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Q: Unable to detect graphics card.


I recently updated the drivers for my video card, NVIDIA's discrete GeForce GT 335M, and afterwards I was unable to get my monitor to display anything. My laptop screen is broken so I use a standalone monitor with VGA cables for my display. So after this I tried the obvious troubleshooting, using my fn key to switch between displays and holding the windows key + P to pick the projector option, both to no avail. I then started windows in safe mode and rolled back the most recent driver update for the video card. Since then my laptop does not detect the video card, like it is gone. I still have the updates installed, NVIDIA Control Panel still exist but says no card is detected.

Also I can not get BIOS to run on boot, possibly because my monitor won't display anything until it gets to the windows home screen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks,


Preferred Solution: Unable to detect graphics card.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Unable to detect graphics card.

Get your Laptop screen fixed first.
You may need to spend less than $100, I guess.


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Yesterday I bought myself a new graphics card: Radeon HD7870.
I've plugged it into my motherboard: MCP73VT-PM but the thing is that I don't receive any signal from it when I connect the vga cable into it, tried with hdmi cable aswell...
Also bought a new PSU 550V to make it match the requirements..

Can it be that the onboard vga graphics collides with the new card? If so... could anyone help me out? I've tried almost everything, spent the whole day trying to get it to work.

My BIOS settings doesnt support editing the onboard stuff.

Thanks in advance

A:Won't detect new graphics card

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I need help here. I cannot detect my Graphics Card in Device Manager.I do anything but not working. This is my report

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I purchased a new GPU Sapphire Dual X R9 270X 2GB DDR5 OC WITH BOOST
My Graphics Card fan work fine but when I turn on my pc the monitor does not show anything.

I had another graphics card before but needed to replace it so I dont know if this is the trouble.

Anyone can help?

Thanks in advance

A:My Computer Can't detect my new graphics card

Do you have required power connections to it ?
Tried another PCIx slot ?
Monitor connected to the right place ?
Can't be problem because of another GPU for BOOT at least, in the OS later on maybe, if it's different than old one.

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Im trying to get more performance out of my laptop and cant detect the AMD graphics card. I cant see the card in device manager and if I try to download amd drivers and services, they dont work.Please help.

A:My z51-70 cant detect the amd r9 m375 graphics card.

Do you have switchable graphics turned on in BIOS?  Also is your laptop plugged in to outlet or running on battery?

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Hello dear community, I've just formatted my notebook again and installed Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. The problem is that system is unable to detect my graphics card - Radeon HD 7600M, which was working fine before. Device manager is showing it as a standard VGA graphics card. My notebook is also using Intel HD graphics 4000 and it's working fine after manually instaling required drivers. When I am trying to install drivers for Radeon, two things are happening: - setup manager returns error message that installation process failed(I've even tried to edit "InstallManager.cfg" file and change "WorkaroundInstall=false" to true, setup manager installed everything(AMD catalyst, etc.), just not the driver - as soon as setup manager is trying to detect my graphics card, blue screen appears and notebook is rebooting It is pretty random which one of the above things will happen. I've tried installing few different drivers and nothing changed. I've also tried(in the device manager) to manually choose the location with the driver - Windows tells me that system knows it's the Radeon HD 7600M device, but cannot install the drivers. During the format, I deleted ALL partitions and created new ones. I remember that there was a small partition(which I left untouched during the earlier notebook format), but this time I deleted it too. Maybe this partition had some important HP data which is causing this problem now? I am also attaching a screenshot of my device... Read more

A:Windows cannot detect my graphics card

Hi: I think that HP has the wrong switchable graphics driver listed on your notebook's support page. See if this W7 AMD/Intel graphics driver works. You must only install the AMD graphics driver, which installs the drivers for both the Intel and AMD GPU's. This package provides the AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver and Catalyst Control Center for supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. For notebooks with switchable graphics modes, this package includes drivers for both graphics processing units (GPUs). Switchable graphics enable users to switch between a power-saving graphics mode (normally used under battery power) and a high-performance graphics mode. If high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) video output is supported, this package also installs the HDMI Audio Driver. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp58501-59000/sp58894.exe I don't understand the language shown in your screen shot. Can you translate to English what the other two devices that need drivers are? I'll take a guess and say that the PCI Device needs this driver... This package contains the driver that enables the Realtek Card Reader in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The card reader enables users to read from or write to supported removable storage cards, which are typically used in digital cameras, digital music players, and cellular phones. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp61501-... Read more

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I uninstalled my nvidia graphics card via device manager because I was having annoying freezes and nothing I tried fixed it. But when I restarted windows, the graphics cards didn't appear any more and I couldn't install the drivers back. Since it's a laptop I can't just unplug it and plug it in again. How do I get it back?

A:Uninstalled graphics card. Windows cannot detect it now

Do not try to install it through Device Manager.

I just did mine less than an hour ago. So maybe this will help.

After reboot W7 will load but have poor resolution. Go to where the Nvidia driver is downloaded (mine was in the Download folder) double click the Nvidia driver download and follow the prompts to install.

It may show it did not install the driver but don't worry just reboot when it is finished installing or says it didn't install properly.
That is what mine did and after a reboot all was installed properly.

Also after reboot the Monitor will show in Device Manager.


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Hey guys,
This is an important post for me as its regarding my Graphics Card (as i use it a lot). I have a Lenovo G400 laptop with intel i5 3230m , Windows 8.1 and Switchable Graphics(Intel HD 4000 and AMD Radeon HD 8750m). Recently this morning i kept my laptop for an download and went away from it for a while.Later when i returned i saw that my laptop was on lock screen. I unlocked it to see for the download and it said that could not detect hardware or hardware drivers for my AMD Graphics card. Later i saw it could not even detect my intel graphics card. I managed to download and install intel graphics card and it could detect it but when i tried to install amd grahpics drivers it failed.
It cant even detect the AMD Graphics Card.I tried a system restore and it didnt work. According to me it was due to an windows update recently(so i did a system restore).
This is pretty Important for me , so please reply all the suggestions you have

A:Windows cannot detect my Graphics Card [IMPORTANT]

Well The Following Error is Solved. All i did was pray to god and shut down the laptop for a few hours after trying every thing and somehow it worked

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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
ATI Radeon X1650 ... Read more

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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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First, my specs:

OS: Windows Vista
2.3ghz Intel Celeron
2 gigs of RAM
250gb HDD
GFXCard trying to install: Geforce FX 5200

Alright, so this is a simple question, shouldn't be difficult to answer!
I've read that sometimes you don't have to disable the Onboard Graphics in the BIOS when putting in the gfxcard. So, I stuck it in without disabling in hopes that I didn't have to. Well, the monitor won't turn on, so I just have to pull it back out of the processor. The weird thing is, it won't even turn on if I have the monitor plugged into the onboard gfx slot. It won't until I completely remove the GForce FX. So, I went into the BIOS and saw that the Primary is selected as PCI and not Onboard, even though I use chipset. Could that be why the monitor is getting confused?

But here's my main question, before I get started in all this: if I choose the Primary Video in BIOS as PCI-E, would I still be able to see the monitor once it turns back on? In other words, would I be able to change the bios back if the gfxcard don't work? Will the onboard video work regardless of what's chosen in the BIOS menu?

Would appreciate ANY help! Thanks in advance!

EDIT: oh, and hey does the GeForce FX 5200 support 1440x900 resolution? Could that be the problem it's not detecting it?

A:Installing Graphics Card - Monitor won't detect it?

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following it custom or home built, Mother Board, Processor, Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.

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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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Im not quite sure what the exact spec of my pc are, but here are a few

AMD Atholon 64 x2 dual core processor 4200+ 2.20ghz its a 32 bit operating system, i dont quite know alot about computers so please keep it rather basic, thanks.

A:Computer doesnt detect Graphics Card

You need to post the brand and model. That way we can find the model and see if you have slots to install a graphics card.
I'm guessing you have a graphics chip on the motherboard that has died.

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(sorry, but this needs a bit of background)

I've been using a custom PC since June, picked the parts, got it put together in a shop. Recently, I've been having occasional BSODs and a message that says "PFN_LIST_CORRUPT". After the latest BSOD and reboot, my PC couldn't detect the GTX560 graphics card (from Palit) in device manager. Under display adapters it shows "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" instead of the gtx560.

I tried to update the driver with the latest download from Nvidia (version 280.26), but when I try to it informs me "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware". I've reinstalled windows 7 and the drivers for Ethernet, motherboard, chipset, etc., but I've still got the same problem when trying to install the graphics driver.

When I open the "Properties" window of the "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" in device manager, under details->hardware ids the following information is shown:

Any help?

A:[Help] Can't detect graphics card or install drivers

Hello syalam. Welcome to the Forum.

Have you made any changes or added any new hardware to your system around the time this error began to appear?

That VEN is nVidia, but the DEV is a Fast Ethernet Controller.
It could be that Windows has mixed up the registry folder for the device, or the plug and play feature in the video cards firmware could be corrupted, or there is another corruption in the system.

You can try reinstalling the video card clean:
Be sure you have the most current known good driver downloaded.
Create a System Restore Point.

Now go into Windows Explorer and in the C: drive find the nVidia folder (inside will be Drivers > your driver version) and delete it (the whole folder).
Go into Start > Control Panel > Remove a Program and uninstall all programs for the video card. Do PhysX and Stereoscopic 3D first, then the driver. The control panel will uninstall with the driver.

Shut down computer, wait 30 seconds, and then boot the computer.
When it reaches the desktop Windows will find new hardware and will install it's own WDDM1.1 driver. Let it. You will be asked to restart. Do it.
Once back on the desktop you can now install the nVidia driver package for your card.
Try that and see if it works. That PFN_LIST_CORRUPT error can be caused by other bad drivers too, and by bad RAM. But lets check that video card installation first.

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So this is a strange issue that I don't think many people will even quite know what to say...
First I should say that I'm not that tech savvy, and I'm not much of the forum person, so if I've put this thread in the wrong place then I'm sorry. I'll try and give you as much information about my specs as possible:

Case: iBuyPower Revolt
Motherboard: AsRock B75M-ITX
Processor: Intel i3-3220 @ 3.30 GHz
Hard Drive: WD Blue 500 GB
Memory: 2 x 4 GB RAM
OS: Windows 8.1
Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 750 Ti
Power Supplies: 350W and 250W
And some DVD drive.

Right, so as you can see, my situation is a little complicated, as I have TWO power supplies. That story's even more complicated, but it doesn't matter so much, all that matters is that those two power supplies are what I have to work with. The 350W supply (which is the supply that I bought later on) is powering everything in my computer EXCEPT the graphics card. Then the 250W power supply (came stock with my computer) is powering the graphics card exclusively. Or at least, that's what's supposed to happen.

So I bought this graphics card about 6 months ago, and realized that I'd need more power for it. So I ordered a more powerful psu. When I realized the 350W psu didn't have the 6-pin pci-e power connector I needed, I realized that I'd have to use the paperclip method to power my graphics card with the 250W power supply instead. I sat the 250W psu outside my rig, powering the graphics card inside my computer ever since. Until about a... Read more

A:Can't detect graphics card and SATA device simultaneously?


After staring at my computer for an hour, and trying multiple random internet chats to no avail, I stared at my UEFI settings for a little bit longer and started messing around with some of the settings.

I found one particular setting that said: "PCIE1 Link Speed," which was set to "Automatic".
Since I didn't know what this meant, I didn't mess with it the first time I saw it; also, I figured since it was set to Automatic, it would automatically choose the best setting for me.
But, this was not the case. Because, as my desperation for high-quality game performance continued, I grew more daring and started changing around different settings to see what (if anything) would happen. So I changed the link speed from "Automatic" to "Gen1". There was also "Gen2" and "Gen3", but by luck of the draw, I chose "Gen1." When I saved and exited UEFI, everything worked beautifully just as it always has for the past 6 months.

I still don't know exactly what this means, or why it changed from the correct setting to "Automatic" but I'm just glad it works now. If anyone may have an explanation for why this works or what this means, I'm all ears, but I am currently able to game again at high quality, and that's all that matters.

Curiously, the other settings, "Gen2" and "Gen3" don't work; they don't even let the computer recognize the onboard graphics, and I had to reset my CMOS.

Thanks to... Read more

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i have this big problem is that my graphics card as a problem that in almost 2 years it never did this
i never had problems with this computer
but what happend is that i use a LCD screen the resolution is use is 1768x992 and i use a Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT graphics card
what happends is that when i turn the computer on i see the screen with ALOT of lines with weird colors and i thought this was a drivers problem so i installed the graphics card drive and clean the PC up for the 2nd time nothing worked so i tried formating it but i doubt it that would work because those lines where there so yea
i did manage on getting a screen cap from the windows and it looks like this :

the weird part is that the lines and stuff that appear on the screen as well dont show up on the picture so i tried using another monitor and it had the same result
im using Windows Ultimate 32 bit
i have my graphics card connected to my TV(LCD) with a HDMI cable
i thought it could be that so i tried another cable it didnt work
so at this point i ran out of ideas
so i was wondering if you guys could help me
i really need my pc on my other drive i have stuff from work and i cant lose it for the life of me without counting the school stuff
please help me

A:graphics card doesnt detect monitor correctly

I don't know how this happened to you, but the picture is very typical for a desktop that's set to use only 16 colors.

Nowadays, videocards can render millions of colors with a 24-bit or 32-bit depth, this is called "True Color." Many moons ago, you had to make do with about 65 thousand colors (16-bit depth or "High Color"), and earlier still you only had 16 colors or 256 colors (8-bit depth) available.
Using such limited color palettes resulted in images such as the one you have on your screen now.

You should be able to go into your advanced videocard settings and change the color depth, but it would be extremely unusual for a modern nVidia card to offer only 16/256 colors. Still, can you check and see which color depths are actually available?

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I have an alienware laptop with an nvidia 335m gt graphics card and it works perfectly for about a week. Then after an update, it can't be detected. This is the second time this has happened, the first time I just reformatted and it was back. Now after about the same amount of updates, it's not being detected again and the system reverts to one called "dell chipset family". The nvidia geforce program is still installed, however when I run it, it can't find the graphics card either. Please help lol I don't want to have to reformat every week because I'm not savvy enough to figure out what the problem is.

Thank you

A:Cannot detect my nvidia 335m gt graphics card after update

You should not be installing this update.

Download the video drivers directly from Dell.

Uninstall any video drivers you have now.

Install the drivers you downloaded from Dell.

It will now be fixed.

Laptops are different, you need the driver from Dell and do not let windows update it.

Make sure windows is set to let you know about updates, but let you decide whether to install them, do not install any video drivers using windows update.

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few days ago i tried to update my nvidia geforce gt 335m driver. but the update would not install, so i thought of deleting the nvidia driver and install the new version. i went to control panel(uninstall a program) and deleted everything with the name nvidia on it(physcs,graphics driver,control panel) now when i tied to install the new driver it said "this graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware. so , i went to device manager and the only display adapter there was intel hd graphics. and the intel processor pciexpress root port-0045 was showing "A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)" my laptop: alienware m11x r2 details:M11x R2 Specs & Latest News | Alienware | The Verge PLEASE HELP!!!

A:how to make device manager detect my graphics card?

Try using Driver Robot or Driver Pack solution 13 Search on google.

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how to check my pcie slot working or not. When i inserted nvidia Gforce 9500gt it is not detecting my mother board (Asus M2N VM HDMI ) but graphics cards fan is working. then how can i identifies the slot is faulty or not. Is their any changes to be done in the bios. Please help me. My processor is AMD Phenom 9550 and 3Gb DDR2 ram is inserted.

A:PCI-E slot issue or any changes to be done in BIOS to detect my graphics card

You do need to go into BIOS and disable the onboard video card in order for one plugged into a PCI slot to work. That is most likely your problem.

There are diagnostic cards that you can plug in to test your motherboard such as the one at this site:


You also might call nearby computer stores to see if they have the equipment there and will run the diagnostic for you if you bring in your motherboard.

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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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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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Hello guys, I have a intel motherboard dh61w. i have sound card from a local company something called PCI add-on ESS. i have problem loading the driver in windows 7 64 bit, it works fine for win 7 32-bit. i have attached the screen shot...please if some one can help me out from this..

thanx in advance

A:Unable to detect the sound card in windows 7 64-bit

I have a recording studio with several 32 bit audio drivers. Usually not a problem to have 32 bit devices or drivers in Win 7 64 bit.

I would suspect a problem with the sound card more than the drivers. PCI suggests old hardware. The motherboard you have is a new board and the PCI sockets on most new boards of this type are actually "bridged" from the PCIe bus and not a true PCI slot. This can cause problems with some PCI devices.

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Hi,I have in the past had a lot of problems with my Nvidia K2000M on my W530. Windows have kept disabling this due to "code 43" (Yellow triangle by the display driver).I have solved this by reinstalling Nvidia drivers, but when this happened every 3 days or so, I started to suspect something was wrong. And I believe I was right.... I tried to uninstall the driver (probably a mistake) before reinstalling the driver, but now the graphics card cannot be detected at all. When I try to install Nvidia drivers I get the following error message: "NVIDIA Installer cannot continue. This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware". I also tried to disable optimus in BIOS, and enabled discrete graphics to try to force the computer to find the NVIDIA graphics card, but this obviously didn┤t work. The computer then starts up with low graphcis and bad resolution. Under "Display adapters" in Device Manager there is no card detected at all (As the Intel integrated was disabled). So, is my NVIDIA graphics card defective, or is there som other solution to try to detect it? PS! I Also did a system update through Lenovos update center. Updated firmware in BIOS etc. This did not solve the problem..... Thanks,-°  

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Hey guys, I was hoping someone could help me with a problem my friend and I are having with his new Motherboard.

He's running an Asus M4N68T-M LE V2 and while the rest of the board works fine, it just won't see his graphics card in the PCI-E slot. We've tried various solutions and none have yet to yield any results.

We've tried disabling the onboard graphics through device manager etc. The board also doesn't let you turn off the onboard from BIOS, only allows you to set the priority of the display adapters, which is set to the PCI-E first. It just won't show his card in device manager.

His spec is: Asus M4N68T-M LE V2. AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4Ghz Black Edition. 4GB (2x2GB) Mushkin 1333Mhz DDR3 Ram. Nvidia Geforce GTS450 GFX Card.

I've also tried using my ATI Radeon 5750HD Card and still shows no detection.

We've been trying this for over a day and we just can't figure it out. Help please

A:Asus M4N68T-M LE V2 won't detect external graphics card in PCI-E Slot

One problem that is common when installing these big video cards into Micro-ATX motherboards is that you may not get the card to fully seat properly because some obstruction is holding it up.

Carefully check the entire card/MB area to see if there is anything that may be propping the card up.
Remove the card and re-seat it looking and listening carefully to hear the rear tang on the video card "click" into place.

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Hi,I have in the past had a lot of problems with my Nvidia K2000M on my W530. Windows have kept disabling this due to "code 43" (Yellow triangle by the display driver).I have solved this by reinstalling Nvidia drivers, but when this happened every 3 days or so, I started to suspect something was wrong. And I believe I was right.... I tried to uninstall the driver (probably a mistake) before reinstalling the driver, but now the graphics card cannot be detected at all. When I try to install Nvidia drivers I get the following error message: "NVIDIA Installer cannot continue. This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware". I also tried to disable optimus in BIOS, and enabled discrete graphics to try to force the computer to find the NVIDIA graphics card, but this obviously didn┤t work. The computer then starts up with low graphcis and bad resolution. Under "Display adapters" in Device Manager there is no card detected at all (As the Intel integrated was disabled). So, is my NVIDIA graphics card defective, or is there som other solution to try to detect it? PS! I Also did a system update through Lenovos update center. Updated firmware in BIOS etc. This did not solve the problem..... Thanks,-° 

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Here's the deal,
I purchased a HP Pavilion dv9540us Entertainment Notebook PC and upgraded to Windows 7, after I got a virus and let Microsoft Techs into my laptop remotely in an effort to remove the worm and they deleted some key OS Files. So, they were kind enough to give me Windows 7 Professional & install Office 2010, but failed to inform me that upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 would render my Nvidia graphics card useless. So, here I am trying to figure out what to do and where to get the correct Drivers to get my HDMI & Other ports working again. I tried talking to HP, but to them it's a matter of national security & if your not willing to "Grea$e the wheels" they're not willing to give up the "seceret." Although, They did tell me that I will need to download a chipset driver to my HP Pavilion dv9540us that is compatible with Windows 7 and then my Nvidia graphics card will be detectible by my Device manager. Then I would need to update my Nvidia Drivers, Reboot, and I should be up and running. Sounds good, but what is the HP Driver I need? Does anyone have a link or any better input?
Because, I am about ready to Smash this thing or hunt down some HP Support guy.

A:HP Pavilion 9540us Windows 7 OS, won't detect Nvidia Graphics Card

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I have my new PC for a 4 months, everything worked perfect till one morning I turned it on, and the monitor (SAMSUNG) tried to detect the graphic card (ASUS R9 290) without any success and turned to sleep mode. The monitor works without problems with another PC or Laptop. I connected the VGA card to my tv LG, and it works without problems, after when I connected it back to my monitor, it works, but not stable, in the screen resolution properties it doesn't recognize the monitor, it's going in safe mode for any entering to game, installing some program or restarting of the computer. I tried to put my GTX 650 into that slot (there are 2 slots for graphic cards, and I tried both of them) instead of R9 290, and everything works without problems. So I decided to connect my GTX 650 that works perfect to x16 slot, and the R9 290 to x8 slot... connecting the monitor to GTX650, it detect also the R9 290 without any problems, but when I disconnect the monitor from the GTX650 and connect to R9 290, the monitor going to safe mode again. I tried all these connections with many different cables (all the cables are in working condition).
If somebody can help me, I will be grateful

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Hello. I'm really new to this thread, and this just happened 18 hours prior to this post. I had to reboot my Windows XP (32 bit) After i downloaded NETFRAME 4.0. When i did, my pc hummed to life, but my monitor (A E19T6W) registered that my GTS 250 1024 MB Card was not reading. I check multipul times, looking at the graphics card as it runs. The fan works like it normaly does, but the display is not working. I am now running on my intergrated motherboard (Asus A8N-LA) Which is a Nvidia GeForce 6150 LE, and i do not know what to do. I tried removing the mobo battery for 5 minutes to reset the board, nothing. Ive tried to reinstall my drivers, That does not work. I Removed NETFRAME 4.0. That dose not even seam to help any. I do not hope it is a bad PCI slot, (had the motherboard for 3 years) but are there any suggestions available? Anything would be nice.

My specs are

System Manufacturer/Model Number: Compaq sr1901wm
OS: Windows XP 32 Bit
CPU: AMD X64 3600+ DUO
Motherboard: Asus A8N-LA
Memory: 1.75GB DDR
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTS 250 1024MB
Sound Card: Soundblaster 24bit
Monitor(s) Displays: Emachine E19T6w
Screen Resolution: 1440x900
Hard Drives: 1st Seagate 80GB
PSU: BFG Tech 550 WATT

A:PCI dose not seam to detect my graphics card after NETFRAME 4.0 Update

Anyway you can test your card? I had a 9800gt die after I updated drivers for it and sent it back.

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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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Hello,I can't seem to find specific information about this pc related to this topic. I have a client that wants to have a hdmi port and dual monitor installed. I looked everywhere in the bios settings, I tried using a usb-to-vga adapter & and vga, dvi-d cable & vga (this mirrors both monitors, but cannot extend the display). When I changed the settings on the bios to use the built in graphics, it gives me the option to enable multiple monitors but cannot use my pcie graphic card. If i select to use the pcie graphic card, i cannot use the built in graphic ports or the usb-to-vga adapter (it does not see the other monitor) and also if I use the dvi adpater and the vga it mirrors the display. I'm guessing that the bios does not support dual graphic cards but thought of asking here. The reason the client wants this is to be able to connect a projector using hdmi and to have dual monitors. Any information will be greatly appreaciate it. Thank you.   

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I have just removed a bunch of viruses from a Win XP Home machine which has all the MS patches installed. I put the installation CD in and did a Repair, and that seems to have knocked the video card out. I still get a good display, but dragging windows across the desktop is very jerky. I looked in Device manager and there is no display adapter listed. I have physically removed and reinserted the nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 in the AGP slot - although I didn't switch the power on with the card out. I've replaced the card with another - same problem. I've run sfc and disk error check - no problem. I've reset the BIOS to original defaults - still no display adapter in Device Manager. I have the latest drivers but can't use them if the hardware is not seen. How can I get this card recognized ?

A:XP unable to see graphics card

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I have just removed a bunch of viruses from a Win XP Home machine which has all the MS patches installed. I put the installation CD in and did a Repair, and that seems to have knocked the video card out. I still get a good display, but dragging windows across the desktop is very jerky. I looked in Device manager and there is no display adapter listed. I have physically removed and reinserted the nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 in the AGP slot - although I didn't switch the power on with the card out. I've replaced the card with another - same problem. I've run sfc and disk error check - no problem. I've reset the BIOS to original defaults - still no display adapter in Device Manager. I have the latest drivers but can't use them if the hardware is not seen. How can I get this card recognized ?

A:XP unable to see graphics card

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Recently I upgraded my old GTX 550ti with a new Radeon HD 7850 from powercolor.  After I install the new card, there is no display, and there is no post, so I don't think it's even booting.
The old GTX worked fine, so the pci slot is ok.  The GTX 550ti uses a 6 pin connector to the power supply, so I think the psu is fine too.   I uninstalled all nvidia drivers, and tried to install the new card.  No boot.  The onboard vga works, so the cable is fine. 
The powercolor website indicates, "mainboard could not detect UEFI bios of display card correctly during booting" and recommends a bios update. Referenced from this link (http://www.powercolor.com/us/support_faq.asp)
Here are my specs.
Product Name p7-1240
Serial [edited]
Product Number H2L70AA#ABA
OS         Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
Processor        AMD A10-5700 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
System Memory       10GB
Memory slot 1   4GB DIMM Hynix Semiconduc 1600MHz
Memory slot 2    2GB DIMM Hynix Semiconduc 1600MHz
Memory slot 3     4GB DIMM Hynix Semiconduc 1600MHz
System board     2AE0 1.0
System bios      7.07
PSU      Rosewill 650W
Any advice would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance

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A:Unable to boot with new graphics card

UPDATE! I am very (very) pleased to report this issue has been resolved.  After building up my courage (and saying a quick prayer) I decided to use the Bios Update that is only for windows 8 on my board.  And success! After the Bios update, which only took like 2 minutes to complete, my PC is running the powercolor card!  In the end a bios update was indeed necessary, and I accomplished it successfully. Caveat! If you have the same problem, I still recommend that a bios update is a last resort.  I may have just gotten lucky, do what I did at your own caution. Now in closing I have a few questions.   Why was this update so hard to find?  I personally used a bios update on my p7-1240 desktop PC with the MSI Jasmine Ms 7778.  If it worked, why is it not on my PC's update page?  Why does the documentation say clearly the OS must be windows 8, when in fact that is false.   I am running windows 7, and the update worked.  Does my new bios update support the Richland AMD processors?  Before I bought the graphics card, I bought a new Athlon II X4 760K Black Edition, but had to return it. Even though the chipset supports all FM2 sockets, the bios would not. I just can't believe I am the first, and possibly only person to try this solution.  Thanks for all the advice.  This problem is solved.

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hello this little problem got has me a little confused

currently running:
windows Vista medial center edition 32 Bit service pack 1
Nvidia 9600 GT card 512MB
2GB of PC3200 rams
Motherboard: Asus A8R-MX/DP
chipset: ATI radeon xpress200
PSU: 500watt

problem: when i try to install a ati 5770 1GB graphics card, the computer would not post. the fan would start spinning, all the blue lights would go up but i would not get the initial "beep" to start the boot. i also notice my optical mouse is flashing its red laser. is that a power issue? or the MB compatibility issue? i notice that this is an older motherboard. with pci express 1.0 i think and the card is a 2.0 card but i believe they are backward compatible.
when i put the old graphics card back in, the system started up fine.

thank you for your help in advance.

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I've had my PC about 6 weeks and all was running fine until about a week ago. If I try and use the NVIDIA control panel it says there is no NVIDIA product detected. I tried updating my drivers which didn't install correctly but seemed to fix the problem for a day until the problem came up again. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the drivers but they won't install because it can't find the card.
I hadn't made any system changes prior to the problem.
The card is a GeForce GTX 660 Ti.
Any help would be much appreciated

Full build is below:
Processor (CPU) Intel? Core?i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS? P8Z77-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI?CrossFireX
Graphics Card 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
Memory - 1st Hard Disk 120GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR |
2nd Hard Disk 1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE
Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Processor Cooling Corsair H40 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler (?39)
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A:Unable to locate NVIDIA graphics card

Have you tried re-seating the video card? It may have shaken loose during shipping, transit, etc if it wasn't secured in its slot completely.

If so, then you may have a dud video card or slot. Best buy has a 14 day return policy with no restocking fee. You might want to run there and pick up a similar video card and replace your existing one. If it works then you've solved the issue and can deal with it accordingly. Return the bad video card to the vendor if you purchased and installed it yourself. Or contact the vendor that sold you the computer and ask how they would like to remedy the situation such as replace/exchange it, send an on site tech to repair it, whatever.

When all is said and done, once your issue is resolved, don't forget to return the GPU you bought at best buy inside of the return policy or keep it if it is a better card than the one originally installed.

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I tried to upgrade graphics card in my HPE-510t to PNY VCQK420-PB, but the PC didn't boot up (it doesn't pass BIOS screen) after installing the new card. So, I put the old card back in, went into BIOS, and disabled slot security on the PCI Express slot graphics card is in. Now, the PC won't boot even with the old card. I had to take off the CMOS battery and put it back on to reset the BIOS setting to get video working.Is this notrious OEM lock of a HP PC? If so, is there a workaround? Did anyone upgrade graphics card in HPE-510t successfully?  TIA

A:Unable to upgrade graphics card in HPE-510t

Here are a few suggestions. 1. Check for and install a BIOS update if one is available. 2. In BIOS/UEFI try disabling Secure Boot. 3. In BIOS/UEFI try Enabling CSM [Compatibility Support Module] or Legacy Mode. 4. See if you have a setting in BIOS/UEFI called PCI ROM Priority, it may be in your Northbridge settings. Change it from UEFI compatible to Legacy. I hope one of my suggestions work. Good luck!  If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon.        If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks! 

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So I've just installed a graphics card(AMD Radeon HD 7850)and after I did so the screen is all glitchy and it turns off into a black screen after a few minutes of use, I suspect it is because I don't have the driver installed but every time I try to install the driver it shuts down before I can download it. I'm hopping there is some way for me to get the driver on there without downloading it, however I have not found it. Thank you for reading this and hopefully helping my situation

A:Unable to download amd graphics card driver

The AMD Radeon HD 7850 graphic card uses 130W of power.

You haven't described the other hardware(including the power supply) in your computer, nor the Windows version and bit number it's running.


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I recently bought this Diamond HD 4850 512mb graphics card. I tried plugging it in my ASUS M2V-MX SE motherboard with my 500W OKIA power supply, but my computer would not boot. It would start the boot process (all the fans go on, I hear a single beep...) but nothing would appear on the screen and after 3-4 seconds, the computer would try to reboot (and would fail again and again).

I was very frustrated, and I thought that the problem had to be the power supply, even though that didn't make sense, since I already had a 500W power supply and that the HD 4850 only needs a 450W power supply. Nonetheless, I went out and bought a new power supply, and just to be sure, I got a 750W.

When I re-tried the HD 4850, my computer would still not boot up, even with the 750W f*cking power supply! I couldn't believe it, and after hours of fruitless research, I decided that the only possible reason for these mess ups was an incompatible motherboard.

So once again, I emptied my wallet for another piece of hardware. I got the Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3, since I had read that it had been tested with the HD 4850 successfully. Oh by the way, this is AFTER having sent back the card for a replacement (they said that they tested it and that it worked fine, but they still sent me a new one).

Now I just received the motherboard this morning and guess what? THE CARD WON'T BOOT!!! WHY??!!?!??! Whats it's problem?

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A:Unable to boot with new HD 4850 graphics card

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Hi all, I have HP ZBook 15 with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU and Nvidia Quadro K2100M GPU.According to the specifications of this CPU on Intel's webpage, it has integrated graphics adapter Intel« HD Graphics 4600.On my laptop I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10. None of them detect the both graphics cards, just the Nvidia one. I would like to use Nvidia Optimus in order to switch between both for improved battery performance when needed. I have googled, checked the user's manual and came to the conclusion that the integrated GPU in general could be enabled from the BIOS of the laptop form Device Configurations menu in Advanced section. The problem is that I cannot find such option there in my laptop for some reason. I am attaching here some screenshots of the BIOS which show my coimplete Device Configuration menu. Moreover, I would like to mention that I have upgraded the BIOS to the last available version 1.36. The situation was the same with the pevious installed version 1.34. I am hoping that you can help me with this issue and allow me use both of my graphics cards.Thank you in advance.    

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I am repairing a Compaq Presario CQ5210Y Desktop PC that was given to me. The problem is, the previous user, had a monitor that was dying. So they thought wiggling the VGA wire would help it. Unfortunately, what they did was break the connection between the MOBO and the VGA adapter. Needles to say, the VGA output is no longer functioning or attached.My solution is. I have an nvidia enno3d 2gb graphics card that IS compatible with this PC. My HDMI wire is hooked up properly (graphics card is from a personal home PC that is working) but my problem is I CANT SEE ANYTHING and MOBO will not auto detect the graphics card. So how can i access my BIOS, BLINDLY so I can switch the video settings to pci or pci-e so i can use the graphics card in place of the VGA port?

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Hi, I am not able to install the video driver for the graphics card, resulting in a very standard resolution. Everytime i try to install the driver, the system gets stuck at the windows start page,showing just the windows logo. Is it becasue of dmagaed graphics card? If yes is it practicle to replace the card?thanks

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Okay now before I start I will have to say this started with a rather irritating problem. One day my monitor just turned into save mode when I was using this. Since I could not get one reaction out of it I had to restart. When I restart it a new problem showed itself. Broken verticle lines of varying colors on my bios and start up of my pc. When Windows XP was loading it had even more lines some and then the monitor going into power save mode. Since then I started it into safe mode and it worked but I could not resolve the problem.

So in an attempt to fix it I reformatted to try and fix the problem. For a moment I thought it worked since I could go into Windows XP normally, but sadly it seems that the problem may be more than I thought. Since then I found out I can't update my graphics card or sound card drivers. When ever I try I get the message that "access is denied" with an yellow exclamation mark next to both of them. Also the reformat did not rid my computer of the broken lines in my bios and when windows xp is loading.

Now I am not sure what caused this in the first place or if I simply did not install certain drivers correctly. I am in need of some guidance here since I do not know what to do.

My computer is a Dell XPS Gen 4 service tag is 5FC2771
Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3
Graphics card - Nvidia Geforce 6800
Sound card - Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS (WDM)

If I left anything out that could help resolve this please let me know.

A:Sound and Graphics card are not working and drivers are unable to install.

Did you check to make sure your video cable was securely attached to your video card on the back of your computer? Is this a home computer? Have you tried logging in as administrator to see if you can install the drivers?

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I play a game called Runescape. Runescape just recently updated their game client . Upon  starting their new client I get this message.  
(warning ) Your graphics card drivers are over 6 months old. Please consider updating your drivers to receive  the optimal experience playing Runescape. Click the button below to be taken to the manufacturer's website. 
I click on update the drivers. Which then takes me to Intel Driver Update Utility. I start the scan and the results are there are no new updates. 
I have chatted with intell and they have stated all their drivers on my system are up to date. They suggested i contact Dell. 
Moving on. Runescape posted this tid bit of information for those of us whom have the message i mentioned above. Their words and all are posted as follows.
Mod AwesomeJagex ModeratorForum Profile Posts by userRead this if you are having trouble running NXT and are unable to update your Intel drivers (and have already followed the instructions in the "Ready for NXT-Drivers" thread).This post will only be useful for people that use Intel graphics as their main graphics device. If your computer has two then this is not recommended, as the other device will likely be your main GPU for gaming. Also, the issues this is most likely to fix would be graphical corruption and other graphics issues. It is not likely to help with caching, loading, sound issues etc.It has come to our attention that some people with Intel integ... Read more

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After upgrading to Windows 10 I have been having weeks of problems with the AMD 8870M graphics card on my son's Inspiron 5737 with the computer freezing up.  In the end it was necessary to deactivate the graphics card and deinstall the driver to prevent the computer freezing up.

I have checked for all driver updates and have successfully installed autodetected driver updates (as of the 28th October so after a recent driver update of all on the 27th October) including,
- The Intel chipset drivers
- The Intel HD graphics driver
Moving on to the AMD driver I downloaded this from the Dell driver site and (after deactivating automatic Windows 10 driver updates) ran the driver installation software.  This starts ok, but then freezes part way through the installation ... the screen freezes and shortly afterwards the cooling fan goes into overdrive.   After 10-20 minutes I do a hard shutdown and restart the computer.
This process has been repeated several times with both the drivers from the Dell site and from the AMD download center.  No success, same result.
Any help would be appreciated!

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