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A relatives laptop recently got the blue screen of death so we decided the best option was install a fresh copy of windows XP. Laptop loads fine except one issue, when scrolling the screen seems to lag, ghost, wavy (few words id use to describe it) Its a major pain and we would like to get this sorted.

After some googling it seems the graphics driver is missing but there also doesn't seem to be any sign of a GPU installed. Checked it out by going into device manager, there is no "Display Adapters". We lucky bought two of the laptops so we looked on the other one and apparently we need a via/3GS UniChrome Pro IGP driver.

Hopefully someone can help me out and let me know weather or not im looking for the right thing or maybe its something else altogether.

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Did either laptop come with recovery media provided by the manufacturer? If so, the proper driver (even if old) should be included.
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Did either laptop come with recovery media provided by the manufacturer? If so, the proper driver (even if old) should be included.

Talking 5-10 years old but im sure they didn't when we bought them. Was my first computer back in the day biggrin.gif so didn't know anything about drivers etc.. i just wanted to play games. If i knew what i do now back then i would have made sure it came with everything needed.

Anything else i can do?
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What's the brand/make/model of your laptop? There's a chance someone may have saved their recovery disks. If not, we might be able to locate the exact driver on your "clone" laptop,as it were, and transfer it over.
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Did a quick search and found this

[=http://download.cnet.com/VIA-S3G-UniChrome-Pro-IGP/3000-2108_4-146347.html][/]

Make you scan the file after downloading it. If your lucky it might just be the correct driver.
    
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If im looking at the correct thing its a "Medion mim2080"

Thanks just but that's something we have already downloaded but i was unable to use it as i didn't understand the installation instructions. I thought it was going to be a file you just run and it would auto install.


Edit: Forgot to mention this is at least the 2-3rd time the computer has had a fresh install and we have never had this problem before. Sure we might have to download a few updates but nothing like this. Maybe a fresh install of XP would do the trick?
Edited by Benn - 5/20/12 at 1:59pm
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There's a chance that the WHQL driver provided by Microsoft didn't install properly. You could try manually installing the driver linked to by just4funuk and see if that works.
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There's a chance that the WHQL driver provided by Microsoft didn't install properly. You could try manually installing the driver linked to by just4funuk and see if that works.

I don't understand the install, the instructions mean nothing to me. I was expecting a simple application that id run and it would install automatically.

Guess ill see if i can rap my head around it.
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The link was broken. This is the proper one:
http://download.cnet.com/VIA-S3G-UniChrome-Pro-IGP/3000-2108_4-146347.html

Got it already mate, no idea how to install.
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