Download the 32-bit driver. If you don't already have WinRAR, you can download and install it from WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files. Right click on the driver and select Open with WinRAR, then extract the files to a folder. Go at Device Manager (search for device to see link), expand Display Adapters and right-click on the graphics card. Select Update Driver, but do not let Windows automatically search for the driver. Instead select the last option and then again the last option. You should see a "Have disk" button, click on that and browse to the folder you extracted the files. If it gives you a list, select the first Intel 945G model from the list and continue. Ignore any warning that Windows cannot verify compatibility and proceed. Restart the computer and you should be OK.
Thank you very much for the reply with details. I tried this last night, when downloading the trial version of WINRAR.
Once I referred to the driver my screens went black and after waiting more than 10 mins and even trying to restart using ctrl alt delete to restart blind,I ended up using the power button. Upon starting Windows the icons were all big and out of proportion so after a quick test of seeing the problem persisted, I restarted again. This time icons were all at the correct display resolution. I fired up chatting again and it seemed to be able too multitask at a reasonable speed. Then later my wife got on and it was back to its old problems of jumpy video chatting and not being able to multitask even to do a basic web search.
Do you have any other suggestions or do you think I should just throw in the rag and downgrade back to win 8?
I Have an Inspiron 6400 with a wxga screen 1680x1050 running windows 10 32 bit. I have the radeon x1400 graphics and have 'sucessfully ' installed the vista 32 bit drivers
I have the correct resolution, but on mouseover of various things on screen, they vanish - i.e. start menu, tiles in settings pane. Sometimes they come back sometimes not......
Any ideas please?
I guess these glitches are because of the different DirectX 9 implementation of the Vista drivers. I also have a similar glitch with the Marine Aquarium screensaver in any computer with NVidia Geforce FX 5200 (or similar) graphics card using the NVidia Forceware 96.85 driver (only one available for FX series). When the fishes move they leave a visible trail and eventually the screen becomes a mess. The same screensaver has no problem running in another computer using different drivers. Unless you can find different drivers (newer or older) there is no way to fix it. I hope it is not that bad.
Thanks so much for the quick reply. I'm afraid that the way it's behaving now means that it will be a deal breaker..... I could live with a little mis-behaving, but this degree of screen erasing is too much
Any other ideas please?
In worst case you could replace the ATI driver with Microsoft Basic Display Adapter (software only, no hardware acceleration). Your problems should disappear, but the performance will be slow due to no hardware acceleration at all. Otherwise go back to Windows 7.
ATi Radeon X1400M isn't supported by Windows 10.