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Compaq Presario Video Drivers

I have a Compaq Presario and I formatted and installed Windows ME. Now I need the video drivers. It is a Plug And Play Monitor on Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA).

Please help, ASAP
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claym3
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claym3
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war1Commented:
claym3
   If you want the standard VGA driver, Windows automatically loads it up. If you want your the driver for you video card, you need to determine the brand of video card and go to the manufacturing website to download it.

Best wishes, war1
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claym3Author Commented:
How do i determine the brand of the video card ? It is on the motherboard.
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oldgreyguyCommented:
what is the model number of your presario?
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war1Commented:
claym3,
   You can find out by going to the Compaq website and look for your model number, as oldgreyguy said. You may even find the video driver there.

Another way is to look in the Windows Help page. Select Start > Run and type msinfo32. Expand the Components section.
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CeLLuSCommented:
Go to Start> Windows Update
It will take you to the Microsoft Update Website.  There your system will be checked for security holes and outdated drivers.  It will let you know what type of updates and drivers you need.  

Good Luck
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edfairCommented:
Using the model number as wart says, you will find the possible graphics chipsets that compaq put on the M/B.
Once you identify the chipset you will find the driver set there.
You can use debug to display the video bios code to help find the chipset.  If I recall correctly I did display of c000 and the description was in the second page.
On one model from compaq I found 3 possible chipsets, and 2 driver sets for each to possibly use.
You may also have to change memory allocation to get the correct driver to load, especially if the previous setting was for one of the lower standards.
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corcomCommented:
You can find the video chip manufacturer and model on the screen before the Operating sysem boots up. A list of chipset vendors and ID's are listed.
Determine the Vendor ID and Chipset ID, then look these up in
http://www.yourvote.com/pci/vendors.txt

Or you could type "debug" from a command prompt, Press Enter, then type "d c000:0010" and press enter. Type "d", press enter. Type "d" and press enter again. Reading the output on the right side of the screen will tell you which video chip is being used.

Then find your drivers at
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/index.html
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corcomCommented:
You can find the video chip manufacturer and model on the screen before the Operating sysem boots up. A list of chipset vendors and ID's are listed.
Determine the Vendor ID and Chipset ID, then look these up in
http://www.yourvote.com/pci/vendors.txt

Or you could type "debug" from a command prompt, Press Enter, then type "d c000:0010" and press enter. Type "d", press enter. Type "d" and press enter again. Reading the output on the right side of the screen will tell you which video chip is being used.

Then find your drivers at
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/index.html
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war1Commented:
claym3,
   We have not heard from you? Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more questions? If an Expert help you, please accept his/her answer and provide him with an excellent or good grade.

Thanks, war1
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