video adapter not plug & play, what to do?

By mmel_g
Jun 18, 2006
  1. hi anyone? i need some help. i have upgraded my win98 os to win xp. i forgot to get the name of my video adapter. i lost my installer cd. so when i successfully installed my winxp os, my video display is only 8 colors.

    how will i know my video adapter? i dont know what driver to download because i dont know the name of my device. is there a way? or there is a generic video driver that i can use? im not using my computer for gaming.

    please help.... its hard to use an 8 color display...

    thanx in advance....
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Do you know if it is a seperate video card or onboard video? you could try running SIW to see if it identifies your video card. if not, try a google search for a program called UnknownDevices.exe
  3. mmel_g

    mmel_g TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its an onboard video. i tried HWINFO and it helped. im running now with 32bit colors.

    thanks for the help. i've downloaded the unknowndevices.exe you suggested, and its great!
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