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Display driver not working normally

January 2, 2005 at 09:40:53
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I have a Toshiba laptop and recently I downloaded Sims2. It downloaded fine but when I went to go hit play I got a message from Windows.

Windows Display Driver
The ialmrnt5 display driver has stopped working normally. Save your work and reboot the system to restore full display functinality. The next time you reboot the machine a box will be displayed giving you a chance to upload data about this failure to Mirosoft.

That is exactly what the message said. Now I reboot and the box comes up and I send the problems to Microsoft, however I still cannot play the game. I put the CD for the game in and the window pops up saying that same message again.

Can someone please tell me how to fix my display driver?

Thanks!


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#1
January 2, 2005 at 11:20:08

Go into "Device Manager" and identify your graphics card and POST back with that info.

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#2
January 2, 2005 at 11:21:28

To find out what video card you have, do this.
Right click "My Computer"
Then choose "Properties"
Then the "Hardware" tab
Then the "Device manager" button
Then click the "+" sign by the listing "Display Adapters"



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#3
January 2, 2005 at 11:46:27

Then read the BOX the came in a see if your video card meets the minimum requirements for the game to run.

Hope this helps


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#4
January 2, 2005 at 11:55:37

Minimum System Requirements for The Sims 2


If you have a T&L capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM then you need at least:
800 MHz processor or better
256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000
At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space
If you have a non-T&L capable video card (an Intel Extreme Graphics or a Radeon 7000/VE Series) then you need at least:
2.0 GHz processor or better
256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98, or Windows 2000
At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space
Get the most current driver for your video card. The manufacturers usually have the video drivers on their sites for you to download. Visit the nVidia site, the ATI site or the support site for your computer's manufacturer for the latest drivers for those video cards.

Supported video cards (and the more video memory the better):

ATI RadeonTM series (7000 or better)
Radeon 7000/VE series (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)
7200, 7500
8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
X300, X600, X800


Nvidia® QuadroTM series
Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4


Nvidia® Geforce series (GeForce2 and better)
GeForce2
GeForce3, 3 Ti
GeForce4, 4Ti, MX 420, 440
GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
GeForce 6600, 6800


Intel® Extreme Graphics (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)
82845, 82865, 82915


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#5
January 2, 2005 at 14:03:26

Under Display Adapters it says..

Intel(R) 8852/82852 GM/GME Grapics Controller


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#6
January 2, 2005 at 14:13:44

Do you have at least a 2.0ghz processor?

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#7
January 2, 2005 at 15:27:04

Yes I do

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#8
January 2, 2005 at 15:52:46

Then maybe you need to update your video card drivers.
Windows update may have a driver update for you.

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#9
January 4, 2005 at 23:22:57

if you have an onboard. video card. it wont support the 3D game, for that upgrade your video card for a PCI based AGP card

Karen Morais


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