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I did a video display update and it changed the type of hardware. Now the resol

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October 23, 2010 5:27:34 PM

I did a video display update and it changed the type of hardware. Now the resolution is all messed up because it is not identifying the correct hardware

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October 23, 2010 6:16:00 PM

So is there a question in there? LOL :) 

Can you tell us what you actually did, and what "messed up" means so we can try to help you?
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October 23, 2010 11:45:48 PM

I think the display driver name got changed when I installed an update to it from drivercure. It is telling me that I have the correct driver for the hardware, however I believe prior to this the Nvidia was something like 460 or 480. Now it says it is an 8600M GS. Everything is giant size, off the page and it will not let me change the resolution. It is showing as 4bit. I can't restore to previous using drivercure because the button is off the page. How can I find out what the display driver used to be called so I can manually put that in and download the correct driver? laptop. I a have disabled and deleted and reinstalled to no avail. Thanks.
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October 24, 2010 12:56:25 AM

Don’t use Drivecure to update your drivers. Try updating your drivers in device manager from Microsoft this should put in the correct driver.
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October 24, 2010 1:05:47 AM

pjmelect said:
Don’t use Drivecure to update your drivers. Try updating your drivers in device manager from Microsoft this should put in the correct driver.


Yes I did that too but it is dl the wrong driver as the hardware is misidentified.
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October 24, 2010 3:18:15 AM

Ok you have several methods of curing this problem.

1) Go to device manager and roll back your graphics card driver.
2) Do a system restore to a date before you updated the driver.
3) Take the graphics card out and visually identify it. If it is on board graphics look up the motherboard specification and download the correct driver/
4) Use the program Unknown device http://www.halfdone.com/ukd/ to identify your graphics card.
5) Look up the specification of your computer from the manufacturer’s web site.
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October 31, 2010 1:53:24 PM

Best answer selected by Bunnsarelli.
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October 31, 2010 1:58:08 PM

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