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Drivers for video card

I have a Dell Optiplex GX 150 computer. The hd crashed and I have installed a new one. I had to flash the bios also, so it would boot from a cd. Everything went well. Windows 2000 installed and the computer is fine. Well almost. The drivers for the video card did not install. When I look at ''device manager'' it tell me the drivers did not install ''code 28'' what ever that is. So I went to Dell's web site to download the drivers. There are a bunch for the computer. I have looked and looked for the name of my video card but can not find it. So does anyone know where to look? When I look at device manager it says ''unknown device''. What if I downloaded all for the drivers for this computer and where would I download them to? My display looks like well I won't go into that.

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how bout specs

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what video card do u have?

usually u can download it from nvidia or ati's site

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how bout specs

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That is the question. How do I find out without taking it out of the computer.

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Check specs...

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You want the true correct drivers, you need to physically look at the video card. Read what is found on some decal/sticker or # on main chip and proceed from there. Any s/w process will only report what it thinks is the current driver. I suspect, you have at least the generic default driver from windows to at least see any video. Since, Dell had so many drivers, its makes sense to do this have the video card in your hand to ID. If you have the orginal restore/recovery CDs, look there as well. Dell, may help further if you use your s/n# and enter it and see what the "build" was, if too old, maybe not.

enjoy -----Willy Happy

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Check Specs

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Willy thanks for your post. Here is what I was wondering. When I try to update the drivers in device manager I get the option have it look on a cd or floppy. If I download what I find on Dell's site for this computer and put them on a cd would it pick the right one? I have a restore disk for a Dell computer. Since I got the computer on ebay. I don't know if they sent the right one. I also have Win 2000 (which is what the Dell is running)full version on another disk. Do you think it might have the right drivers? Guess I will have to pull the card or buy a new one. Will a after market card work in a dell??

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Dxdiag may help for info/test...

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GOTO Start > Run > type in "dxdiag" without the quotes.

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Code 28 explanation

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Found the right ones

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I went to Dell.com and found the right ones. Looks great now.

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