I have installed windows XP from a disc but have No CD-ROM for new monitor

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I have installed windows XP from a disc but have No CD-ROM for new monitor

Post by staydreamer on Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:15 am

Hi, I hope u can help as im going crazy right now!

I INSTALLED WINDOWS XP FROM A DISC AS THE 2ND HAND (VERY OLD) COMPUTER I HAVE DIDNT HAVE A WORKING OS, i HAVE A BRAND NEW HANNSPREE MONITOR BUT I CANT FIND THE CD-ROM TO CONFIGURE IT. NOW THERE IS NO SOUND AT ALL, I CAN'T WATCH ANY VIDEO, EVERYTHING ON SCREEN IS WAY TOO BIG BUT IT WONT LET ME CHANGE THE RESOLUTION AT ALL. IT IS STUCK ON THE LOWEST LEVEL AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH ADJUSTING THE RESOLUTION AND SOUND IS ALL GRAYED OUT.

CAN I DOWNLOAD A DRIVER FROM SOMEWHERE TO FIX THIS OR IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE WINDOWS DISC I INSTALLED??? DO I NEED A VIDEO CARD DRIVER...HAVE I EVEN GOT A VIDEO CARD?


I'M SO STUCK AND WOULD GRATELY APPRECIATE SOME HELP...PLEASE REPLY IN AS PLAIN ENGLISH AS POSS AS I'M A NOVICE WITH COMPUTERS!

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR TIME

STACEY
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Re: I have installed windows XP from a disc but have No CD-ROM for new monitor

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:51 am

Hello,

You might need to install your graphic driver.


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Re: I have installed windows XP from a disc but have No CD-ROM for new monitor

Post by shockz13 on Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:48 pm

1. Click the Start button in the bottom left hand corner of your screen
2. Click Run..
3. Type dxdiag(which stands for DirectX diagnostic Tool) and it will open a new window
3a. If a question box comes up just click yes.
4. In the new window select the Display tab.
5. Under the device section you should now see the name of the video card you have.


You can now google for a video card driver or if you want a direct link just post you graphics card name here.

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