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Why isn´t the video card recognized on my Dell Inspiron 7000 computer? - Technical Tip - 166286

Update the Video Driver for the Inspiron 7000 running Windows 98.

File Download

  1. Browse to Dell Support.
  2. Click the link for Downloads.
  3. Search for the latest version of the Inspiron 7000 Video Driver under Video for your system.

    NOTE: For more information about searching for and downloading files from Dell, click the Help link.

Driver Installation

  1. Once the driver diskette is made, click on START | SETTINGS | CONTROL PANEL.
  2. Double-click the Display icon.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Click the Advanced button.
  5. Click the Adapter tab.
  6. Click the Change button.
  7. Click the Next button.
  8. Choose Display a list of all the drivers...
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click the Have Disk button. The location will default to [A:].
  11. Click OK.
  12. Follow the on screen prompts to install the new driver.

The Video Card May Have Been Upgraded.

Upon receiving an Inspiron 7000 system exchange, or upon receiving an Inspiron 7000 back from the repair facility, the video card may not be recognized.

The video card is not recognized because it may have been upgraded. The ATI LT Rage Pro® video card may have been replaced with the ATI Mobility-P® video card. To make the video card works correctly, the newest drivers need to be downloaded and installed from the Dell® Web Site.

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Article ID: SLN67060

Last Date Modified: 08/01/2010 12:00 AM

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