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8.1 upgrade Ė generic video driver problem

Q: 8.1 upgrade Ė generic video driver problem

I have a Westinghouse TV that I'm using as a monitor. I don't have a specific driver for it, nor do I think one exists. The generic Windows monitor driver worked fine for about a month with Windows 8 (via new Lenovo desktop ? which pumped out 1920x1080 over HDMI, and which is the native resolution of the monitor. Life was good!)

Yesterday morning I updated to 8.1, and today I'm letterboxed. The image is clear and the correct aspect ratio, but it's just smaller and I'm wasting a couple inches of screen space all around. I've tried changing the resolution and rebooting various times. At one point the imaged pulled all the way out, left/right, but not top/bottom. It's the Lenovo/AMD-Radeon/Win8.1 machine ? not the monitor which still works fine with other machines. (albeit via VGA, not HDMI ? which is a manual source setting change in the monitor.)

- Westinghouse EW39T4LZ 39" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV
- AMD Radeon HD 7560D (Lenovo box)
- Windows 8.1 (online update from 8 OEM)

This is the problem since updating to 8.1 ? some kind of driver update-problem-something.

I'm thinking I delete the AMD Radeon HD 7560D line-item from my Device Manager, and then when I reboot, it will be found and reinstalled. That's what I would have done with XP anyway.

Or I could uninstall the driver from within the AMD Radeon properties window above (Drivers tab) ? but I'm afraid I will lose the screen and a reboot won't fix that, and then I'm stuck with re-imaging the OS from the OEM partition.

I'm sure I rebooted yesterday after the update ? but I only noticed the very-black-black leterbox this morning. I'm not 100% certain it was caused from the update, but I am 100% certain letterbox was not happening before the update. The time/date stamp in the image above corresponds with my 8.1 update yesterday.

Thoughts? (read: warnings or alternatives before I nuke this control panel item?)


Preferred Solution: 8.1 upgrade Ė generic video driver problem

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: 8.1 upgrade Ė generic video driver problem

Yours is the third report of this behavior and the previous two reports also involved HD Radeon graphics. Now, the other two have not yet reported back but I will point you to one of these threads instead of repeating my advice here. Good luck.

WDDM v1.1 Driver for ATI HD4600 on Windows 8.1 clips

Good luck and please let us know if you find a fix.

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85 seconds after you restart the computer opens

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Today i tried playing the WoW trial and it wont let me. I have directx 9.0 but it says i dont have direct2d or direct3d. Is there any way i can get these? Any info is greatly appreciated.

A:Generic Video Driver Help

What is your Video Card? Manifacturer, model? Try downloading and isntalling latest video drivers on your PC.

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I googled it and found TSF, someone had this already. Just he formatted his PC from XP to XP.
I believe this occured due to drivers loss, because I have downgraded from W7 to XP.

This is my DxDiag;

HTML Code:
System Information
Time of this report: 4/13/2012, 17:17:43
Machine name: TEROX
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_qfe.111025-1623)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Intel
System Model: DG41CN
BIOS: BIOS Date: 01/07/09 15:28:41 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5500 @ 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2010MB RAM
Page File: 299MB used, 3603MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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A:The system is using the generic video driver.

Hi and welcome to TSF copy and paste this http://downloadmirror.intel.com/1864...2k_xp_5157.zip if need be into your browser but it should get you the driver

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i'm having some trouble playing any games on my PC. It's usually a Directx error. I'll go to the dxdaig. and under the notes it says "The system is using the generic video driver. Please install the driver provided by the hardware manufacturer."

I downloaded the drivers for my video card. which is an ATIvideo card. I'm not 100% sure if i did it right, or got the right driver for it.
And while trying to run a call of duty an error shows up saying Directx has encountered an unrecoverable error. and the program just quits. It's very fristrating.

I've downloaded Directx 9.0c and am still having this problem.

A:The system is using the generic video driver?

Welcome to TSF

Are you using integrated graphics? If your PC is a desktop system with a graphics card expansion slot on the motherboard you should seriously consider adding an nVidia 6600GT card or better, and using that rather than the integrated graphics. The performance improvement would be dramatic for ALL your gaming! If it's a laptop with no provision to add an alternative graphics card then perhaps you should resign yourself to playing less demanding games.
You should ensure that the version of DirectX installed on your system is the most recent 9.0c version. The full 33M installation package can be downloaded from Microsoft and downloading it will give you more flexibility for reinstalling and correcting problems than the usual Internet installation.
Alot of hits on Google about this same issue and the same suggestions were better graphics card.

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Here's the specs...
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2800 MHz (21 x 133)
Motherboard Name Sony Corporation Q-Project
Motherboard Chipset ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
System Memory 448 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (01/19/04)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter ATI Radeon IGP-340M (RS200M)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon IGP-340M (RS200M)

Audio Adapter ULi/ALi M5451 AC-Link Controller Audio Device

IDE Controller ALi M5229 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
Disk Drive FUJITSU MHT2040AT (40 GB, 4200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive QSI CDRW/DVD SBW242U (DVD:8x, CD:24x/10x/24x DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 38146 MB (18309 MB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC (

Printer HP Photosmart C4100 series
Printer HP
USB1 Controller NEC uPD720101 USB OpenHCI Controller
USB1 Controller NEC uPD720101 USB OpenHCI Controller
USB2 Controller NEC uPD720101 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller (v1.0)
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
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A:The System is using the generic video driver

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A few years ago, I used to play Diablo II on my computer with no problems. Since then, I have gotten a newer video card (Radeon 7500) and have gotten a newer version of DirectX . When I recently reinstalled D2, the video test failed, telling me that no modes were found. It told me to download the latest video drivers for my card, so I downloaded the corresponding Omega drivers. Then when I tried to play the game I got the message:

"Error 22: A critical error has occurred while initializing DirectDraw."

here is what comes up when I run dxdiag:

The video card shows up in the Device Manager, but dxdiag says that I am using the generic video driver...

A:Forced to use generic driver(can't detect video card??)

yeh only use the official drivers...omega drivers are known to not be fully compatible


go here to download the correct catalyst...

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Installing and trying to run Sims2 deluxe. Have read threads and the read first thread
User friendly literate, able to follow thread reply instructions, but still having trouble, for example, took me half an hour to realize that DAC was my video card.

Anyways, they all read n/a, but I think i've isolated the problem to the note that i'm still using the generic driver. All system requirements are go, have downloaded direct x, have no idea how to install/run/ whatever I need.
And a ten year old is driving me crazy about the thing!

A:How do I fix this: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install vide

Hi Coolmunk and welcome to TechSpot.:wave:

Get this download - http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

It will tell you all the inforamtion about your system.

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I was given an old laptop which I am planinng to use as a media center by plugging it into my TV, but Iím having difficulty with the video card. Iím running an S-Video cable into the TV, but the picture switches between black/white and colour once every second, at regular intervals. Itís temperemental, because sometimes if I change the video settings of the driver and then change back itíll be OK, until I reboot or go into standby.

I know the cable and the monitor works fine with this and the settings are OK, because I used to occasionally plug my newer laptop into the TV via S-video.

It has video card S3 ProSavageDDR driver currently installed, and I know this to be the latest driver.

Iím not bothered about having a video driver thatíll give my high-res, because Iím using it straight through my TV, so Iíll only be using 800x600 anyway.

So, is there a generic video card driver to make the S-video out work fine? cheers

A:Solved: Is there such a thing as a generic video driver for a laptop graphics card?

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I have Windows XP Pro. I formatted the disc and everything went fine until i had trouble installing a new printer. So i guess i deleted a "generic printer driver" ( I Was trying to install my printer,but since it kept giving me error messages what i did several times was to delete the driver and re-install). I guess i deleted a generic driver because now everytime i turn on the computer it finds a new hardware called "printer" but it cant find the driver!! So it is very annoying that everytime i turn on the computer even if i fallow the instructions on the plug and play screen, the computer never finds the driver. If i check what drivers are installed there is no visible information that there is a problem with any of the drivers. I am going crazy and do not know what to do but to re-format again my drive and install everything again. Any suggestions?

A:Generic Printer Driver problem

Try the method here, use the CD that came with the printer as the source for the driver(s) :-


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My computer has been lagging and slower that it used to be for some time.  I just found this today is there a fix and could this be cause the lagging on my system:   Description
Windows installed driver software that supports the basic features of your HID-compliant vendor-defined device. Its manufacturer may provide software that enables additional features.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: PnPGenericDriverFound
Architecture: x64
Hardware Id: HID\VID_046D&PID_C52B&REV_1203&MI_02&Col03
OS Version: 6.3.9600.
Locale ID: 1033

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Hp g6-2320tx windows 8-64 bit.when i buy my laptop it was windows 8.some days ago i downgrade windows 8 to windows 7.i download all the windows 7 64 bit driver from hp official site.including graphic driver.but now i want to recent update verson graphic driver1.(Radeon (TM) HD 7670M)2.(Intel (R)HD graphics 4000)plzz send me link where i download update verson those two graphic driver.plzzsorry for my bad englishplzz help

A:Upgrade video driver

I know its old but here is the explanation of the driver: 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.  This driver works with Windows 7 and switchable graphics. Other drivers will just cause you problems.  

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Hi. I've read through some threads in the games forum, where people have recommended upgrading the video drivers to solve gaming problems. Recently I got Diablo II, and it wouldn't play with Direct3D settings (even though DirectX tests say that it's fine), so I decided to upgrade the driver.

Following instructions, I downloaded the driver program and saved it to desktop, then uninstalled the driver for my video card. Windows restarted...then reinstalled the old driver. I've tried booting into Safe Mode to perform the upgrade, with the same results. How can I solve this?

Thanks in advance.

PS. Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this message. I figured it's more a driver problem than a game problem.

A:Video driver upgrade help

What results are you having?
Anyway, uninstall the old driver, reboot, try the new driver.
You may need all the windows updates if you are running windows XP this would include SP2 and the .NET framework.

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I have not been able to update my video drivers for a very long time. Every time I try I get a message that the update failed. I've been on the Nvidia forums and no attempt to resolve has worked. I have an ASUS G2 with a Nvidia 8600m GT Card.

A:Cannot Upgrade video Driver NVidia

latest drivers:

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Hello, I have the following issue with my t460p after I've updated the video driver to version  (r07i616w): Pausing a video (i.e. youtube in a browser)  and continuing after some time leads to a BSOD. This happens reproducible  if screen has been turned off by power manager, while video has been paused. steps to reproduce:1. in power manager  set the time to switch off screen to 1 minute2. start playing a youtube video in a browser (in my case google chrome)3. pause video4. wait until screen has been turned off5. continue playing video more informations to BSOD:BCCode: 1BCP1: 0000000077CCBBAABCP2: 0000000000000000BCP3: 000000000000FFFFBCP4: FFFFF8800895BB60OS Version: 6_1_7601Service Pack: 1_0Product: 256_1 this does not happen with video driver (r07i613w).BIOS is version 2.05. (latest from the lenovo website) Newer drivers downloaded from Intel (  and seem to have the same problem. Sometimes system crashes just by using the intel graphics options panel  by selecting video. The picture of the child should be displayed, instead the system crashes. As newer Intel drivers have the same issue, it looks to me that maybe something different coud be triggering this crashes.  Maybe BIOS?  What is the recommended BIOS version to use in a t460p (no Optimus)?Can I safely downgrade the BIOS version to 2.03 or 2.04? Regards... Read more

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Ever since I had to re-install Windows XP, my video card hasn't been performing as well as it used to. Any graphics-heavy games or even screensavers just run terribly. I have an nVIDIA RIVA TNT2/TNT2 PRO, and I've read online that the Creative Labs RIVA TNT2 driver ver. 44.04 for XP should be the latest and best driver available for it (my current driver is the 44.03 driver from nVIDIA's driver page). Note that the 44.03 driver is an .exe file, whereas the 44.04 driver from Creative comes in .zip form, forcing a manual installation...

Anyway, I went to run the Hardware Update Wizard so I could point it to my newly extracted 44.04 driver files and update the driver. My steps were as follows:

1. Display Properties
2. Settings
3. Advanced
4. Adapter
5. Properties
6. Driver
7. Update Driver
8. "Install from a list or specific location" (next)
9. "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install." (next)
10. Have Disk...
11. Browse... (then I point to the folder where I have extracted the driver files, and click OK)
12. Next
13. A window comes up telling me the driver is not Windows Logo verified. I've read that this is supposed to happen. I click "Continue Anyway".

At this point, things seem to be going well, until I get this message:

"Copy Error

Setup cannot copy the file nv4_mini.sy_.

Ensure that the location specified below is correct, or change it and insert 'Creative NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Driver... Read more

A:Please help me upgrade my Creative video card driver...

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I have a Visiontek Xtasy 9200 card and believe I need to update the driver, but when I get to the page to download, I am not sure which one to select. Can someone guide me? Here's the page with all the choices: http://www.visiontek.com/

Catalyst 5.12 Drivers - Windows 2000/XP/Media Center Edition
Package Download Ver. Download Link File Size (KB/MB) Date Posted Notes
Catalyst Control Center Package
5.12 Download 54MB 12/09/05 Includes: Display driver, WDM, and Catalyst Control Center
Control Panel Package 5.12 Download 33MB 12/09/05 Includes: Display driver, WDM, and Control Panel
Description Ver. Download Link File Size (KB/MB) Date Posted Notes
ATI Display Driver 5.12 Download
1 of 3
13.1MB 12/09/05 2D/3D Display Driver
Control Panel 5.12 Download
2 of 3 10.9MB 12/09/05 Control Panel
Catalyst Control Center 5.12 Download
2 of 3 32.4MB 12/09/05 Catalyst Control Center
WDM 5.12 Download 5.01MB 12/09/05 For X850 / X800 cards that have Video Capture Chip

∑ For details on this driver, including resolved issues, please review the RELEASE NOTES.

∑ VisionTek recommends Windows XP Service Pack 2 or higher to be installed.
∑ You must have Microsoft .NET Framework installed prior to downloading and installing the CATALYST Control Center
∑ The Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this utility to uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation.
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A:Solved: Video Card Driver Upgrade

ATI has a newer driver out, Catalyst 5.13. Visiontek only posts a link to the same driver that ATI provides so I'd always get the one from the ATI website as it may be newer, as in this case.

Here's the link: https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&questionID=640

They offer two different downloads for the same driver. One is the full package and the other is just broken up into three parts for dial-up users with slow connections.

So you'd want the: High Speed (Cable / DSL) Catalyst Control Center Package Download 1 of 1 34.2 12/21/05 Display and WDM Drivers included in this bundle

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hi, i just bought NHL 2006 for my computer. i installed it right and everything, but when i click the game icon, it goes fullscreen then shows the desktop again with an error message saying that i should upgrade my video drivers.
at this moment i am not on that computer so i cant copy exactly what the message said but, i know it said something about ''direct3d and my video drivers''. i checked the direct x diagnostics tool and everything seems to be updated perfectly. i have direct x 9c.

i redownloaded the latest version of my video drivers(Intel 852GM/855GM/865G/910GL/910GML/915G/915GM/915GMS/945G) at

but still no!!!
i despratly want to play my game

also i have another post in this website concerning my sound drivers but i somehow fixed it hoping that the same thing will happen here.

A:Solved: sound\video driver upgrade

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Hello all,
As subject I upgraded my system with Windows 10 for this DELL laptop (i7 - F8C4K42).
After the installation I have found a problem related to the video driver, basically the ATI is not working as expectation  also if I use "configure switchable graphic" to force the ATI to work, this option seems not switching the video card.

I thought it was a problem related to the drivers so I downloaded a latest version of them (below the version used at that time)AMD Radeon R7 M270 Graphics Driverv15.200.1040.0 (A01) June 25, 2015Unfortunately I couldn't installed due an unexpected issue. (below the log of it)

[08/07/15 22:38:14]    Update Package Execution Started[08/07/15 22:38:14]    Original command line: "D:\Driver Dell\Video Driver Dell I7_F8C4K42\Video_DriverATIjuly_2D1DC_WN32_15.200.1040.0_A01.EXE" [08/07/15 22:38:14]    DUP Framework EXE Version:[08/07/15 22:38:14]    DUP Release: 2D1DCA01[08/07/15 22:38:14]    Intializing framework...[08/07/15 22:38:16]    logo.png[08/07/15 22:38:21]    User Command: attended[08/07/15 22:38:21]    DUP Capabilities Value: 39845887 (0x25FFFFF)[08/07/15 22:38:21]    DUP Vendor Software Version: 15.200.1040.0[08/07/15 22:38:21]    Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/07/15 22:38:21]    Local System OS Version: 10.0.0.... Read more

A:Video Driver cannot be installed after windows 10 upgrade

Hi Daniele0786,
I encountered the problem myself today, as choosing the INSTALL option will lead to a failure like you, and choosing EXTRACT option will result in nothing extracted. So I think the procedure of the .EXE file is not working propably. I tried this SOLUTION and it worked well for me. You have to extract the .EXE manually, using 7-Zip. 
1. Download and install 7-Zip from http://www.7-zip.org/2. Open 7-Zip and browse to the folder containing the exe.3. Right click on the exe file and click "Open Inside".4. Double click a folder inside if needed to get to the files.5. Select the files you need by clicking on them while holding down the ctrl key.6. Right click on the selected files and click "Copy To".7. Type a path or click on the "..." button to browse for a folder.8. Click Ok.
Remember to extract each driver to one folder and name it so you won't mistake one for another. The content of the .EXE (the driver) should be extracted completely, then you can choose the Setup file(it is the file with "Application" type) to manual install it. Done!
Hope this works for you.

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I have tried downloading the updated driver I need for my ME operating system at INTEL's website and none of their downloads work. Any other place to get what I need?
It is a video driver for Intel 82810 graphics controller. Thanks, Hotskates

A:Intel 82810 video driver - upgrade need desperately

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I run a Toshiba laptop Tecra 8100 with a video driver version of 4/16/2002 for the S3 Graphics Savage MX in Windows XP Pro.
I discovered that there seem to be upgrades for this driver. However, I do not know if I have to use the PCI or the AGP upgrade for Win XP. Also, will this upgrade work on a Toshiba laptop?
The Toshiba forum is extremely slow to answer.
Thank you for your help,

A:Toshiba Tecra 8100 video driver upgrade

Well I just looked up the specs on that laptop
8100 Specs

And it says your S3 Graphics Savage MX is AGP, so use the AGP upgrade. Hope I helped!

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Hello everyone,

Well, I've finally have been able to upgrade from my Vostro 3700. The Vostro was a good system, but it always ran hot. Dell was gracious enough to exchange my system with a Precision M6800. Thus far, I've had GREAT customer service even with the many calls about my Vostro overheating. With this new laptop, I think they finally hit the mark, it is NOWHERE near as hot as the Vostro 3700 on idle and while playing games.

With that being said, I am trying to upgrade my video drivers. There is an Intel 4600 integrated with the Intel Core i5 processor and an AMD FirePro M6100. Both using PowerPlay to manage the graphics adapters. I've already downloaded both the Intel and AMD video drivers from the Dell Support website. There is a warning on the Dell AMD driver page informing that the Intel driver has to be installed first. When I attempt to install the Intel driver, I get the following error message:
"This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software."

So, now I have to ask, what else do I need in order to install the newer drivers?

I've also downloaded the Intel website provided drivers and it informs that I need to go through the manufacturer to get the latest drivers.

Any help would be appreciative.

Thank you,

A:Precision M6800 Video Driver Upgrade Inquiry


Since the Dell provided drivers were not working, I've gone to Inte.com and AMD.com and have downloaded both of their drivers for the Intel HD 4600 and the AMD FirePro M6100. I've made sure all video adapters were uninstalled and their drivers deleted, with the exception for the GDIHOOKS which I wasn't sure about.

After a clean reboot, I started installing the Intel provided drivers, no complaints from the driver installation wizard and it installed without error. Rebooted after installing. The display changed it resolution to something more preferable and it seems to have worked fine. Continued on...

Started the AMD FirePro AMD.com website drivers. They also didn't complain about being installed, etc. Installation took longer as expected as this was a larger package. It installed without issue. Rebooted. No other errors and everything looks good.

As a test, I checked my power saving settings. Maximum Power savings on everything Battery related. Maximum Performance on everything Plugged In related. Now, as opposed to before, when running on battery, I get over ~8-9 hours of battery life. Before when unplugged with the same power settings I was only getting about 2+ hours. Plugged the AC adapter back in and launched Portal 2 with all of its settings to the max with a resolution of 1600x900. Works great. No lagging, graphics is awesome, works well.

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After installing the latest Nvidia drivers ( in fact this applies to the last several driver builds), when I play video on any *movie* player the video looks like overexposed film. Adjusting the gama isnt the problem either. It looks terrible.

If I reinstall 3 or so generations of drivers back, the video files look fine.

This applies to both my WinXP & Win98SE machines. How can I fix this?

A:Video files dont play right after driver upgrade

I came across this one after I'd installed the beta release of Nvidia's latest drivers. After the final, WHQL 77.72 version was released, the issue still existed. After I installed the drivers, image quality of video playback deteriorated to the point where watching any video was a painful exercise.

The fix is simple. Just bring up the graphics control panel, bring up the advanced options and click on the tab with the name of the card (GeForce 6800 Ultra in my case). Then select the color-correction menu entry from the flyout menu. Now set the "Apply color changes" pulldown to All. Now click on "Restore Defaults" and then click the "Apply" button. You're now good to go.
Blatantly plagerized from : http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1844665,00.asp

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Vostro 360 upgraded to Windows 10 (via ISO).
Built-in panel video is corrupted (vertical stripe down center that suggests panel failure).External monitor works fine.However, built-in panel works during boot for both BIOS and Windows 10 logo screen, and also works in Safe Mode. Additionally, the panel works fine after it comes out of sleep mode.Any time the video mode changes (e.g. by a resolution change, plugging in an external monitor, or starting the computer) the built-in panel will be garbled. Causing the system to sleep and unsleep (even immediately after startup) will correct the built-in panel video corruption.Driver installed by Windows 10 is: Intel(R) HD GraphicsDriver Date: 5/27/2015Driver Version: update a Vostro 360 Windows 7 system with the latest Intel HD Graphics driver, I will get the same behaviour, so it's almost certainly a driver issue.What confuses me is that no-one has mentioned a similar problem, and many have mentioned successful upgrades to Windows 10. Am I just unlucky with my systems, or is there some software variable that could mask (or create) the problem?On Windows 7, I can revert to an older driver to make the problem go away. This is difficult on Windows 10, as it continually upgrades to the latest driver.Closest similar issue is an unresolved red/green/blue colour cycling problem.http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/dell-vostro-360-and-optional-intel-graphics-driver/2fbf78e7-2c1b-4986-b711-add8... Read more

A:Vostro 360 upgrade to Windows 10 video corruption with latest Intel driver

Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade
Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.

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I need help. I've been having trouble with my internet connection.

What do you mean that's not enough info to help?

Oh, ok.

Well, to some degree it works ok. On a good day, pages load in my browser fine, and I can even stream video. Steam logs in ok, and if everything's going well, I can use Skype and play games fine. Most days are not good days. Today, for example, Steam and Skype will sign in (just about, takes a while to try, and Skype doesn't seem to load my online contacts properly), web pages will generally load, but voice chat via Steam or Skype is impossible, and no games will connect. Other days voice will be fine, but browsing and/or games will be pretty impossible. Days when everything works perfectly are rare, but so are days when I get absolutely nothing at all (when browsing, pages will generally half load, no matter how bad stuff is).

I was running Windows Vista, I've since upgraded to Windows 7. I've had the same problem with three different routers on two different connections, and on both a USB dongle (tried a few, one was a Belkin if it's relevant) and an internal wifi card (Ralink, drivers up to date). I've tried turning off the power saving setting on the card ("allow my PC to turn this device off to save power"). Sometimes, just after making a change, it seems like I get a small improvement, but such impressions are generally fleeting and I'm guessing down to wishful thinking. Turning Windows Fir... Read more

A:Single Machine Connectivity Issues (Generic Title For a Fairly Generic Problem)

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My PC was recently upgraded to Win-8.1. When it started up, my video card drivers were reset from ATI Radeon 4300/4500 Series, to Microsoft Basic Adapter. Along with that my PC now has an unsightly array of black borders around my screen. If anyone would help me with what is wrong it would be greatly appreciated..

A:Black Border Problem / Reset Video Card Driver Problem

Install the AMD drivers for your video card. Latest AMD Catalyst Graphics Driver for Windows 8

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i have a hp vectra xe 310 s2 running xp, i have 348 mgs. My video is 64 mg shared i would like to bring the video to 128 is there a way to do this if there is could could i use 128 of the 348 i already have without buying a new video card thanks.

A:Video upgrade problem

Im guessing you have onboard video-built into the motherboard. Just go into the BIOS and change the Video Aperature setting. But any video card will perform better than what you have. You can get one for as little as $40.

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I am having a problem with my video adapter. (6800GT OC [AGP]) Once the card was (correctly) installed, I was getting these tiny colored "speckles" on the screen. No matter how hard I tried to fix it (change settings etc.) or to get help, I was unsuccessful. Anyway, the subject of finding a BIOS upgrade for my system came up. My BIOS is already 2 years outdated or whatever so I thought that it might be a good idea. I just want to know if it will fix the "speckles." The good news is that I have the BIOS already but I have not yet installed the upgrade. It seems that there is a lot of risk involved and the instructions also seem very hard to follow. I am very edgy about going through with it. First of all, my original BIOS must be backed up onto a boot disk. I have NO idea how to do this. I don't know how to obtain the original system BIOS. The instructions are also very confusing. Secondly, I have to make a boot disk for the upgrade. Is there some kind of online tutorial that I could follow? My main concern is if this will fix my display problem.

A:Video Problem - Need a BIOS Upgrade?

It is very doubtful that this will fix your problem.I would only do it if the problem is specificly mentioned in the BIOS update.As you've found the update,go back and check all the previous updates to see if a fix is mentioned.

It is more likely that the card itself is the problem,the drivers,or is heat related.Is it a new card?

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Just today, I tried installing my new video card (Visiontek Radeon X1300 XT Video Card - 256MB DDR2, AGP, Dual DVI, HDTV) into my pretty old computer (Dell Dimension 4600). I have never added anything to my computer until today. The problem I'm having is that when I mount the video card onto my motherboard and power my pc on, the power light turns on and so does the activity light but it remains solid. There is no video or nothing. Can someone help?

A:Video Card Upgrade Problem


Are you sure this graphic card is good???
Are you able to try this card on some other PC???
Is this a brand new card or used already???

We need to know your system specifications...
Especially what PSU [power supply] you have...

Keep us posted...

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While upgrading my sons computer, Replacing the video card, a small part, I belive a Capacitor fell off the new video card.

we went ahead and finished the hook up including the power connectors and fan power connector, And it started up Fine.

The Video card was a MSI , 8600GTS-OC from newegg.com.
Any comments would be appreciated for a Father trying to help his Son upgrade his computer.

A:Video Card upgrade, problem or not?

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Ok i have a new card to replace my onboard video an nivdia geforece series 6 6200 wheni install in the agp slot the fan is running on the video card so i have power there.I cant find any info in the bios to disable the onboard video I was assuming if you plugged a card in the agp slot it would over ride the onboard video but i may be wrong.on rebooting after the card is installed i get nothing on the new video card but when i plug it to the onboard port I have video .Dan

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Just today, I tried installing my new video card (Visiontek Radeon X1300 XT Video Card - 256MB DDR2, AGP, Dual DVI, HDTV) into my pretty old computer (Dell Dimension 4600). I have never added anything to my computer until today. The problem I'm having is that when I mount the video card onto my motherboard and power my pc on, the power light turns on and so does the activity light but it remains solid. There is no video or nothing. Can someone help?

A:Video Card Upgrade Problem

Are you sure the graphics card is seated properly ? Try reseating the card. If you can hear the rest of your system start, then graphics card could be the cause, otherwise it may be other components.

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after ? upgrade my win8.1 to win10 ? got this driver problem.1. USB\VID_1B71&PID_30022. ACPI\INT33A0\0 ? could not find any driver for them. before ? recovery my laptop (it was win 10) ? could use 1. one. but after recovery and upgrade to win 10 ? cant use it. pls help me

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Hello everyone, First time poster here.

I did an upgrade from XP to Vista HomeBasic and I cant seem to get my onboard graphics card driver installed properly; Its an Intel 82845G. When I installed Vista it couldnt find a driver for it and installed it as a standard VGA. When I chose to install the driver from a specific location I chose the folder C:\Windows.old\WINDOWS\System32. Windows.old being the folder which contains my old OS system files and drivers and what not. Windows finds the proper driver and installs it. Windows then tells me I will have to restart for it to take effect but does not give me the restart now/ restart later option. So I restart it manually and when Windows boots back up it starts installing the graphics card and sets it back as a standard VGA. I tried downloading the driver from Intel but it comes with an installer that wont run on Vista. Both my old and new OS's are 32bit in case that helps.
If anyone can help all thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

A:Graphic Driver Problem after OS upgrade

I'm afraid that you are going to have to ditch using your onboard graphics and buy a Vista compatible video card

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I have two posts in the windows9x Operating systems forum, pertaining to my network which may help with these problems.

My desktop computer used to have win95 on it. I wanted to set up a LAN so that I could share internet access with my laptop (win98). I finally worked out all the bugs with my LAN only to find out that I had to have win98 on the 'host' computer (my desktop) in order to share internet access. So, after saving all sorts of files to disk, and to my laptop, I formatted my hard drive and installed win 98 (from the software that came with my laptop).

Problem #1: Soundcard Driver~
my desktop came with a factory installed ENSONIQ SoundscapeVIVO soundcard. But now I cannot for the life of me find the driver for it. I have tried all sorts of disks: the win98 disk, the factory provided software/driver disk, every related disk that I can think of and find. Help? I have no sound!

Problem #2: Networking (again )
My network is not working again, I reinstall the drivers that came with the ether card that I bought for the desktop, and I am pretty sure I set up everything the same way I had it when it was working before. Acn anybody think of some common errors... or problems that would come with upgrading to win98?

Problem #3: Microsoft mouse with wheel
I have a mouse with 2 buttons and a wheel for my desktop, I can't find any disk specifically for it (my parents got it a while ago, and I don't know if it came with a driver or n... Read more

A:win95->98 Upgrade driver problem

UPDATE (for those who care):

alright well problems 1 and 3 have been solved by my downloading the drivers from websites, but the net is still gliched somehow. each comp can see itself but not each other.... any hints would be appreciated.

much obliged,
[email protected]

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First off I'd like to say I'm glad I found this site on google lol

Here's what happened... I was told that I needed to update my drivers, so I downloaded the newest version, and installed it, restarted my computer... it seemed fine, but I tried testing Direct3D. 7 worked fine, but 8 and 9 the box with the X on it is all corrupted... the graphics also look corrupted on newer games

here is the info for my Display Device

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_01F0&SUBSYS_904D1509&REV_A3
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.9371 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/22/2006 12:22:00, 4527488 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 10/22/2006 12:22:00, 3994624 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-42B0-11CF-2252-47B002C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x01F0
SubSys ID: 0x904D1509
Revision ID: 0x00A3
Revision ID: 0x00A3
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A:Video Driver Problem?

Could simply be bad drivers, things like that happen. Why did you need to update your drivers in the first place, was something else not working?

A temporary solution might simply be rolling back your drivers to the previous version.

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I've installed the lastest leaked version of windows and am having problems with the video drivers.

I'm running a 3 year old Asus laptop, W3000 series and can't get the screen res above 1024x768, I've tried lastest ATI vista drivers and the ATI windows 7 pre-release driver without luck.

Will have to put vista!! back if I can't get this sorted.

It runs very quick now.



A:ATI Video driver problem

does the device manager list the on board GFX, if so, is the driver present & functional..??

try to install the driver in ''safe mode'' & then reboot...??

or you could install the driver in compatibility mode for vista see if that helps!!, you may have to use an older driver for success....


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Hi guys, Im having a problem with my video driver, everytime I try to run any game such as just Halo trial version, It gives me this error- A problem occured initializing DirectDraw, Hardware acceleration may be dissabled. Please run dxdiag. I run it and it tells me this-

The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.
To test DirectDraw functionality, click the "Test DirectDraw" button above.
Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.

The problem is, I have no idea what my harware manufacturer is, even the computer dosnt know.It tells me this.

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: n/a
System Model: n/a
BIOS: n/a
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.70GHz
Memory: 224MB RAM
Page File: 143MB used, 403MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found

I have no idea what to do, The computer is custom built and the tower has the letters TDN on the front, Im lost and confused....please help!
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

A:Problem with video driver

k here is the new update, i figured out how to get the video driver going (it was turned off in hardware menus) (duuuuuuuuhhhh) but now i just need to find an update SOMEWHERE becuase the computer cannot find one and i still cant run my games...hopefully someone can help me......

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I was having problems with my 98 SE crashing, so a friend of mine installed 2000 Professional. Unfortunately my video only shows 16 bit color, no option for true 32 like it was. Not only that, but no driver is available on my hard drive for this.

Any ideas?

A:Video driver problem

What video card are you using ?

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I am not sure if I am in the right heading as this is a system that has 3 operating systems Win XP /Win98SE/RedHatLinux8.0 with System Commander as my boot manager.

The problem is some time ago I was having problems with my onboard Trident Blade video card so I used another 4mb PCI video card and then had all this system saved to Norton Ghost. I have since got my onboard Trident video card working.

I then had problems with a trojan that resulted in me formating my HDD and when I loaded My system back with Norton Ghost I find that I am OK with WINXP Home in my E: drive and with RHLinux 8.0 , but my WIN 98SE in C: drive cant recognise the trident blade drivers and wont load .

Is there anything I can do to get WIN 98SE to recognise my inbuilt video card , or will I have to start from scratch again. The 4 MB PCI card I have is not with me in the Opal Fields but 1300 k's away in our other house in Broken Hill .

I hope I have explained this properly , and would appreciate any assistance with this .

A:Video driver Problem

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I am trying to find out what VGA compatible driver I need for my Graphics Card, as I have just reinstalled my PC and lost all drivers. I have the install for a SiS VGA 3.78.00 (which I found I still had the install to on my PC) but it comes up with the error "The system cannot detect the device, please confirm that the device in configured properly and then restart the setup program."

I've used the Belarc Advisor and my PC is:

Operating System System Model Windows XP Professional (build 2600) HP Pavilion 061 PJ377AA-ABU a610.uk 0cU0211RE101NEON210
System Serial Number: CZB4290GRB GB430
Enclosure Type: Desktop Processor a Main Circuit Board b 2.67 gigahertz Intel Celeron
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD Gamila/Giovani/Neon series 030
Serial Number: 4A10899860
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.10 04/15/2004 Drives Memory Modules c,d 120.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
65.38 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

_NEC DVD+RW ND-2100AD [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST3120022A [Hard drive] (120.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5JT2WLG7, rev 8.01, SMART Status: Healthy 760 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 256 MB
Slot 'A1' has 512 MB Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 115.01 GB 65.26 GB free d: (FAT32 on drive 0) 5.01 GB 119 MB free Network Drives None detected Users (mouse over user name for det... Read more

A:Video Driver Problem

According to the HP website, the Pavilion a610.uk has Intel graphics not SiS graphics:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=uk&product=429260&lang=en Try the driver from the HP website, its the first one in the above link.

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Hi all, I'm not sure if this is the right place for this problem, but we'll try it anyways..

System: [email protected]/512 ram/win 98 se
Video: ATI Rage Fury Pro 32 Mb (AGP 4X)

When I play 4x4 evo 2 it gives me these video options: open GL/ Direct 3D8/ Direct 3D8 Hardware TnL...

If I run it on Direct 3D8, it runs just fine, if I try Direct 3D8 Hardware TnL, it gives me a driver error( Cannot create hardware vertex processing device)

Problem: When I try to play the special Jeep 4X4 evo 2 , it only gives me Open GL, and Direct 3D8 Hardware TnL... If I choose Open GL, it goes to the start screen and hangs there. If I try Direct 3D8 hardware TnL, I get the driver error again...

Is there a driver update available that will fix this??? I have DirectX 8.1

Please help

A:video problem/ driver??

jason: Hop over to Rage3d site and try posting in the Rage Fury, Rage 128, etc Forum...... The best forum around when it comes to ATI specific products. Nothing against this forum, but on Rage3d is intense on problems and solutions with ATI video products!

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Okay... I am having a huge problem and completely flustered to the point where I just want to throw the tower out the window. Okay here is my deal, I am trying to fix my father-in-laws desktop computer. I gave him the Windows XP disk to reformat and image his hard drive.... he turned it off when it was imaging.... and now the video does not come up. I removed the hard drive, put it in a different tower and imaged it... but the on board integrated video is still not working and in the device manager, it shows that the video driver is not installed. I tried installing the chipset drivers, video drivers and all of them fail because the harddrive is in a different computer, running from a different motherboard. So... I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how I can load the video driver onto the hard drive, and put it back into his tower and the video will work. I tried contacting Systemax for help... and they were like pay us money and we will help you because it is out of warranty. I know a decent amount about laptops... not desktops. The OS loaded onto the hard drive is Windows XP Professional with SP2. I have used the drivers from both Intel and Systemax. Okay here are the specs for my father-in-laws computer.

Systemax Venture B516 BTO PC

(1) Micro ATX Chassis w/ 350W PS D915GAG Motherboard (Intel) (1) Intel Pentium 4 Processor 515 2.93GHz/533FSB/1M Cache (1) 512MB DDR333 PC2700 Dual Channel Memory (256MB x 2) (1) Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive 120GB (7200 RPM) (Seagat... Read more

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I know just enough about computers to fit on the period at the end of this sentence. That said, I think I have a video driver problem, but I'm not sure. For instance, I go into my email to check it. The page loads all "wonky", as my son says. I don't see the typical format; instead, it all lines up down the left side of the page. (When this is happening, I can't get past my email's homepage to my actual inbox.) Other pages won't load at all. The other day this was happening and everything on my screen got huge, Windows closed and all of my desktop was huge, the wrong colors and grainy. I shut down and rebooted and it checked my computer files on startup. Then it said my system had recovered from a serious error. It gave me a link to click to find out more and all I caught before Windows closed was something about video drivers. Can anyone help me before I chuck this computer into our lake?

A:Video Driver Problem?

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My Dell Inspiron N5010R has a Intel HD Graphics card. I haven't had any problems with it until a couple of days ago. I have been running the Windows 8 DP since September without any issues.

So the problem is the screen suddenly goes black for a few seconds before it automatically recovers. In the notification area a tooltip is shown which says there was a problem with the video driver.

Now, I have the latest driver installed and no such error had been occurring for over 2 months of Windows 8 usage. What could be the reason for this?

My guess is the GPU is overheating. Could that be a possible reason? I don't know too much about hardware.

Video hardware error
26-Nov-11 4:36 PM
Not reported
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.2.8102.
Locale ID: 1033
Files that help describe the problem
Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP2: FFFFF88003AB1530
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 00000000000007F4
OS Version: 6_2_8102
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

A:Video Driver Problem

Attach the files WD-20111126-1636.dmp, sysdata.xml, WERInternalMetadata.xml so that the experts here (not me) can help you

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Hi all! I've got some driver problems with my ATI Radeon XD 4670 card. The Catalyst 12.4 setup won't install the driver and my computer lags very much. I tried multiple methods to remove the driver's files and reinstall, but they didn't help either. Can you help me what to do?

A:Problem with video driver

Give DriverSweeper a try: http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/

And if 12.4 won't install properly, try using an older version. Newer is not always better.

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