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Windows 7: Updating Display Adapters

08 Jan 2010   #11
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
The official site didnt help any?
try this:

Ask Iris

Drivers here:
Model Content Page
Yeah, I've been checking that site. There just has never been an update for my driver so I was wondering if I should go to the ATI website. Couldn't find it there either. I was just wondering if there was an update. Everyone always says to update your drivers and I never have. When I couldn't find them, I started to worry. I just find it odd that there hasn't ever been an update for that driver and I've had this laptop for 3 years.


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08 Jan 2010   #12
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The Win7 64 Chipset driver should be the graphics as well. Im fairly certain they are tied in together.

Beyond that, the only thing I could suggest is the ones win7 will install, as there very likely may be no newer ones available.
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08 Jan 2010   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If you open up device manager and look at the properties for your video adapter, you can check the date under the driver tab to see how current your driver is. Like Wishmaster said being a laptop with integrated graphics it might be rolled into the chip-set drivers offered by the manufacturer.
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08 Jan 2010   #14
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Okay, my driver was last updated on 1/9/2008...so not as old as I thought but still 2 years old.
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08 Jan 2010   #15
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

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09 Jan 2010   #16
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shortmantuff View Post
Where would this yellow marker be? I don't see one so I assume their is no update.

This is off topic but I just ran a Diagnostic Test and my HardDisk Failed the test. What does this mean?
Backup your data now before something bad happens. It means It's probably time to replace your hard drive. How old is your laptop? What diagnostic program did you run?
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09 Jan 2010   #17
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

PC Diagnostic Tool built in to Toshiba. I have a laptop so how should I go about replacing my HD? I ran Seagate Seatools and I passed both the short test and long test. I tried to run Chkdsk but when I click it, it says I can't run it while the disk is in use. I schedule it to run at boot and once I reboot nothing runs. I'll try again.
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09 Jan 2010   #18
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

My laptop is almost 3 years old.
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09 Jan 2010   #19
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Okay, I'm on my desktop. I scheduled to run chkdsk on boot. It just rebooted and now it is a black screen. Does that mean chkdsk is running or no?
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09 Jan 2010   #20
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Look on the bottom of the laptop for a small panel with HD or hard drive marked on it. If there is an access panel usually all you do is remove the screw(s) to open it and gain access. Then have alook inside to see how the hard drive comes out. To be safe have a look online for a service manual for your model and go from there.

3 years old, I'm guessing its no longer under warrenty? Ok so it failed the Toshiba test but passed the Seagate test? If you use this laptop a lot and for buisness use I would replace the drive and run the diagnostics again. If it fails again then there is a fault on the laptop, if it passes then it was a failing hard drive. Otherwise backup your data and just keep using it to see if it gets worse.

I would think you should see something other than a blank screen when you run chkdsk. I haven't run it in ages though. Is the hard drive light flickering?
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