Drivers cannot be loaded...windows does not recognize monitor
Hi, After a computer crash..I have not been able to reinstall my monitor. The drivers do not load from the Viewsonic CD..manual option does not work either. On the device manager I have Yellow ? against "PCI device" and "Video controller (VGA Compatible)". I have downloaded the signed and unsigned drivers from the Viewsonic website for this monitor....no luck!!
The monitor does not show up on the Hardware manager, and windows has just loaded some pathetic generic monitor drivers. So theres no multimedia.
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Monitor drivers are built into windows OS, you can't uninstall the driver unless you went to devise MGR, monitor, and opened proprieties and hit uninstall, and even then when you restart windows, it will auto reinstall the hardware. So what you're saying does not make sense.
If you reboot and noting, try a system restore, if you have a windows disk, then run repair. But like I said, you don't install monitor drivers, DVD rom drivers, these are generic drivers that are made into windows. If you think a monitor has a driver that needs installing, explain how people install windows if they couldn't see the monitor.
Only onboard video and graph cards need drivers to run the video at its intended resolution, but it does not need a driver for the monitor, it's built into windows.
For some reasons computer can crashed because some corrupted, missing files, virus program or faulty driver installed. Faulty installed drivers or multiple drivers installed with the same drivers can crashed your computer. Running on Safe mode will remove mulltiple same drivers in your computer and it will run on fresh install driver when loading to normal mode.
I suggest to run your computer on safe mode.
To run on safe mode, just restart your computer and press F8 to run on safe mode. After going to windows setting, restart your computer again. Check if this solve your problem.
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1. Restart the Computer 2. Press F5 or F10 a few seconds after POST (and before Windows tries to load) to access SAFE MODE 3. In SafeMode head straight to Control Panel - System - Device Manager 4. Remove all drivers under Display Adapters 4b. Remove all drivers under Monitors 5. Restart the computer
If u are able to get into windows using generic video drivers, then the problem is resolved. It's time now to reinstall the video drivers for u video card.
After you restore your computer, you must also reinstall the drivers for things like your wireless receiver. This is found on the Drivers disk, also gotten with your computer. Follow directions to recover all drivers are found on the disk.
Hi There: It sounds to me like it's your video card. Look for the drivers for it. This will usually happen if it is an after market card or the drivers are not on the drivers disk. If you have a disk for it fine. If not go to your device manager and see if it can find drivers for it. The fact the monitor is giving you lo res tells me it is working. It's just getting a lo res from the video card. I hope this helps, Jeff.
Hello, If you are running DVI-D(the white connector) then it isn't getting a digital handshake. If you have inspected the connection between the 2 and make sure there is no bent pins inside the connector that it mates with. If you have another computer, try to connect to that one. Open windows start menu, right click on my computer, then choose properties. Next choose Hardware, then Device manager. Once there, double click on display adapters to see if installed correctly. If good, click Monitors. If good, then your video card driver must need reinstall or update as usual. Also do you have the correct driver for you monitor? How does it react when you uninstall the monitor driver(can you select 32bit and higher resolution in default drivers? If none of this works, I would suspect that the replaced component failed due to static or faulty components within the electronics. Is there any other changes to the PC (new video card, updated Directx9.0?)
Hope this helps and let me know if I can be of anymore assistance?