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    Display Adapter not showing in device manager...

    I just bought an EVGA nForce 730i mobo with onboard GeForce 9300 graphics card.

    I installed vista ultimate 32 bit and the first thing I did was install all the drivers from the disk that came with the motherboard. For some reason I can't find my display adapter in my device manager list and I don't think the driver from the mobo disk is installing properly but I can't check that because I don't see the adapter in the device manager list. Any idea on how I can fix this?

    Thanks

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    Re: Display Adapter not showing in device manager...

    Did you touch anything on the Bios? Are you sure you don't have a PCI or PCIe card installed as well? What does it say under Device Manager/Display Adapters?

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    Re: Display Adapter not showing in device manager...

    All I touched on the bios was turning on the USB ports for keyboards/mice/storage devices at start up.

    In the device manager there isn't even a heading that says "Display Adapters". Vista is not recognizing that I even have any display adapters. When I right click on the desktop and go to Personalize then Display... the adapter that it says it's using is the dreaded VGASave... if I go to the drivers tab of the display adapter card it won't allow me to choose a new driver.

    When I try and run the nVidia installer for the onboard graphics card I get a message saying that it couldn't find drivers for any hardware I have.

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    Re: Display Adapter not showing in device manager...

    Hi iamjagr68 and welcome to Vista Forums

    In many cases, the driver CDs that come with motherboards have fairly old drivers that don't always work as they should. My recommendation is that you download the latest drivers here nForce Driver and place them on a memory stick. Reinstall Vista, and then install the drivers from the memory stick. Always install these drivers in the same account that you created when installing Vista.

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    Re: Display Adapter not showing in device manager...

    Ok, I tried installing all the latest nForce drivers from NVIDIA but to no avail.

    I then tried installing windows xp media center edition... it picked up the fact I had an on board gpu! That leads me to believe that it's specifically something with vista not wanting to acknowledge the fact there is an on board GPU present.

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