In order to reinstall the drivers, you need to know what video card is installed on your computer. To do this, do the following: in the start menu, select Run, and type dxdiag.
In the window that appears go to the tab "Display". In this window you can see information about the video card, namely its name and manufacturer. If you have no drivers installed, it will be written N/A or N/D, then you will need to look for information in your computer documentation.
On this same tab you will have the information about the devices. Usually, a new version is released every one or two months. So if your driver is more than two months, then you need to update it.
You can download drivers from the manufacturer website of the graphics card. They're laid out in free access for download. Usually you only run .exe file, and all the rest of the operating system will do. If after installing the new drivers in the video card began to show some glitches, it is best to return the older version of the drivers. The operating system has the service "system Restore".
Advice 2 : How to check video card driver
Installation and configuration of drivers for devices is a very tedious process. Unfortunately, without him, none of the installation or reinstallation of the OS.
You will need
- Driver Pack Solution.
To update or install the driver of graphics card or any other equipment in several ways. Some of them offers us Microsoft, creating your own database of drivers. In any case, it is necessary to know the sequence of actions for correct selection of necessary drivers.
Consider the example of updating the driver of the video card with the help of standard tools of the Windows operating system. Click "control Panel" and go to "System and security". Find the menu "System" and start device Manager. Examine the list of hardware installed in your computer.
Locate the "display Adapters". Expand this menu and click the right button of the mouse on your graphics card. Select "Update driver software". In the next window, click on "search Automatically for updated drivers". In case of successful search for the necessary package drivers click "Install".
This method works relatively rare, but it was worth a try. Now do a manual search of drivers for the video card. Leaders in the production of these devices are companies AMD and NVidia.
Depending on the name of your graphics card go to http://www.nvidia.ru or http://ati.com. Locate these resources, package drivers or software for your video card. Download and install it.
If you were not able to find the driver for your graphics card, use a special program. As an example of such a base of drivers consider Driver Pack Solution.
Download this program and run it. Go to the tab "Drivers" and select the checkbox next to "advanced options". Select the driver of the video cardthat you want to install and click the "Intelligent setup". Then restart the computer.
Advice 3 : How to determine which driver is needed for the graphics card
After installing the operating system, you need to install large amount of software, e.g. drivers for different devices, codecs, application utilities, etc. Most of the above can be found on the official websites on the Internet.
You will need
- A computer with Internet connection.
If you are going to reinstall the operating system, it is recommended to prepare in advance the drivers for all devices. This can be done using the program Driver Genius. It allows not only to search for drivers on the Internet, but also create a backup of the current system.
In the absence of the original disk with drivers, it is first necessary to calculate the name of the manufacturer and model of your video card. The easiest way to find and review the printout with the configuration of the computer which you received at purchase. Also you can find boxes from your computer, one of which will be specified in the model card.
If you want to know the model of the video card software, run the applet "DirectX diagnostic Tool". To do this, click "start" and select "Run". In the blank field type dxdiag (abbreviated name of the applet) and then click Enter or "OK".
In the opened window go to tab "Display". In the "Device" will display detailed information about the card installed, and in the "Drivers" — the version of the installed software. If the string "Manufacturer" will be the value "N/a" device not defined or not detected (integrated graphics card). To determine the model of the card you can use software Everest Ultimate Edition or SiSoftware Sandra.
Then you need to go to developer website: Nvidia http://www.nvidia.ru/Download/index.aspx?lang=ru and for ATI http://www.amd.com/ru/Pages/AMDHomePage.aspx. Select the model, OS version and click "Download" (Download). After loading the video driver, perform the installation by double-clicking the executable file.