I bought a used computer but the drivers are all messed up. I need advice! I have spent hours upon hours researching this. My brain is on overload and I'm not even sure if I can even explain my problem well enough.
First I had to get a dvi-vga adapter to connect my monitor to the HD video card. Then I had to use a PCI adapter to connect to broadband because the computer isn't recognizing the network adapter, probably needs a driver. The computer came with a clean install of windows xp, so I did some updating. While I was doing that, I noticed there wasn't any audio. I had to update driver. Got sound! Check! Then I downloaded City of Heroes mmorpg (which is why I got the computer). But when I went to play I got an error about a missing opengl driver. That's when I discover the mess in device manager.
SM Bus Controller & Video Controller (VGA compatible) are both listed under other devices with yellow question marks, apparently driver-less. And there is nothing for Display Adapters. It doesn't even say Display Adapters in the list. I have a Radeon HD 7570 according to the eBay seller. The computer does not recognize it at all. I've tried updating the drivers, but I'm not even sure if chose the right one. I've tried the AMD auto detect
; that doesn't work. It flashes what I assume to be an error msg, but it's so quick it's just a blur. There is supposedly an AMD Catalyst Control Center or AMD Vision Engine Control Center
, but I can't find a place to download it.
Now after more confusing research, I'm wondering do I need to mess with the BIOS (please NO!) or maybe something about a motherboard chipset? *Sigh* I'm at a loss as what to do next! The previous owner hasn't been helpful at all.
I was up til 7 am trying to figure this thing out. I didn't get much sleep. But I wouldn't be complaining if I'd been up all that time playing superhero!!
I hope someone can help!
4 gigs of ddr2 memory
Radeon HD 7570
Abit kn9 sli mother board
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name WINDOWS-NLPQ0N0
System Manufacturer Unknow
System Model Unknow
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~2100 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 2/27/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.5