Very confusing video card problem.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Zephyr618, May 9, 2009.

  1. Zephyr618

    Zephyr618 New Member

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    Until my 9800GTX is RMAed I am using my old Ati Radeon X1300. Unfortunately, windows doesn't appear to be aware that a display adapter is even connected. The device manager says there are no display adapters. I attached a screenshot of my monitor properties window. I simply couldn't explain it if I tried so I grabbed a screenshot. With windows not recognizing my card, I can't install drivers for it, even using the CD that came with it. So now even dragging windows causes lag. What is wrong and how do I fix it? Also you should keep in mind I had the exact same problem when I still had vista.

    My Computer's Specs (if necessary):
    EVGA (nVidia) nForce 790i ULTRA SLI
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    6Gb Corsair DDR 3 Memory
    Radeon X1300 (Used to be a 9800GTX)
    -Connects via PCI port, figured that was worth mentioning

    EDIT: Also worth mentioning is that all of my games immediately crash because they don't think I have a display adapter at all.
     
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    Zephyr618 New Member

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    It turns out this error is quite common. Windows is in VgaSave mode. The common solution is to reload your motherboard's drivers. Unfortunately, this did not work for me. What should I try now?
     
  3. progster

    progster New Member

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    did you try installing the old driver in comaptability mode?
     

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