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Xp Doesn't Detect My Geforce Mx440 Video Card

Q: Xp Doesn't Detect My Geforce Mx440 Video Card


i installed my graphics card geforce MX 440 64MB recently but when i boot into windows xp it doens't detect my card. Xp installs an SIS 315 driver instead. I've tried downloading the new nvidia drivers but they don't work. Please HELP

Preferred Solution: Xp Doesn't Detect My Geforce Mx440 Video Card

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A: Xp Doesn't Detect My Geforce Mx440 Video Card

Have you uninstalled the drivers for the old card before fitting the new one?
If the old setup was onboard graphics (no card), have you disabled on board graphics in the bios before fitting the new card?

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Guys Really Need help on this!

Im trying to run a 10m video & audio cable from the GeForce 4 MX440 64mb video out to the tv downstairs.

For some reason the bloody thing wont work, but it will work with the 1m cable i got and luggin the baseunit, keyboard and mouse downstairs, the only option i could think of is to buy a bigger psu but a friend said that wouldnt work he advised getting a signal booster for it instead.

Can anyone help me solve the problem before i throw the whole thing out the window lol

Many Thanks in Advance

A:GeForce 4 MX440 Video Out HEEEELLPPPP!!

I think your friend is correct. It is simply losing too much power across that long line. I would suggest getting a booster, or trying to minimize the distance traveled and get a smaller cord.

BTW, :wave: Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

Hopefully we can get you sorted out as soon as possible. Enjoy your stay.

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So, I upgraded from 32-bit Vista to Windows 7 RC. All went well, except for my computer now only detects (under Display Adapters) a Standard VGA Adapter. I have a Dell XPS M1530 notebook, and it came with a nVidia GeForce card, I believe it was a GeForce 8600M GT. I right-clicked and told it to check for hardware changes, but it will not detect the graphics card.

Because of this, it is not displaying any of the Aero effects, etc, and my second monitor is not receiving any signal although it is properly connected.

Does anyone know how I would be able to fix this?

A:x64 won't detect GeForce card, only VGA

Go to NVidia website and download the appropiate drivers.

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this card worked well before but now with the same games,it is causing problems.it crashes on to the desktop or restarts when im in the middle of the game.when i remove the card and play with my onboard vga,everything works fine.i get this error message :
a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer


check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed

disable bios memory options such as caching or shadowing

technical info:


smwdm.sys<this is my sound card driver it worked fine bfore,but now it may be the cause of problem

begining dump of physical memory

A:geforce 4 mx440 problem

well did you disabled those options in the bios?
try to get drivers 54.XX i think it was something that newer drivers had improvements only for FX series.

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Hi everyone:

I have an HP Pavilion 7955 (1.5GHz Pentium 4, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD), which according to HP has the following motherboard:

ASUS P4B-LA (Amazon)

Pictures seem to visually confirm what I have inside my case.

I want to replace the default 32MB TNT2 AGP card with the following:

Gforce4 MX440 128MB 8x/4x AGP card

At least, that's how it was advertised (8x/4x).

The trouble, however, is this...

Everything works fine when the TNT2 is in the AGP slot. When I replace it with the Geforce4, the computer gives me beeping noises on startup and gives me a blank screen. It won't even display the BIOS POST, and the monitor's LED flashes as if it isn't even receiving a signal. When I put the TNT2 back in, all is well.

I know it's not the Geforce4, as it works fine on another machine.

The motherboard doesn't have on-board video, so there's no way for me to troubleshoot this. Does anyone know what's going on? Help!

A:GeForce 4 MX440 on Asus P4B-LA

Did you download and install the latest BIOS?

Aside from that there are only two things I can think of.
1. The new card draws too much power for your PSU to run.
2. The card is not "playing nice" with your older motherboard. The TNT2 is a 2x/4x card where as the MX440 is a 4x/8x card. In theory your motherboard should work with the mx440 if the listed specs are correct since it has 4x support, some older motherboards have issues with 4x/8x cards.

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I Have A Geforce 4 Mx440 Agp8x 64mb Ddr Ram.
It Seams That The Card Installed In Windows Xp Losses
Two Thirds Of Its Pottencial Compared To Windows 98 Se.
My Games Run A Lot Slower.
I Have The Latest Drivers And Directx 9.0c

Can Anyone Help Me Please.

Your Truly
George Caranti

A:geforce 4 mx440 agp 8x trouble with win xp

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I´m new in this forum

Mi brother has a Chaintech geforce 4 mx440 AGP with default CD drivers, (30.82 or something like that), I would like to know if there are some new and better drivers in performance for his videocard.

I have downloaded detonator 44.03 from guru3d.com, but not installed yet because I´m looking for some suggestions, help. etc.

His OS is windows XP Pro, Intel Pentium IV 1.6MHZ, 256MB RAM Geforce 4 MX 440 AGP 64MB with stock cooling and not overclocked, on board sound, dont know the mobo.

the second question is:
His video card is supposed to be 64MB , when he start his machine appear the videocard model, bios, and memory (64Mb)but inside display&adapter properties the Nvidia geforce 4 mx 440 tab states only 32MB... why??

Do i need to install newest drivers?, I have uninstalled the onboard video drivers (Savage S3 32MB).

Best regards for all.


A:Geforce 4 MX440 questions!

Did the new card take over automatically, without having to disable the old in the bios? Double-check that so it's not filtering resources to that card.

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I have Windows XP pro, 512 mb ram Athlon 750 and a Geforce 4 MX 440, the Problem lies with the Tv Out. Everything out the TV shows fine, the problem lies when I use Windows Media Player or DIVX player. When I launch the WMP it comes up it plays the movie fine on the PC but on the TV it shows a black screen within the WMP. Everything on the TV screen shows exactly what's on the PC except for the inside of the WMP. Where the movie plays inside WMP that part is black. Any help would be appreciated.

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Ok...since i still got my old computer i'm willing to have some fun(maybe fireworks ).
I meant fun by oc-ing the card to the limits, but i need help increasing the core/memory voltages. I heard/seen people using resistors for increasing the vcore does anyone here know how to do it with an G4MX440?
P.S: I don't care if my vid card/computer blows away in pieces so i'm willing to try any OC method.
P.S.2 : It is just for fun ....oh and pride.

A:GeForce 4 MX440 Destructive OC!

Lol, these kinds of overclock sare fun.

You might need to go to google for the MX440 voltcore mod. Usually done with pencils, but of course there are more elaborate ways.

If you're just looking at destroying your MX440 (or gain some experience in voltcore modding), this is the way to go

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HELP. I tried uninstalling old nvidia drivers. When I put my new one in, there wasn't an old graphics card in place. I tried youtubing possible solutions. I'm considering taking my pc the best buy so they can hook it up, but I don't wanna spend more money. The power watts meet it's standard. I had to buy a new one. I KNOW it's in the right place inside, but my computer won't detect it. The PNY software DVD won't detect it. It says not found. I understand that you have to install a diver that's compatible, and I tried that, but it says checking system... and then It can't find it! It's been months. I uninstalled every nvidia driver or thing on my computer, which now makes my screen look small, which is really annoying. please help!

A:Computer won't Detect Nvidia Geforce 730 Graphics card

You need to tell use more about your computer, what is the make and model of it, what is the model of the motherboard, what is the model of the power supply? What version of Windows?

Is it the Geforce GT 730 you bought or something else? What is the intended use of the new graphics card?

And what graphics card or GPU did you have before adding this card?

Do you have the monitor connected to the new graphics card or do you by chance still have it connected to the integrated graphics that many computer have? It needs to be connected to the new card before turning the computer on.

Have you made sure the card is seated fully in the slot?

Have you tried using the latest drivers from the NVidia website: http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Do you have access to another computer to try the card to make sure its not defective?

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I just installed windows 7 professional last night and when trying to personalize my theme, i realized that i couldn't change window color. It only gave me the contrast themes unlike in vista where i could choose the color and it would still look like vista. I'm not sure if that last sentence made much sense, but i hope you get the idea. I can still use the desktop backgrounds and sounds, but not the aero window colors.

When I go to device manager, the only graphics adaptor it shows is the standard VGA. When I had Vista I didn't have any problem. But now that I have Windows 7, the OS won't detect the graphics card. Is it not compatible with Windows 7? I saw another post with a fix for the 8400M GT, and was wondering if maybe there was hope for me.

Thanks in advance for any advice

A:Windows 7 won't detect GeForce 8400M GS graphics card

Google/goto NVIDIA drivers downloads on Nvidia website, select your graphics card and 32/64 bit. It should give you the latest driver to download. (195.62)

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Im running windows XP. I have a geforce4 MX440 n i got the latest drivers 4 it but it says that the main driver "nv4_disp.dll" is not WHQL logo'd. I tryed downloading the original drivers from the manufacturer but it still says its not WHQL logo'd
PLZ HELP!!!!!!!!!!!


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I have the following specs:

P4 1.8GhZ Socket 478
17" Samsung CRT Monitor

I've installed the new GeForce 4 MX440 AGP (a great upgrade from my Radeon 7000 PCI).

But the problem is, it does not display anything. I can hear Windows booting (through the startup sounds) but the monitor's on standby mode. (but power LED's blinking faster - compare it to the usual standby blink.)

I Tried plugging in other cards and it worked.

Help please.

A:GeForce 4 MX440 blank screen

If other vidcards work, then it is probably a problem with the GF440 itself, perhaps the video output is not working.

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I have an Nvidia GeForce 4 MX440. Everytime that I start windows XP this device wont start and it brings up a standard yellow triangle and says that the device will not start.

This is also the second graphics card that iv tried and they are both the same. And the motherboard has been replaced with no effect.

Iv tried to uninstall and reinstall the driver with no change and Iv also tried the latest Nvidia drivers, guru 3d drivers and the windows update drivers with no effect. Iv even used an Nvidia removal tool and then reinstalled it with no luck.

The odd thing is that to get any of the drivers to work I have to disable the driver, then enable. Then I close device manager and open display properties and change the resolution from 640x480 to 1024x768 (the screen is already at 1024x768 even though it says 640x480). It then goes blank for about a minute, the hard drive and cpu go mad and then everythings fine untill i start up again.

If anyone has any suggestions for me they would be appreciated. Im no expert but iv tried the basics and nothing works


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Hey guys, i've recently installed my old Geforce mx440 in my brothers pc, (windows xp sp2) I used the newest drivers of of the nvidia site, and when i try to run a game i get this
Its the same with all the games i have (newer games atleast)
It flashes from being normal, to red and distorted.

I've tried installing differnt drivers , random drivers from 29.xx Detonators, To 6x.xx Forceware, The Forceware gives me the red issue, But the detonators dont . But with the detonators , my system freezes ...alot... Either it freezes, or the monitor turns off and my cpu stays on.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Forgot to mension systemspecs..

Amd 750mhz
512 Sdram
30 gig Maxtor HD
Directx 9.0c

A:GeForce MX440 - Driver Problems?

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After having major problems when i tried the latest drivers from Nvidia i had to perform a clean install. I also foolishly reset the BIOS defaults and now i can't reinistall the GFX card. Here's how it goes...

Restart machine and the new hardware wizard kicks in saying found new hardware VGA compatabile. I put my installation cd in, it installs the GFX card drivers, i restart, and it makes it as far as the XP splash then the screen goes black and the monitor goes off. I make sure that all remnants of previous drivers are deleted prior to the installation, but to no avail. I also tried to install via Update Driver in Device Manager with the same result.
In BIOS I've checked AGP aperture is 64MB and 4x transfer and that it it set to AGP not PCI. I've also tried both options in BIOS for Plug and Play, i.e set to NO for the BIOS to assign resources, or set to YES for the OS to assign. I'm sure when i succesfully installed the drivers, a few months ago, the wizard annouced the installation of PnP Monitor drivers, after it installed the GFX card drivers. But when i'm "installing" now it just announces the GFX card drivers. A quick check in Device Manager before i restart, and there, under Monitors, is listed 2 Default Monitors and 1 PnP Monitor. However, if i go to Advanced Display Properties, it says i've got two PnP Monitors?? Every manner i know of uninstalling b4 trying again has been tried - but nope.

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A:Can't Reinstall Geforce 4 MX440 After Clean Intsall!

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After having major problems when i tried the latest drivers from Nvidia i had to perform a clean install. I also foolishly reset the BIOS defaults and now i can't reinistall the GFX card. Here's how it goes...

Restart machine and the new hardware wizard kicks in saying found new hardware VGA compatabile. I put my installation cd in, it installs the GFX card drivers, i restart, and it makes it as far as the XP splash then the screen goes black and the monitor goes off. I make sure that all remnants of previous drivers are deleted prior to the installation, but to no avail. I also tried to install via Update Driver in Device Manager with the same result.
In BIOS I've checked AGP aperture is 64MB and 4x transfer and that it it set to AGP not PCI. I've also tried both options in BIOS for Plug and Play, i.e set to NO for the BIOS to assign resources, or set to YES for the OS to assign. I'm sure when i succesfully installed the drivers, a few months ago, the wizard annouced the installation of PnP Monitor drivers, after it installed the GFX card drivers. But when i'm "installing" now it just announces the GFX card drivers. A quick check in Device Manager before i restart, and there, under Monitors, is listed 2 Default Monitors and 1 PnP Monitor. However, if i go to Advanced Display Properties, it says i've got two PnP Monitors?? Every manner i know of uninstalling b4 trying again has been tried - but nope.

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A:Can't Reinstall Geforce 4 MX440 After Clean Intsall!

Hi, I use an older Nvidia AGP card, and have a VIA chipset, so I know what you are talking about....the usual procedure is to change to the Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (which Windows may have loaded after XP was installed...or, XP may have loaded some form of an Nvidia driver....I use 98se, so don't know what XP has for video drivers....)After you switch to the PCI Standard drivers, video looks bad, lonly 16 colors....you then Change to your video card in Hardware Wizard or whatever XP calls it...at the reboot, the GeForce should be detected, don't let it install anything....set the location to the folder on your hard drive that contains the uncompressed drivers and see if it installs.
Here's a forum post I found about it:
"Posted by: Cactus

Well we got it...
Here's what I did...
First I loaded the PCI Standard Video drivers then went to http://www.viatech.com (my motherboards web site) and downloaded the new 4 in 1 driver package.
I then shut down the pc,pulled the S3 Virge out and installed the GeForce2 MX/400 32mb video card with the PCI Standard VGA video drivers.
After it booted to the desktop the pc detected the GeForce2 card right away,loaded the drivers needed and that was that.
I then loaded the new Detonator drivers and its running beautifull.
Thanks everyone for your help."


We found that users with VIA motherboard chipsets for AMD and Intel CPUs will encounter crash problems with Command & Co... Read more

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hello, i need some help. i have a a asus p4s800 and i try to use a gforce 4 mx 440 8X 128mb on it, but it doesnt work. the mother board just beeps 2 times and no display comes up. i use an older gforce 2 mmx 64mb and that works fine. it should be compatiable shouldnt it? but it doesnt work.
also, i know that the gforce works for a fact because i have tried it with another system.
thank you..

A:Asus P4S800 and geforce 4 mx440-8x 128mb ddr

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Here`s what you should do. Make sure you have your old card in the pc then go into device manager(i`m assuming your os is xp) click on the +sign next to display adaptors right click on your card and select uninstall once the uninstall is complete restart your pc.

Once your pc has restarted you will be prompted to install the drivers again just cancel this.

Now shut down your pc take out the old card and insert the new one start your pc and you should be prompted to install the drivers for you new card you can cancel this if you wish and just use the installation disk that came with the new card.

once your done restart your pc and go into bios set the AGP Aperture size to 128.

Hope this helps Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I have an intergrated geforce 4 mx440 graphics processor in the mobo im gonna use on my new computer i was just wondering if thats kewl for some of the games out now the igp can go up to 128mb of shared memory i would really aprreciate any opinions u guys have on it

A:Intergrated Geforce 4 MX440 graphics processor

What games did you have in mind? For much of the newer games, this may not be ideal.

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I am avrage user, and don't know much of pc.
I have trouble with my new pc games such is: James Bond Nightfire, Unreal Tournement 2003, C&C Generals. All the new games who need the DX 8.1. Exepct the ("Soldier of Fortune 2 ") They will start and then they will freeze out or reset my pc. Before I upgraded my PC, game James Bond Nightfire worked with my old pc even UT 2003 worked but with very bad graphic.

My old PC was:
MB: VIA Accorp
CPU: Celleron 633 Mhz
Monitor 15" : Hansol Mazellan 501 P
HDD: Maxtor 2B020H1

My PC is :
OS: XP Professional
MB&CPU: AMD Athlon 1466 MHz (1.4 Ghz)
VGA: Inno 3D GeForce 4 MX440/MX 440 SE 64 MB DDRAM (TV OUT)
Monitor 15" : Hansol Mazellan 501 P
HDD: Maxtor 2B020H1

Also I have :

Film Edit Card : Movie DV 100
TV/FM Card : 3Demon capture on pc
Modem : 56K
Scaner: (Parallel port)
Cammera : Logitech
CDROM : Teac 532-b
CDRW : HP +7500

I update the VGA (www.nvidia.com), also DX9 I have, still is the same problem.

Thanks all you ppl for advices, I found and solve my problem, it was old MB BIOS, I take my pc to the service and serviceman said that was old MB BIOS,and he can not suport fast cpu like mine, (cause the day when MB was manufactured didn't exist that kind oof fast cpu's). SO he updated and now works fine.

A:Inno 3D GeForce 4 MX440/MX 440 SE 64 MB DDRAM (TV OUT) Games Freeze!!!

A friend of mine had exactly the same problem last week- Medal of Honor would start and freeze after a while, sometime the pc would reboot during a game, Mafia froze, IL-2 Sturmovik. After testing everything (he's got a AMD 2200 XP, 512 DDR Ram, ATI 8500 LE 128) we found the problem to be the power supply. If your machine is fine using any other application aside from games (as his was) then the video card is needing more power then the system can supply. Buy a more powerful power supply, swap them out, test your games and if the problem recurrs you can always take the new power supply back. Unfortunately, you can't go cheap on power supplies, and most that come with the case are underpowered! Let me know if this is the problem.

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Hello, I've been having this problem 2 days ago and it's a bit frustrating. I was just playing some games when it suddenly restarted automatically. My device manager doesn't seem to acknowledge my graphics card anymore for some apparent reason. I've tried plugging my monitor in my graphics card and it just seems like on a standby mode with the blank screen showing nothing. But when I plug my monitor to my motherboard port it shows up fine and is in the device manager. I've tried cleaning my drivers with "Driver Sweeper" then reinstalling the lastest driver for my graphics card, but that didn't do anything. I was hoping if anyone knows what's wrong with my graphics card . Thank you.

Is my graphics card burnt/broken?

Graphics card - Radeon x1900

A:System doesn't detect Graphics Card

OK first of all there are no drivers for Windows 7 supporting you card. Your card is not even supported by Windows Vista as support has been removed, therefore, the reason for the problems you have been experiencing is a driver issue not the card itself. You cannot use 6.5 drivers on you card, the reason why you are getting these blank screens and dropping out of games is because of the drivers.

Not the news you peobably wanted to here but an upgrade is needed the drivers which would have been used would have been Catalyst 9.3.

ATI Catalyst? Display Driver
Version 9.3

9.3 Operating System(s)

Windows Vista - 32-Bit Edition Products Supported

AMD has moved a number of DX9 ATI Radeon? graphics accelerators products to a legacy driver support structure. This change impacts Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux distributions. AMD has moved to a legacy software support structure for these graphics accelerator products in an effort to better focus development resources on future products.
The following products have been moved to the legacy software support structure (including Mobile and All-in-Wonder Variants):

ATI Radeon 9500 Series
ATI Radeon 9550 Series
ATI Radeon 9600 Series
ATI Radeon 9700 Series
ATI Radeon 9800 Series
ATI Radeon X300 Series
ATI Radeon X550 Series
ATI Radeon X600 Series
ATI Radeon X700 Series
ATI Radeon X800 Series
ATI Radeon X850 Series
ATI Radeon X1050 Series
ATI Radeon X1300 Series
ATI Radeon X1550 Series
ATI Radeon X1600 Series
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Title says it all. I have two hard drives, one with Ubuntu Linux and Vista. Ubuntu works fine, and detects and uses everything. Vista doesn't see anything at all. Not even a PCI Audio... thingy. I'm using a Sound Blaster Audigy.


A:Vista doesn't detect sound card, but other OS does.

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My problem is (I hope ) simple enough to resolve....

Soyo Mobo (SY 5ehm v1.3) won't detect my old but faithful SoundBlaster16
My OS is win ME
I had sound,
I installed more RAM (that went OK!!!)PC133
tried a second harddrive ( no go!)Maxtor
tried second cd drive (Creative (no go))First one is a old burner, Matshita
took out second hard drive and cd
scandisk and defrag in DOS mode done
flashed my BIOS

Still no go ....What gives???

Can't wait to hear from you!!!
(no pun intended!!!! )


A:MoBo doesn't detect sound card

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Hello all. I decided to switch to the newest version of the Forceware drivers for my Geforce 4 4200Ti graphics card today. I was running the 61.77 Forceware drivers, and planned on switching to the 71.84 (latest certified version) drivers. I created a System Restore point in XP, and then removed my old drivers via the Add/Remove Programs utility in the Control Panel. I then restarted my computer, and on startup Windows autodetected my graphics card. I cancelled out of the autodetect wizard in order to run the 71.84 install file, which I had already downloaded. Upon executing the install file, the drivers were unzipped to the temporary NVIDIA folder, but immediately after this I got an error message saying the NVIDIA installation could not detect a compatible display device.

I also tried getting windows to detect my card through the Add New Hardware util, but windows was unable to see my card there. I have no idea what could be causing this problem whatsoever. I was thinking maybe you folks could help me out with this one. Thanks for your time.

A:Solved: Forceware 71.84 doesn't detect my card!

You should not cancel the Found New Hardware Wizard but let it go through so that Windows installs its generic drivers. Once they are install the Forceware installation should work.

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i have about a 5 yr old compaq running xp.i had bestbuy to put in a radeon 9550 avg graphics card and i had to restore my com now windows wont detect the card so when i try to install the soft ware it says it cant find any hardware to install the software.i could use any help plz and ty.
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A:Windows doesn't detect my new graphics card

Double post

Already answered here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic112198.html

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I recently got a VGA-HDMI Cable, so I could link my TV to my computer, but when I went to plug it in, my computer did not detect it. I then tried to force my computer to detect it, as many of the things I saw online recommended this, but this did not work either.
Please help me!
Also, if its any help, my graphics card is AMD Radeon HD 6400M Series, and as this is a laptop, I cant really get a new graphics card.

A:Graphics Card doesn't detect second monitor

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I just had this card installed, and i am now having problems with video's down loaded from the web. The video picture colors are all off, sound is fine. I Am using Windows XP pro. It/videos work intermitantly?? Mostly dont,,, PC Games and still pics are just GREAT. Any ideas on how to fix. I have fiddled with different things but nothing changes the video color quality.

A:New, Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 256Mb Video Card and have problem with down loaded video

Ah, my friend.it sounds not to be a video card problem, but more of a codec issue. make sure your codecs are up to date and if that doesn't work, post your system specs.

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Hi, here is an e-mail I sent to Belkin tech support ... but I haven't heard back so I thought I'd try here. Can anyone help me?

Hi, I'm trying to set up a Belkin F5D6020 ver2 wireless adapter on my IBM 233mhz laptop running WIN98se. I want to connect to my existing wired network. I have a cable modem connected to my Belkin F5D6231-4 router. I have 2 PCs connected to the router via ethernet cable. The wired part of the network is working beautifully. All wired PCs can talk to each other. When I have my wired network adapter installed on the laptop, it works great too.

I installed the installation software on the laptop using the EASY option. I plug in the adapter card when prompted and Windows installs the drivers. My computer doesn’t ask me to restart so I restart manually. The monitor utility comes up and, after a minute, a warning message displays ‘The access point you are attempting to access does not appear to exist. Please select the new one’. The prompts on the utility screen read:

Profile name: Default
Operating mode: infrastructure
Channel = 3 (greyed out)
Tx Rate = Auto
MAC address = 00-30-BD-D2-BF-06
status = scanning

There is no signal strength or link quality. I click on the site survey tab and there is nothing listed. I click rescan and still nothing. The green link LED on the card is flashing. The WLAN light on the router is solid green.

On my PC web browser I go to to access the router set up utility.
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A:Belkin wireless card doesn't detect network

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Hello, I recently performed a clean install of Windows 7 x64 Ultimate onto my computer. While doing so, I had to unplug my graphics card and use the onboard video, otherwise I'd get an error about unexpected restarts.

After installing, Windows 7 doesn't detect the graphics card (the card works, but it doesn't show up under the device manager and I can't install nVidia drivers). If I use the BIOS to switch to onboard video, then that shows up on the device manager and works fine, but I use this PC for gaming so I'd prefer to use the video card.

Any help would be greatly appreciated .

Graphics Card - nVidia 9600 GT
Motherboard - ASUS M2NPV-VM
CPU - AMD 64 4800+

A:Windows 7 Doesn't Detect nVidia Graphics Card

Which drivers did you try, these?
Also, did you try running windows updates afterwards, specifically "optional" updates?

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I sent this laptop in for repair awhile ago and I just noticed that my computer doesn't recognize my dedicated NVIDIA 650m graphics card. It's not avalible in device manager or anything. It's as if it doesn't exist. I've started doing some work where I really need it and I'm stuck with the integrated graphics. I've ensured every drive is up to date, I've tried downloading drivers from NVIDIA's website, and I've tried downloading HP's posted Windows 8 drivers (there's nothing for WIndows 10). Nothing has worked so far.

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I'm pretty much lost here. A while ago I reinstalled windows XP on my parents' PC. On my next visit they told me there is no sound. I checked to see through dxdiag that it does not detect any sound card. So I thought I perhaps forgot the sound drivers.

It has integrated audio chipset and I didn't know exactly which audio drivers to install. Tried a bunch, some didn't even install and others installed, but no sound still.

Then I uninstalled audio drivers and just tried to do a windows update. That redirected me to a bunch of sound drivers, tried the newest one - same, no sound still. And dxdiag still says that there is no sound card.

After a while I found the driver CD for the motherboard. Installed the sound drivers from there and STILL no sound.

So I'm pretty much stumped. Maybe the the hardware is failing? The motherboard is relatively new (about a year old). Any ideas? Much appreciated.

A:No audio, no drivers work, doesn't detect sound card

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I have an older Medion akoya p6618 laptop running W7 x86. The option for wireless in windows has vanished, like the pc doesn't have a wireless card, just as it would appear on a normal desktop pc - only LAN. It works fine with cable. Device manager shows no wireless option either. I have tried system restore, then formatting and dl'ing wlan and lan drivers from the medion website. Same problem. When i try to enable wifi using the Fn keyboard shortcut, nothing happens. The little led does not turn on.

At this point I'm feeling like card is just broken and that it is a hardware issue. What do you think? I'm considering buying a dongle like this one (TP-LINK TL-WN725N Netv?rksadapter USB 2.0 | Model: TL-WN725N | pc-lager.dk). Would this thing enable me to have wifi?

Any help is appreciated.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that when I did a system restore it worked temporarily and I had internet access, but after a restart it stopped working. In the past it was hit or miss whether or not it would work, so again I'm leaning towards a hardware issue. Maybe there are some things I missed, though.

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Hi guys, I'm new here.

I've had some virus trouble and decided to reformat and reinstall windows. Well after I reinstalled, windows didn't detect that I had a sound card, or network card installed. I've looked up a little bit of information on it, but it's been rather confusing and I'm a bit scared to continue messing with my computer with out knowing what I'm doing.

I read up that I need to install some chipset drivers so that my motherboard can recognize the different cards? I downloaded a program to tel me what my chipset is, but it gave me a long number and I didn't know which one to use. The chipset it gave me was i865p/pe/g/i848p. I downloaded some chipset and installed it, but when I restarted my computer it said that it couldn't detect an OS. Some how since then my computer can boot properly and can load up windows.

So I guess what my question is, what drivers do I need to download for my computer? My mother board is a Think Centre M50 818931u. If you need anymore information about my pc let me know.

Thanks in advance,

A:Windows Xp doesn't detect network or sound card after reinstalling and formatting

Well, there are several ways to approach this.

I keep a junky USB network card, and it's drivers on a thumbdrive, and everytime I reinstall XP, first thing I do is install SP3 standalone, and the second thing I do is install the USB network card and run Windows Update. Most or all of the drivers for the motherboard (or "chipset") usually get installed this way. Saves time hunting for specific drivers for specific motherboards, because it is tedious and time-consuming sometimes.

If this is an OEM machine (Gateway, Dell, HP, etc...) you can find the motherboard drivers via the support page of the web-site of the company that manufactured it. Just run the model number of the computer on their search engine, and the drivers will be there.

If the machine is custom, there is always a silk-screened model number on the surface of the motherboard, that will tell you what model it is. You can then usually find drivers for that model on the motherboard manufacturers support page.

These "driver finding programs" that I see seem like big fat scams, trying to get you to register, pay, read ads, recieve spam and after spending a lot of time, you still don't have the drivers. I wouldn't waste time with any of them, and have always been able to find the drivers I need.

It's a skill, and takes practice. One component of this is the ability to see where the time-wasters are (such as "register for our free driver finding service"), and where the... Read more

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Hi all,

... strange issue that I cannot figure out.

Motherboard: Gateway DX4850
CPU1: i5-2300
CPU2: Pentium G645

When I install the Pentium CPU, it detects the video card in the x16 PCIE slot. When I install the i5 CPU, it does not detect the card.

I've tried the i5 CPU in another MoBo and same issue --- it does not detect the video card.

There are no bent pins on the CPU, and it was previously functional.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this?

A:CPU does not detect video card

Your motherboard supports these CPU's.


Operating System Genuine Windows? 7 Home Premium 64-bit2 Processor1, 3, Intel? Core™ i7-2600 processor
Intel? Core™ i5-2500 processor
Intel? Core™ i5-2400 processor
Intel? Core™ i3-2120 processor
Intel? Core™ i3-2100 processor

From post #1

Motherboard: Gateway DX4850
CPU1: i5-2300
CPU2: Pentium G645

It seem like Gateway used a i5-2300


Gateway DX4850-45u (PT.GBL02.018) Desktop PC Intel Core i5 2300 (2.80GHz) 6GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

When you are using a prebuilt motherboard (Gateway) their is no way to get enough info.

If I had to guess I would think it's the bios.

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Hi all, help would be greatly appreciated as I've been searching forums for answers for 4 days now!

I recently upgraded to Win7 64 bit, went fine, got the 40-some updates, proceeded to gaming. One night a week later, I left my ipod hooked up to sync while I went to bed and when I got up the next day the sync had completed but I couldn't get my monitor to wake up. Tried a few tricks, eventually discovered that when I plugged an old monitor in (not into my video card), everything was booting up fine. If I need to replace my video card (nvidia 8600gt), not that big a deal, but I'd like to know for sure that it's shot. The card doesn't show up at all in my device manager, just the 6150 onboard vga. I have tried: reseating the video card, ram, and mb battery and updating to the latest driver from nvidia's website (it seems to install fine but don't know if it goes to the right place, it doesn't auto-detect the card the way their site used to). I don't know if after a week it decided my rig wasn't up to specs(2 gb ram, 300w power supply)? I just want to upgrade the right thing, not try everything. Also, if this is just a win7/nvidia video card thing and I could just get some patch that would be fantastic. Hope someone can help, I've seen a dozen others have the same prob but can't find solutions. Thanks.

A:Win7 64 bit won't detect video card

Hi, now that you've done almost everything to get your video card working, I guess the card is faulty.
If you could try this video card on another PC, just to find out if its still working. Otherwise, its time for a new video card.

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FIXED! The backplate of the video card looked exactly like my old one, but it was somehow making my video card not slide down far enough, took it off and now its running HUH ZA! If there is a big danger in running it so lofty without a backplate message me and let me know. If you have a msi 4g 970 check the damn backplate!
I bought a nividia 970 off ebay and my mobo does not detect it. It lights up but that is it. I can send it back but I wanted to know what I can try first? I get this message with the install cd, when I use the auto driver updater on nvidia and when I manually download the driver from the nvidia site. My old radeon 280 worked fine.
Old card
MSI R9 280 GAMING 3G 384-Bit GDDR

This graphics driver could not find compatible hardware.

GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD nvidia 970 (requires 6 and 8 pin connector)
Mobo z97 pro 4 asrock
CPU 4690k
PSU 700 watt, ocz700sxs

What I have done so far
Connected the

Power Connectors
1x6-Pin, 1x8-Pin
From my old card to the new card. Im using my old power converters could that matter? Id use the one that came with the card but a damn wire is hanging out of its area.

Checked device manager no device.

Checked bios, made sure pci-e x16 is the primary video card source. Checked my bios mobo overview and it says there is nothing in that slot!

Uninstalled all amd and nvidia driver in the control panel. Uninstalled all drivers with gurus free amd and nvidia Display Driver Uninstaller in safemode.

Reseated the card. Googled a lot.

Im ... Read more

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Howdy all, I just recently sorta rebuilt my older computer by getting a new motherboard in it and a new video card. I now have an Asus A7V8X-X motherboard and a ATI Radeon 9600 Pro. And the mobo won't detect my video card at all, any suggestions? Running XP btw. Thanks.

A:Motherboard won't detect my video card

1.thought make that you have to enable the setting in the bios so that it will use the video card
2.thought did you install all the drivers

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I have an emachines T2460 that i installed a video card in a month ago after flashing the BIOS so that i could disable the onboard video. It worked fine but i kept getting the activate windows screen popup. I finally had to buy another copy of windows XP home. I had to do a full restore and reflash my BIOS.
For some reason It will not detect my video card. It is an ATI Radeon 9600xt. It worked fine before so I'm not sure why it won't detect it. The new CD has SP2 and my other was SP1, which i don't care for but nothing i can see to do about that. AM37 mobo.
Any suggestions?

A:Windows won't detect my video card

by doing a "full restore" are you referring to a reformat and reinstall of windows or did you just load the new XP on top of the old one? Also did you install your video card drivers?

and I cant imagine why an install of Xp would require you to reflash your bios.

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I cant catch a break with this computer.
Well, my 8600GT came in the mail today and I replaced it with my 8500GT.
It booted up fine besides a new screen I havent seen before. The 8600GT has 2 DVI ports on the back so I used the DVI converter it came with to connect it to my monitor.
Anyways... While it was booting up, it says it cannot detect the OS, please boot from a CD.
So I took out the 8600 and put the 8500 back in and it booted up fine.
Ive tried google'n the problem and didn't find much.
Anyone have any ideas on whats up?

A:New video card, wont detect OS.

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I recently reformatted a spare desktop and am having problems with the video display. The video card apparently has been replaced and I don't know what is in it.

Anybody know of a utility that will examine the Dell and tell me what kind of a video card is in it? Until I know, I can't install the proper driver.


A:Need utility to detect video card

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System Properties/Device Manager/Display Adapters/Nvidia GForce 9500 GT/Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

I have been using the above video card successfully since 2009. I booted this box a couple of days ago to a different video resolution and a partially covered monitor screen.

I'm not aware of any changes that have been made to any settings or any added or deleted hardware changes.

I'm using XP Home, SP3, P4, 3.20MHz, 2GB ram. Anh help would be appreciated

A:Computer will not detect video card

From Explanation of error codes generated by Device Manager in Windows XP Professional


Make sure that Device Manager is open, and that the device that has the problem is selected. You can perform some recommended resolutions through Device Manager.
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Select the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
Double-click the device type that has the problem. For example, if you have problems with your modem, double-click Modems to see the devices in that category.

A list of devices appears. If a device has problems, the device has a red exclamation point next to it. If a device is unknown (usually because of missing drivers), the device has a yellow question mark next to it.
Right-click the device that has the problem, and then click Properties. This opens the device Properties dialog box. You can see the error code in the Device status area of this dialog box.
Use the Troubleshooting Wizard, if it is available, to help you diagnose and resolve your problem.
On the device Properties dialog box, click the General tab.
Click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard. The wizard asks you some simple questions and provides a solution to your problem based on the answers that you provide. If the Troubleshooting Wizard is not available, go to step 3.
Follow the resolution steps provided by the wizard to resolve the problem.
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Hello everyone,

I recently came across a really unusual problem and exhausted all possible solutions.

The system is an HP desktop Pavilion model m8400f. This model came with a Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT.

One day the PC stopped sending it's video signal through the video card's DVI port, and was using the onboard graphic's VGA port instead.

I figured the video card might be dead, but I checked and the video card's fan was still running. I took it off and performed maintenance on it; cleared the heatsink of dust, reapplied thermal paste, etc. I figured maybe it was a fluke fail, so I carefully reseated it into the PCI slot and rebooted. No luck, still refused to work.

I went out and got another card, an Nvidia GeForce 210. I installed it onto the motherboard, installed necessary software/drivers, and it works great.

Doubting that the old card is dead without any trace of damage, I put it in another PC of mines and hoped it might still work. To my surprised the card was working fine, and after installing drivers the entire card was in working order (HDMI, S-Video, and DVI).

I then tried putting the old card back into the computer/motherboard in question. Still no luck. I fiddled with the BIOS settings, and got nothing out of the video card's DVI/HDMI ports. The OS detects no change in hardware (other than the fact that I took the new card out and the motherboard is now using onboard graphics).

Other things I've tried include:
- Reinstalling dri... Read more

A:OEM Motherboard Does Not Detect OEM Video Card

I had the same computer a while back. It did the same thing. So I pulled the card. Then replaced it with a Nvidia Geforce 9500 Gt. That card worked for about a month. The same thing happen again. But both cards worked in another computer I had at the time. So I gave up and started useing the onboard graphics. About a year later. The power supply died on me. So I went and bought a new one . After installing it. I thought well maybe I will try putting the Nvidia Geforce 8500 Gt card back in just to see if it would work. It did . As far as I know still is working. I gave the computer to my grandson. About a year ago and he is still using it. I am not really sure if it was the power supply. But that was what seem to fix it. If you have power supply that you can swap out. Just to test it .It might be worth a try. Other then that I really have no other suggestion. Hopefully someone here may know a few .

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I was downloading my latest video driver and in the middle of the installation it, I got the blue screen. Now my resolution only goes to 1280x1024 and when i go to the properties of my videos card, everything says unavailable. I'm really scared now.

A:Computer cannot detect video card

You could try using System Restore to go to a point before you tried to install the new driver.

Also, before installing a new graphics driver try first uninstalling the old one from Programs and Feature (Vista or W7) or Add or Remove Programs (XP).

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Hello, OptiPlex 990, Win10 Pro, MOB 06D7TR, BIOS A18 (9/24/2013), PSU 550W.  GPU - trying to upgrade to GeForce GTX 960. Will not detect, but will detect GeForce GT 610 on PCI-E. Is this a BIOS or other issue?
Best Regards,

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OptiPlex 990, Win10 Pro, A18 BIOS, MOB 06D7TR, PSU 550W. Issue is not detecting GPU GTX 960, but will detect GT 610. Both are PCI-E. Is the issue the BIOS or GPU or other?
Best Regards,

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