Device Manager not updating

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Ankit

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Hi

I recently reformatted my computer in which now my computer is running very choppy. I right clicked my computer went to device manager and I noticed that my VGA controller has a questions mark on it. So i tried to update the driver but wasn't able to because of this message"CANNOT INSTALL THIS HARDWARE: The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software". I have the cd that came with my computer and when i put the cd in the drive it still can't find anything ?. I don't know what to do if anyone could guide me on how about i can go at this, i would appreciate it
 

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Step one is to not use Device Manager, unless instructed to do so by the instructions. Device Manager isn't terribly smart and in most cases drivers come in a single setup/installation file that you must run to install the driver.

If you have a driver CD then run it and you should find an installation wizard on it to install a specific driver or all of the drivers.
 

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my computer is custom made, i don't know what video card i have or anything, someone please help me out.
 

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What CD are you trying to use? What does it say on it?

Download SIW: http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html

Take a screen shot of SIW open to the "Hardware" -> "Motherboard" section and the "PCI" section. Make sure to re-size the PCI section so it shows all teh items.
 
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