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THIS IS NOT A CORRECT DISPLAY CARD

By howard.schwartz ·
I changed out my video card and now I get an error box with the following error message every time I boot up "This is not a correct display card". I click OK and everything works as it should. I reseated the card, reran the software installation, re-forced plug and play to look at the card again (Diamondmm 770 32MB), but could not get rid of the error box. Any ideas??

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by David Balogh In reply to THIS IS NOT A CORRECT DIS ...

I dont know what you had in there before, or what version of windows you are running, but a few ideas:
1) If you are running win2000 you are able to "add/remove hardware" i had to do that recently and everything worked perfectly.

2) Go into the system settings, hardware section and make sure your old drivers aren't showing up as still installed.

3) Something i had to do even when i was upgrading my drivers, go into the display properties and go into the last tab "settings", there you will see different things, now depending on your windows version ther are different ways:-
win 9x: (2000 maybe included in this) now what you want is the button called "advanced" there you will goto the display adapter settings and change it to "standard vga adapter".
win NT: press "display type..." button and there will be another button at the top "change" change it to "standard vga adapter".

From there you are able to continue installing the new card.

Hope you have success,
David.

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by howard.schwartz In reply to THIS IS NOT A CORRECT DIS ...

Good suggestions, but "been there - done that". I am running Win98 2nd edition. Maybe physically removing all the drivers manually might work. Funny how this error message is not documented anywhere.

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by bohicam1 In reply to THIS IS NOT A CORRECT DIS ...

All I can offer is a similar situation I had last week. If you are running winnt, try reinstalling the service pack. That should fix it up.
Good luck!

Mike

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by howard.schwartz In reply to THIS IS NOT A CORRECT DIS ...

Thanks, but I'm running 98

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by Bradley O In reply to THIS IS NOT A CORRECT DIS ...

Go under Control Panel> System and remove all you video adapters. Then the system will ask you to reboot. Do so and when the plug and play comes up just point to to the right drivers.

P.S. Make sure that your installing the right drivers sometimes maufactures make one CD for mutiple versions of their video cards.

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