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Fresh install of XP not picking up my GFX card :(

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  1. DemonStar

    DemonStar Thread Starter

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    I have just recently downgraded from Vista to XP.

    I have tried everything i can to get XP to pick up my built in gfx card to no avail. I have downloaded many different drivers from radeon but when i try to install them it says no gfx card is present. Even in the computer details in XP, it shows as using the VGA drivers and will not pick up the graphics card.

    I think the GFX card is the radeon xpress 200m or something along those lines.

    I can not run any games or graphics programs now as it is saying i have no available video ram :(


    If anyone has had any experience with this, can you please give me a little help? It will be much appreciated :)
     
  2. MrFreeman

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    Is this a custom built machine?
     
  3. DemonStar

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    Unfortunately, no. This is a HP machine bought prebuilt.
     
  4. MrFreeman

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    Okay good, did you try dling the video drivers from the website? Whats the model of your machine?
     
  5. DemonStar

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    Yes, i have tried installing the drivers from the manufacturers site. Every time i try to install them it quits and says that it can not detect the graphics card.

    My system is the HP Pavilion S7610.uk
     
  6. crjdriver

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    First of all when installing xp on a system that came with vista, the very first thing you do [before doing the xp install] is check for driver support.

    Did you install your chipset/mb drivers before attempting to install the video driver?

    As a general rule you should install in this order.
    1 Install the os
    2 Install the latest service pack; for xp this would be sp3
    3 Install chipset driver
    4 Install any other driver as necessary ie sound, nic, raid, etc
    5 Install video driver last
    6 Do windows update and install all critical updates.
     
  7. DemonStar

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    Just tried installing the chipset drivers (ATI Catalyst) and it said it can not find any drivers compatible with current hardware. So i am assuming that it is not XP compatible?

    How ironic... a computer that is compatible with neither XP or vista...

    I was thinking maybe i should try linux?
     
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