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Serious Graphic Issues.... Playing Games...

By jerrica
Dec 30, 2006
  1. Alright so I got a lap top for X-mas it was used... but hey so what.. Lol Anyway Im having issues... I cant play SIMS 2 or toon town or any good game for that matter... I can play Sim City 4 though....

    On sims 2 I get the whole can not get DirectX9.0c adapters blah blah... Which I have updated and got it... except its not excepting my video ...stuff..

    On Toon Town its says my video driver/card doesnt meet the minium requirment...

    So heres the specs:

    Chip: UnAvailable
    Dac : UnAvailable
    memory size : UnAvailable
    adapter string : UnAvailable
    Bios info: UnAvailable

    Sounds ****ty so far.. But Ill keep going....

    It says General properties::

    It says VGA Save

    Device type: non plug and play device
    manufactor: unknown
    location: unknown (as far as i know its on the motherboard)


    Says the device is working well...

    Driver: VGA Save
    Service name : Vga Save
    Display name : VGA Save

    As far as the Direct X Diagnostic tool::

    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
    System Model: SATELLITE 1805
    BIOS: Satellite1800 v2.10 TOSHIBA
    Processor: Intel Celeron, ~1.1GHz
    Memory: 304MB RAM
    Page File: 180MB used, 557MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode



    ------------
    DxDiag Notes
    ------------
    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.


    Display Devices
    ---------------
    Card name:
    Manufacturer:
    Chip type:
    DAC type:
    Device Key: Enum\
    Display Memory: n/a
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (1Hz)
    Monitor:
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: vga.dll
    Driver Version: 5.01.2600.0000 (English)
    DDI Version: unknown
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 8/4/2004 06:00:00, 9344 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: vga.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 8/4/2004 06:00:00, 20992 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B70EE0-4340-11CF-B063-282AAEC2C835}
    Vendor ID: 0x0000
    Device ID: 0x0000
    SubSys ID: 0x00000000
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Video Accel:
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Not Available
    D3D Status: Not Available
    AGP Status: Not Available
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run


    These are the notes under display::

    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.



    Alright Im pretty sure ive gave enough information to find something out...

    I need help I would love to play one of these games... specifically Sims2...


    PLEASE HELP... and thanks if you made it this far...
     
  2. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    I'm betting the farm that it's an integrated graphics adapter and you really don't have that much RAM to work with.
    Why don't you go here and under the tab hard disk drives and optical drives, download the lates drivers for your model and check the software updates as well.
    http://www.toshiba.com/tai/support/support_cons.jsp

    It's best that you use their drivers updates since it seems that at the present time, you have no display drivers installed. After you update, I would then go to Microsoft's download site and download the most current version of DirectX. Without having the display drivers installed, DirectX just won't take.
     
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Your missing a ton of drivers, which is your main problem. Download them from the manufacturers website.
     
  4. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 899   +15

  5. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Thats not gonna work ,, vga driver ,,

    You must install your graphics card driver from www.ati.com or www.nvidia.com

    Also mite need to do reinstall of DX9 ,,,
     
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