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Vista can't find video card!?!?!

by Nathan1k9 / October 15, 2007 12:32 PM PDT

During mid summer i finally had the cash for a new computer so i got a friend to custom build one:

Nvidia E-GeForce 7900 GS KO video card
Asus M2A-VM motherboard
AMD Anthlon 64X2 4200+ cpu
500 gig hard drive
and 2 gigs of ram

Well i was wanting to run Vista but once i got the OS installed and all but the video card driver installed, i went to install the video card driver and it didn't work. So i went to the Nvidia or evga site for an updated driver the tried a couple of those. Either it would say i'm not running the right type of vista or it says it can't find my video card. Any ideas of what i can do??

Thanks,
Nathan

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(NT) Hint: Install the motherboard driver package first.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2007 12:38 PM PDT
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Already done
by Nathan1k9 / October 15, 2007 12:53 PM PDT

All the other drivers where installed first. The only thing not installed is the video card driver.

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Then you have the wrong video driver.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2007 1:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Already done

Many don't get the motherboard driver right, or the BIOS is not Vista ready. You didn't tell much in your post so all I can do is not the usuals.

Bob

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Not 100% sure
by Nathan1k9 / October 15, 2007 1:15 PM PDT

Well i'm not to sure on what you are saying but do you mean like my mother board driver might have been a XP version so it might have stopped vista from "seeing" my video card??

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That's right. I see they offer...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2007 1:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Not 100% sure

The motherboard driver lets Windows (whichever version...) see the cards, USB ports and all that.

Check with the motherboard maker for latest drivers.

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=M2A-VM

Yup, Vista version appears to differ from the XP version. "Enhanced the compatibility of Vista" is noted in the BIOS releases.

I didn't see the AMD CPU driver. Did you get that installed?


Bob

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driver
by Nathan1k9 / October 15, 2007 2:12 PM PDT

Well after popping my motherboard driver cd into my computer it loaded the screen and it had a button to see what the motherboard information was and it showed that my bios was 0302 while the current bios for my motherboard is 0901. Right now i am still on windows xp, but tomorrow i will update my os to vista yet again and give it a try. Thanks for the help. Hopefully it works, if not i will be back.

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"the AMD CPU driver."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2007 2:24 PM PDT
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It's over at AMD.com. It also fixes issues like yours.

Bob

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try this
by Dango517 / October 15, 2007 4:27 PM PDT

start>control panel>device manager>choose display adapter>right click>click,"scan for hardware changes",let it run. Is it there? if yes>right click on the newly found graphics card>choose up "date driver". If this doesn't work then try the vendors web site again after it's been found.

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FINALY!!!!:D
by Nathan1k9 / October 17, 2007 7:29 AM PDT
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OMG thank you for the help it's working amazingly smooth plus i have aero enabled which just looks great. Again i can't thank you enough.

Thank,
Nathan

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