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Video Controller(VGA Compatible)

by pebo94 / January 27, 2005 9:54 AM PST

My computer is Gateway Intel Pentium 11, 299Mhz,256mb.I recently installed XP-PRO and in device manager, there is one ? sign under other devices (video controller) I belive if i had the mother board cd all would be well. Not knowing what the exact name of this unboard video controller is i am not sure how to find the driver. I also notice at log off my "standby" icon is faded. can any one help????

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by roddy32 / January 27, 2005 10:22 AM PST
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I follwed your instruction
by pebo94 / January 27, 2005 11:09 AM PST
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Nice little software but under display it stated "non detected" I assume VGA has something to do with video display

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by SylentStar / January 27, 2005 10:25 AM PST

Video Controller(VGA Compatible)

Do not try to install the drivers for "Video Controller(VGA Compatible)". It is already detected.

The problem is I think: "Video Controller(VGA Compatible)" is trying to communicate with another device. So, install all your drivers, one by one. [Graphics card, capture card, webcam, etc...]
Reboot when you install the drivers, check in Device Manager if it is correctly detected, then the next drivers, etc...
Personally, when all the drivers required are installed on my computer, ""Video Controller(VGA Compatible)and the ? sign" disappears.
I know, there's always an exception!
Not you I hope.

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Video Controller(VGA Compatible) Drivers
by pebo94 / January 27, 2005 11:18 AM PST
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I appreciate your input.The problem is i assume that i have a problem whenever there is a question sign and the only question sign is under VGA. Secondly i do not have a CD to reinstall the other drivers one by one.

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Video card
by SylentStar / January 27, 2005 11:55 AM PST

The problem is I assume that I have a problem whenever there is a question sign and the only question sign is under VGA.
under display it stated "non detected (Video Card ; usually)

For now, try to find which video card you have <--- VERY IMPORTANT
In DEVICE MANAGER, check for "Display Adapters".
You see something?

Look inside your computer. Check each PCI slots, and the VGA slot.
Which components are installed there? The video card is there?
If your video card is in the motherboard... Sad


Same ? mark even if the video card is correctly detected.

A webcam is plugged into an USB port, something else?
You absolutely need to find the drivers for the device(s) not correctly detected.

The problem is simple in fact.
Your computer is telling you: "I detect something but I cannot communicate with the device" (? mark)

YOU FORGOT to find the drivers FIRST for XP, then you upgrade.

Jesus. Devil

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Windows XP won't recog. my Video card either ?
by toucanvet / February 24, 2005 5:48 PM PST

I have a Dell demension with intel pent. 3
was running windows 98 -> upgraded to XP -> clean install. now Xp won't rec. my video card. I contacted the card manf. Matrox => they won't tell me anything because the card came with the machine. and Dell says they don't have any info on it. and Microsoft says i should contact the card manf. or Dell. All I really want to know is will XP support this card ? or do I need a new card. the card is a Matrox MGA AND THAT'S ABOUT ALL I CAN FIGURE OUT.

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Have you gone to the Dell web site?
by glb613 / February 24, 2005 6:55 PM PST

Did you find out if your system is compatible with XP prior to upgrading? Your hardware may not work or have updated drivers.

I've owned several Dell computers and there is always drivers available for download at the web site. Enter your service tag number and find the drivers.

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VGA Controller
by solly90 / February 27, 2006 6:24 PM PST

Hi Ben,

I've been looking on this forum as I too have been having the same problem that you were having with your video controller (VGA compatible) a while ago. I was running Windows ME and recently upgraded to Windows XP Pro. When I reboot my system it recognises the new hardware but cannot locate the driver for it. Unfortunately, I can't figure out what the graphics card is, as when I search under adapters is says unknown. I cannot play DVDs and the screen is scrolling very slowly. It's pretty much the exact same problem you were having. I was just wondering if you managed to sort out the problem before, and if so, how?



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vga video controller
by vishy5592 / April 5, 2005 9:14 PM PDT

i hav the same faded icon and crolling problem
i've got my own website and put it on there
message me back on
if u hav fixed the problem tell me how u do

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by spideroh2 / September 13, 2008 12:57 AM PDT
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hi do you think you could email me the solution that you got if you have got one as i am haveing the same problem ty my email is

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after 3 and half years.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 13, 2008 1:08 AM PDT
In reply to: hi

It is unlikely they will do such. The issue and maybe the machine is long gone.

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