VGA difficulties

By steven0
Dec 10, 2010
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  1. Formatted the computer awhile ago, never got the VGA driver working (laggy graphics look). I've installed numerous graphics drivers from a nvidia and random installation discs. Ripping my hair out, I don't know how to fix it.

    Thanks very much if you can help...

    Edit: Attached imgage

    Running XP Pro SP2 (with system restore)
    Video card: GF4 MX 440 64MB DDR TV-OUT
    ROB N88TG - 64D
    SERIAL: 3020388000400

    S/N: 55669Y076568


  2. Gero71

    Gero71 TS Rookie

    When it's not a really new card WindowsXP update will find a driver for it.

    Are you sure it's a Nvidia chip?

    Have you installed sp3 and the latest update's for XP?
  3. steven0

    steven0 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Yes, forgot to mention its a NVidia GeForce4 MX-440 ( well as the boot-up screen says) I'll have to check whether SP3 is installed, I know that XP SP2 is installed from windows updates. It's a prehistoric graphics card, can't seem to find updates for it in device manager as such.

    When I try to install the specific driver for it from NVidia (given by one of their support guys) it extracts and installs its files in a NVidia folder, but when it comes to actually installing itself, it freezes at the 5-10 minute mark or halfway. Tried this several times.
  4. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    Probably your MOBO isn't compatible with your VGA. Try to insert another vga just to try the compatibility
  5. Gero71

    Gero71 TS Rookie

    A Geforce MX440 should be recognized by WinXP update's.

    I see on the Nvidia site 2 drivers for your card.
    1 with and 1 without AGP8x, maybe you should try both of those drivers and see of 1 will work.
  6. steven0

    steven0 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    It's been the one VGA for the last... ten years :) . I've enabled Windows Updates to automatically update and download, so we'll see how that goes. 2 drivers, sounds great! COuld you post the links up?
  7. steven0

    steven0 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    This is what showed up before the driver cleaning:

    And this is after I've cleaned out all the NVidia (don't know if it's a good thing):

    So I'll trouble shoot that single problem if everything goes well. And now the driver won't/doesn't need installing?
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,875   +332

    You uninstalled one of your chipset drivers. Your graphics driver won't install until it is reinstalled.
  9. steven0

    steven0 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Okay, so system restore? I used Driversweeper, and this probably caused ti to happen.
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,875   +332

    Go ahead and try it.
  11. steven0

    steven0 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    System restored. Close thread.
  12. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    ok.. good to hear it :)

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