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Windows 7 Doesn't Recognize NVIDIA Graphics Card

Q: Windows 7 Doesn't Recognize NVIDIA Graphics Card

I have been looking for a Windows 7 driver for a NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800
for an Alienware Area-51 M7700 laptop. Every driver that I download from NVIDIA's website gives me the error message during the installation that it cannot find a
driver compatible with my hardware. Windows 7 has installed a generic "standard VGA adapter" which does not allow for aero functionality. Any suggestions as to how I could resolve this issue would be GREATLY appreciated!

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A: Windows 7 Doesn't Recognize NVIDIA Graphics Card

This driver is a 32bit only driver, for windows XP, and will not install on a 64bit OS ...

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hi I have a lenovo Y570 laptop with an nvidia 555m + intel 3000 graphics, and when i upgread to win 10 My games were only recognizing the intel integrated graphics card, the latest drivers also installed.pls help >>sorry for my english 

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I just installed Windows 7 Professional x64 yesterday, and It will not recognize my 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT hardware. Therefore I am unable to install any drivers, as it does not recognize the hardware at all. Is there a fix for this or will I have to wait until HP officially recognizes windows 7, and releases a guide?

A:Windows 7 Does Not Recognize my Nvidia Graphics Card

I did a search on the forums and found your solution -=> Here
Once you have downloaded the correct driver, go to the device manager, locate the display adapter, update driver and point to the new driver that you downloaded... Hope this helps..

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I have a Gateway P-172S FX. I was running Vista 32bit and just switched to 7 Ultimate 64bit. Everything seems to be working great, except it doesn't see my Nvidia GeForce 8800m GTS graphics card (I printed my hardware specs right before I moved to Win 7). When I go to my Device Manager, under display adapters, all it sees is "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter."
I went to the nvidia website and found the exact driver for my situation:
Product Type: GeForce
Product Series: GeForce 8M Series (Notebooks)
Product: GeForce 8800M GTS
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Language: English (US)
That brought me to here:

I downloaded this driver:

I ran the file (I also tried "run as administrator") and the files extracted and it began to try to install. The nvidia install window came up and the after about ten seconds an error message appeared saying:
"The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit."

I don't know what to do! Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Windows 7 x64 Will Not Recognize My NVIDIA 8800M GTS Graphics Card

try this site. the very latest driver didnt work on my system,so if it doesnt work on yours, just try the next newest.

download from Guru3D.com

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Hello everybody I'v just bought a lenovo z50-70 laptop today and installed windows 8.1 on it I installed all drivers on it's dvd include intel and nvidia graphics driver. Unfortunately my windows just recognize intel graphic but when I check nvidia control panel and device manager both graphics card installed completely right. so I can't play any game /and I did everything include:1- I downloaded latest graphic drivers from my model support lenovo webpage 2- I updated my bios to latest version 3- I downloaded latest driver from intel and nvidia too! 4- I selected discrete in graphic option in bios setting 5- in nvidia control panel I selected high performance nvidia processor and no difference. there are some pics that show my situation     and as you can see this program can show my 4 gig nvidia graphic. Pls help. Ty in advance

A:Z50-70 doesn't recognize my nvidia 840m graphic card with windows 8.1

p.s. Unfortunately same problem on windows 7 64bit.

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Hi All!

I have a nvidia graphics card (Not sure what kind, It's part of the problem) and windows 7 does not recognize it. It branded my computer with "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter."

I was wondering if there is anyway to check my graphics card in this state or fix this problem without knowing what kind of driver to update

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 Doesn't Recognize My Graphics Card

Welcome to seven forums. We can try going to device manager>right click on display adpater>properties>details tab>drop down menu> hardware id(first in list) Copy and Paste the hardware id string. This should allow us to figure out your video card. Or try typing in the search box sys info click on system info>then components>display. however if it is'nt reconizing it I don't think it will show up, but might as well give it a try.Thanks. Fabe

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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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A few weeks ago I reinstalled Vista because of some problems. I believe I updated all the drivers, service packs, and directx (I believe). I tried playing a game and an error message appeared, "unable to initialize direct 3D" I've searched around and tried to fix the problem but haven't found anything. Here's the dxdiag system tab:

And here is the display tab, my graphics card does not show up:

Here's a screenshot of the device manager, which gives me code 43:

Here's a screen of GPU-Z:

And Here's a screen of CPU-Z:
If there is anything else you need me to provide, just let me know. I'd really like to get this problem solved. I've reinstalled the video card drivers and it didn't help, I'm thinking it might be a BIOS problem. Any suggestions?

A:Dxdiag doesn't recognize graphics card

Hello, try Speccy, free program and see if it shows your hardware . Get free of it here : Speccy - Download

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First time post, so thanks in advance for any advice.

Here's the problem. My GeForce 9800 GTX is no longer recognized by my computer. As a result it doesn't recognize my monitor specifics either. When I look under Device Manager it doesn't have a listing for display adapters at all. There is a new entry under "Other devices" labeled "Video Controller (VGA Compatible)". When I reboot or "scan for new hardware" it trys to download drivers but fails. When I try to manually update the driver I get a message:

"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+

The system cannot find the filed specified."

I've tried everything including updating my BIOS, updating my mainboard drivers, downloading current WQHL certified graphics drivers, uninstalling any and all drivers related to NVIDIA, etc with no luck. I have a feeling there is something simple that I'm not doing but I have no idea what it is. Any help? I can't play any games because the system "Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program."

A:System doesn't recognize graphics card

Hello Thunck,
Did it just stop suddenly or has it been playing up for a while ?, if you have another card can you try that or try re-seating your card, and also check to see if it is getting power, i had a problem like this and i removed the power lead from the PSU for about 5 min's, then re-connected it and it worked, dont ask me why but it did. Good luck and post your results.

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I got the y510p with 2 graphics cards with 4gb of memory and I think that it has not detected both cards. First of all air only comes out of the one card and it says I only have 2gb of dedicated graphics, Can anyone help me with this? 

A:Y510p doesn't recognize 2nd graphics card

still need help with this problem 

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i recently purchased a MIDI keyboard for my computer (m-audio oxygen 49) and after some initial difficulty it is now working perfectly. however, in the process i managed to somehow delete or alter the driver that tells windows that i do indeed have a sound card. the program i use to make music, reason 4.0, allows me to select the sound card and it does produce sound so the sound card is still installed and working. however windows itself doesn't believe i have one. when i go to control panel / sounds / audio tab, the drop down menu for sound cards is greyed out. under the hardware tab, it tells me that the "microsoft WINMM WDM audio compatibility driver" has had a service disabled (code 32). i have tried disabling and re-enabling it to no avail.

i tried to visit the microsoft update site and redownload this driver, but i use firefox and it requires internet explorer. however, my IE has not worked in months. it will open but for some reason it doesn't believe i'm connected to the internet.

so basically i'm trying to decide if i should just reformat (it's been about a year and 6 months, so it's time) or if i can pull this off. the only issue i have with reformatting is that i lost all of my original disks when i built this computer so i'd have to repurchase a lot of programs. if anyone has any suggestions at all i would greatly appreciate it.

thank you.

A:Windows Doesn't Recognize Sound Card

Try this Firefox add-onhttps://addons.mozilla.org/

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Hello Guys, 

Could you help me with this trouble ?? 
Windows 8.1 pro x64 does not recognize my second graphics card... It does not appear in device manager. My configuration is :
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
GPU: 2 EVGA GTX 560 TI 448 Cores (identical) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750M
Both video cards are correctly powered with two 6 pin power cable, the fan of the second one is turning but windows cannot detect it in device manager... 
I don't know what to do, please Help !

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I installed Windows 7 64-bit but the graphics card is apparently the standard VGA graphics adapter. Dxdiag stuff:

System Information
Time of this report: 7/16/2010, 13:56:44
Machine name: JOSH-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: M-1626
BIOS: Rev 1.0
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3966MB RAM
Page File: 1101MB used, 6828MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)
Display Devices
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A:Windows cant recognize graphics card

Hi willusethisonce, welcome to the forums, hereis the link to the drivers Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads win7 is not supported so download the vista drivers and install them in compatibility mode Compatibility Mode

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I'm trying to play games on steam but I can't because of required graphics configuration. It only lists "ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics" and not my newly installed Nvidia graphics card under the configuration menu. Dxdiag shows the same thing and doesn't list my new video card. I tried downloading Nvidia drivers but it won't work. How can I make Windows recognize my new graphics card?

A:Windows 8 won't recognize my graphics card?

Did you uninstall the drivers for the old card and remove the old card?

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I have the same problem. My new (less than a week old) does not recognize my media card. Is this a <ADMIN NOTE: Substitute character removed as per TOU> machines or what?

A:dell xps8700 windows 8.1 doesn't recognize media card

Hi Syoungk,
What kind of media card are you trying to read?

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recently upgraded my pc from windows vista 32 bit to a windows 7 32 bit. Problem is that my graphics card (nvidia geforce 9800gtx)keeps stopping and i get an error thats says" Display driver stopped responding and has stopped Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 257.33 stopped responding and has successfully recovered" I usually get this error or i get the blue screen of death keep in mind this never happen when i had vista so i know it is windows 7. Also the driver is the latest driver from nvidia/ Can someone tell me how to fix it because I do not want to go back to vista and spent $120 on windows 7.

A:Windows 7/ nvidia graphics card

Also i Found this solution from Larry D. Lawerence but the problem is that windows have a preconfigure driver for my nvidia 9800gtx graphics card so everytime i uninstall the drive/restart my pc it automatically installs the driver
1. Control Panel=>Windows Update=>Change Settings=>"Download updates but let me choose whether to install them".
2. Download the latest driver for your card from the nvidia website.
3. Go to Device Manager, select your display adaptor, and uninstall it, choose to also delete drivers when prompted.
4. Reboot computer into safe mode by pressing f8 when the computer boots, when prompted to install new display driver choose "never install a driver for this device"
5. Navigate to c:\windows\system32\drivers\ and rename the file nvlddmkm.sys to nvlddmkm_old.sys. Take note of the date of this file
6. Navigate to c:\windows\system32 and rename any other file of the same date as nvlddmkm.sys which begins with the letters 'nv'
For example:
nvcplui.exe becomes nvcplui_old.exe
nvd3dumx.dll becomes nvd3dumx_old.exe
etc..etc..etc..Repeat for all files with the same date as the file you found in step 5, they begin with the letters 'nv'
If it is too tedious to rename all the files, you can simply move them to a different folder.
6a. For 64bit Vista / 7, repeat step 6 in c:\windows\sysWOW64
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Hello everyone,

I am having problems with my Nvidia graphics card. I have bought Windows 7 ultimate yesterday and installed it on my Sony Vaio VGN-FE11M laptop. I have installed the latest driver, said to be Windows 7 compatible, but when I load up a game it comes up the blue screen error message. Any ideas?
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce Go 7400

Thanks NoA.

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I have a Nvidia GeForce2 mx200 64mb graphics card and am running Windows XP. I am having problems installing the graphics card. I have downloaded the latest drivers from Nvidia and the manufacturers of the card, Jetway, but am still unable to install it. When i look at the card on device manager i get 'This device cannot start. (Code 10)' however i know the card works as i had no problems when i was using Windows 98 orWindows ME. I have uninstalled and reinstalled numerous times, removed it from the AGP slot and replaced, there is nothing else i can think of that i could try.
If anyone has any other ideas, i will try anything, i am looking to take it into a computer shop tomorrow to be looked at so any ideas before then???

*Edit I am using an EliteGroup Mainboard, K7VZA*

A:[SOLVED] Nvidia graphics card and windows xp

You might have a look thru this:


This one applies to 2K, but you might have a look since it refers to NVidia:


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Hi All,

just after installing Windows 7 on my laptop and i have discovered an issue with the taskbar along the bottom...

When i move my mouse pointer towards the bottom of the screen, another one starts to appear as if from off the screen!!!

Now be careful everyone and stop typing... let me finish...

i have tried a few things already and discovered some shocking facts about Dell (yes i know, i've got a dell) and Nvidia who believe they are the leader in graphic technology!!!!

first i booted to safe mode.. glich gone! resolution bad.....
booted back to normal windows and changed the resolution to a really big one and gone again!

i have uninstalled the driver and tried installing one in every possible compatability mode, yet all i get is failure!!
So where do i go now? Nividia's website? They dont support me cause my machine is an OEM and Dell? They will only give me drivers for xp and 32bit Vista or they say "your warranty has expired sir, i cannot help you" (in my best Apu accent)

Don't ge me wrong, Nvidia's website does have loads of drivers for Windows 7 x64 but sadly not for me!!!

Can anyone help?

System--- Dell XPSM1210
GPU--- Nvidia Geforce Go 7400
OS--- Windows 7 64bit

P.S. I've tried Windows Update

A:Windows 7 Nvidia Graphics Card Problem

Thats why I don't use NVidia...

But have you tried Vista x64 drivers since the 7 didn't work out? They are enough of the same OS it might work...

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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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Been looking for a good gaming card for 140-160$, these seem to be the 2 contendors, what do you guys think ?

A:Graphics Card Poll: Nvidia 6600GT vs. Nvidia 6800LE

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Hi for the last 4 months ive been trying to fix a problem that ive been having with my computer.
about 4 months ago I did a major pc upgrade where i replaced my motherboard, processor, ram, heat sink, power supply and case, the only things I used from the original computer where 2 HDD's, 1 SDD and my AMD radeon HD 6950 2gb.

Now ive have the most strange issue where i can be watching a video off the HDD or surfing the web on youtube etc and not long after I start the activity my computer will turn off like if I had flicked the switch on the back of the power supply and then it boots back up again and will run fine until i start up an activity again and then it does exactly the same thing and reboots, there is no BSOD shown nor Dumps Created.

Ive tried many things to sort this out and have RMA'ed the power supply and the motherboard (the motherboard wasn't a direct replacement as they didn't sell my original board anymore which was a gigabyte ga-x79-ud5, now i have an asus p9x79 deluxe). I have tried only plugging in one HDD/SSD and then tried a spare HDD when that failed, i have tried one ram stick at a time and still nothing.

now heres where it gets strange whilst trying to rule out differnt hardware i switched my AMD card out for a very old 512mb, pcie 1.0 x16 nvidia graphics and since then my computer has been running marvelously i can have it playing videos for hours, days even(although i havent properly tested for days) and not a single problem at all.

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A:Random restarts with AMD graphics card but not Nvidia graphics card

Quote: Originally Posted by cannotdisplay64

so i think ive narrowed it down to a driver error with amd and another driver with my new board, a damaged AMD card, a second dodgy power supply or something else that i haven't thought about or discovered yet.

Has anyone else had a similar problem or have any suggetions as im pretty much all out of ideas at this point and its starting to grind my gears that i cant use my expensive new computer as it should be. Any help is appreciated.


P.S. sorry about any spelling or punctuation mistakes made but Im very tired at the time of writing this and will be going to bed

The comparison you are making between GPU brands is pointless as a diagnostic. The MAIN difference I can see is that one card requires external power, and the other one does not. A proper diagnostic would be to test another GPU that requires external power.

I've heard that the specific PSU you bought will sometimes not power all the hardware it is supposed so.
People saying it could barely power a SSD, or even an extra fan.

My thoughts. Try using another PSU, try using a similar GPU. Use your old PSU and see if it still happens for starters.

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Hi all,I bought a T470s version upgraded with the WWAN card Sierra EM7455 card.My WWAN card does not recognize sim card (i've tried diffrent kind of sim cards). It always notifies that "Insert SIM" whenever i turn on my cellular.Can you pls support me on this, I've read some topics on this issue but still no hope. Below is my information as i think it may helpful. Thank you. There is 1 interface on the system:Name : CellularDescription : Sierra Wireless EM7455 Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-AGUID : {0BEB5B15-F2F1-4E85-A76D-5AABEA253423}Physical Address : 90:89:86:55:56:42State : Not connectedDevice type : This is a remote deviceCellular class : GSMDevice Id : 014582007078067Manufacturer : Sierra Wireless, IncorporatedModel : Sierra Wireless EM7455 QualcommFirmware Version : SWI9X30C_02.24.05.06Provider Name :Roaming : Not roamingSignal : 0%RSSI / RSCP : 0 (-113 dBm) C:\Users\Admin>netsh mbn sh con int=*Connection information for interface Cellular:-------------------------------------Interface State : Not connectedRegister State : SearchingRegister Mode : AutomaticVoice call state : No voice call support / No voice call in progressC:\Users\Admin>netsh mbn sh rad int=*Radio state information for interface Cellular:-------------------------------------Hardware radio state : OnSoftware radio state : OnC:\Users\Admin>netsh mbn sh vis int=*Scanning for available networks. Device can take few minutes to complete this operationVisible providers list for interface... Read more

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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

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The image on my mom's computer display is suddenly stretched horizontally for no discernible reason, and the normal solutions don't help. I tried to change the resolution settings but none worked. I uninstalled the display driver and rebooted, but it was the same. I downloaded the display driver from AMD and reinstalled, no help. I tried to revert windows to a previous state but there was only one snapshot and it was too recent. I was thinking of reformatting but I don't know if that would help because the problem might be with the monitor or video display adapter. Any other ideas?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200
Hard Drives: C: 918 GB (202 GB Free); D: 12 GB (1 GB Free); K: 1863 GB (437 GB Free);
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Also, the display is a 24" Orion 720p LED TV.

A:Graphics card doesn't play well with latest Windows update

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Hi everyone, first of all i want to apologize for my english, but i tried to fix this problem in all the forums in my language and nothing.
Ok so here is my problem, i just re installed my windows in my 2 years old laptop, i installed windows 7 home premium 64 bits.
there were some drivers that my laptop did not installed so i did it manually, after all this i realized that my NVIDIA graphic card does not appear in the device manager, it only shows my intel HD graphics. i've tried a lot of possible solutions i found in forums but still nothing. i tried to install the driver of the nvidia graphic and it says something like this: this graphic driver couldn't find a compatible graphic hardware.
I hope anyone can help me with this problem i would be very grateful.
Here are my computer specs:
Samsung NP300E4A-S05CL
NVIDIA Geforce 315M (optimus)

A:Samsung laptop does not recognize my NVIDIA graphic card

That's really abnormal, the fact that a Graphics Card just "Dissappears" Is properly seated?

Apparently though, some laptops disable the NVidia Card on Optimus setups, when it is powered on battery. If it isn't already, plug in the cord and restart.

Also can you show us a screenshot of device manager?

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Hi All...As you might know, I was having trouble starting win98 and I recently was able to fix that. Now I am almost all the way done with fixing my laptop back up, but I have one thing left and I don't know what to do. I have a xircom pc card that I use to connect to the net and my laptop is NOT recognizing it...Is there any way I might be able to get this working again?

A:PC doesn't recognize xircom card

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Hey everyone, I'm in dire need of some help with my PC. The computer turns on fine, and boots up (can hear the windows start up tune) but I can't see anything on the monitor. Here's the details:

I was playing a computer game on friday, and during that it crashed. I have no idea if this is when things started or not, but I restarted and it was fine.

On sunday I had another crash, only the screen flickered once or twice and there were green pixel lines going from top to bottom of the monitor , about 2 inches apart in a perfect pattern. When I restarted, there were no graphics on the monitor. The light was flashing indicating it was on power saving mode.

I took the computer apart, unplugged everything, and put it all back together, and for whatever reason it worked fine for about 6 hours.

The next day I turned the computer on, and it loaded fine, but shortly after there was the return of the green pixel lines, with the added addition of the top left corner of the screen being filled with green pixelated triangles in a perfect pattern. These were flickering furiosly.

I tried restarting my computer, and again I got no graphics posted to the monitor. However the computer booted up fine, and I heard the start up tune, and 5 minutes later I shut it down by pressing the "Power Off" button on my keyboard.

I tried another monitor and again, got nothing. I then tried taking the computer apart and putting it back together again, only this time it didn'... Read more

A:Graphics card doesn't post any graphics to my monitor, computer boots up fine

Its usually just the graphics cards, they do fail especially if they overheat - then video card fan not speeding up might have been the problem - most are dynamic and should actually speed up under load. Depending on the manufacturer of your 8800GTX you might be able to get it replaced under warranty if they have a 3 year or greater warranty.

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Hello, and thank you for checking out my post.  My apologies for writing a book, but I'm hoping to give as much detail as needed the first go round. I just received my custom-built T420s (4170-CTO) and have a couple technical questions/concerns about it.  The details of my configuration are located at the bottom of this post. First off, one of the deciding factors of my purchase was the discrete graphics card.  On the T420s I chose NVIDIA NVS 4200M Optimus Graphics 1GB, Intel Core i7-2620M Processor?.  I was thrilled to have more than 256 MB of dedicated graphics memory for my games.  Upon receiving my laptop, though, I ran the Windows Experience Index and saw that the lowest score was the graphics card, which is identified as Intel HD Graphics Family and has 64 MB of dedicated graphics memory.  After my heart started beating again I checked Device Manager and found under Display both Intel HD Graphics Family and NVIDIA NVS 4200M listed as working with up-to-date drivers.  When I configured the laptop online there was no mention of hybrid graphics, so I'm not sure why I have an Intel Graphics card on the machine.  My current laptop that I was looking to replace is a T61p with a NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M graphics card, and only that NVIDIA card is shown under Device Manager and in the Windows Experience / Performance Information.  Thinking that perhaps disabling the Intel card would cause the NVIDIA card to take over, I disa... Read more

A:T420s Nvidia Graphics Card & Express Card Question...

The T420s with Nvidia GPU has two graphics card that can switch on the fly, if you only want the discrete gpu, just go into your bios menu under graphics there is an option to select discrete.With the Nvidia Optimus (which is what you have), it can switch between Nvidia and Intel GPU depending on your application needs. This will allow you to conserve battery or power. Expresscard slot 34 mm slot is occupied by the card reader that you ordered. What you are talking about within the ram slot cover, is the mPCIe slot, which can be occupied by a mSATA drive. http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T420s-T400s-T410s-removal-of-4-in-1-SD-card-...

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I just bought a 9800 GT Geforce nVidia card.I have an Intel G43NB motherboard. I installed the new graphics card into the PCI-e slot, but I can't get the computer to recognize the card. If I plug my monitor into the card's I/O slot, I get the "no signal" message. I tried installing the driver off the website, but it says: "The NVIDIA setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit.". The card also doesn't appear in Device Manager. Any suggestions?

A:Computer doesn't recognize video card

With the monitor connected to the onboard video you need to enter the BIOS setup, like F2 or DEL, on start up and change the primary video to PCI-Express or PEG. Then save and exit the setup. Power off the computer and connect the monitor to the new video card and turn on the computer.

Also you need to make sure you have at least a 400 watt or higher power supply and that you have connected the auxiliary power cable to the back of the video card from the power supply.

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I have a Compaq Presario 5240 w/AMD K6 400mhz, 128mb ram. It came with an integral 4mb video processor with software-based 3d accelerator. Because this caused most new games to run very slowly, I recently installed a 32mb Wicked3d Voodoo2 PCI card. The new card shows up on the "device manager" and has up-to-date drivers. The monitor is connected through the new card and functions properly. My system seems to recognize the physical presence of the new card, and the diagnostics check out, but when I try to adjust the settings of my games (like Tropico, Civ III, and Starfleet Command) I get a message that I only have 4mb video memory and only software-based 3d acceleration. What do I have to do to get these games to recognize and use the full capabilities of the new card?

A:software doesn't recognize video card

I would disable the onboard video in the BIOS. Tap F10 while the computer starts up and you will get into setup. I don't know exactly where you will see it.

On the other hand you may be able to go into Device Manager and disable the card.

Windows may still see it even after you have uninstalled from the BIOS. Thats because it doesn't ask the BIOS what is in the computer. It checks it out for itself.

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I have a Nikon D40 camera I borrowed and I took some pictures with it on a new Kodak 4GB SD memory card. I formatted the card in the camera before I took the pictures. When I put the card in my reader on my printer my computer with XP doesn't recognize it. I even tried to format it from the computer but nothing happens except getting an hourglass and then hanging the computer for about a minute. I tried a second SD card with the same result. The reader will read a CF card with no problem so I know it's not the reader. Does anyone know what the problem is?

A:XP Doesn't Recognize Kodak SD Memory Card

Your printer's card reader probably cannot read a 4GB SD card. I have an old Epson R300 that does the same thing. Reads an 8M SD card. Does nothing with a 2GB card. Chokes on a 2G CF card too.

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Hello everyone, i've installed from few days win 7 32 bit (I had vista before and never get time to upgrade..) till today everything was ok,but now it doesn't recognize the wireless card anymore..I have been in web normally in past days,so what can be the problem?I don't think it's the driver because before today all was ok.. can you help me?

A:Win 7 doesn't recognize my wireless card...anymore


what wireless card do you have? what are your pc's specifications?

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Hi everybody, I ran into some issues with my X220 some weeks back and have been trying to fix them to no avail. As far as I can remember I took some time a few weeks back to install the 1.40 firmware-update and also updated the battery-firmware in the same routine. I'm not sure If it was immediately afterwards (since I'm using a dock with LAN), but the wifi-card (Intel 6205) wasn't recognized by the OS anymore. No entry in the device manager! Here's what I've seen/tried so far:1) What I was firstly able ot see was that the device would sometimes show up after returning from sleep when not in the dock.2) Since I have an Ericson WWAN-card i switched mPCIe places. WWAN-card works in both slots. No recognition of the Wifi-card in both. >> So it doesn't seem to be related to mPCIe or the board.3) My guess was a faulty card, so I tried a newly-bought Intel 7260 Wifi-card in the slot.3.1) The Wifi-card must have been recognized by the BIOS, since the whitelist-fault was presented and I had to remove it to even be able to boot again.3.2) As the warranty wasn't my concern anymore anyways I flashed a whitelist-disabled version of the 1.40 firmware. As promised, I was able to boot with the 7260 card.3.3) Yet still, the card is not presented in the device manager.4) Since my Windows 7-installation had quite some time on its shoulders I reckoned that maybe another OS would be able to properly recognize the card. I just freshly installed Windows 10 and again - not... Read more

A:X220 doesn't recognize Wifi-card

Update:I used a debian live installation running from a pendrive to look for detected hardware. No wifi was found - again for both cards.I'm really lost for ideas at this point. What really irritates me is that the BIOS/UEFI recognizes the 7260 card with correct VID and PID. Yet still the cards are somehow (I guess) not made available to the operating system.On another note: I've just noticed that I posted in the wrong forum section. It's about an X220, so the "ThinkPad X Series Laptops" forum would be the correct one. Could a moderator maybe move this topic?
Moderator comment: Handled for you.

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I'm not sure where to put this problem so will try here first. I have tried 3 different brands of SD cards and my computer won't recognize any of them. I thought the first card might be bad so exchanged for a different brand and it didn't work either so exchanged again and same problem. When I put the card in it makes the "sound" that the computer recognizes something new. Then I go to My Computer but it doesn't show up at all.

I checked Device Manager and it appears to be there. It shows up as Multi Flash Reader USB Device and it says the device is working properly but my computer (win7) doesn't recognize it.

The card I am using in my camera now works fine and the computer recognizes it and it's not the end of the world but would like to use the new card which is 8gb compared to my old 2 gb.

Thanks for your help. I forgot to mention that the new card works fine in the camera.

A:Solved: Computer Doesn't recognize SD Card

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I have two pc's and two card readers. Both PC's work fine using either card reader to download photo's from a 128meg card.

I just purchased a 512mb card for a new camera (which used the 128mb card sucessfully.) For the first time this evening I tried to download from the 512mb card. I was not successful with either reader in either PC.
I did download the photo's directly from the camera (so the 512 card is ok)

The desktop PC is running WIN ME
The laptop (tablet) PC is running WIN XP pro (tablet edition)
Both computers have USB 2
The camera is a Sony DSC s90

Is there some software update necessary to use the larger memory card?
Is it likely these two-year old card readers might not be capable of using this larger capacity card? (I no longer have any documentation on the readers.)
I would hate to stop using the card reader, I find it 100% quicker and easier then directly from the camera.

A:Solved: Reader doesn't recognize 512 card

Model number for the 512meg card, and the card reader?

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We just put in a new cdrom/burner and Windows 98 is running but the computer isn't picking up the ethernet card. It has picked up all the other devices.

Linksys Router is running, all lights are on and internet up and running on first computer.

Any suggestions?

A:Computer doesn't recognize ethernet card

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I just picked up a 4 year-old Gateway P3 desktop at an estate sale. At first, I couldn't get it to boot up properly, as there seemed to be something wrong with Windows. But, following instructions from Dan Penny on the Win98 forum here, it's up and running now since I've done a clean re-install of the OS.

Now that's taken care of, the next problem is that it only shows graphics in VGA mode, and won't recognize that it has a XGA (or whatever) card built-in. I've searched for the graphics card in the various directories I'd expect to find it in, but for some reason all of the hardware on the computer is now unable to be detected; no video card, no modem, no anything!

Thankfully I was able to go to the Gateway website and view the build sheet for my computer, which lists all of the hardware that's installed in it. I downloaded their drivers for the things that I need to install (video, modem, controller/interface/i-o), and I burned them to a CD-R on my "good" computer. I then tried to open those zipped folders on the new computer, but all that shows up are the text files associated with those drivers; not the drivers themselves. I then tried to install the drivers directly from the disk, using the wizard, but it won't recognize them as being on the disk! Then I tried to connect to the internet directly, so I could download them, but (naturally) the modem won't work! It's a real catch-22.

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A:Getting new computer to recognize its graphics card?

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Im kind of in a predicament here. Ive recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium (x32) on my Dell xps m1330 laptop. My computer no longer recognizes my graphics card and is currently running on shared memory. As such, I cannot use graphic intensive programs. I would love to tell you what my graphics card is but I dont know and cant access any information on it through the actual computer (doesnt show up under any drivers/hardware listings). Any solutions?

A:7 doesnt recognize my graphics card

Hi goldfarb and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

The graphics card in your laptop is an NVidia 8400M. The latest driver is available here: NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.62 WHQL Note that it also recommends that you install a Dell update here: Drivers and Downloads

Disclaimer: The Dell update is for the BIOS. The Forums cannot be held responsible if you choose to install this update and things go wrong.

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I just recently re-installed windows xp on a dell dimension 2400 and since then, the screen resolution is set big and won't change and it's set on like 16 bit and that won't change either...I've pretty much tried all I know how to do...HELP!

A:Dell pc won't recognize graphics card


You need to download and install the system Drivers.


Install the chipset first.

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Hello together,I'm currently struggeling to change the graphics driver of my Lenovo G780 Notebook.Until now, everything is running via Intel Onboard Graphics and i can't switch to the nVidia card. (See Screenshots)Additionally i can't even set the usual options in nVidia System control panel, there are only 3D-Settings...As you may already know, the G780 has only one physical VGA-Output, but the control panel shows two of them My drivers are all the recent ones and updated...  Did someone experience something like that in the past?I'm even open for highly programming-focused answers (I'm a tech guy myself but this is quite hard to solve).Thank you already now for your answers  

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I looked at another thread that was talking about the same type of problem, but mines a little different. When i try uninstalling everything it does, but the second i turn it on it loads itself back on. i've managed to stop that, but it still won't recognize the card! I've tried taking the card out and then turning the computer on without it, but that does nothing. I've erased everything that has an affiliation with the card and it still doesn't work. I downloaded the driver update but an error message comes up saying " cannot load C:\WINDOWS\Temp\CRF000\setup.exe" I can upload the driver if i do it through the windows driver wizard and select the cd as my driver source, but because the installation program doesn't recognize the card EAX doesn't work along with any of the other creative programs. I have a 5.1 system and audio only comes out of the 2 front speakers HELP!!

A:my audigy 2zs install program doesn't recognize my card!

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Most of mij Android apps are working well, but I have a problem with Google Play.It will not recognize my music files on my external sd-card and also not in Google play.So I am forced to download them on the internal card which has to little room for my files.How can Play play music from an external sd-card or from Drive? 

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I just reinstalled windows xp on a computer I won from school. This computer used to have the latest ubuntu release on it but it was annoying so I switched to XP. Now my display is stuck in 8 bit color and at a huge resolution. When I go to the display settings from the desktop, the area where it should say my graphics card just says default monitor. I know I have some sort of integrated graphics card that came with the computer but it's not recognizing it. I've tried to find drivers and such but I don't know what exact graphics card I have so I have a bit of a dilemma. Any help would be amazing :D

A:[SOLVED] Computer won't recognize graphics card

Run Everest and post a report. It should tell you what type of graphics card you have.

A download link for Everest is available in my signature


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I was simply trying to install the lastest drivers on my Nvidia Geforce GT 545 on my Alienware X51 today. The installation completed and I restarted my computer. When I went to the Nvidia control panel, I got the following message.

"NVIDIA Display settings are not available.You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU."

So now I am seriously stuck. I cannot system restore either. I really need help because I don't know what else to do. Reformatting is an option, but I want to see if there is anything I can do before I conclude to that.

Also I detached the video card and sprayed the dust off for good measure. It did not help.
Im running the onboard intel hd graphics card now and cant play any of the games ive paid for. plz help! I've checked in my device manager and my NVIDIA card is not displaying there either. Ive also done a BIOS update on it as well. Nothing. Plz tell me im not funked. Any advice would be much appreciated.

A:Computer wont recognize my graphics card

Go to the device manager, under "Display Adapters", does the GT 545 show?

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