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No Display in Hardware Manager

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Anonymous
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May 18, 2004 8:29:41 AM

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I recently purchased a new video card, and made a few mistakes during
installation. So, I uninstalled the drivers that I had installed, but
in the process also uninstalled the basic Windows video drivers,
proprietary to the on-board chip-set (assuming there is one, but I'll
get to that).

The "Display" option in the Hardware Manager has disappeared, and the
"Display" option in the control panel can tell me nothing, other than
that my video is currently running on VgaSave, which doesn't seem to
manage any specific hardware.

The HP site is as useless as I expected - a set of very basic video
drivers is available, but you have to know which chip you have on the
motherboard in order to use them ... and the HP site lists this model
as having no on-board video, thus no chip to specify in the hardware
wizard. The HP software installation just dumped the drivers into a
directory, and told me to tell the Hardware Wizard to look there ...
but again, I need to know what to tell it, as there's no .inf file
with those drivers to guide Windows.

The video card is sitting in the AGP slot, being ignored by Windows in
repeated re-boots (so much for P&P). I can't force windows to
acknowlege it, or the old video card when I swap them. Attempting to
install the drivers with the installation CD is not accomplashing
anything, I just get "Installation Aborted" type messages.

Restoring defaults in the BIOS accomplished nothing, and I've seen
various warnings against disabling the VgaSave. Attempting to use
NVidia's reference driver installation program (downloaded)
accomplished nothing, as well.

Any ideas as to, first, getting a basic display driver listed in the
Hardware Manager?

The computer is a Pavillion A350e, motherboard ASUS A7N8X-LA, the
video card is an ASUS V9570TD, replacing an NVidia fx 5200.


Thanks for any help,


Kurt Montandon

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May 18, 2004 8:29:42 AM

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Hi,

Further more, pls make sure you have disabled any antivirus applications before installing the nvidia drivers.

Peter
May 18, 2004 8:29:42 AM

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Hi,

If you have the original XP CD, click start/run/ and type in SFC /SCANNOW, insert the XP CD when prompted.
If you don't have the CD, try borrow it from your friend.

Or you may try this way:
Place back the old vedio card into the AGP slot (provided that you haven't removed the Asus vedio card drivers).
Start the computer and use the restore feature to rollback the OS prior to the date you have changed the vedio card.
If successfully rollback the OS, change the display to VGA mode and then go to add or remove program to remove the asus display drivers and then shutdown the PC. Replace the display card with the new FX5200 card. Install the latest XP display drivers downloaded from nvidia.com or install the display drivers from the CD that came the the display card. Do not disturb until the drivers is completely loaded, reboot when prompted to.

Hope it helps.

Peter


----- Kurt Montandon wrote: -----


I recently purchased a new video card, and made a few mistakes during
installation. So, I uninstalled the drivers that I had installed, but
in the process also uninstalled the basic Windows video drivers,
proprietary to the on-board chip-set (assuming there is one, but I'll
get to that).

The "Display" option in the Hardware Manager has disappeared, and the
"Display" option in the control panel can tell me nothing, other than
that my video is currently running on VgaSave, which doesn't seem to
manage any specific hardware.

The HP site is as useless as I expected - a set of very basic video
drivers is available, but you have to know which chip you have on the
motherboard in order to use them ... and the HP site lists this model
as having no on-board video, thus no chip to specify in the hardware
wizard. The HP software installation just dumped the drivers into a
directory, and told me to tell the Hardware Wizard to look there ...
but again, I need to know what to tell it, as there's no .inf file
with those drivers to guide Windows.

The video card is sitting in the AGP slot, being ignored by Windows in
repeated re-boots (so much for P&P). I can't force windows to
acknowlege it, or the old video card when I swap them. Attempting to
install the drivers with the installation CD is not accomplashing
anything, I just get "Installation Aborted" type messages.

Restoring defaults in the BIOS accomplished nothing, and I've seen
various warnings against disabling the VgaSave. Attempting to use
NVidia's reference driver installation program (downloaded)
accomplished nothing, as well.

Any ideas as to, first, getting a basic display driver listed in the
Hardware Manager?

The computer is a Pavillion A350e, motherboard ASUS A7N8X-LA, the
video card is an ASUS V9570TD, replacing an NVidia fx 5200.


Thanks for any help,


Kurt Montandon