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Want to go back to a plain VGA Video Dri

By rmessier ·
How do I undo a Video Adapter selection mistake?
I chose the wrong type of Video Adapter and now I can't boot in normal mode. It comes up in Safe mode, but when I try to change it I don't see an option to load just a plain video driver. This is a P4 with a ATI Rage 128 Pro video card. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks....Rod

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Want to go back to a plai ...

You should be able to uninstall the incorrect driver by going under start > settings > control panels > Display > Settings > Advanced > Adapter > Properties > Driver > Uninstall

(they sure buried that didn't they?). If you select update driver instead of Uninstall, you should be able to put the correct driver for your video card in from there.

If you still have trouble after this, uninstall it again, boot in safe mode, delete the video card in your device manager, reboot, let it re-detectand assign the correct video driver then.

Good luck! Hope this helps...

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Want to go back to a plai ...

Did you try removing the video card in safe mode and letting it re-detect? If so, then the next step is to manually remove the driver it is loading. Boot to safe mode and remove the driver from the system (delete it). Then manually change the driveragain to either a Standard VGA adapter or to the actual driver the card requires.

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by rmessier In reply to Want to go back to a plai ...

I have tried that, and it keeps loading the driver I installed by accident. What I would like to do is just get it back to a standard vga mode and try it again. At least in this mode I could boot up in normal mode. Any other ideas?
Thanks again.

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