All kinds of Laptop video problems

August 17, 2010 at 03:15:55
Specs: Windows 7
Hi there,

To preface - I had a problem with my laptop video a while ago and had it repaired by a local company. The laptop had a GeForce Go 7200 card which overheated so often that the solder came away from the motherboard and the card needed to be reseated. The problem kept occurring and eventually they had to replace the card with a Go 6200.
Since then more problems have built up.

The laptop will not play videos - windows media player gives the error "there is a problem with your video card".

Some programs will not display properly or will just crash on opening.

In DxDiag, Directdraw acceleration and AGP texture acceleration are both Not Available.

The nVidia control panel crashes often and does not display anything in the preview windows.

The only way to make flash videos play in fullscreen is to disable hardware acceleration in the flash settings.

The proper Nvidia drivers do not install and display the error "the video card was not found". The OEM drivers are for the 7200 rather than the 6200 so don't install either.
Because of this I have had to install Laptopvideo2go drivers. They install OK but I am not sure if they are causing these problems.
Also I have installed Windows 7 on the laptop instead of XP, would this cause a problem?
I have tried reinstalling XP but an error keeps stopping me (something to do with not being able to find the boot ini file but I can't remember exactly).

Does anybody have any ideas?
Thanks in advance for any help!!


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August 17, 2010 at 04:36:33
Could be two problems. Improper video drivers and the fact that your laptop can't run windows 7. Post back with the specs.

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August 17, 2010 at 07:24:53
Look at the nvidia site for the correct drivers. You should remove all existing drivers first. Link below. Choose the series first (6), then the exact GPU, then the OS.

Or try option #2, which scans your laptop.

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August 17, 2010 at 07:36:17
I've tried a few laptopvideo2go drivers and same problem with all.
Think you could be right about windows 7 though.

I've lost the OEM XP cd so have tried downloaded versions but none seem to install properly.

CPU: T7200 Core2Duo 1.83GHz
RAM: 1.00 Gb
Video: 6200 Go

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