Sean Feeney
Architect of the digital age

Missing Display Adapter in Device Manager

26 October 2007

After an upgrade of XP, you may notice the Display Adapter category missing from Device Manager completely. Scans by Add/Remove Hardware find no video cards, and the install program for your video card complains that it either can’t find a compatible card or that your existing “standard” driver has a problem.

Cause: Chipset drivers were screwed up by the upgrade.
Solution: Re-install chipset drivers. In my case, the latest VIA 4 in 1 driver from my motherboard manufacturer’s website.

Posted in drivers, video cards, Windows XP

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