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Unknown Graphics Driver Error!

Hello Experts!
So, I have a potato PC. Please you can giggle
Specs :
Core 2 Duo E7400
G31 Motherboard (All Drivers Up To Date)
4GB DDR2 RAM
ASUS GT 710 Silent (LOL FACTOR)
450W PSU

So, here is the issue
I am trying to install my graphics drivers and it installed after much effort
but what is happening now is that when I restarted my PC after the setup had finished and when it asked me to do so, after booting up the graphics don't just work !. The display resolution is very disturbing to see.
Means that, The drivers are installed, showing in the control panel but in device manager's display adapter's tab its showing "Standard VGA Display Adapter"
So, its not letting me to update from there too.
But sometimes, rarely (Like A Blood Moon). It shows that the drivers are installed when booted up but then after restarting its LOL (Drivers Not Installed)

Please tell me a fix
Please
Thanks In Advance!
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  1. Which windows do you have?
    If you are downloading latest drivers you need to update windows.
    After you updated windows 7 restart it and go to safe mode with networking and Download DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) and uninstall drivers, restart and again to safe mode and install latest drivers and see if it worked (as it asks for restart, restart and it should go to normal windows and check if it installed.

    Windows 10 safe mode https://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10 The "Use the “Shift + Restart” combination"
    and do the same thing but download DDU before.

    I have G31 motherboard and it should install GT 710 regardless (on my second PC).
  2. there's a thread over on the GeForce forums about the recent Nvidia drivers being buggy, and folks recommending rolling back to a previously known stable driver - don't know if it applies to your 710 but seeing as how Nvidia seems to employ the same drivers for so many models, it's worth looking at
    on the nvidia page, driver downloads, they list all their previous drivers - see if the driver recommended in this thread is on the list for your card

    https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/1035287/nvlddmkm-sys-crashing/?offset=1
  3. Stick to the thread, read what people post, try it.
    Ask if you don't understand. Nobody will laugh at you.
  4. you might also want to review this thread about rolling back intel video drivers - apparently there have been a number of issues that showed up with intel drivers updates, whether with iGPU or dedicated graphics cards, from booting to black screens, BSODs and a number of other symptoms

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/display-driver-failures-after-windows-update-intel/8c90cba4-4d9d-4d13-8fb4-1d55a1a2801c?auth=1
  5. Robert Ban said:
    Which windows do you have?
    If you are downloading latest drivers you need to update windows.
    After you updated windows 7 restart it and go to safe mode with networking and Download DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) and uninstall drivers, restart and again to safe mode and install latest drivers and see if it worked (as it asks for restart, restart and it should go to normal windows and check if it installed.

    Windows 10 safe mode https://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10 The "Use the “Shift + Restart” combination"
    and do the same thing but download DDU before.

    I have G31 motherboard and it should install GT 710 regardless (on my second PC).


    Hello Robert Ban
    Can you say me how can I update the drivers cause after uninstalling the existing Standard VGA ... It's not showing the he option of display adapter's which I could possibly update. And if I try to install through setup. The setup will say my system is not compatible as it doesn't meet the minimum requirements
  6. @anshulgamer

    go visit this page, ( http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us )and select your video card type (GeForce) GT710, your windows operating system 7,8,10 and what version 32 bits or 64 bits, or you can click on the grey button run application and let it discover what you have.

    example below
  7. The Paladin said:
    @anshulgamer

    go visit this page, ( http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us )and select your video card type (GeForce) GT710, your windows operating system 7,8,10 and what version 32 bits or 64 bits, or you can click on the grey button run application and let it discover what you have.

    example below

    Done that already but the driver is not compatible with my PC
  8. it says the driver is not compatible with the version of windows or you do not have a NVidia video card ?
  9. The Paladin said:
    it says the driver is not compatible with the version of windows or you do not have a NVidia video card ?


    He has windows 7 and he probably didn't update it and can't install latest drivers, maybe older he can install, i cannot find which ones , probably 376.53
  10. No. It's not about windows. I can find drivers compatible with my windows version but it's showing not found supported hardware.
    Robert Ban. Bro. Any solution?
  11. Ok
  12. Take a picture of your GPU and place it here via IMBB.
  13. It's showing Standard VGA display adaptor. Nothing else
    GMA 3100 works fine after removing GPU. But when the driver DVD autorun is runner by me. It shows that it has stopped working.
    Does not updating the PCIe drivers after installing new windows give this problem?
  14. anshulgamer said:
    It's showing Standard VGA display adaptor. Nothing else
    GMA 3100 works fine after removing GPU. But when the driver DVD autorun is runner by me. It shows that it has stopped working.
    Does not updating the PCIe drivers after installing new windows give this problem?


    I meant your GPU ASUS GT 710 Silent that you take picture from behind where the sticker is, saying something like NV-710- etc.
  15. https://ibb.co/cy0h1H

    I think that there is a issue with the pins look at these pics :
    https://ibb.co/jYYVox
    https://ibb.co/k5QX1H

    I think the pin heads have got rubbed away. Is this why the my motherboard is unable to read it?.
  16. No its not, it should work without problem.
    Look on motherboard and see which G31M it should be left of ram slots or take picture of it and look at bottom left corner of Revision.
  17. https://ibb.co/g6KpFc

    Actually I said my dad to bring the motherboard and I fixed everything but he bought a third party company's motherboard. Not really a huge issue. But it's a rebranded motherboard of the company Foxconn or something along those lines. So it's model no is not accurate. It's just E-MBG31.
  18. If you have second pc to test the GPU, i think your motherboard doesn't support it as it is 3rd party and doesn't have bios update (I mean i couldn't find it).
    This is what could i find http://www.enter-world.com/product/g31-motherboard/
  19. I guess I should search for the drivers of my GT 710 using the 2nd code line which is shown in the properties of the Hardware IDs of the Standard VGA display adaptor. If it works with my version of card. I will let you know.
  20. Nope Robert. After installing the drivers in the safe mode then restarting. It still shows standard VGA Adapter. Not GT 710
  21. Seems like your motherboard doesn't support the GPU, has happened to me once.
    I think the borderline for GPU is to GTX 400 series (i've read somwhere).
    Your motherboard has PCIE 1.0 and that's the issue.
    As i've had Asrock 775Dual-vsta (2006) won't install gpu drivers, as i've threw away my GT520 i've had i modified bios with the codes soo supports Quadcore and by some black magic it wouldn't recognize r7 250 but R5 that i've had lying around soo i guess your motherboard is off brand and it isn't supporting PCIE 2.X gpu but they should be bacwards unless the bios is restricting or the chipset of the motherboard (chipset is controlling everything, for example your is G31) isn't allowing that.

    Until somebody finds, or i find bios update for that motherboard i think you're gonna be stuck.

    If you can RMA that motherboard, i suggest you to save up money and buy atleast I5 4th generation which is cheap as 80$ if and motherboard atleast 50$ and you're good to go with PSU you have and GPU.
  22. My father is not willing to buy anything now.
    Let me see if I could possibly update the bios my any means.
  23. anshulgamer said:
    My father is not willing to buy anything now.
    Let me see if I could possibly update the bios my any means.


    Too bad :( if he could return motherboard and buy used one it would work fine, because these boards are "Generic" lets say, its like you buy an fake iphone.

    There could be other way.
    Download AIDA 64 EXTREME

    Now after you install let it as Trial.
    After you start it , there should be REPORT button on upper middle, select it, screen will popup, press next,
    select Hardware Related TABS, then as HTML,
    as report finished, safe file to desktop and upload it and paste link here.
    Ill search trought and see what can i find.
    If i can find out, ill test your bios on my motherboard (i have spare).
  24. Thanks that you are still supporting
    But, I think its not a BIOS error. I guess there is a issue with the startup
    Today when I started my PC for checking for BIOS online, I saw that the drivers worked properly and it showed GT 710 in the device manager
    https://ibb.co/n838D7
    But, then I restarted my PC and it again showed the same issue
    https://ibb.co/igTEmS

    I guess there is a error in which the startup
    Sometimes the PC is booting through the Graphics Card and the PC is well and good
    But then it is starting indirectly through the Graphics Card and showing Standard VGA Display Adapter

    Any solution for this brother?
  25. Bro. I have drivers installed already. I have updated it to 388.71

    Any other sought of fix?
  26. I guess a good spirit has entered my pc who is not letting me do bad things
    I have tried 3 times turning off my pc by using shut down and they offing the main power switch. And then by turning on the main switch and then the hitting the power button. The pc is working fine. But if I directly off it by the main switch as I always do (LoL) or turning off the pc but not turning off the main switch and again turning on the pc or if I restart. The spirit punishes me by the weapon called Standard VGA display adaptor!
  27. Best answer
    Im working on that, there has been a way to manually install drivers (i used that on my R7 250).
    Now in device manager right click on standard, select update, then browse my computer then search browse where you extracted NVIDIA WHQL , and in that folder select Display.Driver then select next you should wait for Windows to finish scanning the folder for suitable drivers. It will pick up the display driver, and install it on the machine. You should get a "Windows has successfully updated your drivers" notification in the end.This indicates that Windows has installed the new driver for the Nvidia graphics card, and will use it from that moment on.


    Sorry i prolonged your days doing nothing.
  28. Don't say sorry brother, it is hurting me
    You have helped all the way long till now. And I guess due to your guiding only now my pc is doing half good.
    I have installed the same way you said at the first. And it's working now when I diagnosed that what all is causing this error
    Thanks for all the help!
  29. Which error was it? As others may search the same problem :)?

    Im acting like Dr.House, do all test until you remember that thing and save the day :pfff:
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