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Mickey Blue
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Well as a small handful of you know my main PC (desktop) had some huge problem that resulted in my having to format the hard drive and resinstall everything, including windows, from scratch..

Well its up and running again save for a few problems, most of them minor, except one..

For some reason it is not detecting my graphics card, which is making for some unique problems. So any advice on what to do? I can try calling the maker but its no longer under warrenty so I doubt they'll be much help, besides I figure I can post here now and may have the answers I need before I know it.

Thanks in advance.

-Mike

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Can you give us the computer model number? Or maybe the type of graphics card if you know what it is. Maybe we can find you a link to the drivers?

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Mickey Blue
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The computer is a compaq presario SR1030Z

Not sure off the top of my head what model the graphics card is, I know its a "NVIDIA" model and is 256, but its been a while since I got this set up and have built a number of computers for people, they are starting to run togather.. I'll keep looking

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If the card is an AGP, there may be a seperate, special AGP driver that needs to be loaded. Does the system see the card as a PCI device?

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Mickey Blue
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I believe it is AGP, but I'm going on memory, trying to find the information without having to crack open the case..

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Is the card showing up in the device manager? If so, is there a question mark over the device?

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If you haven't replaced the graphics card in the system, go here for the driver.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=1152518&lang=en

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Mickey Blue
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I'm not seeing any card in the device manager, and when I try to configure my screen it says "Graphics Card not Detected, please connect Graphics card" or something to that effect.

And no, havn't replaced anything in this computer, so I'll check into that driver.

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Mickey Blue
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My Video Controller shows up as having a question mark in device manager.. Could that be related to all this?


"Video Controller (VGA Compatible)" Under "other devices"

Tried installing the driver, didn't fix the problem.

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Mickey Blue
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Wait.. Wait.. YES! Fixed the problem.. Whew...

Thanks for the help everybody, but it looks like its fixed.. There is one other issue (that I've found anyway) but I'll give you guys a second to cool down a bit before I post it [Smile] )

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Post away, MB. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Mickey Blue:
Wait.. Wait.. YES! Fixed the problem.. Whew...

Thanks for the help everybody, but it looks like its fixed.. There is one other issue (that I've found anyway) but I'll give you guys a second to cool down a bit before I post it [Smile] )

Have you not heard the saying Strike while the iron is hot?

If you let it cool down you will be banging and banging and still not making a dent.

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