My monitor has been acting funny lately...when i would press the power button for my PC, the monitor wouldnt come on until i restarted the computer about 5 times. Then when it was on sometimes the monitor would turn funny and then it would restart automatically. Im running windows xp.
Im using a Compaq MV740 on NVIDIA TNT2 Model 64 Pro.
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Yes well today i messed around wit video settins and i changed my gpu to run a 70hz mon. Which i do not have! I have a 65hz widescreen. And well now its said out of range. I tried safe mode, wouldn't get on! VGA MODE! NUTTIN! WORKS! OMG! HELP PLEASE HOW DO I FIX THIS PLS PM ME ASAP!
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I have an HP DC7700u pc with a 1.86ghz core 2 duo processor and 4 Gb Ram (32 Bit). My monitor is an Hp Monitor as well. When I first plugged in the monitor and turned on the computer, the display looked a little "low quality" and the device manager showed "generic pnp monior". After a few days of using the computer and installing updates, the display suddenly looked really nice and the device manager showed the actual model number of the monitor. Now after about of month of use, the display is suddenly "low quality" again and the device manager is once again saying "generic pnp device". I tried updating the drivers and that didn't work. Looked on the Hp website as well as Microsoft site and both say the monitor is plug-n-play and no software is needed. Where do I go from here to make this work permanently?
Most monitors are plug-and-play, but they may need updated drivers to cope with your graphics card.
You told us you have an HP monitor, but you didn't say which model it is.
Have a look at HP Support here: Updating a Monitor Driver - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
You may also want to update your graphics drivers as well. I can't advise you where because you haven't posted your full computer specs.
Im doing this for my Dad, so i have absolutely no idea how to describe the problem but i figured this place was my best shot as google is giving me no results on my query.
There appears to be no monitor drivers installed on the pc... and its running from the bare minimum settings. I think the refresh rate is set at a low low low setting, because lets say, if i move a window by dragging it across the screen, its all choppy, doesnt move smoothly at all... sort of like it jumps every half a second until i stop moving my mouse, then stops. The same with when i'm scrolling in internet explorer... smooth scrolling doesnt exsist! lol
I figured it was a driver problem seeing as there wasnt one installed. So i found the disk with the drivers on, and followed the instructions, which were as follows:
"Right Click" the mouse anywhere on the "BLANK" area on the desktop and click on PROPERTIES.
Click the SETTINGS tab and then click ADVANCED.
Click the MONITOR tab and then click PROPERTIES.
Under MONITOR PROPERTIES, click DRIVER then click UPDATE DRIVER.
On the HARDWARE UPDATE WIZARD, select Install from a list of specific location (ADVANCED) then click Next.
On the next HARDWARE UPDATE WIZARD window, select DON’T SEARCH, I WILL CHOOSE THE DRIVER TO INSTALL. Then click NEXT.
On the following window, click on HAVE DISK.
Type “D:\ENGLISH\DRIVERS” (Where “D” is the drive letter of your CD ROM Drive) on INSTALL FROM DISK window then click on OK.
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Additional monitor drivers are usual not needed. What do you have for a video adapter and are those drivers installed? Right click on My Computer choose Properties/Hardware/Device Manager. What information is listed under Video Adapters?
Also what are your screen resolution and refresh settings?
About 6 months ago i invested in a second video card to use with an old monitor and a new PC. After much trial and error i eventually got it all working.
A couple of days ago i re-installed windows however and therefore all my settings have been reset and am now havein problems, and if i remember rightly the same ones as before. But for the life of me i cant figure out how to solve them this time round. So any help would be appreciated.
2x plug and play monitor (almost sure it has nothing to do with these so wont add details)
1x Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 (AGP) with fully updated drivers (from manufacturers website) (the monitor off this video card works fine)
1x ATI Radeon 7000 (PCI) fully updated drivers (without catylist command centre however due to some installation problems. I had these before when both monitors worked fine..just the drivers) - Problematic monitor
Bios - Dell Computer Corporation A12 (newly updated) (I heard somewhere that this may have an effect).
On my second monitor (Radeon 7000 (PCI) whenever i try to move a frame, scroll in IE etc the refresh rate is appaling. Entire lines get moved at a time.
The only time the refersh rate does not slow is when moving the mouse and scrolling through files in c drive as far as i can tell. If i switch my primary monitor to this one and stop the monitor 'extension' it still flickers. Ive checked my monitors by changing which card they use and as expected, th... Read more
Well, could be bad drivers... nvidia and ATI hate eachother, so I dunno why you got cards like that, could be a driver conflict from un-updated windows files, that is to say, uninstall drivers, update everything on windows, re-install newest drivers.
Hi - I have recently acquired a new work computer with 1 widescreen Dell monitor (Dell E228WFPc 1680 x 1050, Monitor A) and my older 4:3 monitor (E178FPc 1024 x 768, Monitor B). The graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce GT 620. I cannot get them both working at the same time on an extended display.
One is plugged into (excuse my slightly less-than-technical language here!) the 'main' monitor port and one has a VGA-DVI adapter.
When either monitor A or B is plugged into the main port without the other plugged in, they work fine.
When monitor A, the widescreen, is plugged into the main port and B is plugged in via the adapter, A works perfectly and the PC detects monitor B (if I set it to extend displays, programs open in that screen but I cannot see anything - the screen is completely black).
When B is plugged into the main port and A is on the adapter, B boots up normally until the point where I would usually see my Windows log in, when it goes black and I can only see and move the cursor.
I thought it would be a case of adjusting the screen res down so that they weren't so drastically different - in fact I'm still sure that would help but I can't get the smaller monitor B to let me do so and it doesn't seem to make a difference when widescreen monitor A is plugged into the main port with B in the other?
That is usually normal. Try dragging a window over to the other monitor and see if it works.
I'm using a gereric monitor. I'm having problems getting my video card to work. Do i maybe need new drivers for my monitor. I'm trying to install a ati graphics pro turbo mach64 gx card. my resolution looks like junk all of a sudden. i got scanlines and everythings all 16 color looking. i'm using windows 98. and running a pentium III.
The driver for the video card should be all thats needed. If you have installed that, the problem is probably in the settings within that video cards program
i just wondered if anybody could help. i have been searching for monitor drivers fro a dell trinitron D1526T-HS. i have just bought a second hand computer and monitor from seperate sources. my computer is a crix chip 333 cannot find any make on motherboard except P5Sd-AS rev1.0. have searched dell site and others with no luck. can anybody help.
Generally the Plug-n-Play Monitor Monitor driver supplied by Windows by default is just fine and most monitors do not require anything more. If you only have 16 Colors and a resolution of 640x480 then you may need to install teh Video Card drivers to get anything higher.
I currently lost the driver for a monitor, and now I can only get 16 bits of color, how can i get the driver back with at least 256 bits of color? It is a packard bell monitor
Its the video card rivers that you need . Look in device manager under video adapter for a red x or exclamation point. If so then you will need to reinstall its drivers.
Hey guys, in device manager i seen that i have the average plug and play display driver and i was wondering if there is need for me to download my monitor driver from acer ( Acer al1916W) and what does that driver actually do.? better res.?
I've installed Dell drivers for mine in the past but never really see any benefit to be honest. Whether on VGA or DVI.
I have a Compusa 17 inch Monitor, sku 189150
Does anybody know where I can get the drivers for this?
CompUSA does not really make monitors. It is probably some rebranded thing from a real monitor manufacturer. Look at the sticker on the back for some model or serial number that could hint the real company that made it.
Strictly speaking you don't need drivers for a monitor. Just choose any decent monitor from the list Windows gives you and force that. Then just try out the refresh rates and resolutions to see which ones actually work with your monitor.
Hello guys and gals
I recently bought a second monitor for a steal (19" LG). I have been studying up before I actually wanted to install it. Many places say that you need to install the monitor drivers and other places say you don't. So my questions is that have any of you had experience hooking up a second monitor, and if you in fact need drivers or not. When I purchased the monitor it came with no drivers.
it depends on the input sometimes too a (d-sub) or dvi monitor. (it will only be these two in this case as their wont be a HDMI cable for a 19" monitor)
I recommend you just plug it in, most of the time it will just work, seriously.
If it doesnt that's when you look for the drivers. How are you trying to plug it in, what input are you using? But before you do all this (just to make sure) update your display drivers and your graphics card software first because when you do this, it will eliminate the chances of having to do this later.
Im getting 4 monitors after I hook my pc up into SLI, 2 is fine for me atm. But monitors shouldnt be a problem.
I just made a clean install of Windows Vista and I was going through the process of installing drivers from diffrent CDs when I found a CD for my NEC monitor. I have a MultiSync EA231WMi monitor. I inserted the CD and found that there is a folder named Drivers and inside that folder there are 3 additional folders named according to the model number; E222W, EA221WMe, EA231WMi. The EA231WMi folder contains following files:
What am I supposed to do with these files?...
Do I really need these files? I mean, my monitor is working, so what is there to install?... what is there to "drive"?
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I recently switched my monitor driver to the Plug and Play driver, but have now switched it back to the optiquest v73 driver. The problem is that now it will NOT let me select as many colors or as many pixels as I had before. For example, the list only goes up to "High Color" when previously I had "True Color." Yet even when I select High Color and then reboot, I am still in 256 colors. Similar problem with resolution.
The driver I am using is called MONITR11.INF; it also tells me I am using an "Optiquest V73 on NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 440", which is true.
Aditionally, shutting down now causes Windows to close and the screen to turn black, but not the tower to turn off.
I believe I have done nothing with the video card or its drivers that could have caused this.
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Well found the first thing wrong with the CP Review; it doesn't support "Plugable's" USB device used for supporting three or more monitors. Checked on Plugable's website and downloaded the new drivers, albeit that was a no go. Left a message on there site will see what comes of it in a couple of days.
. . .boowho, now I am without three monitors. It makes me sad.
Edit: Plugable now has "Beta" drivers for their device. Thus far all is working just fine. It is good to see Win 8 working on three monitors.
Been trying to get an older system put together to learn LINUX and can't find Monitor/screen resolution drivers for Samsung's Samtron 77V s monitor. Samsung's site doesn't even acknowledge that they ever built it. I can plainly read the model number, serial number and the date of manufacture on the plate at the back and the admonition that Samsung will sue the bejesus out of any one who illegally modifies or otherwise alters, tries to alter or deface the equipment.
Any help out there? I'd like to get up to about 1040 by 768 on it. While it was attached to a PC in the office it ran at that resolution, or even tighter.
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hey ya'll.. i have a compaq monitor 171 fs i cant get the settings to work in the settings.. i need the driver for this monitor if any one knows where i can get on i would apr. it im running win 98
Found this one at drivers guide
I had a two monitor setup Samsung 2333SW(DVI) + Philips 19B(VGA) running without any problems. I have now replaced the old Phillips with a Samsung P2770H, connecting the P2770 to DVI and switching the 2333SW to VGA(Analogue).
Updated the drivers for both (rebooted) and when I look in Device Manager under Monitors it shows Samsung P2770 and Samsung 2333SW.
Problem is when I right click on the desktop and go to Screen Resolution it shows the two monitors as "Samsung Syncmaster" being the P2770 and "Phillips" being the S2333 and because the Phillips was a 4:3 monitor it only gives me crap resolutions for the 2333SW. (1280 and below)
My question is how do I remove the Phillips monitor from Windows 7 and have it pick up the Samsung 2333SW? I find it very odd seeign as Device manager shows the two samsung monitors and no Phillip monitor.
Much appreciate your help/advice.
System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Asus P7P55D-E Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3, Intel Core i5 650 3.2GHz, Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz, MSI Nvidia GeForce 9500 1GB, Monitors: Samsung P2770H & Samsung 2333SW
Adriaan, welcome to the forums.
I would start with setting Device Manager to show hidden and non-present devices,
Device Manager : Hidden Devices
Then once that is done open Device Manager and under Monitors, delete any that are grayed out as well as the mis-named one (if it shows as such). Then reboot and let Windows detect and install the driver for it. that should get them detected properly.
Hey Guys, I just bought a HP Pavillon desktop with a W1907 19 inch flat panel monitor. I've been using it for a couple of days and everytime that I turn it on a dialog box pops up stating that software has been detected. This software is the device drivers for the monitor, and it asks me if I would like to install them. But when I try to install them, an error message states simply that the installation failed due to an error. It doesn't even tell me what the error was! All it says is to go to the site of the company that made the monitor for support. So I go to the HP website, and try to download the driver from there. Lo and behold, it won't install AGAIN! It says it failed to install because an error occured. I cannot tell you how frustrated I am that this unit is ALREADY having problems, and that HP won't tell me what the error is! So can someone out there please help me?
Have you tried going to the Event Viewer and check to see if there was a log of this error created?
Right click on My Computer > Manage > Event Viewer.
I am running Vista Home Prem.I use an 8800 GTS EVGA.I have the latest drivers for my 8800. I run 2 Viewsonic monitors. One is a VG900b and is fine. I also run a VX2235 digital monitor. Both monitors are listed in device manager by model. I manually installed drivers directly off of the discs.I have also downloaded Viewsonic's monitor drivers. I can't get my 22" to go to it's native resolution of 1680x1050.I have had these installed for a long time and working fine. When I ran a hard disc error check that is listed under tools under properties of my computer it erased my 22" and it's capabilities to operate @ native resolution. Another difference is that before I manually installed the VX2235, it was listed as a 'non plug and play monitor' under device manager. I have never seen that before. Does anyone know how to fix this? I am this close to going out and buying a new XP Pro disc.
Why not just uninstall the monitor drivers you installed and reboot and use the Vista drivers?
Looking for drivers for L5009 Touchscreen monitor to work with a 64-bit Linux kernel. I'm going to try the EloTouch APR drivers, but was wondering if anyone had gotten one of these working with X-11.
cynjut Sorry, but I checked the product page for that monitor and HP does not supply and Linux drivers. My suggestion is that you check the community forum for the Linux distro that you are using, as they generally have lots of information on alternate drivers in their hardware sections. If you don't know the location of the community forum, then check this site, as they have links to the different distro websites: http://distrowatch.com/ Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution" -- to help others find the solution.========================================================================1 more replies
Hey, im a gamer and i must have my 120 hz on my crt but im bottle necked by this annoying 85 hz... I have a DELL M992 monitor and my drivers are outdated for 32bit and im on a 64bit windows 7, i read a guide where you can modify your .inf file so it reads it. The inf was 32 bit but i think im doing it wrong can anyone help me out... This is the link to my drivers (multiple files) Drivers and Downloads
Heres the .inf file:
;M992.INF 03/27/02 Ver. 1.0 PCC
;Copyright 1996-2002 Dell Computer Corporation
;This is a setupfile for M992
; Manufacturer sections
; Install Sections
AddReg=M992.AddReg, 1600, DPMS
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In my personal opinion, gamer to gamer.
Unless you ant to destroy 1 or more of three things, The os, video card or the monitor itself.
I wouldn't play with drivers. Leave it to the pros. You may be able to find a third party driver that would work though
Ever since I put on a new version of xp the display on the monitor flips when I scoll, as if with each scroll a new page appears. It is not a smooth steady scroll. I have been told that I need video drivers. My monitor is a 17in StarLogic. Is this true? If so where I can get them? franklingreen.
Hello and Welcome to TSF
Lets get some info first.
Please elaborate on "put on a new version of xp ",
What do you mean by this?
Having an issue with my monitor.
(i should not i have been using this monitor for a long time with this comp...i think it came unpluged and that caused the problem)
It is on all during start up but as soon as windows loads the monitor goes to stand by and i have a blank screen.
I tried to start it in safe mode(how do you do that anyways....i have to turn it off during start up for it to get the menu) and it works fine. this leads me to believe it is the video driver.
I read the trouble shooting on how to instale a new moniter driver but in safe mode there is no "drivers" tab.
Any help would be great.
i am having an issue with safe mode. it enter safe mode and some text scrolls.
more than a page of multi(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\driv ers\mup.sys
is the last line and it freezes there...not sure what that is all about but i can no longer enter safe mode.....
i'm really up a creek..plz help
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I have an AOC Spectrum 7Glr monitor and i have just installed SP2 and the resolution and colour are wrong and when i go to display properties ->settings -> advanced -> monitor -> there is no option to change or update the driver.
All the tutorials i have found on website say to update from there - how can i install drivers to make this work properly?
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I recently downloaded the latest drivers from ViewSonic's page and isntalled them, and upon rebooting I had weird resolutions listed. Missing are 1024x768, 1280x1024, and 1600x1200. Instead I have ones like 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x960, 1360x768, 1600x900, and 1600x1024. I Desperatly need my non-distorted resolutions back!! I have tried uninstalling the drivers and the device. I have also tried to just change to a Generic driver but the resolutions are the same. HELP!!!!
Monitor : ViewSonic A90f+ UltraBrite
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I just reinstalled XP on my computer, and I was previously using a Optiquest (Viewsonic) widescreen monitor. A used the included disc to reinstall the drivers after I reinstalled windows, and the software is unable to configure the drivers. The installer automatically opens a text file which tells me to open the hardware manager and open the "+" next to the Monitor. I don't seem to have a monitor on the list, and I'm not sure what to do. The correct screen size is not available from the display properties tab, presumably because I haven't configured it properly. Any ideas?
I just reinstalled XP on my computer, and I was previously using a Optiquest (Viewsonic) widescreen monitor. A used the included disc to reinstall the drivers after I reinstalled windows, and the software is unable to configure the drivers. The installer automatically opens a text file which tells me to open the hardware manager and open the "+" next to the Monitor. I don't seem to have a monitor on the list, and I'm not sure what to do. The correct screen size is not available from the display properties tab, presumably because I haven't configured it properly. Any ideas?
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Viewsonic is plug & play so once connected should self install and work.
Check it out here. Start / Control panel / Administrative tools / Computer management /Device Manager /Your Viewsonic should show up there.The disks that come with Viewsonic can be a little temperamental, Widows as all the viewsonic updates click onto windows updates use the custom setting and run,then in the left panel choose hardware updates.you will probably see the viewsonic latest update there and any more you may need for your PC.
My system is Win XP Home Edition SP3 and up to date. I have just bought and installed a new monitor an AOC 2436Pwa. I switched off my PC, plugged in the VGA cable at both ends and attached the power cable. Started PC and I have sound and vision, I inserted the Installation CD that came with the monitor and read through the various instructions. I went to install the driver on the disc and followed the instructions but when I am asked to choose the drive for the disc Windows tells me that there isn't anything there. Even when I browse to the disc drive I get the same result. Windows seems to be using the same plug and play driver as was used for my previous two monitors for this new one. Two questions, is it neccessary/better to install the drivers which came with the monitor instruction disc or and will it have any advantages or should I just leave it as it is?.
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I have a plug and play monitor, model number ADV-172 REV A. I was hoping if someone could help identify the make, so I could see if there were any drivers available for better performance etc. Any help would be appreciated as this has been niggling me for months.
Hello and welcome to Techspot.
Your monitor is an Advent ADV-172. It is a cheap plug and play monitor, and therefore wont have any drivers available.
Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
Hey ALL ! Hope every1 is well !?!? Got new MOBO+Processor last week. Now i`m rebuilding drivers. Ckekd monitor driver+ seems I have two drivers working under DEVICE MANAGER. Default Monitor + the one thats only supposed to be there- Samsung Samtron 75E(M) (PLUS)/75V . Which of these are operating my monitor? And i tried remove the DEFAULT MONITOR to only have it reinstall on reboot. How can be sure my SAMSUNG is PRIMARY driver? Plz HELP ? Thanks in advance folks! Later Dean
Well, if you only use one monitor and it is working then there is no problem, the Samsung monitor is the primary and it seems the only one running. Your video card likely supports dual monitors or TV out and that's why there ae two entries. Monitor drivers are also generally not that important, most people run with the default driver, it is the video card driver that is important - it is what sends the picture to the screen.
I've been doing OK with the driver issues in Vista x64 but have run into a road block with the monitor drivers.
It's a Viewsonic Graphic Series G220F and I have the Vista x64 driver from View sonic but it doesn't install.
They even know it won't install because at the end of installation there is a pop up telling you how to manually install the driver-which doesn't work either.
Everything installs to C:\Viewsonic. About 50 to 75 .icm files including G220F.icm. obviously the one I need. There are also 11 .inf files, 3 of which contain install info for this monitor. But no mater which .inf I use to install- it can't find another file, G220F.icm I assume, and aborts the install. I can manually point windows to the .inf file but there is no way to point the .inf file to the .icm file.
Can someone tell me how to solve this or is there a universal Vista64 display driver other than the ones with it? 1024x768 is as good as it gets.
the drivers for the monitor are usually part of windows and don't need installing
you set the resolution from nview which is part of your nvidia drivers installation
you can access it from the control panel
i upgraded from windows 98SE to windows 2000 pro....i now cannot see all of my screen....i have an HP D5259a Pavilion M70 monitor...even doing a google search, i am unable to find a driver for this.....i didn't find one on drivers.com.....does anyone have any clues about where to go to find a driver?
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I've no idea what's going on here, but NONE of my drivers are updating and anything new I plug into a USB port, windows 7 won't have anything to do it.
I'm certain something is missing. I don't know if it's a virus or some kind, but I can tell you now that my install shield (64 bit) is missing.
What on earth is going on? It won't even recognise a new mouse or keyboard!
There really HAS to be a way of fixing it. I posted a few pictures about it but it seems strange that it won't even install a monitor properly???? The monitor I'm using now is still usable, but it doesn't have it's own driver and as a result some software won't work on it as it acts as a secondary monitor (although it works fine and is actually pretty darn good).
Is there a way around this? I've tried an update and windows still won't detect it!
Please help, reinstalling windows is a real pain as I have a custom made PC that my friend built (who has now moved away really far) so I have no idea how to reinstall the graphics card, do a proper partition, etc. And I know NOTHING about this. If I did it I may screw things up and lose all the saved stuff on my partition.
If someone could help out that would be much appreciated.
Seems like corrupted windows.Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker test.
If it doesn't solve your problem you can try repair install Repair Install
It would be easier to explain what actually works on my system but here it goes.
When having high speed internet installed on my system the tech decided that my computer would be the one that he destroyed that day. He thought it would be nice to erase several programs in windows 98 se and didn't bother to let little old me know what he did or how to rectify the situation. after the attempted installation upon start up I received more error messages than than SPAM in my e-mail. The system informed me that several windows files were corrupt and I could not even use my office 2000 programs??? Well I was a little miffed but trekked on and tried to reinstall my windows however, he erased my driver for the a: drive and I had no way of reinstalling. Now I'm not real smart but I knew I was in trouble when I YES I, erased windows from the C:drive. I knew that I, as well as, my computer needed some professional help. A friend of mine finally managed to get windows installed and I know you'll be as delighted as I was to find out that I could use my office products once again.
Now it seems that my drivers for my monitor are gone, the computer won't recognize my 10/100 eithernet card and my voodoo 2 3D driver is gone as well as my sound card driver.
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I guess you're not having the best of luck, huh?
How (if I may ask) do you acquire this system? I'm assuming that it came fully loaded, and that your sound, video, and ethernet card came loaded with the system. If this is the case, then I'll also assume that you were not given the software CD's or floppies that contain the drivers for your hardware.
You'll probably have to go to the websites of the manufacturer's of your equipment, and enter your hardware model numbers into a driver search. If you can tell us the exact models of your cards, then we can probably point you in the right direction.
As for the Win98 CD, try asking around if anybody has a copy that you could borrow. Failing that, you could start kissing the butts of your IT guys at work. They might take pity on you and let you "borrow" a copy.
I have a compaq running windows xp with service pack 3. The video card in question is an Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 440. I have not had very much fun with this card, but have usually been able to make it do what I want.
It now only displays 4 bit colours at 800x600 resolution. Usually restarting the computer or reinstalling the drivers fixes this. Now nothing will fix it. I have let windows pick the drivers, and gone to Nvidia and used their drivers. Both worked fine before. Now I don't have the desktop tray thing that lets me modify resolution and colour anymore, and I don't have ane other options to display other resolutions or colours in the windows display settings either.
If I remove the drivers or start my computer in safe mode, the colours look beautiful and I regain the ability to change the colours. As soon as I install the drivers again, the colours don't work anymore.
What I was doing before this problem occurred, was trying to get the s-video port on the back to display in colour on an older TV with an s-video to RCA (Component?). The cable worked fine on other TVs with this computer, and fine on other computers with the TV in question. Just not from my MX 440 to the TV in question. I had found some solutions to this problem which involved switching the outpute type from s-video to composite. I then installed and reinstalled the driver many many many times (and installed the one windows picked) and managed to change that setting. It didn't work.... Read more
It sounds as if reinstalling the driver many times may have caused registry problems, and/or the driver you
last installed is incompatible or has issues with your configuration. It's definitely a driver problem though.
Did you install the driver below?
Go into device manager and see if there are any yellow exclamation marks next to the hardware.
(worse case scenario; if you have an XP installation disk, you can perform a Windows "repair install.")
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My 970 is out for RMA, and so now I am using my A10-7850k until then. I enabled onboard graphics in my UEFI, even restored everything to default. I went to install the latest Crimson drivers (16.3.2), and when I reboot I see the Windows boot logo, but then the screen goes black with "No signal" afterwards. Windows boots in as I can hear the sound.
I have used DDU to uninstall all drivers, and I have tried reinstalling drivers multiple times. I have even tried the 15.11 and 15.3 Catalyst drivers as well. The computer is able to display just fine WITHOUT drivers installed, but as soon as I install them and reboot, nothing. It works fine in Safe Mode as well. I reinstalled Windows, and still no luck.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
It would help if you post the make and model of your GPU.0 more replies
I have a basic PC with no graphics card and the monitor was working fine until i upgraded what was Windows XP PRO SP1 to SP2, when i booted up the resolution and colour wernt right so i went into the dekstop properties and tried to mess with it but i couldnt get anything to work.
During this process it looks like i have disabled the monitor drivers so now when i startup the Bios shows and the Windows startup screen but then the screen goes blank...and nothing!
Dont worry, im not writing this blind im on another computer!
Does anyone know how to sort this out??
Many Thanks in advance
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Hello, It would be outstanding if one of you intelligent gentlemen or ladies could help me with this issue.
I have a chaintech 7NIL motherboard and a chaintech FX5600 video card set to a digital Viewsonic VG171b which I have had for a few years.
The problem is that the monitor will flicker periodically. It is not flickering constantly, as per a refresh rate issue, but rather at random times. Sometimes the right side of the screen will flash a quick line, sometimes the whole picture just adjusts/flickers.
It is not a big issue that prevents normal use of the computer, but it is quite annoying!
I have the latest nVidia drivers. I have the refresh rate and resolution set ot the native for the LCD, and I have tried chanign the quality settings within the computer, but it hasn't worked.
Plug out the monitor from the graphics card and check for dirt. Assuming there is none then try it on someone elses to see if the same thing happens. Double check the refresh rate on your and your friends computer. If it happens on there computer then there could be something wrong with the monitor. If it behaves normally then im stumped. Could be something with the graphics card. Try another monitor with it to see if the same flickering accours. It happens sometimes on my laptop but only when the bulb is warming up. OH The Bulb? that could be causing it. Dont know how to check though.
I am current using a Nvidia 9800 GTX/GTX+ with driver version 22.214.171.12424. It works fine at this setting. Yet whenever I try to update the driver, whether its to a more recent version or a slightly older one, my monitor will go blank after the windows splash screen. I recently had some other issues with my PC, but those were related to RAM and at this point I have updated the RAM and the blue screens from that have gone away. I was hoping that doing that would fix this issue, but obviously it has not. What might be causing this problem and how do I go about fixing it?
I suppose I should also mention that this is only when booting windows normally, I can still access safe mode perfectly fine.
Drivers make so little difference, that I would first see how it runs with the driver that works. You probably do not need to make a change. You simply will not see a reason to change unless you are changing a specific component.
I have a ATI Radeon 7500 and i can't let windows 7 Build 7600 find it. It says under display monitor its a Standard VGA graphics adapter. I'm getting really annoyed because i can't play counter-strike...and i installed many different drivers for it but it just doesn't work. and i also wanted the Control Center but idk how as well. I upgraded today to windows 7 from XP...and dumb me didnt backup ANYTHING after a full clean wipe. So im getting really agitated and not patient about it. please help!!
and as well with my monitor display says Generic pnp Monitor and i can't find the drivers for my monitor anywhere! even on the gateway site. I have a 19" Gateway LE HD widescreen. please help me!
I'm assuming that's an AGP card? I'll set you up with how to install the latest 9.10 beta. I'm almost sure I can get your card to work with this under 7. All you need to do is go to device manager, right click card and choose properties, go to details tab, change the property drop down to say hardware ids. There should be shown a few lines.
What is the exact 4 digit number next to dev_ in any of them? I'll make you an .inf. In the meantime, download this driver and run it to extract to c:\ati. When the installer is done extracting, then close it...which is before it start actually installing. Then I'll have further instructions later.
ATI Catalyst 9.10 Beta Windows 7 | Vista (32|64) download from Guru3D.com
I tried for 10 hours to get SP2 to download and was failed twice. Finally got it and at the very end was rewarded with their changing the device manager type and driver for my Nec Multisync A700+. WOW is this big text can hardly read what I'm writing. Watching the install they at first made backups of all devices. Why would they go and change them at the end to one that doesn't fit? My problem is that this monitor came from my daughter and is umpteen years old and I don't have any info or drivers. How does one go about getting the info off the net and inserting it into device manager? Never done this before but I know it happens often. Advice Please? Thanks BIG , Paul
You rwont need drivers for the monitor, you need them for the graphics adapter.
And even then you may not need them. Try going to the desktop properties and setting the resolution from there. Right click the desktop and select personalize. From there go to the settings tab and you should see a slider for resolution.
I just completed the build of a new system and have the Windows 7 RTM software loaded on the system. Since the system is new I just have it connected to an old tube monitor which isn't so great. I was looking at getting a new 23 inch LCD that can do 1920 x 1080 but I'm wondering if I'm going to need a specific driver for the monitor or whether Windows 7 will see it automatically as plug and play? So far one monitor I'm looking at only has a driver for 32-bit Vista and my machine is 64 bit. The other monitors didn't have any drivers so I'm worried about buying something now. Should I be concerned?
The majority of the time, Windows or Windows Update will find a monitor driver for you. If it doesn't, or one does not exist, it will simply use the generic Plug and Play driver.
Either way, a new monitor will still work fine. The only difference is you may have to manually change the resolution.
Which monitor were you looking at?
i have a compaq with windows vista home basic 32bit an i have tried every suggestion possible to install the drivers but keep getting access denied.
uninstal re-install does not work. run as admin does not work.
any other suggestions on this would be great.
also directx wont install updates something about crypogram certificates
or something to that effect.
and 1 more prob lol. ive got some games that i paid for (download)
an when i try to run them i get an error that says hardware failed to switch
to specified mode.
any an all help would be great.
I'll be getting this monitor soon and want to make sure it is functioning properly with my Win7.
I have the retail version of Ultimate x64 just want to know if I can get any sort of drivers that will work?
Yes, there are drivers for your monitor.
Support for T260HD SAMSUNG
For future reference, I got there by going to the manufacturer's website, and searching for the model number.
Recently I took my old Satellite 210CS out of the dust :-) and have re-installed windows 95 on it. However I cannot find the monitor drivers. Does anyone know where I can download them?
Already many thanks.
normally you don't need any monitor drivers. Do you have any specific problem with the screen?
My laptop is a clean install of windows 10. I have two monitors showing up in the drivers and and display settings. It wouldnt be so bad it it would allow the laptop screen to be monitor 1 but it defaults to monitor 2 and I have to set it up as show 2nd screen only to be able to see my screen. how can I remove the "ghost" monitor. I have tried disabling the driver and deleting it neither one worked. please help soon
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Have a new Vista Premium system. It's an HP Pavilion a6250z. My monitor is an HP w2007. Display Adapter is NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT with 512MB. 3GB RAM. Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600+ 2.4 GHz.
Everything seems to be running great except that I cannot get the drivers for the monitor to install. No matter what I try, I get either an error has occured or Access Denied when I attempt to run the installation program.
When I look at my display properties it shows the correct monitor, however it shows there being no driver. In Device Manager the Monitor shows under Other Devices. My monitor seems to work ok...but there is a hugely noticiable quality difference between the display when connected to the new Vista machine and the older XP machine.
I've been through forums all over the net and tried everything I've found.
- Right-Click Run as Admin
- Creating/Using the Super Administrator Account
- Uninstalling Monitor and Detecting Hardware Changes
- Updating Driver from Display Properties
- Updating Driver from Device Manager
- Uninstalling Monitor, Rebooting in Safe-Mode, Logging in as Super Admin
- I've installed directly from CD
- Copied files to desktop and ran
- Downloaded new drivers directly from HP and ran from desktop
- I've even tried running the driver install in XP SP2 compat mode...just to be sure
I've done everything I can think of. Anyone have any suggestions? I really hate to have to uninstall everything and load an old copy of XP instead.
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I presume that you've got the 32 bit version of Vista and not the 64 bit version? If so....Have you downloaded the drivers from this link? http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...289&lang=enHave you updated your nVidia display drivers also? Here's a link to them: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_163.75.htmlIf you have the 64 bit version, then it appears that HP doesn't have a 64 bit driver for your monitor (here's the 64 bit nVidia drivers: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_163.75.html ) - so you won't be able to install it that way. Maybe you can find out who actually built the monitor for HP to see if there are 64 bit drivers at their website.The following link is the last page of a 32 page topic about your monitor - it seems to indicate that there are some issues with the monitor depending upon which LCD screen you've got: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=...531&page=325 more replies
Product series: PX-769N
Don't know if this will help you or not but . . .
I found an old (2006) thread where someone was asking for a schematic diagram for his PX-769N. He says it was made by a company called Proview and it was manufactured in May 2001.
03-09-2006 Re: Proview 769N Schematic Diagram[quote:4df663c29f="mazher83"]Hii all, just joined the group... please can anyone help me out with a schematic (circuit) diagram for my Proview monitor, the following are the details: Product #: PX-769N Manufacture Date: May 2001 Model: 769N 100-240V
I located a website for Proview here but the site was very slow to load and there seemed to be errors on the page. If you can open the website you might be able to use their "Support" or "Contact Us" links for driver info.
I recently updated my drivers for my nvidia graphics card. After rebboting the machine i found that i could no longer see a display on my monitor.
Is there any way in which i could revert back to the old drivers without being able to see anything on the screen?
any information would be apreciated
You should be able to boot and POST atleast, is this the case? If this is the case, go into safe mode and go to device manager using the below method - once here, search for the drivers for your card and right click, properties, uninstall (or rollback, which will change them to your last most recent drivers for your card).
Start > Run > devmgmt.msc
Anyone come across this? I have a brand new pc, its nice and fast, installed Win7 a month ago and the ATI drivers that were available then.
Now with the lastest update for ATI, my monitor loses signal midway through the install of the new pack and I have to restart my pc to do anything.
I have tried different versions of the drivers, uninstalled my previous drivers and tried to install fresh but no dice.
Are you 100% sure that your card is Windows 7 compatible? Make certain that you are using exactly the right drivers. You might consider posting more details on your system this would help others to help you, Windows 7 Pro as a system spec is rather vague to say the least!9 more replies
my monitor goes into standby as soon as windows installs the drivers, and it doesn't come back, I've reinstalled windows as I thought it might be my old nvidia drivers causing the problem - same problem.
I tried the drivers that come with windows, the newest ati drivers and the ones that came with the card - same problem all round.
windows XP sp2
athlon xp 1900+
Your motherboard only supports up to 4x AGP cards and you are trying to pop in an 8x AGP card, but the card should be backwards compatible so I doubt that is your problem.
Just to make sure we understand. You can actually boot up your computer, and the video card is sending a signal to your monitor before you install the drivers?
Setting up my new Notebook with Vista Home Premium. Epson C60 printer as per Epson instructions for Vista, it says hook up to notebook and automatically download drivers. Did that and it worked and I was printing. And wireless, programs etc. all ok.
But now printer questions and Problem:
1)Can't find Ink Monitor or Print tests or nozzle cleaning or cartridge changing or anything like that on the system and also Epson it is not listed anywhere in the program menu. Are just the basic drivers downloaded?
2) Once I started using my wireless network moving files between my old notebook and my wife's pc and my new notebook, I lost my printing ability. I kept getting a "select a printer" window come up and then when I selected the epson, it would say it was not available on the network. It seemed to want to use a printer on the network. But the Epson is wired in to my laptop by usb cord and was on and connected. In control panel it showed the it as ready and as the default.....but it seemed to want to connect by the Network. How to sort out that confusion?
So, I uninstalled it for now and am wondering whether to install it again as I did before or maybe get a new printer......
Any thoughts? Things have been going so well with the transition, just this and a few small things to sort really....Thanks.
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Ok, first off, I'm new here so hi everyone. Seems like a great forum for technical help and discussion, and looks pretty
I've googled, and searched this forum for a fix to my problem but haven't found one so far, so hopfully you guys can help.
A few months ago I got a second hand monitor from a friend, to replace my CRT because I was getting headaches when working. It was cheap (?10) because it's fairly outdated and had a dead pixel, but it was worth it to get rid of the headaches. At the time I was running Vista x86 and I plugged the monitor in and its maximum selectable resolution was only 1024x768, rather than the 1280x1024 that it was meant to be. I couldn't find a fix for this, but managed to work around this by updating the drivers and selecting the "Generic 1280x1024 Flat Screen" in the list of drivers in Vista. This brought the correct resolutions to the list and the issue was solved.
I then had the same issue in Windows XP (x86) and used the same work around, which again fixed the issues. However last week I done an upgrade and purchased Vista x64 and am having the same issue once again. But this time, selecting the drivers in the list does not update the resolutions I can select and I am stuck with 1024x768, which isn't a good enough resolution for the 3D Modeling and Texture working I am trying to do. Deselecting the tick box "Hide modes this monitor cannot display" simply updates the refresh rate box, but not the resolution box oddl... Read more
There should be a "Digital Flat Pannel (1280x1024)" driver available. If not... I dunno.10 more replies
Hey, tearing my hair out here, and I was hoping you guys could help - I'd really appreciate it!
I was playing WoW and my game started to freeze constantly; so I decided to uninstall and reinstall my drivers.
So I uninstalled my old driver from the Device Manager and tried re-installing via the Catalyst installer, but it gave me an error. I restarted my PC and now my monitor won't power on, it is receiving no power at all. I tried connecting my PC to a separate monitor and I had the same problem, they just seem to go into Power-saving mode, or standby as soon as the PC is connected. I took somebodies suggestion to remove my GPU, I opened up my PC and I can for the life of me not find it, so I assume I'm integrated graphics, every post ive seen has suggested going into the BIOS, but I can't even get to the BIOS.. Any suggestions on how to fix? I would seriously appreciate any help I can get!
I am a computer newbie, but willing to try any method suggested.
I'm running Windows 8 64 bit, and my motherboard is a MSI A55M-P33
Thank you very much for reading!
so you are sure the computer is running and have confirmed it is not the monitor, next step would be to see if the onboard video has crapped out. You will need to install a "borrowed (or buy a cheap card for testing) video card to see if the produces a display1 more replies
I am completely stumped with this one and have tried just about everything.
First of all, I'm running windows 7
My rig is using a Geforce GTX 570, which I run dual monitors out of.
My main monitor is an Acer AL2616W, and my secondary is a Westinghouse L2210NW. Both monitors are DVI. I've had this set up for 2 years with no issues.
Two nights ago I shut my computer off as normal, turn it on the next day and the Acer is not detected and has no signal. There were no updates or changes to the computer. It just, apparently, stopped working.
Neither the nvidia control panel or the windows display control panel could detect my main monitor. The monitor also disappeared from the device manager.
I tried unplugging the monitor, flipping it off and on, switching the ports, switching the cables - nothing changes the situation. So you would think it would be the monitor, however, the main monitor still works when going through the boot screens with first powering on my computer. It isn't until the windows welcome screen that it shuts off and starts working exclusively on my Westinghouse.
I think it could be a driver issue, but I'm stumped. If I disable the nvidia driver so the display works through the basic motherboard display, the Acer starts to work. Of course since it's not using the GPU drivers, the resolution is super low, and no duel monitors. But the point is, the Acer works when the nvidia drivers are disabled. I have tried updating the drivers, r... Read more
Since installing Vista 64-bit I'm having trouble with nvidia drivers for it. I have a Geforce 8800GTS 512mb PCI-E graphics card which I have used fine for the last few months.
I was using Vista 32-bit those last few months, but now I've made the switch to Vista 64-bit for the reasons that I get it free through my university and also to see if there is a performance boost.
Since using Vista 64-bit and installing the latest and older Nvidia drivers, when on my monitor's native resolution 1920x1080, it doesnt fill the whole screen, there is about an inch on everyside where the screen is just black, with the desktop sitting inside this, obviously I cannot use my monitor like this as 1920x1080 is small enough as it is, without it being reduced to a size of about a 19" screen.
I then switched to Omega drivers to see if this would fix it and it does, I could run 1920x1080 on the monitor perfectly. But when playing some games, colours would be different and anti-aliasing would be working etc. In the case of GTAIV, there weren't actually any textures at all.
Therefore I would like to use the Nvidia drivers but I can't run the resolution 1920x1080 because of my problem, and I really hate using 1680x1050 because all text is a bit blurry.
I have tried using the Nvidia Control Panel to adjust the scaling, if I apply any of the 4 scaling options, none of them make any different whatsoever, there is still an inch of nothing around the disp... Read more
From Page2 here: http://support.asus.com/faq/faq.aspx?model=STRIKER II EXTREME&SLanguage=en-us
The VGA part of EPU-4/6 Engine is realized through the use of SmartDoctor utility. If your card is not supported by the SmartDoctor utility, you would see this error message. Please workaround this error message by removing the SmartDoctor utility. Please note that by removing the SmartDoctor utility, the VGA part of EPU-4/6 Engine will be disabled. But you can still enjoy the rest of EPU-4/6 Engine for saving energy. For a list of VGA cards for EPU-4/6 engine, please refer to the VGA QVL list at this link: http://event.asus.com/mb/six_engine/.Click to expand...
Not sure if that helps or not
Here's all your drivers: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=Striker II Extreme&SLanguage=en-us
Ok, so I updated my Intel GMA 965 Chipset driver,
and there is a weird problem
The colors on the monitor of the LAPTOP ( I have an Inspiron 1525 ) seem to be completely messed up, but when I connect a second monitor to the laptop, the problems are NOT on that monitor. On The connected monitor everything seems to work completely fine.
I have windows vista 32 bit, if it matters.
*EDIT* it displays both monitors as "1" When I click " identify Monitor "
Please tell us more about the monitors you are testing with.
Are you referring to two external monitors, and one of those external monitors isn't working as it should?
Or, are you talking about the laptop's own display that is corrupt, but is fine on an external monitor?
If you're like me, you're probably using a small USB extension monitor that uses DisplayLink drivers. As of now, there are no completely bug-free DisplayLink drivers for Windows 8.
However, there is a preview driver that seems to be working just fine.
Download the second preview driver HERE.
Watch the DisplayLink forum for updated drivers HERE.
Brand new custom build, just did fresh install of winxppro SP1. Every time the computer boots up the monitor driver reinstalls I do nothing. It detects new monitor drivers and installs them automatically. Not really a problem other than the annoyance.
I had some other drivers that did the same thing, to fix them I uninstalled them, then booted to safe-mode then detected hardware and installed the drivers off the CD.
What I have tried:
Uninstalling, boot to safe-mode, re-installing the driver from the CD. Did have it set to plug and play until I got windows update drivers.
Closed, Solved here:
Hello, I'm new to these forums, but I hope that you can help me with my issue.
I recently got a second monitor and have been trying to get the two monitors to work in "extend" mode, where you drag the mouse off of one side to get to the other monitor.
The two monitors are a Viewsonic VA2037a-LED, and an AOC e2051Sn.
My graphics card is an AMD Radeon R7 200 series.
My current setup is as follows: I have a VGA Y-splitter connected to the Graphics card VGA port. Attached on the Y-end of the Y-splitter are the two monitors. It looks like this:
Here is my issue, and it's a bit complicated. Basically, Windows only recognizes this as *one* monitor. Both monitors work fine -- they act like they're mirrored right now. But that's because Windows only recognizes this as *one* monitor, rather than *two*. Hitting Detect does nothing, and hitting Identify shows the big "1" on both monitors.
It gets more interesting though. In the device manager, I can only find ONE monitor "installed", a "Generic Non-PnP Monitor". Looking at the driver location (C:/Windows/System32/monitor.sys), it's likely that Windows is just throwing the default monitor driver it has at anything that comes through the VGA port.
In trying to fix the problem, I came to, of course, reinstalling drivers. First, I reinstalled my GPU driver. Next, I began to try to install the ViewSonic driver from the CD it came with (the Viewsonic is the new dri... Read more
This is normal. Just connecting a y-splitter cable to a single port isn't going to be enough. Each monitor needs a dedicated output port to have an independent display. In some cases a video card will have a specialized single port that can drive two independent displays with a specialized cable, but it doesn't sound like yours is one of those.
Also, there are no drivers for monitors, and what most people think of as drivers are just color profiles. So you're wasting your time on that one. PC to monitor communication is one-way, meaning there's no need for a driver. The only real exceptions might be if a monitor has a built-in webcam or some such.
What you need to do is dump the y-splitter and connect each monitor via its own port on the video card. With LCD monitors, DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort is by far preferable to VGA. The only way a y-splitter would work is if you're using the one provided along with the video card designed specifically for that kind of function. Just attaching a y-splitter on a normal VGA port will get you exactly what you describe. I will also save you some time, trouble and probably expense by telling you that you shouldn't bother trying any DVI to VGA adapters or something similar. You can't convert a digital signal to analog just by rerouting some pins in an adapter.
I just powered this new monitor out of the box. All is working fine, but I want to load the latest driver software into my Mac to get all the flexibiliity available. The HP support website did not have a listing for these drivers and suggested I try the forum for where to find them, assuming they are available. So here I am. Thanks in advance for your help.Dan_the_Man_67More replies
I installed windows 7 x86 on a older Toshiba satellite 1905-s301 laptop. It runs fine and it told me I could install the driver for xp in compatibility mode but im not sure how to do this. Also the laptops video card doesnt support directx 9.0 so i cant run aero is there any way around this?? Im not even sure if I want to turn it on because the laptop would crawl but I would like to get the message out of the message log down on the windows bar.
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Hi This is my first time posting, and I have a lot of things causing problems with my computer, but to start off, here are my specs.
Windows 10 Pro
Intel Core i7-4770s CPU @ 3.10GHz
8 Gb Ram Corsaire Vengence 4x2
AMD Radeon HD 7700 GDDR5 1Gb (two of them w/ crossfire)
2 Tb 7200 Rpm Seagate HDD
z87-g45 Gaming Motherboard
Case: r5 Gaming Full size case
Power Supply: Corsair AX860
Fans: Rosewill Hyper Silence CPU fan, 2 stock front fans, 1 stock in back
So, to start off, I built this computer myself 2 years ago, and it has been running steadily without too many problems along the way, but earlier last year it began to have some much bigger problems.
Issue 1. Monitor Issues
I say this is a monitor issue, but i really doubt it has anything to do with the monitors them selves. What is happening every once in a while (about 3 times a week) the screens of my monitors will cut to black (it doesn't matter what I'm doing) and stay black for a few seconds before revealing the task bar at the bottom of the screen, and then the rest of my desktop slowly reveals itself. I've tried updating my video card drivers, but that hasn't helped.
Issue 2. Keyboard and Mouse Become unresponsive (System isn't frozen however)
Sometimes if I leave my pc idling in the lock screen, the keyboard will stop working, and when I come back, I can't log in. I can tell my computer is not frozen because the slideshow in the lock screen keeps moving and I can move my mouse (bu... Read more
Every time i install the GPU drivers for my Zotac GTX 780, the computer starts crashing a minute or two after the boot. I can access the desktop for a short period of time before the monitor goes black and/or loses signal. Sometimes I can't access it at all.
There are no problems when not having any GPU drivers installed.
I have tried the following;
* Installing older GPU drivers (several old versions, wiped all old files both manually and by using software)
* Reinstalling the OS (changing from win8.1 to win7)
* Turned off automatic Windows Update so that they don't interfere with NVIDIA's (GPU drivers)
* Changing the cable and monitor
Feels like I've tried everything and nothing works!
Its possible something has happened to your card hardware wise but probably not likely. It was working fine before and you updated then started having these issues, or it's a new card and you are having the issues from the get go? the drivers you tried were these correct? NVIDIA DRIVERS GeForce Game Ready Driver WHQL
EDIT: Also for the future there is a GPU category. http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/
So, I got a new video card at work to install and nothing will show up when I plug it in. I can go through the computers VGA and it works fine, but when I go to the video card only a black screen. Any help? Can't download drivers either, only black screen upon boot.
Have you tried removing the graphics card and using the on board VGA to boot into windows, you could then install the required drivers.
Then shutdown the PC >> Insert new graphics card and see how that goes??
I am not sure if anyone has ever experienced this phenomenon, but after I install the Nvidia Geforce video drivers for my Windows Vista x64 system, my monitor will not go into sleep mode after a proper Windows shutdown. I know this happens for sure due to the video drivers because when I use the default/standard VGA drivers provided by Vista, the monitor works as usual. I am running a tri-sli setup consisting of three 9800 gtx's and my monitor is a 28" Hanns-g HG281D. I've contacted Hanns-g/Hannspree for an answer but they could only tell me to switch my monitor's input settings to "pc." However, this particular model does not include any such setting and they finally agreed to that after I insisisted forever. Any ideas? Thanks for your input.
What driver version are you using.2 more replies
I'm running 2 9800 gt's in Sli, and am using the out of the box 181.2 drivers. Everytime I try to update the drivers, when my computer reboots my monitor goes dark after the microsoft loading screen. I can hear the Vista start up theme, but my monitor is in standby.
I've tried using older beta drivers, and the same result. I don't have any problem running with the 181.2 drivers, but I'd like to update them for better gaming performance
specs: Vista Home Basic 32 bit, Intel Core2 Duo e8400 3.0 ghz, ASUS PN5-D motherboard, 4 gb ddr2 RAM, 2 EVGA 9800 GT's in SLI configuration.
I'd appreciate any help anyone could provide
Try the latest drivers 195.00 .. and you're running Windows Vista 32BIT that is part of the problem.. Doesn't have enough address space to utilize the resources.
Vista Basic is NOT made for gaming. I'd recommend getting a 64-bit OS.
32BIT at MAX will only address 3.3GB of Memory.
This all started like last week i plugged my iphone in and then suddenly my keyboard was not working i tryed to unplug and replug it in but nothing so i decided to reset. after trying to turn it back on my monitor and keyboard were not starting ( i didnt hear the beep sound from my motherboard either) it takes like 2-3 times of turning my computer off and on to get it to finaly work. So everytime i turn it off theres a chance then either my monitor,mouse,keyboard, or usb slots arent working.
i have windows xp sp3
AMD phenom II X3 710 processor
SAPPHIRE 100266HDMI Radeon HD 4830 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2K2/4G
GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
PS: i built this computer myself(my brother pretty much put it together) back in like may and this problem just started.
also something i noticed is that when i open my disc drive i sometimes lose my wireless connection
EDIT: now my computer will not turn on at all, the light blinks and all the fans run for about 2 seconds and thats it.....
Update: i tryed to go thro and unplug things to see what the problem is and it seems like when i take out the processor the computer actually runs.. but if i keep it in and unplug something like the video card it doesnt work..soo would this be a processor problem or a po... Read more
Yesterday I bought a new monitor (Packard Bell viseo 190W), I've plugged it to my computer, but something is not working: while windows (I've XP pro) is loading the logo appears and everything seems to be ok, but just before the "user-interface" loads, the monitor goes black showing a "NO SIGNAL" message. I tried to uninstall ati-drivers (my graphic card is ati radeon 9250, 256MB ram), it works but obviously is in low mode graphic. If i try to reinstall catalyst + drivers the problem comes back. I tried Omega drivers too, same problem :\
What should I do? Any suggestions?
Thanks for help
@moderator can u change "video board" with "graphic card" in the thread title? thanks
First off, I have done some research and found other similar posts around, but none of the solutions have helped me, and they don't directly line up with my problems.
I currently have Windows 7 installed, I am dual booting Windows 8 on a partition on my SSD because I am skeptical (though optimistic), and want to give it a go first. So I install Windows 8 professional 8.1 (It's from Microsoft's dreamspark program, if it makes a difference), and that works fine, then I install all the drivers.
I have 3 screens, on a fresh install, the two plugged into my card's mini displayport ports work as duplicate screens, and work fine. After a few minutes, Windows seems to find a version of the AMD drivers with Catalyst Control Center, which it installs, at which point I can use all 3 screens in a proper extended desktop. The problems arise when I try to install the latest AMD drivers myself. I am using the correct version, 64-bit for Windows 8.1. I have tried the latest stable release, 13.12, and beta release, 14.3.
In both cases, I begin installing the drivers, just as I would in Windows 7, about 2 thirds of the way through the installation one of the screens becomes inactive and the remaining two go black, not off, just black. I wait, nothing happens, the only thing to do is turn off the computer manually with the power button. When I turn it back on, the windows logo loads, but before the lock screen I get another black screen, this time with a cursor and the spinning loading lo... Read more
I need the drivers for a Dell monitor P1130. The OS is Win2K
Try this one:
Also, on the download page, click the + button beside 'Additional Information' for info that refers to Windows 2k.
And the + sign beside 'Installation Instructions'.
So I purchased this monitor at Staples last weekend. I installed it, and also the HP Support Assistant. When finished, I then found I was still operating under the Windows "generic pnp monitor" driver.HP Support Assistant was no help at all - it could not recognize that I am using a HP monitor. So I called HP Tech support today - as it turned out, this is off-shore support. After finally convincing them that I indeed had an HP device that was under warranty, I was connected with another off-shore technician, who proceeded to "instruct me" that there are NO HP DRIVERS - everything uses generic drivers. At this point, I realized that I was being fed a lot of bovine manure. When I asked why HP Support Assistant did not see the monitor on my system, he said it was not supposed to see the monitor, only the mainframe pc. I told him that he was not very helpful, and ended the call. So I dug some more, and sure enough, I found HP27vc LCD Monitor driver, sp73128.exe. I installed this, and now my Monitor is running with the HP driver, and not the generic one. I checked HP Support Assistant once more, wondering that if the correct driver was now installed, it might now see the monitor, but alas, it still does not see it. Is it worthwhile to keep this HP Support Assistant installed ? I mean, since it does not see the monitor, how can it be of any use to me ? Any comments or thoughts appreciated ceetiger
Hi: I would imagine that you may get all kinds of varying opinions regarding the usefulness of the HP Support Assistant (HPSA) software. That is one of the first programs I uninstall when I get a HP PC. As you found out, you can check your HP product's support page for new drivers (or drivers in general). One of the things that scares me is that some folks have the HPSA software running automatically, and it will download and install software updates without the user knowing it. This can be particularly dangerous if it downloads and installs a BIOS update to the PC, and you are working on the PC during this process. You may not even know it is running, or casually dismiss any notifications as you are busy (I do that now and then), and if you were to shut down your PC during a BIOS update, you end up with a dead PC. I have read a few forum posts where this has indeed happened to a few unfortunate folks. You can set the program to notify you only, and then you chose when and what updates to install. I just get rid of it...one more application running in the background to slow down your PC. Run the disk cleanup and optimization utilities at least once a month to keep your PC running fine.2 more replies
There's a lot to this story so I'll try to condense it as much as I can. A few days ago I was watching Netflix and my monitor suddenly went blank. I could still hear the show, so I unplugged and replugged the cords until it finally came on. This happened about 3 more times that day. The next day I turned on my computer and the monitor didn't come on. I did the same thing and it finally came on. It would go off randomly throughout the day just like before. Now we get to today and the same thing happened l, except today I couldn't load any of the games I play. I tried to launch over watch and it told me my video card wasn't compatible. I tried to launch counter strike global offensive and it forced me to have the lowest settings possible. So I decided to update my drivers. I had been putting this off for some time just because everything seemed fine. When the driver update would ask for permission from my computer my monitor would go blank and I would have to unplug and replug like before. If I tried to open task manager the monitor would go blank. A lot of the times when the monitor would go blank, icons would be moved around on my desktop and the programs already open, such as steam and battle net, would shrink. So anyways I was able to update my drivers and so I tried to open up over watch. Again nothing changed and my driver software says I still need to update. So I was browsing the Internet and someone had a detailed explanation on how to co... Read moreMore replies
Just purchased a new system which came with Vista Home Premium installed. On start up I am always getting the message telling me to update my drivers for the HP w2007 monitor. The monitor seems to be working fine, and the properties of the montior say it is 'working properly'. However it says no drivers are detected
When I try to update using the CD supplied with the monitor I get the 80070005 access denied error and therfore cannot install.
Can anyone help? Is my monitor not working optimally? Or is this just an annoyance?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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Hey all, I picked up a geforce 6800 ultra in December. Last week I noticed some weird artifacts when using 2D apps on the windows xp desktop (most notably quicken and IE). What happens is, for certain apps, every now and again, I'll get a whole horizontal line of pixels (or 2) across the screen to flicker. Occasionally, I get a bleeding effect too.
I thought it was the card, but I returned it and got a new one and the effect is still there.
It doesn't happen all the time and if I minimize the app and re-open it, it'll go away.
I've gotten the latest drivers, and my display hasn't caused me problems.
Maybe your monitor? Try another to check if you can.
I have a asus ux305ca. Has a gma 515. Latop comes with windows 10 x64. If i update the gma drivers, either manually or via windows update (insider builds which includes an updated driver). The machine will work fine, but after sleep and you open the lid, the monitor won't wake. You can however install the older driver asus has on their website which will restore functionality.
Is this a bios problem or what exactly is not compatible with the newer intel drivers?
My Gateway m1634u purchased several years ago came with Windows XP. After installing Windows 7, everything works wonderful, except my monitor, which is now using a generic PnP monitor driver and is utterly stuck at 1280x800, and any program that doesn't match that resolution gets wrapped in a black frame, but not resized.
I searched everywhere I could think to look, and have the latest ATI drivers for the card... but it still isn't fixing the monitor. Plus, it won't let me switch to any other scale or resolution. Can anyone help me get the drivers I need for this laptop monitor? Thanks!
That machine is a Notebook and may not have an optional video card [most don't], uses what is built onto/into the motherboard. You should be able to get the necessary drivers from Gateway if they have them for Win7 but maybe Windows Update will have them. I changed my 4-year old M6888u from Vista to Win7 and had no problems. Mine has another number on the label on the bottom, W650I. Checking this Gateway page for mine finds "Service not available", doesn't show your model either.
Hi just re formatted my PC but the drivers were lost. I think I need the Intel 32 ID drivers to work with my monitor. Does anyone no where I can get them???
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I'm an old-time user of NetMon and a few commercial Wi-Fi network analyzers. Because commercial analyzers are expensive and because NetMon comes with far better parsers than any of them, my colleagues and I would really love to use NetMon, but there is a
huge heap of technical problems with Wi-Fi network monitoring using NetMon. I hope someone from Microsoft could shed some light on this situation.
Problem #1. MSDN describes monitor mode (DOT11_OPERATION_MODE_NETWORK_MONITOR) in great detail, but there are simply no correct implementations of it in Windows drivers. About 95% of all modern Wi-Fi adapters are based on the chipsets by four vendors:
Intel, Broadcom, Atheros, and Ralink. Wi-Fi adapters come with drivers supplied by these chipset vendors or, sometimes, with rebranded drivers by adapter vendors (e.g. D-Link drivers fully based on Ralink ones). Despite the fact that they are almost always
WHQL-certified, monitor mode is broken to some extent in all of them. For example, Ralink drivers always report the same signal level (-50 dBm) and don't report correct CRC values. Broadcom drivers don't work with 5 GHz channels in monitor mode. In Intel drivers,
monitor mode is completely broken since version 14 of their drivers. If you need a proof of that, just look at some technical notes on Wi-Fi monitoring by commercial Wi-Fi sniffer vendors, for example this one:
http://www.tamos.com/products/commwifi/technotes.php . And these are just a few problems; the... Read more
I am havign a problem where vista ultimate is not recognizing me high speed ports and Im getting a copy speed of 34kpbs.
Windows Vista Ultimate
Asus P5LD2 Rev. 2.0 mobo
Case / PSU Raidmax Smilodon
Monitor Dell 19" Widscreen
ATI Radeon 2600 HD Pro
Microsoft Intellipoint Mouse
1 HDD 80gb (Vista on it)
1 HDD 120gb (Old)
Im copying from my 4gb Cruzer Micro on my front USB port to my 80gb HDD.
On another subject, too lazy to make a new thread, it seems that my new monitor, the Dell 19" widescreen, it looks like most of the graphics are pizelated, any ideas.
Just tell me if you need any more information on either of these problems.
Hey man i dont know anything about your first query, but with second query, i bought a new 19" moniter for my PC and everything was pixelated and looked like there was gaps in the text and so on, this might sound simple and stupid and you may have already tried it...but I adjusted the screen resolution in properties menu, again you probably have tried that though.2 more replies
I cant able to install any drivers to my dell n 4030 (win 7 64 bit). it unzips the files but not installs the files. plz any solutions ..
Below are instructions for Downloading ,Unzipping, Searching and Installing a Driver in your computer.Driver Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File
1.Click Download Now, to download the Driver file. 2.When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP users will click Save) this program to disk and click OK. The Save In: window appears. 3.From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop. 4.If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file icon appears on your desktop.
1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled DriverName.exe. 2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\DriverName Write down this path so the executable (I.e. Setup.exe) file can be found later. 3.The Self-Extractor window appears. 4.Click OK. 5.After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor window is still open, close it. 6.Click the Start button and then click Run. 7.Type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\DriverName in the Open textbox and then click OK. 8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions. .
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-Jesse L and send me a
Hello,After opening a single exe downloaded from a questionable site, i now have problems with drivers.I have had now, two different BSOD messages.One regarding IASTOR.sys --> meaning theres a problem with that maybe?And now one which is a little more difficult regarding ntoskrnl.exe.I used mbrcheck.exe to be able to log on. And now it seems to be working for now.WHat I would like to know is is there any way of finding out what else the executable may have done to my system. I have already scanned with MBAM and AVG with no hits. So the problems i think are with System files. Is there any way to analyse the executable and find out what else was done. I have a copy and can make it availiable if required.REgards.Pat.EDIT**It did it again, after i attempted to play Assassins Creed. I also have problems with Google Chrome running. Heres the windows report thingo:Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3 Locale ID: 3081Additional information about the problem: BCCode: d1 BCP1: 0000000000000040 BCP2: 0000000000000002 BCP3: 0000000000000001 BCP4: FFFFF88001091779 OS Version: 6_1_7600 Service Pack: 0_0 Product: 768_1Files that help describe the problem: C:\Windows\Minidump\011111-20576-01.dmp C:\Users\Patrick\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-31917-0.sysdata.xmlI dont know how to open the *.dmp file so ill upload that if required. And the xml doesnt appear to be there any more.Any help would be... Read more
Can you post some system specs like RAM, CPU, Motherboard, and Brand of Computer?7 more replies
I have recently bought a new PC (Zoostorm with Intel H61 Express chipset, i7 CPU, OS Windows 7) for my son for Xmas, so that he can play his games without messing up my computer. This was recieved with great enthusiasm by him, and allowed him to achieve faster game speeds. Everything was great until the first Windows update, when for some reason the sound stopped. After searching the forums I found a solution, that is the installation of a new driver set from the manufacturer (VIA VT170S 8 channel High Defination Audio CODEC) and everything was fine again. Until the next update, you can guess what happened. Yes the same again no sound. This is the point when I realised it must be the updates causing the problems. I though that I could solve the problem in the same way, but this time it didn’t work.
So my problems are:
I have no sound from the computer;
Am I correct in assuming the updates are causing the problem;
If so how can I stop the updates from doing the same thing again and again (of course I could switch the updates off - but can’t do this for ever).
Where can I get the drivers for free for a hp pavilion a710n I can not find them anywhere so right now I can't access my 9-in1- memory card ready it wont let me use lg products getting the pictures off of it and all but if you m ay be able to help me email me at [email protected]
follow this link it will give you all the drivers for your HP
Thanks for looking in my thread! And yes, I've looked and looked for answers to my questions, but nothing exactly what I need...
I just installed Windows 7 64-bit onto my gaming computer, as seen in my system specs. My main concern is, I have an Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard, and I don't know if Windows updated the drivers for the chipset or the onboard audio.
I tried to download the chipset and audio drivers from Asus, using Vista 64-bit, but they would not install normally... When I tried to use the Asus Install, it would say I am not using the correct operating system. So, I went straight to the setup.exe file, and it "installed" the stuff, but nothing like how I have seen on either Vista or XP. I doubt the "install" did anything.
So what can I do? I'm thinking my chipset is what is causing my loss in FPS for my games... BTW, I am using build 7229.
Did you run the install with compatability for Vista? I've had to do the same with my onboard GFX card as the native Windows drivers don't give me full control.
Once you've done that you can run Windows Update & see if that has any up-to-date drivers.
Hope this helps
hi everybody ,i have got problem with my sony vaio VGN-N21S model laptop, i have upgrad operating sistem from vista to xp sp2 unfortunetely i could,t find drivers (ethernet,wireless...eg),can any1 help me to find them ,many thnx to all of U,regard sam.
Your computer shipped with Vista. Sony, which would be the only supplier of drivers for your computer, does not support XP for this model. You should reinstall Vista, or you can try to search on your own. Here is a link on how to Find Drivers How to find drivers2 more replies
I got my new PC built yesterday, and just started installing games today. I installed Star Wars Galaxies and enabled split frame rendering as it runs best like this from when I had my 7600s in SLI (running two 8800GTS 512s now).
But when the game loads up, the top half of the screen is normal, and the bottom half is lighter, like the gamma has been turned up. Anyone else who has SLI have the same problem? I'll try the previous drivers tomorrow, as it just does seem like a driver issue.
There was nothing wrong with it at all, I had the SLI bridge on the wrong way round -_-
hello I have a dell latitude c 600.my registry was out of wack so I formatted the drive and reinstalled WINDOWS 2000 PROFESSIONAL NT and the software wiped out my ETHERNET CONTROLLER/PCI SIMPLE COMMUNICATIONS CONTROLLER AND VIDEO CONTROLLER(VGA) I WENT ON DELL WEBSITE TO RETRIEVE DRIVER TO DOWNLOAD ON A USB DRIVE BUT NUN OF THE DRIVERS WORK .I ALSO PUT THE SERVICE TAG NUMBER IN SO I CAN GO TO THE WRITE DRIVER. CAN SOMEONE HELP PLEASE THANKS E (PLEASE REMEMBER I CANT GET ON THE INTERNET WITH THE DELL LATITUDE) NEED ANOTHER OPTION
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