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No graphics adapter, no monitor!!!

by videoscenes / April 22, 2004 12:36 PM PDT

On WXP pro, Graphics driver crashed. Gainward TNT 4200. I have tried all kinds of ways to reinstall the driver, but none seems to work. I have a "generic" driver (vga) that has moved in. Also, the monitor is now a "generic" type rather than the flat screen samsung actually connected. I've tried all the obvious stuff like "have disk?" and Properties techniques. I also have the LATEST drivers for both components. Is there a way to "back door" the system and force it to "see" the correct driver? It install OK, but doesn't "engage" or show up in the "device" tab.

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Re:No graphics adapter, no monitor!!!
by shenfoo / April 22, 2004 7:11 PM PDT

bios change... ?

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Re:No graphics adapter, no monitor!!!
by Themisive / April 22, 2004 7:54 PM PDT


This has happened to me!! Go to contol panel, then system/Hardware/Device Manager, in here, look for the portion of the listing that says "Display Adaptors", under it it should show you graphics card, if so, things should be ok (you can also check with dxdiag on what your system is running), if not, delete it, then reboot. The system will start with a default adaptor, then you'll have to re-install your adaptor software again.

If this dosen't do the trick, you'll have to try to sort out the bios - good luck there and be carefull! Mine is supposed to be "flashable", but the best thing with bios is LEAVE IT ALONE IF POSSIBLE.

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