My video card is not being recognized

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    Kmezz

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    I recently downgraded my laptop from Vista to Xp with a version of XP i downloaded off of the internet. Mostly everything runs smoothly, except dxdiag doesn't even recognize that there is a graphics card in, so i cant watch dvds/play certain games and install my drivers properly. I am on an alienware laptop with an ATI mobile radeon 9600/9700 (M10/M11) graphics card. Everest was able to recognize that.

    When i try to install the drivers or catalyst, it comes up with an error, then i click the error again and it says something like "failed to install. try using standard VGA driver adapter first" I uninstalled it,and tried reinstalling it again, and the same problem came up.

    Can anyone help me with my problem? It'd be greatly appreciated.
     
    Kmezz, Feb 23, 2009
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    okay, so my friend recommended that i go to display and mess around with the settings there. then i disabled the VGA card to try to install the other card. Now if i try to boot windows normally i get the windows logo, and then it makes the startup noise and goes to black screen. When i try to boot in safe mode i just get a lot of text.
     
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