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"Bad Video Card Drivers" Problem Need Help!

1 emerald 20 replies 365 views | started 01/15/2012 4:01 am by XxrebelyxX
when i open minecraft it just crashes and says "Bad Video Card Drivers" how do i fix that?
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XxrebelyxX
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11/27/2012 9:14 am
Level 23 Expert Cake
SynTroller
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and how should i install it? I'm saldres btw.
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01/15/2012 5:44 am
Level 6 Apprentice Hunter
Saldres
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I'm running Windows XP and I have Trident Video Accelerator Blade 3D/Promedia
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01/15/2012 5:55 am
Level 63 High Grandmaster Mountaineer
DesuMotoko
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sounds like a really obscure/old company... no official site links, it doesn't look like they deal in video cards anymore.

i found this, it might be up to date as far as a newest release
http://www.downloadsource.net/872/Tride ... 3D-Driver/

it's 3rd party though, so be weary
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01/15/2012 5:59 am
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DesuMotoko
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at least that is a higher version number than this
http://trident-video-accelerator-blade- ... oft32.com/

but it's really obscure so i can't really help you with any assurance, sorry.
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01/15/2012 5:35 am
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DesuMotoko
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the ones that start with VX8 all run the same driver version, but the one with VN896 uses a different one... as those are the only ones there with the HC on them, and assuming that yours is on there, and assuming it's also not the HCM, you have a 50% chance of choosing the right driver version.... so, since it's not 100%, keeping digging around the specs, maybe it has a sticker on your laptop (as i see its a card for laptops) that tells the hardware?
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01/15/2012 5:17 am
Level 21 Expert Blockhead
XxrebelyxX
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wait my model aint there ( VIA Chrome9 HC IGP WDDM)
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01/15/2012 5:27 am
Level 63 High Grandmaster Mountaineer
DesuMotoko
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are you sure none of these numbers show up anywhere in your system specs?
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01/15/2012 5:30 am
Level 63 High Grandmaster Mountaineer
DesuMotoko
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the IGP WDDM isn't specific to your card, it's just describing that it's an Integrated graphics processor and the WDDM is the architecture for the card
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01/15/2012 5:16 am
Level 21 Expert Blockhead
XxrebelyxX
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dont worry i think ill get it fixed thx for the help
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01/15/2012 5:23 am
Level 63 High Grandmaster Mountaineer
DesuMotoko
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no problem
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01/15/2012 4:48 am
Level 21 Expert Blockhead
XxrebelyxX
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is VIA Chrome9 HC IGP WDDM a driver?
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01/15/2012 4:56 am
Level 63 High Grandmaster Mountaineer
DesuMotoko
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apparently so, build for DirectX 9...

as it is, this should be the page for you

http://www.via.com.tw/en/support/drivers.jsp
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01/15/2012 4:59 am
Level 63 High Grandmaster Mountaineer
DesuMotoko
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So go:

>Microsoft Windows
>Vista (32 or 64, depending on what you run)
>Integrated Graphics
>(then choose the exact model number of your card... make sure you do, or you have the possibility to brick your system)
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01/15/2012 4:39 am
Level 63 High Grandmaster Mountaineer
DesuMotoko
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On Device Manager it should be under Processors, I believe.
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01/15/2012 4:32 am
Level 21 Expert Blockhead
XxrebelyxX
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well im running Windows Vista
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01/15/2012 4:37 am
Level 63 High Grandmaster Mountaineer
DesuMotoko
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either use Run and type in "dxdiag" and press enter
or
open Device Manager

either one will tell you your system specs.
look for something along the lines of video card or gpu... i'd be on Windows 7 to help guide you but at the moment I'm stuck on my OS X side because I'm rendering a film.
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01/15/2012 4:30 am
Level 21 Expert Blockhead
XxrebelyxX
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well how do you find out what driver you've got?
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01/15/2012 4:32 am
Level 63 High Grandmaster Mountaineer
DesuMotoko
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before you worry about what driver version you have, you need to worry about the videocard/gpu itself.

what OS are you running? so I can help you locate the hardware specs.
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01/15/2012 4:26 am
Level 63 High Grandmaster Mountaineer
DesuMotoko
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well, what is your video card?

if it's a Nvidia, go to their site and download the driver appropriate to what card you have. i'm sure it's the same for whatever other kind you might have, be it ATI, etc, go to the company's site and install the driver.

the issue is probably because the driver is outdated. drivers are necessary for the card to compute and translate information into something readable, i guess you could say.
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01/15/2012 4:15 am
Level 21 Expert Blockhead
XxrebelyxX
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someone plz help!

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