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Post by ginobwoy on 14th May 2009, 10:56 pm

I have a problem on my laptop... I'm using Windows Vista..
and everytime i Install the "VGA Graphics Adaptor" my computer will now show anything after i restart..it show's it booting up... But it won't show the user accounts... and the only way to fix this to Reinstall Windows Vista .. which i have several times.. and I have confirmed that the problem is with the VGA Graphics adaptor... If you could help that would be Great!

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Re: VGA graphics adaptor...Problems

Post by Doctor Inferno on 15th May 2009, 7:13 am

Give me the model of your laptop, I'll try to get the latest version of the Graphics driver from the manufacturer's website.


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Re: VGA graphics adaptor...Problems

Post by ginobwoy on 16th May 2009, 3:44 pm

Thank you for the reply... the model is >> Dell inspiron 1525 <<

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Re: VGA graphics adaptor...Problems

Post by AuroraRange on 16th May 2009, 6:05 pm

u installed the one for desktop graphic or mobile graphic?



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Re: VGA graphics adaptor...Problems

Post by ginobwoy on 16th May 2009, 6:32 pm

Actually.... I found this....
This is the EXACTTTT problem i am having..
Please take a moment to read it ...I know there
is a Resloution.. but im not sure how to follow it..im kinda confused...
cause it says to open the Device.Inf file and i don't know what that is ??
TOPIC

When you start a Windows Vista-based computer or a Windows Server 2008-based computer, the computer stops responding on a blank screen

SYMPTOMS
When you start a Windows Vista-based computer or a Windows Server 2008-based computer, the computer stops responding on blank screen. This problem occurs when the computer has a VGA driver installed.

CAUSE
When the system detects the display device as using a VGA driver, the original Hardware Acceleration setting is ignored. In other words, the display device is treated as if the Hardware Acceleration setting is set to None.

This behavior occurs because the VGA driver does not support any hardware acceleration. Therefore, it is faster to update the display if the graphics device interface (GDI) performs all the drawing in an off-screen buffer instead of by passing drawing commands to the VGA driver. (These commands are run in video memory.) The display device checks the first graphics adapter only if it uses a VGA driver.

RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, change the order of the display divers to make sure that the VGA driver is not listed first in the display device .inf file. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Open the display device .inf file.
2. Locate the InstalledDisplayDrivers value. For example, the string that contains this value may resemble the following:
HKR,, InstalledDisplayDrivers, 0x00010000, vga, mydispdd
3. If you do not need the VGA driver, change the string to the following:
HKR,, InstalledDisplayDrivers, 0x00010000, mydispdd
Note The driver supports only the very low display settings of the original VGA standard. The most useful setting is the 640 by 480 screen resolution.
4. If you must have the VGA driver, change the string to the following:
HKR,, InstalledDisplayDrivers, 0x00010000, mydispdd, vga
5. Save the display device .inf file.

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Re: VGA graphics adaptor...Problems

Post by AuroraRange on 17th May 2009, 8:10 am

Cant check it now, cause using windows 7. It should be located in (drive)/windows/inf/display.inf



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Re: VGA graphics adaptor...Problems

Post by Doctor Inferno on 18th May 2009, 8:32 am

What brand/version video card are you using?

Before you work in the INF file, I think you may have more luck visiting the video card manufacturers website to find updated drivers for your specific card. The Vista driver may only provide minimum support for your hardware while allowing it to work.


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Re: VGA graphics adaptor...Problems

Post by ginobwoy on 20th May 2009, 8:06 pm

Not sure what type of video card i have ....it says "not avaible" in The Dxdiag.....But im pretty sure it's a, Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100.
<< not really sure what that is

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Re: VGA graphics adaptor...Problems

Post by Doctor Inferno on 22nd May 2009, 8:11 am

Here is how to find out what is up with your graphics card:

Go to Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > System > Device Manager.

Then expand the entry that says Display Adpaters and you will see the brand and model number of your graphics card. If it has a yellow exclamation mark on it that means it is not working correctly or does not have the right driver installed.

Then you should go to the web site of the graphics card manufacturer and download the lastest driver for Vista and install it.


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Re: VGA graphics adaptor...Problems

Post by ginobwoy on 22nd May 2009, 8:19 pm

Alright so i did what you said.. and there's a yellow exclamation mark... but if I install the Driver.... That's when the computer won't start up.

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Re: VGA graphics adaptor...Problems

Post by Doctor Inferno on 24th May 2009, 10:58 am

Hello,

Just some questions I need you to answer so that I could better troubleshoot your problem.

How long has it been since this problem occurred?
Have you ever change your graphics card originally?
When did you first notice you had a yellow exclamation mark next to the driver in Device Manager?
Have you made any changes to your operating system prior to this problem starting?
If you do update the driver are you able to boot into a Safe Mode to verify if it will load up?


Not sure if it will work, but you could try to perform a System Restore.
Using the System Restore tool may not necessarily help you determine the issue. The System Restore tool uses restore points to return system files and settings to an earlier point in time.

You can use it to restore the operating system to a point in time in which you did not experience the issue. When you use System Restore to restore the computer to a previous state, programs and updates that you installed are removed.


How to repair the operating system and how to restore the operating system configuration to an earlier point in time in Windows Vista:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212/en-us


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Re: VGA graphics adaptor...Problems

Post by ginobwoy on 28th May 2009, 11:46 pm

How long has it been since this problem occurred?
*Affter i had reinstalled windows vista because it would not boot up.
Have you ever change your graphics card originally?
*No, the computer is fairly new i bought it about 2 months ago.
When did you first notice you had a yellow exclamation mark next to the driver in Device Manager?
*After i re-installed vista, because everytime i did download the "yellow exclmation one" it would not start up?

Have you made any changes to your operating system prior to this problem starting? *No, it started after re-installing Vista.

If you do update the driver are you able to boot into a Safe Mode to verify if it will load up? *No, tried serveal times but it just loads the files and freezes.


*Note* the reason for me installing windows vista in the first place is because my laptop monitor was broken and it would not start up.... but after i had reinstalled it; it worked.

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