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  • Started 7 years ago by Ram3L
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Ram3L
Posts: 14

Hey Guys, I Just Bought A Brand New Laptop Last Week It Had Windows Vista Home Basic
& Because Im A Gamer I Reformated It & Installed Windows XP Home Edition Sp2
Ive Installed Everything & Everythings Coming Out Good! But Just 1 Problem
Thats Really Really Bugging Me & No one Seems To Help Me With, First Of All Let Me
Tell You My Laptop Specs.

Compaq Presario F500

- 1GB RAM
- 80GB HDD
- 1.81Ghz
- 128MB nVidia GeForce Go 6150 <<< Need Help Downloading The Driver For It :[

My Laptop Is A ( AMD Turion 64x2 Mobile Technology )

I Only Need Help With The Graphic Card I Cant Find It No Where To Download The Graphic Card
Driver When I Right Click On My Desktop & Go On Settings It Has No Graphic Card Installed,
Ive Tried Downloading Some Drivers From Here & It Didnt Work :[
It Always Comes Up With This Error Saying
( The NVIDIA Setup programe could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit )

I Can't Play On Counter-Strike On OpenGL Anymore Because Of My Graphic Card Id Have To Play On Software Which Spikes A Lil.

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Scott
Posts: 5618

***You (Are) Kidding, right?***

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Ram3L
Posts: 14

Please Help Bro?

Im Asking Politely

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Scott
Posts: 5618

What Exactly Is The Problem With This One, Bro?

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_163.71.html

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Ram3L
Posts: 14

Ill Try That Now, If It Works You Get A High Five xD

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taybay
Posts: 521

Don't your pinkies hurt from hitting shift so much? XD

Usually when you get a brand new laptop it comes with a cd to install drivers, should you reformat your computer. It doesn't necessarily say drivers, it might say 'software' or something similar. Did you get one of those?

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Ram3L
Posts: 14

They Don't Give You Driver CDS With Laptop Not Even 1
Even If I Download Them From The Original Compaq Site It Will Not Work
Because Its For 'Windows Vista' You Can Go On XP Catogrey On Compaq Site For Your Laptop Model, Still You Wont See The Graphic Card Driver For Windows XP

Anyways Im Downloading What Scott Told Me To Download Right Now 55%

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Ram3L
Posts: 14

Didn't Work Says

( The NVIDIA Setup programe could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit )

When That nVidia Black Screen Comes Up.

***EDIT***

I Have Nothing Installed On My Laptop Its Just Windows XP Home Edition Sp2

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Ram3L
Posts: 14

Please Post Here & Help Guys... Ive Been Waiting 2 Weeks Now :(

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michael
Posts: 568

Perhaps your video card / drivers are not compatible with XP. You bought a Vista laptop :P for Vista hardware.

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Mike

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Ram3L
Posts: 14

Does This Mean I Gotta Download Vista LOL ?

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michael
Posts: 568

Well - if you bought a laptop with Vista preinstalled, use the Recovery Discs.

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Mike

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Ram3L
Posts: 14

Well i dont have any discs with my new laptop

I'd just have to download it xD

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taybay
Posts: 521

I'm pretty sure it's illegal for you to be sold a computer without the OS installation disks.

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michael
Posts: 568

Indeed. Also we do not endorse illegal activites. Please stop discussing downloading it. Go online to Microsoft, buy a new licence, find someone who has a Home Basic disc and use your licence with it. Perfectly legit.

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Mike

Edit: Perhaps this HP came where you had to make your own recovery discs, like Dell sometimes do.

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