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How does NT detect video?

By edrox ·
HI,

does anyone know how NT detect it's videocard/adapter?
I know the networkcard is detected using deviceID and Vendor ID, so I editted the inf files and now my NICs are detected.

I know the modem is detected using AT strings and responses, so I can have NT detect my modem.

But how can I do this for a fairly new AGP card?
I can install it from the unattend.txt file, no problem, specify the inf and infoption, no prob, but if I can have NT detect this my unattend will be fully hardware independent for my 4 macine types.

Anybody any advice?

Thanks in advance,

Eduard de Vries
edevries@footlocker.com

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How does NT detect video?

by Bill Cassada In reply to How does NT detect video?

I don't mean to sound harsh or anything, but you do realize that NT is not plug and pray...oops I mean play.

If NT (assuming NT4 here) could do what you wanted it WOULD be plug and play and half of what we contribute to this forum would no longerbe necessary.

Good luck in your endeavour though.

"The solution (truth) is out there......"

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by edrox In reply to How does NT detect video?

Sorry Bill,
for networkcards and modems NT is plug-and-play if you enter your modems and NICs so NT can recognise them.
That works for me, however I haven't figured it out for video adapters.

Thanks anyway, NT is not plug-and=pray but you can get it close.

Eduard

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by bill.parks In reply to How does NT detect video?

I do not know the details of the device query, but I do know what needs to be done, if you haven't already. NT out-of-the-box is usually SP1. You need to perform and unattended setup using the HAL.dll from SP3 that contains the info for AGP devices.On Technet get article Q178275, this will describe the procedure in detail...Let me know...

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by edrox In reply to How does NT detect video?

Hi,

I have updated my HAL to the SP3 version, but I want to know is how NT detects these cards, then I can add my own cards like the network cards and modems.

Thanks,

Eduard

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