Display adapters not in device manager after XP Pro SP2 install

I did a clean install of XP Pro SP2 (SP2 is embedded on the XP CD). I can't install the drivers for my GeForce FX 5200. I get the following message during the setup, "NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any driver that are compatible with your current hardware". I thought to upgrade the drivers for my display adapter but Display Adapters isn't listed in device manager. I selected show hidden devices in device manager but still no display adapter shows. I have a AMD XP2400 on an Asus A7600-X mbd. I checked the bios and made sure AGP VGA was selected in the PCI config and tried to install the card via add new hardware. Windows can't find the card but I get a display. The adapter type in display properties is blank. I tried to run a repair on XP and did a complete reinstall of XP. Same deal. Not sure what to try next. I've looked everywhere for a fix but have found none.
sttaynnAsked:
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tol-techCommented:
Chances are you need to install the Motherboard drivers from the cd which should have came with your system.
If you don't have them you will need to go to Asus's web site and download them.
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PCBONEZCommented:
Run Microsoft Update:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
See if you pick-up a driver.
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nobusCommented:
are you sure this is correct ?   >>   A7600-X   <<  could find nothing on the ASUS site
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Chris BRetiredCommented:
Presuming your board is this - A7V600-X, what you need is all here -

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

Just select the details from the drop lists.

Chris B
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pcchecksCommented:
you don't need your mainboard CD for the Videocard driver. Go to the GeForce FX5200 card manufacturer's site. Download the latest driver. You should install the VIA 4 in 1 driver(this is normally on the mainboard CD) ...just keep saying next until finished. After you restart then install the downloaded video driver.
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PCBONEZCommented:
Like I said:: Run Microsoft Update:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

Your clean install most likely wiped out your updated WHQL (a.k.a. The list of digitally signed/approved drivers.)
XP does not like drivers that are not WHQL and digitally signed.
Your driver might be WHQL and signed but windows doesn't know it because it's using an out of date signed drivers list due to your fresh install.
Windows Update will update your WHQL digitally signed drivers list and then maybe it will install the driver.

http://www.tweakguides.com/NVFORCE_3.html
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sttaynnAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the great advice. I reinstalled the VIA drivers from the CD that came with the motherboard and that solved my problem.
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Visual3DMayaCommented:
From the Start menu, select Settings.
Select Control Panel.
Select System.
Select Device Manager.

Under Display adapters, select the name of the NVIDIA adapter you have
    installed.  If you do not see a Display adapters option, or if your NVIDIA
    adapter is not listed, under Other Devices, select Video Controller = VGA Compatible
Restart and if you should see few colors and low resolution is ok. If not, try to do this from safe mode, press F8 or F5 at boot.

Under Display Properties select Advanced, Adapter, Properties, Driver, Update driver, and go to the location where the latest video card driver is.
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pcchecksCommented:
Told ya.
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