A Video Graphics Array Driver or VGA driver is a software application that facilitates the communication between a hardware device or peripheral device and the operating system. The Video Graphics Array (VGA) is common device used to transfer data between the operating system and the peripherals such as video cards, computer monitors, and High Definition Television. Its single-chip implementation allows the device to be installed directly onto the motherboard. VGA Drivers translate the language of the VGA to the operating system and transfer the data or commands to the peripheral.
The Video Graphics Array is a graphical standard introduced by IBM and was adopted by a majority of the PC original equipment manufacturers. The VGA color system consists of 256 various colors. It is backwards compatible with Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) and Color Graphics Adapter (CGA), which offer a color palette of 64 and 16 colors, respectively. The Video Graphics Array also possesses 256 KB Video RAM and refresh rates of up to 70 kHz.
The VGA adapter is a 15 pin, three row connecting device that comes in four versions: 15 VGA pin out connector, DDC2 pin out, DE-9 pin out, and the Mini-VGA used for laptop computers. The connectors only support analog data transfer from the VGA to the peripheral.
The user may encounter VGA driver errors when one or more of the following errors occur:
1) Conflicts between two or more drivers caused by missing or busy resources
2) Missing drivers
3) Corrupted driver files
4) Poorly designed drivers that reduce a system’s stability and performance
5) Incompatibility with the operating system or hardware device
6) Problems in the Windows Registry
Fix Standard VGA Graphics Adapter Driver Issue for Windows
If you install Windows on a computer that is using an unsupported Video adapter, then Windows will automatically select and install a standard VGA driver. Once Windows is installed, it is recommended to contact the original equipment manufacturer to obtain a Windows compatible VGA driver to alleviate compatibility issues.
The user can however, force Windows to use a standard VGA driver without converting to Safe Mode. This procedure is outlined on Microsoft’s website. If problems persist after following the steps, it is recommended to install the original equipment manufacturer’s video graphics array driver.
If the original equipment manufacturer’s VGA driver gives the user an error, such as shutting the computer down or a non-responsive error, then the user should either reinstall the existing VGA driver, contact the manufacturer for an updated VGA driver, or install a previous version of the VGA driver.
Sometimes the monitor will appear to the user in a monochromatic color scheme during the initial boot scheme. If this occurs it is typically a faulty connection between the monitor and video card. Once the video card’s drivers are loaded, the monitor will detect the software and the monitor will return to a color display.
Outdated or corrupt drivers can also cause problems. The driver update software program driver whiz, is fully compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP. If problems persist please contact the support for further assistance.