Windows 10: Issue installing driver for older Dell monitor 2001fp

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  1. Posts : 3,034
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       28 Apr 2016 #11

    ddmann said: View Post
    I should have mentioned that I have gone to Nvidia's site and updated the drivers. I hooked up both monitors before I even turned the computer on. Not sure why I am missing such a vital function on the 2001fp, I was hoping to resolve it by installing the driver.
    Can try, but i thought you did try installing monitor driver and it failed. For what operating system is it listed for, this driver for the older Dell ? Try the monitor alone, how is it then ?
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    Thread Starter
       28 Apr 2016 #12

    Good point about which OS the driver was designed for, and I am not certain the answer. I downloaded it from Dell's website a few hours ago. Either monitor will work with the other disconnected, however even operating solely by itself the 2001fp menu does not provide Brightness as an option. It's a conundrum for sure.
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       28 Apr 2016 #13

    okay it looks like the driver is for win 7, no listing for 10. Didn't even think to look at that. Just assumed the newest date was for 10 I'll giv Dell a call tomorrow and see what they have to offer. Thanks for all the help.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       28 Apr 2016 #14

    ddmann said: View Post
    Good point about which OS the driver was designed for, and I am not certain the answer. I downloaded it from Dell's website a few hours ago. Either monitor will work with the other disconnected, however even operating solely by itself the 2001fp menu does not provide Brightness as an option. It's a conundrum for sure.
    O.K. so this 2100fp monitor use to show this before with a driver or without ? Show me where you downloaded it or look back to see what OS it was for. Dell does not make it's own Graphics cards, my mistake at least not this one or many i saw .
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    Thread Starter
       28 Apr 2016 #15

    I am looking at the readme file right now and it says that the drivers are for XP or 2000! I wonder if there even is win 10 driver for this old girl.
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  6. Posts : 3,034
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       28 Apr 2016 #16

    Yep. This is the monitor, i still have a hard time finding it on Dell, you must of entered a service tag or i am missing a digit from the model number. Back from Windows XP days http://www.cnet.com/products/dell-ul...-2001fp/specs/
    Doubtfully as it is even older then i thought 2003.

    Similar issue here http://en.community.dell.com/support...529/t/18495763

    Now if it does the same thing hooked up alone, can be the monitor itself. Really do not need a driver these days for monitors they are plug n play (PnP).
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    Thread Starter
       28 Apr 2016 #17

    That is indeed the model. The funny part is I thought this monitor was nowhere near this old. This monitor was previously owned by my neighbor who purchased it used from Dell about five years ago. He bought a new Dell Laptop about six months ago and gave the monitor to me. I figured I would use when I bought my next computer (which I obviously have).

    I am absolutely amazed that Dell would re-sell such an old monitor. I used this monitor at his house many times and I know he use to fuss about the brightness, (he is in his late seventies) he would adjust it every morning and again in the late afternoon when the sun left his spare room. This is why I believe I needed the driver for it. But it looks now like getting a win 10 driver for it may be fools errand.
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       28 Apr 2016 #18

    ddmann said: View Post
    That is indeed the model. The funny part is I thought this monitor was nowhere near this old. This monitor was previously owned by my neighbor who purchased it used from Dell about five years ago. He bought a new Dell Laptop about six months ago and gave the monitor to me. I figured I would use when I bought my next computer (which I obviously have).

    I am absolutely amazed that Dell would re-sell such an old monitor. I used this monitor at his house many times and I know he use to fuss about the brightness, (he is in his late seventies) he would adjust it every morning and again in the late afternoon when the sun left his spare room. This is why I believe I needed the driver for it. But it looks now like getting a win 10 driver for it may be fools errand.
    I never knew they sold used products, it probably was recertified or refurbished. Difference of course in different lighting and being and older LCD TFT monitor. I felt there might be an issue with this monitor and even more so by it's age . If you can not install the driver as Alpha mentioned and it does not work as a Plug N Play as it should no matter what the age.Not that much mention of a driver issue in that link i sent from a Dell forum. I do not think it is a driver issue.
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    Thread Starter
       28 Apr 2016 #19

    I agree with you. I am, however, curious as to what would happen if I ran it with VGA. My 745 does have a VGA port, and I imagine somewhere around here I might be able to find an old VGA cable. I know that when Kent owned it he used VGA cable, it would be crazy if that solved the problem eh.
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  10. Posts : 3,034
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       28 Apr 2016 #20

    ddmann said: View Post
    I agree with you. I am, however, curious as to what would happen if I ran it with VGA. My 745 does have a VGA port, and I imagine somewhere around here I might be able to find an old VGA cable. I know that when Kent owned it he used VGA cable, it would be crazy if that solved the problem eh.
    Something you mentioned first i think about clarity of the picture might be due to a cable or connection. When you troubleshoot you need to try everything you can to determine an issue, changing the cable, different cables on a different port on the card, drivers of the card, trying the monitor on a another PC.
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