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Old November 22nd, 2007, 02:16 AM
AnthMan AnthMan is offline
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New video card didn't work now I can't install drivers for my old card...

Hello all, I rushed to the store yesterday to purchase the latest installment of my beloved Unreal Tournament series. Not to my surprise the video card I was running was inadequate to run the game beyond Doomesque graphics performance. No problem, I drove back to Fry's bought the latest and greatest and headed home. Well the new video card didn't work. My monitor didn't even register that a computer was hooked up. So I figured I would just take this one back and get something else, while in the meantime put my old card back in and reinstall the drivers that I had uninstalled in preperation for my new card. Well not only does my new card not work but now I can't install my old drivers. Windows is giving me an error message which reads:

Setup was unable to complete installation. Try to setup you display adapter with a standard VGA driver before attempting installation.

I've tried everything I can think of. If you solve this you are a god.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 06:11 PM
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Did you uninstall your display adapter in device manager & reboot? Let windows find your Video card..
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 06:18 PM
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If you are using a PCI-e card did you make sure that you plugged the card into the PSU.
Always uninstall the old card through the device manager and remove the drivers through add/remove programs before shutting down the system to install a new card.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 09:22 PM
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The new card was most definately fried so I returned it and got a new one. I got my old one working by using system restore. I'll keep in mind what you guys told me for next time though, thanks.
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