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WinXP driver issues

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hugh 081360, Jul 11, 2003.

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  1. hugh 081360

    hugh 081360 Thread Starter

    Jul 9, 2003
    will upgrading to xp resolve the driver issues that I am encountering while trying to install a ati AIW Radeon 7500 on my gigabyte 'GA-7VKMP' with onboard video, audio,and network, running a duron 1.3 ghz processor with 256 mb ddr ram and win98, and a panasonic s15 monitor.

    For some strange reason no matter what advice I follow I just cannot get the drivers to work. I have even formatted my machine, reinstalled all drivers, the most recent that I can find, and still no success.

    Any advice will help.......

  2. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jan 24, 2002
    Hi, Your motherboard has a chipset from VIA, and usually you must install motherboard drivers from an install CD, or download from the support site for the Gigabyte board...did you do this?
    You have an onboard video adapter/chip. May need to disable it in the BIOS....I am not sure as some allow you to just install an added in card and load new drivers, some do not.
    You may have to load the Standard VGA adapter drivers, then after that is loaded and running in 16 color (yuck) you can install the right drivers for your OS and the Radeon and it will install.
    I would review the instructions from the mobo manual for installing an add in video card- the manual, if you do not have one, is here::
    manual found in the list on the left.
    Reading the FAQs might be quicker than opening the manual online with Adobe Acrobat.... but, it says "Coming soon" for them...oh well, manual is best I can do, unless you or someone can hunt for details on how to use add in video card easily.
    Might be just the standard step by step, uninstall all video drivers and switch to SVGA, then install new ones. Safe Mode can help with this.

    Note that there is a 7VKMP-P version of this board.
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