i cant find my graphics card river after form

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
April 9, 2010 at 01:51:35
Specs: Windows XP
Prior to reformatting the computer the 3D software -Unity- ran normally on it. After reformatting, the software wont open and it says that it is lacking a directx plugin and also prompts to check the graphics card and its driver. I've loaded the directx but the prompt is still there so i went to find the model of my graphics card, intending to download the driver.

To my horror there's nothing detected! I've been to several forums to check how to find it in various (many) ways but to no avail. I'm sure the computer has a graphics card because it could work previously...It's just a matter of finding the right driver to work it. But how do I find the driver when i don't know the model of the graphics card? is there a universal graphics card driver i can use that is free for download? T___T I'll be thankful for the comments : D

Some background info: I had to install additional drivers for the network, audio and plug and play chipset. The computer is a shuttle xpc installed with windows xp professional pack 3. 2gb ram and 2.67ghz processor. Intel core 2.


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April 9, 2010 at 05:23:07
Windows Device Manager cannot display the make & model of a device if there's no driver installed for it. There is no "universal driver" except the one that Windows uses by default when the proper one isn't installed, but that's just a basic driver which allows only a low resolution and cannot 'tap in' to the advanced features of the card. It just allows Windows to run so you can download and install the proper driver.

In most cases, all the correct drivers for factory-fitted components are supplied by the PC manufacturer, which in your case is Shuttle.

Failing this, the next place to go is the manufacturer of the actual device, which you do not know.

You have two options:

1. Physically open the shuttle case and have a look at the label on the graphics card.

2. Download, install and run some software which can identify devices which are listed as "Unknown Device" in Device Manager.
This may get you out of the catch 22 situation you are currently in: http://www.zhangduo.com/udi.html

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April 9, 2010 at 05:49:46
All the drivers you need can be found at the Shuttle website. Just enter your model number:


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