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video controller (vga compatible) ?

by amba11 / January 30, 2006 7:28 AM PST

i had to reinstall windows and when i try to change the resolution on my computer it doesnt work .

i need drivers ?

i am running windows xp but i would not have a clue what anything else is .

all i know is in my device manager the vidio controller has a little question mark next to it .
and when i try to do anything . my secreen comes up with

out of scan range


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i do now know what my computer is HELP!
by amba11 / January 30, 2006 7:49 AM PST


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by Darton Fury / January 30, 2006 8:39 AM PST

The little question mark indicates that Windows knows there is a device there but doesn't know exactly what. This is usually due to a lack of drivers. Using device manager, right click it and choose Update Drivers. The hardware update wizard will appear asking if you want to connect to the internet to search the Windows Update site. Click Yes to proceed.

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this does not work
by amba11 / January 30, 2006 9:57 AM PST
In reply to: Drivers

i did do this and it trys to search for the hardware

but comes up with cannot install hardware

the hardware was not installed because the wizard could not find it ?

: s

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Have you
by Darton Fury / January 30, 2006 10:38 AM PST
In reply to: this does not work

successfully used this device with Windows XP in the past? It has to be listed in the Windows Compatibility list in order to work with XP. Device manager will list the manufacturer. Go to the maufacturer's website and download appropriate drivers.

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by amba11 / January 30, 2006 12:50 PM PST
In reply to: Have you

yes i have it worked fine b4 i reinstalled windows xp is it just easier to reinstall windows xp again and maybe it will com eback

i have no clue

and id ont know how to find the drivers

do you have msn . or any form of messenger it could be easier ?

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by phantazy / January 30, 2006 2:44 PM PST
In reply to: hmm

Belarc Advisor will tell you what your hardware confiruration is, and therefore the make and model of your video set up. When you know that, you can visit the appropriate website and download drivers.

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i have that so now
by amba11 / January 30, 2006 2:56 PM PST
In reply to: Download

how do i know what my video card is

ha must sound like the dumbest person in this forum.

Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600)
1.50 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
Board: SiS-741
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies

does this help?

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