Graphics Drivers
The Adapter String Field is Blank or Empty on the Windows* Adapter Tab


When checking for the name of the graphics adapter your computer uses, the Adapter String field is blank or empty on the Windows* Adapter tab.

The Adapter String field can be viewed using these steps:

  1. Right-click on the Windows desktop
  2. Click Properties (not Graphics Properties)
  3. Click Settings tab
  4. Click Advanced button
  5. Click Adapter tab
    The Adapter String field is displayed in the Adapter Information section (see Figure 1).

Figure 1


This issue is resolved with the latest graphics driver.

To check whether a newer graphics driver is available for your graphics controller, use the Intel® Driver Update Utility. If the online utility displays a message that a customized graphics driver is detected, go to the Customized computer manufacturer graphics driver is detected page.

Operating System:

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition*, Windows 2000*, Windows XP Professional*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Media Center Edition*

This applies to:

Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family

Solution ID: CS-029957
Last Modified: 27-Oct-2014
Date Created: 07-Dec-2008
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