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Trying to help my friend with his computer. He got a new motherboard installed on this computer with a intergrated video card. And when he reformatted his computer with the eMachine built in System restore. It didnt install his video card. So is there a program that will show me the exact video card he has so i can find the driver for it.
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Yeah but there is a faster way if you have the motherboard information.
Can I suggest posting the make and model of the Motherboard and we can find the information for you.
If the motherboard is not the exact same motherboard that was in the Emachines system then the system restore you are using will not work because it is going to load the drivers for the original motherboard.
If oyu bought the motherboard brand new there should be a drivers disk in it also with all the drivers for the motherboard on it.
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yea he doesnt know. i try downloading the chipset.exe for it but everything is still the same. Cant even run simple games on the computer. Its a:

Board: Intel Corporation D945GCNL AAD97184-102
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Main MOBO drivers found HERE
You may have to do some further searching to get down to the correct OS you are using.
If this is a desktop system you should be able to see the actual model number of the motherboard printed on it. If that is what oyu gave me then the drivers look to be for a wide variety in that family of MOBO's.
In the second window click on your OS, then last window click on Drivers.
First driver is the Chipset
Just a suggestion since you don't have the drivers disk then download them all and put them on a cd for future reference.
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yea i have downloaded and installed that one already. still nothing. I goto my Device Manager and it still shows the yellow mark with "Video Controller (VGA compatible)" not installed.
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You installed what already, the chipset driver?
What about graphics driver?
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i installed the chipset driver.
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You need the graphics driver. That is the video driver for the onboard graphics card.
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yea i downloaded the GFX_2K_XP32_14.32.4.4926_PV_Intel file the the graphics card, i installed it once...nothing...if i try again it says. "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installed the software.
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It sounds like the wrong driver. Let' see if we can narrow this down more by doing the following and posting the requested log.

Download and install Free Everest Home Edition
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...

DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer YOUR-7B73BC9485
Generator Owner
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2010-01-09
Time 15:19


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name YOUR-7B73BC9485
User Name Owner

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Celeron D, 3333 MHz (25 x 133)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Intel Lakeport-G i945G
System Memory 1013 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
BIOS Type Intel (05/23/07)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter Intel GMA 950
3D Accelerator Intel GMA 950

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel® 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
IDE Controller Intel® 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0
Disk Drive ST3120022A (120 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
Optical Drive TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552B (DVD+R9:2.4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:12x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:40x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 110658 MB (35573 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 3796 MB (1672 MB free)
Total Size 111.8 GB (36.4 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (192.168.0.195)
Modem SoftV92 Data Fax Modem with SmartCP

Peripherals:
USB1 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

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Go HERE and run the online scanner for the newest drivers for your MOBO.
It should then give you the correct driver for everything.
Let me know how it works for you.
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Product Detected
Current Driver Installed
This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates.

do i need to uninstall drivers that i had put on there?
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Yep probably should have done that before. Sorry my mistake on that.
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yea dont know what to do about this computer getting the sound and video card to work has been a pain.
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