I've been trying to install a game which has an autorun, like many other games. This is a little hard to explain. The game im trying to install is Starcraft + Starcraft Broodwar (old I know ). Okay my friend gave these two disks to me, and they are original CD's, not burned or something like that.
Starcraft Original installed fine, the autoplay worked and stuff. After that, I decided to install Broodwar (expansion of starcraft) and thats when the autoplay didn't work. So, like many other people, the first thing I did was reboot. Now I notice that a 'Devices or Applications Disabled' pop-up thing started appearing near the Start Menu (bottom-right area) whenever I would start up XP. I clicked on that and it showed a list of my drivers and things. I looked around and saw that the Sound and Video Cards had 'Unsupported' next to them which was probably a problem. By following procedures by various sources I finally fixed the Sound Card, and that's why I'm getting sound now but I have absolutely no clue how to fix my video card.
I suspect it's the same problem, my sound card's problem was that it needed an update. And once I did it worked fine. I'm confused about how to update my video card since there seems to unfortunately be no help procedures on that topic that I can find. The video card had a link 'Look for drivers' at the end of it's information row so I clicked on that. Then I was completely confused as to what to do next since it just showed me a website with no directions to actually find a driver . Apparently, I don't know a lot about computers on my own .
I know the CD's work fine because, now that my sound works, I can hear the sound of the autoplay but I can't see the screen, which is definetly a video driver/card problem, at least I think .
But yeah, my overall question is how to update a video card. Since pictures explain much better than words, I have supplied a few screenshots of my story here.
Screen after clicking on Devices Disabled Pop-Up :
Screen after clicking on 'Look for drivers' Link at the end of the red-arrow labelled row in Screenshot 1 (see, what do i do now hehe):
Edited by Joeturf, 14 January 2006 - 03:50 AM.