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Old 01-31-04, 02:36 PM
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Need help finding a video driver.

Buddy of mine formatted his PC but before doing so he forgot to look at what the video driver was and evidently HP doesn't give restore disks anymore.

It's a Pavillion x1993.

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Ok, just tell your friend to open the case and look at the model number on the video card. It's either a ATI or nVidia card. You'll have no problem finding the driver on their website.
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haha

That'll be like him performing surgery.
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Go to HP's site and look up the computer there. They should have drivers available once you specify the model.
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Tried that too.
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Ok, then open a DOS window and type the following:
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debug
dc000:0


[read the ASCII text on the right-hand side]

q
exit

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That may tell you the model of the video card.

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