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Intel(R) 82865G Update Issues

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Norreb01, Aug 7, 2006.

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  1. Norreb01

    Norreb01 Thread Starter

    Jul 31, 2006
    Recently, a certain family member of mine accidentally uninstalled our Intel(R) 82865G Graphics controller. I did not realize what they had done until I logged on to the computer and everything was very big. In fact, the pixels on the display menu of the control panel would not even move.

    So I got on to the internet and found that I needed to reinstall this driver. I have tried numerous times to reinstall this driver or graphics controller (sorry I am not up-to-date on computer terms) and I have had no success. The Intel site is a joke when it comes to technical support. I have searched through their support base and I am coming up with nothing.

    In the device manager, under Display adapters, there is a yellow ! sign next to the Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller. I try to update it and there is always an error. Also, when I think I uninstall the graphics controller and reboot, a yellow bubble in the right hand side of my screen pops up and says that new hardware was found. I thought I had fixed the issue, but as soon as I go to play the Sims 2 game it crashes. The warning says something along the lines of a driver being in an infinite loop.

    Does anyone know why I am unable to update the latest driver? I feel like I am at a dead-end with this darn thing. Can anyone help?:confused:
  2. qldit


    Mar 18, 2005
    Good Afternoon Norreb01, sometimes these kinds of problems need to be addressed by removing all traces of the previous driver.
    You may be aware remnants of a corrupted previous driver may remain in the database.

    You need to identify your video card manufacturer, then check their site for a driver removal tool for the applicable situation.
    Ensure everything is proper and the machine at least boots normally in Safe mode. (hit F8 at boot in needed.)

    When you are happy the machine still operates (in low res, screen size) you should then be able to introduce a proper driver for that card using it's install method.

    Sometimes the latest drivers may not be the best.

    Worth a try.

    Cheers, qldit.
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