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Cannot reinstall graphics card or sound card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mjknight0380, May 5, 2007.

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  1. mjknight0380

    mjknight0380 Thread Starter

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    I decided to reformat my computer as it had pretty much ground to a standstill- this seemed to go okay. However, I appear to have lost the cd with my drivers on. I was able to find the driver for my wireless modem and get that working, however I cannot seem to get my graphics card to work

    I have been to the website of the manufacture (Mesh- I got the laptop in August 2004) and looking at tge original invoice the graphics card is a 128MB DDR ATI mobility Radeon M11 9700, I am not sure what the sound card is.

    However, when I try to download the driver off the ATI website and run it I get a message saying that there is not compatible hardware installed.

    From device manager I can only see a yellow question mark next to a few devices, however I cannot identify the sound card or graphics card from the list. What do I do?

    I have tried to use driveragent.com but it seems to automatically close down windows.

    I am running windows XP home (which I have just reinstalled) and put in SP 2.

    Any one able to help? (simple terms please, I am quite an amateur)

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
  2. Old Rich

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    You need to install the Chipset drivers first . . either from the Motherboard CD or downloading from the manufacturer. Once you load the chipset drivers, the others should load fine.
     
  3. mjknight0380

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    I am not quite sure I understand- from the motherboard manufacture or from ATI?
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Chipset drivers are best if from the motherboard manufacturer
     
  5. mjknight0380

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    Sorry- am a real dunce with computers! The motherboard is as below- do I download the chipsets direct from their site? Thank you for your help- Matt

    Board: MTC Montara-GML FAB-2
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Insyde Software Corporation R1.08 06/21/2004
     
  6. Old Rich

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    MTC Montara-GML FAB-2 does not compute as a motherboard . .

    Try ging to the Mesh support site for the drivers for your model
     
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