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Microsoft Basic Display Adapter

  1. #11


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Evolution 32bits


    Hi, i installed Windows evolution 8 32bit and i'm having problems with HD Graphic drives; when i select screen resolution options, i only see Generic Non-pnp Monitor and 1024x768Generic (and i can not change);

    [i do not know what is HD series cards],

    if i do the Windows update it recognizes the problem, download several updates, including HD Graphic drives, and after it restarts, the display keeps flashing and the system does not open.

    I'm on it all day, i had to reinstall Win, all this for the system to recognize my projector and also open 'Multiple Monitors' option and others; furthermore, i can not update the Win 8 cause it stops! I saw there are many people with this problem:

    Display keeps flashing - Microsoft Community

    Monitor not listed in Device manager/Windows 8 automatically updates driver

    Now, i downloaded the HD Graphic drives and for Win 7, and it worked fine, i just can not update the Win 8 then it stops; now, even with Win 7's drive installed and no longer showing the 'HD Graphics drive' between updates, if i install the remaining updates it also crashes; i do not quite know what to test because if it fails Win no longer opens.

    You can see the available updates on the photo i sent.

    Is it the 32bit thing, that Win8 had no hopes with old machines?
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  2. #12


    Try this one, it helped me with slightly newer card. :
    amd_catalyst_12.6_legacy_win8
    Anything under 4800 series card is termed Legacy by AMD.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 9
    windows 8

    ati radeon x1300 on windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn567 View Post
    so your card works fine in win7 but not in win8?

    If you really want to make this work on win8 may i suggest making your system a dual boot.

    Throw in an extra HD and install Win 8 on it, this way all the hardware is exactly the same as in your Win 7 and the only issue will be drivers..

    Goto properties of your graphics card and update them pointing to where the drivers are actually installed in your Windows 7 drive.
    (the unpacked drivers not the package)

    C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\XXXX (whatever its called)

    I had to do this on this old laptop HP G60 but i dont remember what driver it was, but it works perfectly...

    Dual boot is awesome, practically eliminates any need to do a fresh install when one of the OS crashes, you can use the other to fix it.

    If you really dont want to dual boot then copy the drivers now from your WIN7 driverstore to a flashdrive and use that to load them in 8


    Brooklyn...
    i have almost the same problem, currently on my mother board is ati radeon x 1300 graphics card i just installed windows 8 and i cant find my graphics card in the display adapter, i have installed various drivers am using a desktop pc and dont really have an extra hard disk, please how can i get my graphics card be detected instead of the default windows 8 adapter
    below is detailed of dxdiag of my system


    Time of this report: 8/27/2013, 12:27:40
    Machine name: MOSHOOD
    Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model: GA-MA74GM-S2
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) X2 245 Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
    Page File: 1823MB used, 5854MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.02.9200.16384 64bit Unicode


    ------------
    DxDiag Notes
    ------------
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.


    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
    --------------------
    Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)


    ---------------
    Display Devices
    ---------------
    Card name: Microsoft Basic Display Driver
    Manufacturer:
    Chip type:
    DAC type:
    Device Type: Display-Only Device
    Device Key: Enum\ROOT\BASICDISPLAY
    Display Memory: 256 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
    Shared Memory: 256 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (64Hz)
    Monitor Name: Generic Non-PnP Monitor
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  4. #14


    Try this driver :
    Download AMD Catalyst 12.6 Legacy Driver for Windows 8 (32/64) | Desktop Drivers
    Or look for word "Legacy" in the drivers name.
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  5. #15


    i have almost the same problem, currently on my mother board is ati radeon x 1300 graphics card
    Yours is NOT one of the HD card series that driver is designed for -- the HD 2x/3x/4x series.

    Yours is a much older X-series card -- which probably uses XP-era drivers, which most likely will NOT work under Win8.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 9
    windows 8


    thanks alot for the quick response am going to install this and will inform you of how it goes, i hope it goes fine
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  7. #17


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Yours is NOT one of the HD card series that driver is designed for -- the HD 2x/3x/4x series.

    Yours is a much older X-series card -- which probably uses XP-era drivers, which most likely will NOT work under Win8.
    That is correct - WDDM 1.1 or 1.2 drivers will work (Windows 7 or Windows 8, respectively), but Vista and lower drivers won't work in Windows 8. It's about the only difference in compatibility between Windows 7 and Windows 8 compatibility on the same hardware (Windows 7 can use WDDM 1.0/Vista video drivers, but Windows 8 cannot).
    Last edited by cluberti; 27 Aug 2013 at 17:30.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 9
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    i have almost the same problem, currently on my mother board is ati radeon x 1300 graphics card
    Yours is NOT one of the HD card series that driver is designed for -- the HD 2x/3x/4x series.

    Yours is a much older X-series card -- which probably uses XP-era drivers, which most likely will NOT work under Win8.
    @i have download the said legacy drivers but no difference, it was working fine while i had windows 7 but since i installed windows 8 it has stop working, its not detecting it that what bothers me and i wonder how my screen could display since the vga is plugged to the graphics card and yet not detecting he right thing, a little explanation of where the Microsoft basic display adapter came from might help not sure what to do next
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  9. #19


    Posts : 9
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by CALAMVS View Post
    I modified the driver of an installer with the characteristics of X1300-1500.
    You can find it here: http://www.alaricvs.it/ATI_Radeon_X1300-1500.zip
    First, though, you have to uninstall all existing display drivers.

    Tell me if it works
    the provided link is broken
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  10. #20


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by abiolamoshood View Post
    it was working fine while i had windows 7 but since i installed windows 8 it has stop working...
    ...a little explanation of where the Microsoft basic display adapter came from might help not sure what to do next
    To answer your second question first, Windows will install a basic video driver, aptly named the "Microsoft basic display adapter" when it finds a video card in a system that has no driver on the Windows CD, none on Windows Update, and none provided by the user that will work with the current version of Windows and the video card in the system. By doing this, Windows thus allows you to use the system, albeit with very basic video support, until you can provide a more appropriate driver.

    To provide you an answer to your first query about why it worked in Windows 7, but not in Windows 8 - you have an ATI Radeon X1300. As per ATI, that card was not supported under Windows 7 and only Vista and lower drivers were provided. From my previous post in this thread as to why Vista drivers do not work:
    Quote Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
    That is correct - WDDM 1.1 or 1.2 drivers will work (Windows 7 or Windows 8, respectively), but Vista and lower drivers won't work in Windows 8. It's about the only difference in compatibility between Windows 7 and Windows 8 compatibility on the same hardware (Windows 7 can use WDDM 1.0/Vista video drivers, but Windows 8 cannot).

    TL;DR You will NOT find a suitable driver for Windows 8 with a Radeon X1300 video card, because ATI stopped providing drivers for those cards with Vista. Vista drivers are WDDM 1.0 drivers. Windows 8 requires *at least* a WDDM 1.1 driver, which is the WDDM model for Windows 7. You have Vista drivers. Windows 8 does not work with Vista drivers. Please get a newer video card if you want to use that system with Windows 8.
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