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I need help

By DontKnoWhatToDo
Feb 5, 2010
  1. I'm not sure what to do so i pretty much would like anyone to help im not really good with finding stuff but i need a video card/driver thing because my screen resolution wont change, can't play Steam games, and etc, and i just reformatted and im sure thats the problem, and here hope attacthment helps you help me... i would appreciate it, Thanks!


    Also i forgot to say, all the other tabs in the cpu-z thing were blank.., even the graphics so i dont think i even have a graphics driver/video card
     

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  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,060   +76

  3. destiny020386

    destiny020386 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    if your VGA port is built-in, google for the driver using your PC's brand + model. Do the same if your using add on type VidCard.
     
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,060   +76

    I would suggest something to you destiny; try giving them a solution; instead of turning them around and make them go in circles; regards.
     
  5. destiny020386

    destiny020386 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    what i posted is not for you archean, it's up to him if he'll do my recomm. is his problem solved by your recomm? if so, congratz!
     
  6. DontKnoWhatToDo

    DontKnoWhatToDo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've downloaded the radeon thing archeon told me to do i just woke up (10am -8gmt) so its almost done

    Edit: when i unzip it, an error pops up and says end of archive
     
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,060   +76

    Ouch ....... was it downloaded correctly?

    Because I just downloaded it; and it opens perfectly well.
     
  8. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,915   +718

    Hewlett Packard will probably have their own proprietry chipset driver. If the ATI generic driver won't load then visit this page and either use this driver IF the system requirements are the same as yours. If not, then type in the model of your system into the "Product" search bar at the top of the page.
     
  9. DontKnoWhatToDo

    DontKnoWhatToDo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i do believe it was downloaded correctly since it onlu took about 15 minutes and i didn't stop it at all and i am downloading the link Dividebyzero hopefully it works. if it doesn't i guess ill just sell my steam account or something


    Edit: When i installed that and reinstalled it said i either dont have an ATI driver installed or it isn't working properly, And ideas or other driver/video card downloads or whatever to fix it?
     
  10. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,060   +76

    Can you post a picture of Graphics tab of CPU-Z just like the others you did above? just to doubly make sure we are sending you to the right link.

    Do you mean its saying you don't have any ATI Graphics Card installed or something like that?
     
  11. DontKnoWhatToDo

    DontKnoWhatToDo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes
     
     
  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,060   +76

    Strange.

    Well we then first need to identify your graphics. As i asked above can you post CPUZ's graphic tab's picture or tell us what it is saying?
     
  13. DontKnoWhatToDo

    DontKnoWhatToDo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    said it was blank....
     

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  14. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,060   +76

    Check your messages please. As you are unable to get the file somehow; right now this seems a reasonable idea to try out.
     
  15. DontKnoWhatToDo

    DontKnoWhatToDo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've added you. i'll be at school tomorrow so ill be on around 4-5pm -8gmt
     
  16. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,060   +76

    Alright ...... noted that; I'll be at work then but I can manage it :)
     
  17. DontKnoWhatToDo

    DontKnoWhatToDo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's been two weeks, still no fix, any ideas?
     
  18. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    Let's try a different approach

    1) Identify the exact make/model of your HP computer

    2) See if Windows reports any problem devices
    • Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
    • Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
    • Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
    • If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post

    3) Generate a DirectX report
    • click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
    • Notice progress in lower left window corner
    • When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
    • In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the reports. (If you don't see icon you may need to first cick Go Advanced)
     
  19. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,060   +76

    LookinAround: I gave him a URL to download that driver but for some reasons he is unable to get the driver which I believe should work for him.

    DontKnoWhatToDo:
    I have downloaded the driver; but somehow we have not been able manage time in which it can be transferred; anyway I'm leaving my messenger on for now, in case you get online message me; and I will send you the driver.

    Edit:
    Also check this guru3d download page; it has several ATI Drivers listed and I think any driver below version 8 should do it for you. However, I would recommend to try these; these are moded drivers; I have used moded drivers from NGO/Omega and found them to be stable/and good (for ATI & nVidia Cards).

    Also LA any comments/additions are welcome thanks :)
     
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