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I can't play downloaded games

By sulfranc
Jul 20, 2011
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  1. I cant play any games on my computer like rumble fighters and other mmorpg games. I recently switched from windows xp to windows 7 and before i switched i could play any game i downloaded. So every time i start my game this standard vga adapter thing pops up.
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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 7/19/2011, 22:08:18
    Machine name: JEFF-PC
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
    System Model: MS-7312
    BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: n/a
    Memory: 512MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 446MB RAM
    Page File: 1223MB used, 247MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
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    Display Devices
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    Card name: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
    Manufacturer: (Standard display types)
    Chip type: VIA K8M800
  2. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 742

    Try to update to the latest DirectX version and also check if that you graphic driver are installed. Also what graphic card you use? Standard VGA adapter is onboard cards.
  3. sulfranc

    sulfranc TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I have the latest direct x and i dont know what graphic card i have
  4. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 742

    Ok you have an onboard graphic card then. Check in Device Manager if the onboard card driver is well installed
  5. sulfranc

    sulfranc TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Yes the Standard vga graphics adapter is correctly installed
  6. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 742

    Ok... Then it may be a problem with your directx drivers or the card itself. Try uninstalling everything and reinstalling. Also is Windows Aero enable and working?
  7. sulfranc

    sulfranc TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I realy dont have windows 7 aero i downloaded something that looks like windows aero. So no windows aero is not working and what to uninstall
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    "Card name: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter"

    You need to install your graphics/video card driver. Your graphics card looks like an integrated (S3 Unichrome Pro IGP). You'll be hard pressed to play any recent, big-title 3D games with it and some games just won't flat out work. However, perhaps the games you play will be fine though.

    You should be able to get it from your board manufacturer or simply Google it.
  9. sulfranc

    sulfranc TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    alright im downloading some driver i hope it works
  10. sulfranc

    sulfranc TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    it didnt work
  11. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,371   +167

    I think you're out of luck :( You are currently running with Windows 7 generic graphics driver and there is no W7 hardware specific driver for your graphics chip.

    The way i see it...

    1. Your directx shows it's a Via K8M800 chipset
    Code:
    Card name: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
    Manufacturer: (Standard display types)
    Chip type: [B]VIA K8M800[/B] 
    2. The VIA FAQ says only generic graphics drivers for that chipset :(
    Code:
    Integrated Graphics
    VIA has released Windows 7 drivers for the following chipsets:
    VIA CN896, P4M900, VN896, VX800/820 series, VX855/VX875
    
    Older chipsets can run Windows 7 using the default drivers built into Windows 7, but some graphical features of Windows 7 may not be supported.
    Here's VIA's download site you check yourself

    /* EDIT */
    Oh. you can try the MSI site as well since they did the m/b. Looks like they have an automated tool... tho based on the info at the Via site... don't think they'll have it for W7 but never hurts to look
     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    What LookingAround said, which happens to be exactly the same thing I said on your other, identical thread.
  13. sulfranc

    sulfranc TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Thanks and thanks to all the website you gave me helped me fix the proplem
  14. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,371   +167

    Really?? Wow. Glad you got it fixed (HK and I are both surprised :D but glad you did)

    Which website? Do you recall the driver or d/l link? Am curious and the info may help others reading the thread sometime future
  15. sulfranc

    sulfranc TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Since u said the directx shows it's a Via K8M800 chipset i went on the http:// VIA's download site and downloaded the windows xp instead of the windows 7 since i previously had windows xp ( but now i have windows 7) then i downloaded it and extracted the files the clicked the first application i saw then it rebooted my pc then i tried a game then it worked.
  16. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    I find that weird that the same windows XP drivers work on windows 7...okay though, great (and impressive)!
  17. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,428   +217



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