From: John Wunderlich on
When you installed the other video cards, did you go into the BIOS and
disable the on-board video chips? It's possible that the warning you
are getting still applies to your on-board motherboard chipset.

Did you go to the Intel website and download the drivers for your
chipset? It sounds like the wrong driver has attached itself to your
hardware and it almost works but not quite.


LURKER <feelingdumb(a)> wrote in

> Yes,
> And the Device Manager showed the nVidia drivers, however, the
> Device Manager Properties of Display adapters still shows
> Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware
> but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)
> I currently uninstalled and removed the video card, and have
> returned to the built in adapter on the motherboard and installed
> the drivers that came with the motherboard VGA.
> It now correctly shows the adapter as
> "Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chip set Family"
> Yellow Exclamation point is there, and still says...
> Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware
> but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)
> My think is thus:
> No matter what motherboard,
> no matter what video card,
> the fault is consistent.
> That tells me that the problems is in Windows XP. It is the only
> thing that is common.
> What I need to understand is how does the driver/Windows
> configuration find the hardware? What ever is involved with that
> process, must have a setting that does not get changed any more.
> Lurker
> (carl)
> On 5/4/2010 1:40 PM, John John - MVP wrote:
>> Did you install the video drivers provided by the manufacturer of
>> the video card?
>> John
>> LURKER wrote:
>>> I need help really bad. Hardware Manager yellow exclamation mark
>>> is cast in stone on "Display adapters".
>>> Of course I have only one.
>>> Message that is the big clue seems to be cast in stone, even
>>> with new motherboard.
>>> Scenario:
>>> Starts back in 2006.
>>> Installed Gigabyte motherboard and I could never get rid of the
>>> yellow exclamation, even after loading the S3 drives from the CD
>>> that came with the MB.
>>> Everything seemed to work fine, so I finally went on with life,
>>> until the video adapter failed, and I put in a cheap nVidia
>>> video card. Same old story. Hardware Manager correctly
>>> identified the card and all worked well, but the exclamation
>>> mark still there.
>>> Device Status:
>>> Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware
>>> but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)
>>> Google Earth would not run in HD 3D even thought the DXDiag said
>>> it was okay. However, dxdiag also told me:
>>> The system is using the generic video driver. Please install
>>> video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.
>>> DirectDraw test results: All tests were successful.
>>> Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the
>>> driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
>>> To shorten the story, I have upgraded MB and processor, and
>>> tried the built in VGA,
>>> same problem.
>>> I have tried 2 video cards:
>>> Ge Force 7300 GT AGP (old MB)
>>> Ge Force 9400 GT PCI-e (new MB)
>>> Same old problem.
>>> My thoughts...
>>> The original installation of XP Home has some registry settings
>>> that are not getting cleared or updated.
>>> I am very familiar with and comfortable with Registry. I need to
>>> know how the registry keys identify which driver to tie to which
>>> video card. I need to track this down. The video card software
>>> is not clearing or resetting a very old pointer.
>>> Huh?
>>> Note:
>>> Motherboard replacement was through using Repair, and then
>>> fixing the problems that regression to SP 2 created.