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lost display adapter setting

by gklein / March 5, 2005 7:46 AM PST

Just now updated to Windows 2000; Pent III; 256 ram;

After updating to Win2k, display was extremely poor.
I greatly ERRORED by going into systems folder, removing the AGP display. Now NO display. Just starts = "windows is starting" and constantly reboots.

Went into BIOS setup / video configuration / AGP Hardware detected/integrated. No PCI.
Saved to setup defaults.

Went into windows setup; can not restore,debug, enter safe mode, or any of the options.

QUESTION: how can I return to the distored AGP adapter ?

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Absolutely proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 7:51 AM PST

Microsoft and most Windows versions do not identify or fetch video (or other) drivers for us.

You get to do that.


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(NT) (NT) at this point, anyway of getting a display to show ?
by gklein / March 5, 2005 8:16 AM PST
In reply to: Absolutely proper.
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by Hounddog / March 5, 2005 8:45 AM PST
In reply to: Absolutely proper.

Not sure what tble removing that agp file caused you but you need to start over see if can find the tble.
Lets see where you are now.
Can you boot to C: prompt using a boot floppy? If yes do you know how to get to start-up menu and choose safe mode
to boot up hard drive.Possible you may now also have a hardware tble so check this and lets know how far you get.The best answer would be a KNOPPIX BOOT CD which are free to download.You could boot up with it and get an operating system installed with all drivers,with which you could test your full system,even if your hard drive with win2000 on it was completely shot.I followed r Proffitt's suggestion and would'nt be without a Knoppix.

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(NT) (NT) getting KNOPPIX BOOT CD and will reply - thanks
by gklein / March 5, 2005 8:54 AM PST
In reply to: DISPLAY
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while downloading KNOPPIX on another computer
by gklein / March 5, 2005 9:51 AM PST
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(could only find very slow download sites)
I reinstalled Windows 2000 and after rebooting it installed a VGA display. Poor display but far better than none.
I will attempt to find display driver updates with KNOPPIX. Meanwhile -
new question = my new installation does not have any of the saved programs and files.
How can I find them in explorer and copy one to the other ?
Or can I now delete the Windows 2000 operating systems without my programs and still have a display ?

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Again, it's proper for Windows 2000 to do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 12:00 PM PST

Unless you "upgrade" Windows 98/ME to 2000, all programs don't migrate. They never have. You get to reinstall them all or... in the case of the empty add/remove programs, delete them and reinstall.

Yes.. An annoyance of OS upgrades.

So far, nothing seems out of the ordinary in your journey to 2000.


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how to open = KNOPPIX_V3.6-2004-08-16-DE.iso
by gklein / March 6, 2005 1:53 AM PST

Long, long download time.
Now how do I open this .iso progam ?

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by Hounddog / March 6, 2005 6:25 AM PST

Forget about using that Knoppix CD for now,its a great tool for finding computer troubles but you dont appear to have any.If you did a clean install of win2000 you lose everything and all drivers and programs need to be reinstalled.Not clear what you did or are trying to do.Why would you now want to uninstall win2000?From your messages it seems you only need to fix video trouble and that may be fixed by reinstalling all new drivers.

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I did an upgrade - in the process lost my AGP video adapter
by gklein / March 6, 2005 8:05 AM PST
In reply to: re.

then I find out the MS2k upgrade changes the video to it's own VGA video which work very poorly.
I do not have the orginal drivers for the off-brand built computer.
The best I can find to partitially work (poorly) is
Intel740 Compatible Graphics adapter. I must have tried 20 or more just to find this partitially compatible file. (I tried other AGP video files that did not work AT ALL)
Just thought maybe KNOXPIX maybe had some VGA files to work. Thanks for all your help

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video drivers

gklein, I don't see any mention in your post about what type video your system has. Is it onboard (integrated}, or do you have an AGP video card?
Dowload and run the Belarc Advisor. It will tell you what display adapter that you have. Heres the link.
After you know what you have, you can then search for the correct driver. If you post it here, someone can assist you.
Best of Luck

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(NT) (NT) I did belarc - - it's integrated in MB (unknown)
by gklein / March 6, 2005 10:00 AM PST
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