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{SOLVED}video card and driver problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by swatt, Apr 19, 2001.

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  1. swatt

    swatt Thread Starter

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    My video card driver has been uninstalled due to a reboot, I do not know the manufacturer of my card. Is there a universal driver I could use, or a way of getting my manufacturer name?
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    On another reboot, isn't windows recognizing it?
     
  3. swatt

    swatt Thread Starter

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    It is recognizing it, but when it searches for the best driver, it is apparantly not the driver that was installed before and I am only getting 16 colors. I can't get any more than 16 colors.
     
  4. brianF

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    No universal driver, check in device manager under display adapter, is it still listed or do you just have a generic.

    Worse comes to worse you will have to physically look at the card and get the information to find new drivers for it.
     
  5. ryceboi6

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    go to msdos prompt:
    1. type "debug"
    2. then type "dc000:35" <----those are zeros
    3. a bunch of numbers should appear. on the
    right side should be the name and version
    of your video card.
    4. type "q" to get out of the debug option



    ~ryceboi6~

     
  6. swatt

    swatt Thread Starter

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    Thank you, that is exactly the answer I needed. I got the manufacturer name from msdos prompt and installed the driver from my driver CD. Thanks again....
     
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