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Graphics/Driver Issue

by eunan1981 / October 17, 2007 4:49 AM PDT

My Compaq Pc is having graphic issues. I have checked Device Manager and there is an exclamation mark beside Graphics so it seems there is an issue with the driver. However I have no original cd's to reinstall driver and driver wizard unable to resolve issue. O/S is Windows 2000.
Where in 2000 can you find out the make/type etc of the graphics card so i can go and try download the driver??
Or is this the best solution?
Any help appreciated as with no cds - i dont know what to do
Thanks.

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With no CDs it can be painful.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2007 5:44 AM PDT
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But to find the model card I usual pull it out and ID it. Then I go to it's maker's website and get the driver.

Bob

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Graphics/Driver Issue
by eunan1981 / October 17, 2007 4:58 PM PDT

Thanks Bob for the reply, however is there another way of identifying the driver required withour having to open the sys?

Thanks
Eunan

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Maybe.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2007 10:57 PM PDT
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But I always open it up since those boxes that never get opened need it so they can get their yearly dusting and cleaning.

You can see if EVEREST or BELARC ADVISOR identifies the card (see google) but I like the visual method since I don't like to install what I don't need to use all the time.

Bob

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In addition to Everest or Belarc ...
by Edward ODaniel / October 24, 2007 5:36 AM PDT
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