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mattking1965

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Hi, I have a problem with a Geforce 2 MX400 video card. For some reason Windows XP does not see it in Device Manager- it is using thye VGASafe driver. I have tried downloading the correct driver from the Nvidia website but when I try to install it, it says no suitable hardwrae found. THis problem has occurred after I did a windows repair ( I think) but only really came to light when my son tried to run World of Warcraft and it siad it could not find a suitable display device. I have tried booting in Safe mode, system restore, rebooting to last known good config. I have deleted all nvidia software I can find but assume I need to delete drivers from system32 folder to fix this. Anyone out there know if this is the right way to go, which drivers to delete or another suggestion please??
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Download and install the chipset drivers. Not the graphics adaptor, the chipset drivers.
If in doubt, take the side of the case off and look for one of the following names typically in a big black box towards the bottom right of the board: Intel, VIA, Nforce/NVidia, SIS, Ali, ATI.

Failing this, go to the website of the people who made the board and download the drivers from there.

Edited by Neil Jones, 07 July 2008 - 02:44 PM.

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Hi Neil, thanks for the reply- do you mean the motherboard chopset drivers or the video card chipeset drivers?

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Motherboard chipset.
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Thanks for your help. Tried reloading the VGA driver- still no good. Finally weny into Device Manager and uninstall some of the motherboard componects and did a scan for new hardware. It then found the correct drivers and BINGO! all now working thanx!
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