7300GT not being recognized on Dell Optiplex

Evga / Nvidia 7300gt 512mb
May 1, 2009 at 14:57:33
Specs: Windows XP
Here is the situation:

I recently uncovered a [relatively] old Dell Optiplex GX280. It used to have an AGP 7300GT that I used a while ago (confirmed to be working), so I found that and put it in the computer. Things worked just fine, until I was updating drivers. It would not update because apparently my card was operating in "reduced performance mode," on account of my not plugging in the extra power adapter.

So, I turned everything off and put the cable in, and turned it back on, only to find that my card was not being recognized at all. Under Device Manager (Windows XP, btw), the 7300GT was listed as "This device cannot start (Code 10)." Even when I unplug the extra power and turn it back on, it is still not recognized.

Any ideas or suggestions?


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#1
May 1, 2009 at 16:47:06
What service pack are you running? MS recommends updating the SP.

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#2
May 1, 2009 at 16:58:05
I am running Windows XP SP3, and everything's up to date...

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#3
May 1, 2009 at 18:01:12
What about a restore point?

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