Cannot run Flight Simulator X - Toshiba Tecra S1 Video Driver problem

By xboomerx
Mar 30, 2007
  1. When I run Microsoft Flight Simulator X
    I get the following error:
    "Invalid hardware or driver detected"
    "The drivers currently installed for your video card
    may cause your computer to stop responding
    when Flight Simulator is running"

    I have Toshiba Tecra S1 with 512MB RAM, 40GB
    Intel Pentium M 1500MHz and
    Mobility Radeon 9000 Display Adapter.
    The software is as follows:
    Windows XP pro
    DirectX 9.0c
    Display Adapter
    Driver Version
    Driver Date 2/13/2003
    Driver Provider ATI Technologies Inc.

    I do I fix this problem so I can run Flight Simulator X?
    Thank You
    Bob Whitman
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    What do you see in the device manager found in Hardware section of System in the Control Panel. Scroll through all the list of installs, looking for red or yellow flags for devices. If nothing, then download drivers for the display adapter, disable or remove the existing drivers, and install the new or replacement drivers. I would replace the graphics driver, audio driver, then the latest version (February 2007) of DirectX... as well as anything else that has changed on the driver list at the Toshiba support site.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    (double post)
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    Most laptops cannot play high intensity graphics software- meaning most high end games.
    With the exception of gaming laptops -they're primarily built for productivity.

    Also it is foolish to post your email address in a public forum unless you want to email harvested by spam-bot programs.
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