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Display Adapter not showing in device manager...

#1
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5Ghz 2M 800mhz
    Motherboard
    EVGA nForce 730i GeForce 9300 Socket 775 MB
    Memory
    OCZ SLI 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x2048MB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard GeForce 9300
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Hard Drives
    HITACHI 1TB SERIAL ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
    PSU
    Diablotek PHD550 550w ATX Black PSU
    Case
    Thermaltake Mozart HTPC Case
    Keyboard
    Adesso 2.4 Ghz RF Wireless Mini Kybd/Opt Trackball

AstaLaVista

Lost in Cyberspace
Vista Pro
#2
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
    Cooling
    Air Cooled... See CPU
    Mouse
    Logitech G7
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 6MB Broadband
    Other Info
    Linksys WRT54G router
#3
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5Ghz 2M 800mhz
    Motherboard
    EVGA nForce 730i GeForce 9300 Socket 775 MB
    Memory
    OCZ SLI 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x2048MB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard GeForce 9300
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Hard Drives
    HITACHI 1TB SERIAL ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
    PSU
    Diablotek PHD550 550w ATX Black PSU
    Case
    Thermaltake Mozart HTPC Case
    Keyboard
    Adesso 2.4 Ghz RF Wireless Mini Kybd/Opt Trackball

Dwarf

The Contemplator
Vista Guru
Gold Member
#4
Hi iamjagr68 and welcome to Vista Forums :party:

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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/s (O2)
    Other Info
    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)
#5
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5Ghz 2M 800mhz
    Motherboard
    EVGA nForce 730i GeForce 9300 Socket 775 MB
    Memory
    OCZ SLI 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x2048MB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard GeForce 9300
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Hard Drives
    HITACHI 1TB SERIAL ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
    PSU
    Diablotek PHD550 550w ATX Black PSU
    Case
    Thermaltake Mozart HTPC Case
    Keyboard
    Adesso 2.4 Ghz RF Wireless Mini Kybd/Opt Trackball