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Windows 7: VGA Video Card adapter driver needed...

28 Dec 2009   #31
YoshiCookies

Windows 7
 
 

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Trust me, it will install.

I just accidentally installed it to my computer when I was trying only to unzip the files.

Gotta go pre-emptively SysRestore from boot.
i forced it to install but it still doesnt work :'(

Does it show in Device Manager Display adapter to be Nvidia MX420?

If not, open the file in C/Dell/Drivers and browse within to Setup, right click and select Compatibility tab on Properties, set to XP SP2 compatibility with Run as Administrator, select for all users.

Now run setup again.

If this fails, go back to the VGA display adapter in Device manager, click Driver tab , Update driver, then browse to C/Dell/Drivers folder until it picks up the correct driver.
yea its shows up as Nvidia....


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28 Dec 2009   #32
gregrocker

 

Good, what is the version and date showing?

now click on the Driver tab of the Nvidia display adapter in Device Manager and have it Update driver on the internet.

Meanwhile keep a close eye on Windows Updates for a more recent driver arriving.

It is an old card but may have something newer. I already searched Google but you can search deeper using exact Device name on display adapter Driver tab or the Ven number in Details tab.

Right click desktop and see if you can get a better screen resolution now.
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28 Dec 2009   #33
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Just for thoughts, I've checked Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
I don't see any GeForce 4 MX drivers for Windows Desktop OS above Windows XP.

I think it's time for you to upgrade that card, or upgrade your computer as whole...

Or if you're adventurous enough, you could try install the Windows Server 2003 driver and cross your finger...

Regards,

zzz2496
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28 Dec 2009   #34
YoshiCookies

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Good, what is the version and date showing?

now click on the Driver tab of the Nvidia display adapter in Device Manager and have it Update driver on the internet.

Meanwhile keep a close eye on Windows Updates for a more recent driver arriving.

It is an old card but may have something newer. I already searched Google but you can search deeper using exact Device name on display adapter Driver tab or the Ven number in Details tab.

Right click desktop and see if you can get a better screen resolution now.
date: 3/14/03
version: 4.2.3.8
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28 Dec 2009   #35
gregrocker

 

Well, that's older than the 2007 Intel Extreme Graphics driver you installed yesterday for the graphics chip on the motherboard.

Normally a card is better if only for the added memory, but I'm wondering if you might be better off rolling back to the other driver. Is there any noticeable difference? Did it give you a higher screen resolution when you right click the desktop?

You have had 3 drivers now since we started: The VGA placeholder from MS, Intel's own chipset driver, and now the Nvidia card driver. Which one do you like the best and want to keep?

They should all be stored for selection at Device Manager>Display adapter>Driver>update>Browse My Computer>Let Me Pick so you can compare them.
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28 Dec 2009   #36
YoshiCookies

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Well, that's older than the 2007 Intel Extreme Graphics driver you installed yesterday for the graphics chip on the motherboard.

Normally a card is better if only for the added memory, but I'm wondering if you might be better off rolling back to the other driver. Is there any noticeable difference? Did it give you a higher screen resolution when you right click the desktop?

You have had 3 drivers now since we started: The VGA placeholder from MS, Intel's own chipset driver, and now the Nvidia card driver. Which one do you like the best and want to keep?

They should all be stored for selection at Device Manager>Display adapter>Driver>update>Browse My Computer>Let Me Pick.

well i dunno where the 2007 upgrade of yesterday is...i think i didnt install it...maybe i thought it did. im stuck in this step from yesterday.

screenshot2.jpg picture by carlos_rocks - Photobucket
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28 Dec 2009   #37
gregrocker

 

Your graphics chip is Intel 865G which I see in that screenshot list so try it and compare versions with this one I linked you to yesterday:

Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics Driver for 865 Chipset-Based Intel Desktop Boards
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28 Dec 2009   #38
YoshiCookies

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Your graphics chip is Intel 865G which I see in that screenshot list so try it and compare versions with this one I linked you to yesterday:

Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics Driver for 865 Chipset-Based Intel Desktop Boards
its the exact same...im stuck here now...im not sure if im even doing it right...

screenshot3.jpg picture by carlos_rocks - Photobucket
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28 Dec 2009   #39
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoshiCookies View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Your graphics chip is Intel 865G which I see in that screenshot list so try it and compare versions with this one I linked you to yesterday:

Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics Driver for 865 Chipset-Based Intel Desktop Boards
its the exact same...im stuck here now...im not sure if im even doing it right...

screenshot3.jpg picture by carlos_rocks - Photobucket
YoshiCookies, according to the serial number, your display adapter is a NVIDIA card, you can't install it using Intel display driver... and FYI, NVIDIA has stopped it's support for GeForce 4 MX and below. Check my post for NVIDIA's driver download page.

Regards,

zzz2496
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28 Dec 2009   #40
ccatlett1984

 

In an earlier post on this thread, we determined that although he has an onboard intel graphics chipset, he's using an nvidia card.
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