Troubleshoot device conflicts

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Z, Nov 17, 2007.

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    Z Guest

    Ok. So, I firstly I have Windows Vista Home Premium on an MDG Visionbook
    model: MS-10342B. This comes with an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (model
    900 or 950 not sure which but apparently it uses the same driver). The driver
    can be found on a third party site that I have. I'm not sure if we're allowed
    to post 3rd-party sites on the forum, and also it doesn't really matter for
    the issue I'm having.

    So my machine is working ok, no significant problems in a few months (I
    bought it in June). A few days back I'm running windows update and it offers
    me a hardware update for my graphics card. So I figured why not, right?
    wrong.. I update it and the next time my computer restarts my graphics card
    reports:

    "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)

    If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other
    devices on this system."

    There is no hint anywhere about which other devices are causing the
    conflict. What I don't understand is why when running the update it suddenly
    felt that the resources it was allocated aren't enough?

    So anyways I try to roll back the drivers, but the button is greyed out. I
    called MDG, and they gave me the address for where to get the drivers. I
    downloaded the Intel VGA driver from the website. I uninstalled and removed
    the driver for this device and then installed the one on the website. After
    restarting it still gives a code 12.

    There is no troubleshoot button and the "Check for solutions..." does
    nothing except ask if I want to send the information to Microsoft (which I
    do).

    Any recommendations on how to troubleshoot further? Before you recommend
    System Restore, I'm afraid I don't have that active on this machine.

    Thank you!
     
    Z, Nov 17, 2007
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    SG Guest

    Z,

    Have you tried removing this hardware in the Safe Mode?
    Remove it, then restart your system. It should find new hardware and point
    it to the new drivers you downloaded.

    All the best,
    SG
     
    SG, Nov 17, 2007
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    Z Guest

    No go... When I opened the device manager the Display adapter showed up
    twice. I uninstalled both. One became a video controller. After that I
    restarted the computer and installed the drivers from the website... I'm
    still getting a code 12.

    Any further ideas?
     
    Z, Nov 17, 2007
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    SG Guest

    Hello again,

    Try this utility and identify your chipset....
    http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/inf/sb/cs-009266.htm
    It's the first download not the second which is the processor utility.
    Post back the results.
    BTW, from what I read from Intel the 900 & 950 are not the same drivers or
    at least they give different sites to download drivers.

    For the 900.......
    http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/gma900/index.htm

    For the 950......
    http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/gma950/index.htm

    All the best,
    SG
     
    SG, Nov 17, 2007
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    David Guest

    I am having same issue, posted report in thread above, before i read this.
    Good luck...!!
     
    David, Nov 17, 2007
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    Z Guest

    I gave up and gave in. I found my vista install CD, nuked my current windows
    installation and started fresh.. I've decided that since i mostly just watch
    videos, listen to music and do homework on my laptop and save all the heavy
    handling for my game machine (which has XP thanks god...), I won't be
    updating the drivers for the laptop anymore.. At least not until it's proven
    that vista is as stable as XP has proven to be since I first got it 6 months
    after release.

    Good luck to the rest of you who are having similar problems
     
    Z, Nov 19, 2007
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    Z Guest

    Well, man in my experience even if they're selling the exact same hardware
    relabeled they make different sites that 'specialize' in each one... Although
    when I follow those two links they lead to 2 different chipset download
    segments, so I suppose they are different after all. In any case I tried both
    drivers available to me by the manufacturer. Neither worked.
     
    Z, Nov 19, 2007
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    SG Guest

    Hi Z,

    Well hate you had to resort to this, but sometimes it's a have to case or
    jump off a bridge VBG

    Anyway, may I suggest in the future to NEVER allow Windows update to
    download any drivers for your hardware. In fact, if it isn't broken, don't
    fix it. If you are having driver problems with anything then go to the
    source, the manufacture.

    All the best,
    SG
     
    SG, Nov 19, 2007
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    Elliott Guest

    Elliott, Nov 21, 2007
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    Elliott Guest

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    Elliott Guest

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