Vista does not recognise my monitor but XP does

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Spirefm, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Spirefm

    Spirefm Guest

    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.

    Spirefm, Sep 18, 2006
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    JW Guest

    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.
    JW, Sep 18, 2006
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  3. Spirefm

    Carlos Guest

    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, Sep 18, 2006
  4. Spirefm

    Spirefm Guest

    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.

    Spirefm, Sep 18, 2006
  5. Spirefm

    Carlos Guest

    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, Sep 18, 2006
  6. Spirefm

    Spirefm Guest

    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!

    Spirefm, Sep 19, 2006
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    JewelsH Guest

    JewelsH, Sep 19, 2006
  8. Spirefm

    JewelsH Guest

    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.
    JewelsH, Sep 19, 2006
  9. Spirefm

    Spirefm Guest

    I wish it did, but it doesn't. You actually got a driver apparently. All I
    got was a .inf file.
    Spirefm, Sep 19, 2006
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    Carlos Guest

    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, Sep 19, 2006
  11. Spirefm

    Carlos Guest

    Monitors do not need drivers.
    All they need is its proper inf file which is, by the way, the driver itself.
    Carlos, Sep 19, 2006
  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. ????
    Mark W Scheidell, Sep 19, 2006

  13. 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.

    Michael Palumbo, Sep 20, 2006
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    JewelsH Guest

    I downloaded exe files from both HP and Envision. All they do is create a
    folder on your C drive with the inf files.
    JewelsH, Sep 25, 2006
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