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Dxdiag problem

By toga_toga07
Aug 27, 2008
  1. So i new here and someone's most likely posted something like this before but i still need help. my directx tools arent working properly and i have no idea how to fix them or where to start. I have a Windows XP home edition and this is what my dxdiag says:

    Display Tab: Devices

    Manufacturer: n/a

    Chip Type: n/a
    DAC: n/a
    Approx. TM: n/a
    Current Display Mode 1024x768(32bit) (1hz)


    Driver: vga.dll

    Version: 5.01.2600.0000(English)
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Mini VDD: vga.sys
    VDD: n/a
    DDI Verison: unknown
    (also all of the directx acceleration are listed as Not Available and in the note box it says the following)

    The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.
    To test DirectDraw functionality, click the "Test DirectDraw" button above.
    Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.

    What does all this mean someone please help me.

    Toga
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Driver: vga.dll means you are using the basic Windows XP VGA driver to run your graphics.

    If you have on-board or add-on graphics capability, then you need to install the drivers for that.

    You can check your DirectX functions by clicking Start, then Run, then enter dxdiag in the box and pressing enter.

    It will assess your system - once that is done, click the DirectX Files tab and look at the 'Notes' section - what's it got to say?
     
  3. toga_toga07

    toga_toga07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it says no problems found
     
  4. toga_toga07

    toga_toga07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i know what kind of drivers to install? earlier today i downloaded a directx upgrade and it didnt change a thing.
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Well, you probably don't need a DX 'upgrade' if it reported No Problemo!

    You need graphics chip/card drivers.

    Identify what your chip/card is using that same dxdiag entry and look under Display.
     
  6. toga_toga07

    toga_toga07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Manufacturer: n/a

    Chip Type: n/a
    DAC: n/a
    Approx. TM: n/a
    Current Display Mode 1024x768(32bit) (1hz)

    its as if my diag knows absolutely nothing
     
  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Download and run Everest Home (it is free):

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

    Once you download it, click on it and let it install and then run it from the icon on your desktop and then click on 'Display' then on 'GPU', then go to the VERY top of the screen and click on 'report', then 'quick report-gpu' and then 'plain text' and save it then go to C:/programs/lavalys and open that folder then open Everest Home folder and then reports and click on the report which will open it in a text editor and then use your mouse to highlight ALL the 'registers' stuff at the bottom of the report and delete it and then save that file again and then copy and paste it to here.
     
  8. toga_toga07

    toga_toga07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its says they have discontinued the free version. my diag under devices says The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. only none of the manufacters are listed on my diag
     
  9. toga_toga07

    toga_toga07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i read on here somewhere about my maybe needing to open my computer and seeing what it says inside but i dont know what to look for
     
  10. toga_toga07

    toga_toga07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i found different program to find my gpu and this is what it found

    General Information :
    Manufacturer : Intel Corporation (Gateway 2000)
    Model : 82915G/GV/GL, 82910GL Integrated Graphics Device
    Bus Type : PCI

    GPU Information :
    Number of GPU : 1
    Codename : GMA 900
    Bus : 64-bit
    Memory Type : DDR
    GPU Frequency : 333 MHz
    Texels : 1332 MTexels/s
    DirectX Support : 9.0

    General Features :
    Width : 320 mm
    Height : 240 mm
    Pixel per inch : 96x96 dpi
    bits per pixel : 32
    Colour Bits/Planes : 1
    Brushes : 4294967295
    Pens : 4294967295
    Markers : 0
    Device Fonts : 0
    Device Colours : 4294967295
    Clip Output to Rectangle : Yes
    Hardware Acceleration : No

    Raster Capabilities :
    Banding : No
    Transfer Bitmaps : Yes
    Bitmap >64 KB : Yes
    Fonts larger than 64 K : Yes
    DIBs : Yes
    DIBTODEV : Yes
    Flood Fills : Yes
    Scaling : No
    StretchBlt : Yes
    StretchDIB : Yes

    Curves Capabilities :
    Chord Arcs : Yes
    Circles : Yes
    Elipses : Yes
    Interiors : Yes
    Pie Wedges : Yes
    Rounded Rectangles : Yes
    Styled Borders : Yes
    Wide Borders : Yes
    Wide, Styled Borders : Yes

    Lines Capabilities :
    Interiors : Yes
    Markers : Yes
    Polylines : Yes
    Polymarkers : Yes
    Styled : Yes
    Wide : Yes
    Wide, Styled : Yes

    Polygonal Capabilities :
    Interiors : Yes
    Alternate Fill Polygons : Yes
    Winding Fill Polygons : Yes
    Rectangles : Yes
    Scan Lines : Yes
    Styled Borders : Yes
    Wide Borders : Yes
    Wide, Styled Borders : Yes

    Text Capabilities :
    Stroke Precision : Yes
    Stroke Clip Precision : Yes
    90° Character Rotation : No
    Any Angle Character Rotation : No
    Independent X-Y Scaling : No
    Double Weighted Characters : No
    Italic : No
    Underline : Yes
    Strikeout : Yes
    Raster Fonts : Yes
    Vector Fonts : Yes

    Color Management Capabilities :
    CMYK : No
    Gamma Ramp : No
    ICM Device : No
     
  11. toga_toga07

    toga_toga07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i want to thank you so much CCT for pointing me in the right direction everything is fixed now. thank you so much
     
  12. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Bueno!


    :)
     
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