i cant find my graphics card xp

February 27, 2011 at 07:21:23
Specs: Windows XP
Ive had to re-install my XP operating system now hte PC cant find the NVIDIA Graphics card, how do i find and install drivers for it

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February 27, 2011 at 07:28:49
Well if its a separate video card, goto nvidia and download the driver for your model and operating system. If the video is on-board, find the manufacturer and model number (written on the motherboard), go to the manufacturers website for the motherboard and download the video driver.

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February 27, 2011 at 08:02:22
"how do i find and install drivers for it"

You should have done that before you reinstalled XP. We have no idea which video card you have (apparently, neither do you) so you're going to have to somehow come up with your complete system specs. Any drivers on the XP disc are 10 yrs old so you are going to have to find updated drivers for the motherboard chipset, video, sound, network, etc. Since you didn't plan ahead, you're going to have to do some detective work.

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February 27, 2011 at 08:06:59
Hi Hopper, thanks for the feedback. I have managed to identify the model of the card its a 7500LE model I have now downloaded the drivers, but the PC still wont find the card. I am wondering if the original problem lay in the graphics card now, and NOT in the hardrive ( I purchased and installed a new one because my PC would not boot up properly) any ideas - would taking out the graphics card and reinsatalling it force my pc to " found new hardware" on a fresh reboot ?

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February 27, 2011 at 08:12:44
Hi Mick, thanks for your prompt reply - I should have provided you all with more info - so briefly here goes.

I have a 5 year old PC I recently upgraded it from its XP to Vista ( about a yar ago) then to Win 7 about 6 months ago - everything worked fine until about 3 days ago when it wouldnt boot up - error message was along lines of " windows failed to start - a recent hardware or software upgrade/download may be to blame. after dozens of reboots I decided that maybe due to its age the hardrive had become corrupt or broke, so I bought a new hardrive yesterday - installed it - but same error message, so I resorted to reconfiguring the PC back to its factory setting. This has actually worked - but it back at the mo to XP. thats ok for now I can perhaps reinstall Win 7 again later, but issue now is the PX wont find the Nvidia 7500LE card, and I now suspect that the original problem is with the Graphics card and not the Hardrive. well thats about where we are !! thanks for reading all this

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