Well, I've never used that card, but let me take a few guesses at the filename. Couple ideas: viper.inf, v770.inf, dmdviper.inf. The card is made by Diamond, and there is support available (but I'm not sure how much support) -- look at http://www.diamondmm.com/default.asp...gacy_Graphics2 .
The other thing you can do is go to Device Manager, open up your Display Adapters, double-click the video card, go to the Driver tab, click Update Driver, go through the wizard until you can hit Have Disk, then do that (hit Have Disk), and hit Browse. Now before you click anything else, the name of the INF file that Windows has "on file" for that card might be in the Browse dialog box somewhere. I don't know for sure, but it's worth a shot.
Other than that, try the link to diamondmm.com.
well i was hopeing for a simple answer like that ive been in there and took my best guess at anything that looked like it was nvidia or viper and such hope i got all of them out. that is a good idea also on the brouser thing ill try that to. thank you very much for a reply!!
I looked around a bit more on Diamond's site, and they have a form you can fill out to e-mail them about a support issue. You need to have registered the card, though. The link to the form is here:
I would check the browser thing first, and if that doesn't tell you, then I'd e-mail them.
Before you go deleting things open the file and see if it says Class=DISPLAY The Nvidia drivers should say this at the top of the file.
;INF file for NVIDIA Compatible Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows ME Display and DirectX Drivers
;Copyright 1998-2001 NVIDIA Corporation
On the v770 cd it looks like the vpr770.inf. And at the top of the inf file it says
; INF file for Diamond Viper V770 Series Windows 9x Display Driver
; Copyright 1999, Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc.
Not all the inf files on the cd say this but this is the one that was in the WIn9x/english/drivers folder.
[This message has been edited by jad1097 (edited 03-23-2001).]
i just bought a new video card prophit 3d gts 64 meg, in the directions for instalation it gives the usuall add remove hardware routine, but it also says you must remove the INF files from your inf folder in windows,well simple enough if you know wich files in that folder belong to the video card installed at the moment. the card instaled at the moment is a (diamond viper v770d ultra)there dosent seem to be a tech line or suport for diamond viper becouse its a nvida based product, well when im in the nvida web site to get info they have no tech suport becouse they say they dont sell to end users so call your board manufacture for information. errrrr what a terible circle ive been in. the bottom line to this long story is i need to know what exat inf file or file's needs to be removed for a (diomond viper v770d ultra 32 meg video card)if i still have your attention after this novel i just wrote.......thank you very much for any responce
thank all u who replied to my post i am looking at all these options i have! one of them will work thanks for the links also.
Just so you know, it's stored in the Reigstry somewhere (I was looking at this area for something else and noticed the entry):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Class\Display\<the right number>\InfFile
How to find "the right number": Look in 0000, 0001, etc., until you find one with a "DriverDesc" matching your video card.
Open up a command prompt, type "cd \windows\inf" (no quotes), then type "dir /s <filename>" (no quotes), where <filename> is the filename from the Registry (mine's NVIDIA~1.inf). Look at the far right, and this will give you the long file name. Look above that to find the path to the file.
99% of the time the .inf file your looking for is going to be in the /inf/other directory fyi...
when new cards get installed thats where they will usually put thier inf... almost all the infs in %winbootdir%/inf are the default windows drivers, not drivers that had been installed... i'm pretty sure its standard practice for any 'non windows default' microsoft driver to get dumped into %winbootdir%/inf/other ...
my sblive, printer, geforce (nvidia or factory driver), 3com net card, all put thier install inf's in there...
(i'm a big fan of cleaning out the inf directory of rubbish so i've spent some time poking around in there... why should i have 15meg of .inf files cloggin up the hd for monitors and such that i will never own?)
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