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Presario V6500 Video Card error on XP install

By jjcamp ·
I just bought a new Compaq Presario V6500Z (with Geforce Go 7150) which came with Windows Vista. Deciding that I wanted XP on it instead, I proceeded to install XP. After installation I was able to install all of my drivers successfully except for the video card driver.

Here is the problem: I tried both the regular ForceWare drivers and the Go ForceWare (when asked was videocard I had for the Go ForceWare the 7150 was not listed). Upon installation both of these told me that it could not find the correct driver for my video card.

The really phenomenal thing, however, is that in the device manager nothing shows up under display adapters, instead, under "Other Devices" there is a listing with a yellow question mark that says "Video Controller (VGA Compatible)".

This problem has confounded me (someone who is quite proficient with computers) for 6 hours today. HP's tech support was useless, of course.

Any help with this is greatly appreciated.

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Fixed

by jjcamp In reply to Presario V6500 Video Card ...

Well a little while later I found out that the correct drivers could not be downloaded from nVidia's website and HP did not have them either, so I found the correct driver in the shadier parts of the web. Thanks anyway.

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Where did you find the driver?

by ayeh94558 In reply to Fixed

I've tried a number of different drivers off the web, but they're either incompatible, or give me a blue screen. Can you post the link to where you found one that worked?

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I FOUND 1!

by havocthemangaman In reply to Where did you find the dr ...

Hi guys, I was having trouble trying to get my laptop (v6500/v6000) to accept a non compaq XP driver til i found this on a forum somewhere.

I'm not sure how it works but it does :D, I think its just a universal driver, ENJOY!

http://rs120l3.rapidshare.com/files/26441524/248000/WinXP.exe

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where did you get these drivers?

by pipo___33 In reply to Presario V6500 Video Card ...

You seem to have found them ...
I want to downgrade the V6520ed to XP and am missing these drivers: Coprocessor,Ethernet controller, Network Controller, 3xBase System Device, 2x PCI Device, SM Bus controller, 2x USB controller, 2x unknown device, Video Controller

can you help?

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Here is the howto doc: how to run XP on the Compaq V6520

by rick In reply to where did you get these d ...

I own a Compaq V6530 and proud to say mine is running Windows XP.

Checkout my website since I wrote a small story on how to do that and what drivers to use. The article is in my weblog, follow this link: http://rick.gabsor.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44&Itemid=25

Greetings,

Rick
http://www.gabsor.nl

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thanks

by ania_dublin In reply to Here is the howto doc: ho ...

Rick, you are mean.. you dint give even a hint of where to find the drivers. So dont make people hope

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Geforce Go 7150 drivers for XP. Though you might want to test it out first

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/GRAPHICS-BOARD/NVIDIA/Nvidia-GeForce-Release-17792-BETA-XP64.shtml

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this info is useful, please mark it helpful. Thanks

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