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How To Remove The Video Card Driver

It's much simpler to remove the video card driver under Windows XP than under Windows 98. Click on Start, then click on Control Panel. Double-click on the Add/Remove Programs icon. Scroll through the list of programs installed on the computer and click on the current video card drivers. Highlighting an entry on this window brings up a Change/Remove button for the entry like the example shown below. If an NVIDIA video card is being removed then the entry would be named something like "NVIDIA Display Driver".




Remove the video card driver and restart the computer.When the computer boots back to the desktop, the colors and the display probably look very different than they did before. That's because the computer is now using the standard VGA adapter, which is very basic. Let GoBack settle down.

For replacing an NVIDIA based video card like I did, read the Driver Cleaner ReadMe file and follow the steps. There are not many steps and the step are not difficult, but there's no point in repeating them here. On the other hand, I found the text shown below from the Driver Cleaner help file quite helpful, so I've mentioned it here to make sure you see it. Execute Driver Cleaner to remove any remaining remnants of the NVIDIA video card drivers. The steps for Driver Cleaner require that the computer be restarted in "Safe Mode". See my How to Start a Windows XP-Based Computer in Safe Mode page if you're not sure how to do that.









For replacing an ATI based video card, execute CATALYST Uninstaller (cat-uninstaller.exe). Follow the prompts and restart the computer when prompted.

With the appropriate driver cleaner utitlity complete, now is a fine to use the System Configuration Utility (msconfig) to change startup such that the computer no longer restarts in Safe Mode.

If you're upgrading from an integrated graphics chipset, meaning a chipset built-into the motherboard, so that there is currently no video card in your computer then it's worth noting that some motherboards require a simple BIOS change in order for the installed video card to be recognized. Consult the documentation that came with your motherboard or computer for more information.





























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NOT ACTIVE AUDIO WINDOWS XP.....WHAT THIS IS SOLUTION ASUS P5KPL-AM SE


Click Start, click Control Panel, double-click System, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b.jpg If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Double-click Sound, video and game controllers to expand that category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, check the information that came with your computer to see if there's supposed to be a sound card installed. If there should be a sound card installed, you'll need to install one.If you think you have a sound card installed, but you don't see it under the Sound, video and game controllers category, expand the Other devices category and check any devices listed there.Laptops don't usually have sound cards. Instead, they have integrated sound processors, which appear in the same category in Device Manager.

If there's a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card in Device Manager, there might be a problem.

  1. Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.

  2. Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.

  3. Although most speakers have a volume control, you can control the overall level of sound using Windows.

    1. Open Volume Control by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then, under Audio Devices and Sound, clicking Adjust system volume.

    2. Under Main Volume, move the slider up or down to raise or lower the volume.

Aug 04, 2011 | ASUS P5KPL-AM SE Motherboard

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internal laptop speakers do not make sounds....i have opened the control panel looked at the sound set up..tested everything and it showed the speakers are working but still no sounds..please help...


If you're running Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click the Start button, clickControl Panel, click System and Security, and then, under System, click Device Manager. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
If you're running Windows XP, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management, in the left pan click Device Manager. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Double-click Sound, video and game controllers to expand that category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, check the information that came with your computer to see if there's supposed to be a sound card installed.
If there's a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card in Device Manager, there might be a problem.
Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.
Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.
If there is a problem with the sound device, it will be stated, and you might need to update your driver for the sound card.
You can double left click on the device marked and click the "Drivers" tab and select "Update Driver Button" to see if this will update the driver.
If this was successful, then restart your computer.
For further details on preforming these steps please see:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/no-sound-in-windows

Jan 31, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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i cant hear myself , my audio isnt working


Check for whether the Audio Driver is Working .Also check the sound and audio in the control panel (Whether it is muted or not) .Reinstall Driver If the problem persists . Reinstall OS if necessary

Microsoft Windows Sound Card Test There are also several test that can be performed from Windows. Microsoft recommends the following procedure:

"Verify that Windows can play .wav files:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.


  2. Double-click the Sounds icon.


  3. Under Events, click an event that has a loudspeaker icon next to it.


  4. In the Name text box, be sure that the three-letter file extension is ".wav".


  5. Under Preview, click the Play button. You should hear a sound.

If you don't hear any sounds, or if Windows is not able to play a .wav file, check to see that a sound driver is enabled:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.


  2. Double-click the System icon.


  3. Click the Device Manager tab.


  4. Click the plus sign next to Sound, Video And Game Controllers.


  5. If there is no Sound, Video And Game Controllers entry, or you have no sound card listed under this entry, contact the manufacturer of the computer or sound card and request help reinstalling the sound card drivers.
  6. "

Dec 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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changed from windows home vista to windows Xp and dont have sound


Have you check if the driver for the sound card is installed?

You can check it on the device manager:

To go to Device Manager
here's what you need to do:

  1. On the desktop right-click on My Computer and click Properties or open the Control Panel and double-click the System icon.
  2. In the System Properties window click the Hardware tab.
  3. In the Hardware tab click the Device Manager button.
or
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Control Panel
  4. In the Control Panel double-click the Systems icon.
  5. In the System Properties window click the Hardware tab.
  6. In the Hardware tab click the Device Manager button and
NOTE: look for Sound devices or If you see other devices (In yellow "?")

and under that is the Audio Controller or Audio device
it only means that the driver for the sound card is not yet installed.

Feb 26, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 Notebook

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how do i update my sound drive for free


1. Windows XP Update:
To update the sound card driver, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
  2. Click the Hardware tab.
  3. Expand Sound, video, and game controllers.
  4. Double-click the sound card, and then click the Driver tab.
  5. Click Update Driver.
  6. Follow the Hardware Update Wizard to update the sound card driver.
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Another Option: Download From Web Link:
http://drivers.softpedia.com/

Jan 29, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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