboard video adaptor" with a drop down list next to it with "enable/disable" ,will have a search for your bios and have a look BRB
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03 Jul 2010   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i think (not having your mobo) the settting may be in 'integrated peripherals' - change 'init display first' to 'pci-e slot' , or something like that...
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03 Jul 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Specs on smash1012's computer,

eMachines Support: Support Documents

pebbly sorry to say but the driver you linked to won't work with that card, ATI has relegated it to legacy status (same with any ATI card below the HD 2xxx series of cards) and as such there is not now and never will be a Windows 7 driver for it. That isn't to say there isn't one that won't work, you just have to use the Vista legacy driver with those cards,

ATI Catalystâ„¢ Legacy Display Driver

which when the motherboard/chipset drivers cooperate in Windows 7, work quite well (using the same driver on a similar vintage spec'ed computer with an old 9800 Pro in it). Seeing as smash1012's card appears to be identified correctly it is a good chance that those drivers will install and work.
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03 Jul 2010   #7

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i think (not having your mobo) the settting may be in 'integrated peripherals' - change 'init display first' to 'pci-e slot' , or something like that...
thanks for the info mm , smash1012 the user guide for your mobo does not give any bios info or is'nt available anywhere on the website so follow the advice of mickey megabyte and look for integrated peripherals and then disable from there in your case it would be AGP first
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03 Jul 2010   #8

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Specs on smash1012's computer,

eMachines Support: Support Documents

pebbly sorry to say but the driver you linked to won't work with that card, ATI has relegated it to legacy status (same with any ATI card below the HD 2xxx series of cards) and as such there is not now and never will be a Windows 7 driver for it. That isn't to say there isn't one that won't work, you just have to use the Vista legacy driver with those cards,

ATI Catalystâ„¢ Legacy Display Driver

which when the motherboard/chipset drivers cooperate in Windows 7, work quite well (using the same driver on a similar vintage spec'ed computer with an old 9800 Pro in it). Seeing as smash1012's card appears to be identified correctly it is a good chance that those drivers will install and work.
thank you stormy, i realised that after i visited the website and found out it was an AGP slot
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03 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!

I've spent days trying to figure it out, and IT WORKS!!!

:] :] :]
Thank you thank you thank you!!
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03 Jul 2010   #10

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smash1012 View Post
YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!

I've spent days trying to figure it out, and IT WORKS!!!

:] :] :]
Thank you thank you thank you!!
you're very welcome it thanks to stormy13 for the driver link
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