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Windows wont recognise graphics card

By vreg
Feb 16, 2006
  1. BIOS will recognise my graphics card but windows wont. can anyone help
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Can you provide a little more detail. Which motherboard? Which video card? Which OS? Is this a new build? Is this a replacement video card?
     
  3. vreg

    vreg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    motherboard-MSI km4m-v
    graphic card- geforce 6200, agp 8x, 256mb
    O.S.-windows xp
    i've had the comp for a year and a half. I've only changed the graphic card. I had a different graphic card but had teh same problem with that as well.
     
  4. Lazareth

    Lazareth TS Rookie Posts: 30

    When you say won't reconize do you mean windows does not see the card at all, are you getting a display at all? Or are you just getting the default card driver. Because if windows doesn't reconize the card but you get a display on your screen than its probally a driver problem, in which case down load the most current drivers or do a little research on the card.
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,903   +338

    Are you using the correct driver and how did you uninstall the old one and install the new one?
     
  6. vreg

    vreg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I am getting a picture and able to get a resolution of 2408x1536. because windows wont recognise teh graphics card it wont let me install teh drivers for teh g/c. Saying you dont have teh correct drivers for the graphics card. I uninstalled the old drivers by using add/remover progrms tool and then i serached for the drivers to make sure i deleted tehm.
     
  7. vreg

    vreg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    by teh way the monitor is plugged into teh g/c
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,903   +338

    So you uninstall the old graphics driver and after restarting the PC, it won't let you install the new one at that point?
     
  9. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

  10. vreg

    vreg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    no i couldn't install teh drivers for my old g/c eitehr
     
  11. vreg

    vreg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    which drivers theres a few of them
     
  12. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

  13. vreg

    vreg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    still the same but i get a very high resolution out teh g/c. reformatted harddrive still teh same.
     
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