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i need a video driver for my computer but i cannot find one!

by tristanduane / October 13, 2012 1:22 AM PDT

i have a emachines t3604. it was originally vista basic but i brought it down to xp pro to run faster and now i need the video controller (VGA compatible) and i can not find one anywhere. does anyone have any ideas?

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Re: video driver
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 13, 2012 1:36 AM PDT

Yes, that happens with DIY downgrading. has a link to detect the exact hardware you have. And it tells it's an Intel driver. So now, it's up to you, armed with the knowledge from that tool, to find the right driver on the intel site.
Same, of course for the other drivers from Intel, and the Sigmatel and Conexant drivers, if those aren't on your Windows XP disk.

But it might be easier to just do a system recovery back to factory conditions to make this PC just as fast as it was.


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As time has passed for XP
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2012 1:37 AM PDT

Many makers do not issue drivers for older OSes. You might have to install a video card that has XP drivers to fix this.

I did not go looking with google or check the emachines web site since you claimed you can't find it anywhere.

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video driver
by tristanduane / October 13, 2012 2:02 AM PDT

thanks but ive already downloaded that before and its for vista. i still tried it but it didnt work and the entire reason i downgraded it was because i dont have a recovery disc. this certain computer did not give any out with it new. and i installed a corrupted update for it and i lost everything i couldnt even go into safe mode and i couldnt find a vista basic disc for cheap and my lit instructor didnt have the basic but he had the vista pro and that would not work unless i installed more ram so i went down intead of up and i had to find my ethernet controllers and sound drivers and stuff and now all thats left is the video driver so i can play games and stuff

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Re: driver
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 13, 2012 4:36 AM PDT
In reply to: video driver

Assuming that Intel doesn't have the XP driver you need (that's not really clear from your answer) that leaves Bob's option: buy a video card that has such a driver.


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by tristanduane / October 13, 2012 7:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: driver

thank you i narrowed it down to about 3 on intel and i tried them and i found one that actually let me install it but had an error so i uninstalled it and did it again and it worked thank you for you help

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