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Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does

  1. #1


    =?Utf-8?B?U3BpcmVmbQ==?= Guest

    Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does

    I have an NEC LCD monitor. XP recognised it and yesterday automatically
    updated the driver for it. Vista only sees as 'PNP'. I sthere some way I can
    force Vista to use the right drive.

    Colin

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  2. #2


    JW Guest

    Re: Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does

    Since your dispaly is connected to you grahics card and not to your MOBO it
    is graphics card and drivers that may need to recognize your moniotr if you
    are unable to use custom resolutions. Both NVIDIA and ATI have released new
    RC1 Vista drivers which also may make a difference.

    "Spirefm" <Spirefm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6E186105-CFA9-4CCC-A670-20866EAE9728@microsoft.com...
    >I have an NEC LCD monitor. XP recognised it and yesterday automatically
    > updated the driver for it. Vista only sees as 'PNP'. I sthere some way I
    > can
    > force Vista to use the right drive.
    >
    > Colin




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  3. #3


    =?Utf-8?B?Q2FybG9z?= Guest

    Re: Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does

    Nope.
    Monitor driver is supplied by the monitor manufacturer.
    All he needs is the inf file for the proper installation.
    Go to NEC's website and find the driver there.
    I installed my LG 1740B LCD monitor using the Windows XP x64 inf file.
    That is all you need.
    Carlos

    "JW" wrote:

    > Since your dispaly is connected to you grahics card and not to your MOBO it
    > is graphics card and drivers that may need to recognize your moniotr if you
    > are unable to use custom resolutions. Both NVIDIA and ATI have released new
    > RC1 Vista drivers which also may make a difference.
    >
    > "Spirefm" <Spirefm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:6E186105-CFA9-4CCC-A670-20866EAE9728@microsoft.com...
    > >I have an NEC LCD monitor. XP recognised it and yesterday automatically
    > > updated the driver for it. Vista only sees as 'PNP'. I sthere some way I
    > > can
    > > force Vista to use the right drive.
    > >
    > > Colin

    >
    >
    >


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  4. #4


    =?Utf-8?B?U3BpcmVmbQ==?= Guest

    Re: Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does


    All settings work fine even though its PNP. IE its just a very minor
    annoyance. I've been to the NEC site and downloaded the driver but Vista
    won't instal it because it doesn't see it as a NEC monitor.

    Colin

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  5. #5


    =?Utf-8?B?Q2FybG9z?= Guest

    Re: Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does

    Use the manual method for installing the driver.
    Go to Device Manager and right click on your monitor.
    Click on Update Driver, Browse my computer..., Let me pick...., Have Disk.
    Now point to your downloaded inf file.
    That should do it.
    Carlos

    "Spirefm" wrote:

    >
    > All settings work fine even though its PNP. IE its just a very minor
    > annoyance. I've been to the NEC site and downloaded the driver but Vista
    > won't instal it because it doesn't see it as a NEC monitor.
    >
    > Colin


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  6. #6


    =?Utf-8?B?U3BpcmVmbQ==?= Guest

    Re: Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does


    Unfortunately that doesn't do it because Vista is looking for a driver for a
    pnp monitor. If I could change the monitor type somewhere it would work I
    think but there is no provison for that. In theory the file I downloaded from
    NEC is executable, but actually its just a bunch of.inf files.

    Thanks anyway. Its hardly worth anybody's effort!

    Colin


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  7. #7


    =?Utf-8?B?SmV3ZWxzSA==?= Guest

    Re: Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does



    "Spirefm" wrote:

    >
    > Unfortunately that doesn't do it because Vista is looking for a driver for a
    > pnp monitor. If I could change the monitor type somewhere it would work I
    > think but there is no provison for that. In theory the file I downloaded from
    > NEC is executable, but actually its just a bunch of.inf files.
    >
    > Thanks anyway. Its hardly worth anybody's effort!
    >
    > Colin
    >


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  8. #8


    =?Utf-8?B?SmV3ZWxzSA==?= Guest

    Re: Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does

    Well this forum is good for #%&@. I just typed up a detailed list of how I
    installed my monitor and it is gone.

    I downloaded my monitor driver from Envision and ran as an admin. That
    created an Envision folder on my C drive. From there, I right-clicked the
    desktop, chose personalize, display settings, advanced settings, clicked the
    monitor tab, then properties(at which point you need to give windows
    permission to continue), click driver tab, update driver, then browse. Click
    on the browse button and click on the folder that has the drivers. Once that
    is set in the search bar, click on next and let it do it's things. It should
    come up with your monitor or a list of them to chose.

    "Spirefm" wrote:

    >
    > Unfortunately that doesn't do it because Vista is looking for a driver for a
    > pnp monitor. If I could change the monitor type somewhere it would work I
    > think but there is no provison for that. In theory the file I downloaded from
    > NEC is executable, but actually its just a bunch of.inf files.
    >
    > Thanks anyway. Its hardly worth anybody's effort!
    >
    > Colin
    >


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    =?Utf-8?B?U3BpcmVmbQ==?= Guest

    Re: Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does


    I wish it did, but it doesn't. You actually got a driver apparently. All I
    got was a .inf file.

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  10. #10


    =?Utf-8?B?Q2FybG9z?= Guest

    Re: Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does

    Hi:
    Those inf files are all you need.
    I also had the PNP monitor issue and solved it using the method described in
    my earlier post.
    Follow it exactly and you'll be able to use your monitor.
    Carlos

    "Spirefm" wrote:

    >
    > Unfortunately that doesn't do it because Vista is looking for a driver for a
    > pnp monitor. If I could change the monitor type somewhere it would work I
    > think but there is no provison for that. In theory the file I downloaded from
    > NEC is executable, but actually its just a bunch of.inf files.
    >
    > Thanks anyway. Its hardly worth anybody's effort!
    >
    > Colin
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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