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Graphics will not change

HI, when i updated my itunes to 8.0.1on my aspire rc500, i restarted the computer and and when i got to the desktop the graphics were low, set at Low(8 bit) and i cant change it thats all there is in the drop down menu.
Also a "found new hardware" screen appears of an unknown device,
how can i fix this??

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  • ben eh Oct 13, 2008

    thanx for your help compgeek09. i didnt no what had happened. no i dnt think i have my original installation disks. i will try and find it on the internet, if you wouldnt mind having a look for me because you obviously no more than me and what to look for.

  • ben eh Oct 13, 2008

    positive it is an RC500, i have the users guide and it is XP

  • ben eh Oct 13, 2008

    :( no this did not work, when i attempted to reinstall it it came up with a message saying "the NVIDIA prgam could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware.setup will now exit."

  • ben eh Oct 13, 2008

    im goin out for an hour or two so could u think about it and get back

  • ben eh Oct 13, 2008

    :) :) Yes that did it, OMG thank you soooo Much for your help, much appreciated, and i will add that page to my favourites, thanx again:)

  • ben eh Oct 13, 2008

    ok thanx alot



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You need to re-install your graphics driver. I looked on acers website for it, but they have a terrible driver download page. The new hardware is the graphics card that it is detecting. If you have your original installation disc with the drivers on it, then just reinstall the graphics driver and that should fix your problem. Otherwise maybe you will have better luck finding your driver on acers website. Let me know if this does not fix the problem, or if you can not find the driver, and I will help you find it.

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  • compgeek09 Oct 13, 2008

    Are you sure the Model is RC500 and not E500? And are you using Windows XP? or Vista?


  • compgeek09 Oct 13, 2008

    Wow that was the hardest driver to ever find....LoL but here you go.

    When you get to the page, you will want to download the Nvidia VGA driver (Ver.77.72) and then when it goes to download open it and it should automatically install. I would save this page to your favorites as it was very hard to find and has all of your other drivers that you might need someday.

    Hope this fixes it..Let me Know!!!!

  • compgeek09 Oct 13, 2008

    OK try the same page but do the first driver that says: Onboard Intel Video Chipset driver for MS Windows Vers. 14.9. Do the same thing, open it. Let me know.

  • compgeek09 Oct 13, 2008

    LOL, No problem at all! Thanks for being patient and trying the different solutions. If you would ever need anything else, you can contact me at Now you can go



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