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Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does

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#1
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
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
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>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
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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>
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#4
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
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:

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> 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
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
"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
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:

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> 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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#10
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:

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> 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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#11
Monitors do not need drivers.
All they need is its proper inf file which is, by the way, the driver itself.
Carlos

"Spirefm" wrote:

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> 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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Mark W Scheidell

#12
Tried your method and it didn't work (Vista x64). Works on XP x64 but Vista
tells me the inf is not x64 compatiable. ????

"Carlos" <Carlos@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> 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
>>
 

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Michael Palumbo

#13
"Spirefm" <Spirefm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
> 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
>



DO NOT have Windows search for the driver, manually point it to the folder
with the inf files. It will then show you a list of compatible drivers. If
yours isn't listed uncheck the box that limits the list to compatible and
simply choose your monitor from the list.

There has never been an executable for installing monitor inf files (to the
best of my knowledge) because that would be a waste of time.

Technically, monitor 'drivers' aren't drivers at all, just a list of the
monitor's capabilities so Windows (or whatever OS) knows what the monitor
can and can't do so it can give you proper choices in the properties.

Mic
 

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#14
I downloaded exe files from both HP and Envision. All they do is create a
folder on your C drive with the inf files.

"Michael Palumbo" wrote:

> "Spirefm" <Spirefm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5EAFF38E-92D9-4BA1-8D09-E673E3AFC1A0@microsoft.com...
> >
> > 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
> >

>
>
> DO NOT have Windows search for the driver, manually point it to the folder
> with the inf files. It will then show you a list of compatible drivers. If
> yours isn't listed uncheck the box that limits the list to compatible and
> simply choose your monitor from the list.
>
> There has never been an executable for installing monitor inf files (to the
> best of my knowledge) because that would be a waste of time.
>
> Technically, monitor 'drivers' aren't drivers at all, just a list of the
> monitor's capabilities so Windows (or whatever OS) knows what the monitor
> can and can't do so it can give you proper choices in the properties.
>
> Mic
>
 

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