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Windows 7: Problem with installing drivers for GeForce 9600M GT

23 Jul 2009   #31

Windows 7 RC 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7echno7im View Post
But if you force the driver (select have disk and navigate to the file) it still says you cannot install it? I thought you could totally force any driver, regardless.
I thought that as well but no go. It throws a message that the driver isn't compatible with this version of Windows; i.e., Windows 7 RC 64-bit. I tried Build 7600 and the results are the same. I think I'm giving up and will end up deleting my Win7 partiton. Stinks because I really like what MS has done with Win7!

Anyone have any other ideas??

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01 Aug 2009   #32

win 7 x86 7100

any luck finding a solution to this? is weird, i had no problem with win7 x64 build 7264, now i went back to 7100 x86 and no video drivers, just a generic vga driver from microsoft...

im trying tho. if i find something i'll come back and post it
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01 Aug 2009   #33

win 7 x86 7100

well i got to a temp fix. using microsoft drivers for other than generic. Windows has its own set of nvidia drivers(as well as ati and others) u have to go to device manager>click on video card > properties> update driver>search for a driver on your System(or something like that, my win is in spanish , so second choice)> pick on a list of drivers on my computer(second choice again)> uncheck compatible hardware> then pick a driver. I picked a driver for 9600 gt not 9600m gt and it has been working good last couple of hours, ima have to try with heavy and soft games to check out this drivers...

hope i got to help, and sorry, haven't spoken english in a while so i got a lot of mistakes there...

Saludos xD
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24 Aug 2009   #34

Windowz 7

Microsoft Update Catalog

try here...i know its been 4 weeks since you last posted but don't give up.
(with IE..not FF)
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25 Aug 2009   #35

win 7 x86 7100

i actually gave up thx tho ima just have to w8 untill final release comes out(as much as i don't like vista) i've tried 2 different builds of seven and no luck with them 7254 and 7100 64 and 32... its a shame it looked sooooooo nice and fast, even my cpu temp got a bit lower...
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17 Sep 2009   #36

Windows 7

Hi, see here:

Geforce 9600M GT Driver problem Windows 7 64bit

And my solution in may R560

Hi again, Ive wined de win 76 x 64 jajajaja.

My solution in a Samsung R560 with 9600m gt.

1-Update bios of R560, (610= error).
2-Instal chipset x64 of R610
3-Install Battery Mangager of R610
4-Install Display Manger of R610
5-Instll Drivers sound hdmi of R610
6-Install drivers nvidia of of R610.
7-7-I have not yet nvidia drivers install (186.xx) current when the test notice, really work.

jajajajaja... 4 g of Ram... 64 bit... jajajaja....thans very thanks

Sorry for my bad "ingles" ... hace mucho que lo escribo ni hablo (in spanish)
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17 Sep 2009   #37


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frikuuu View Post
Hi Guys.
I've got a problem with installing drivers for GeForce 9600M GT. I've installed windows 7 build 7264 x86, and after installation my display adatper is Standard VGA. This's a bit strange becouse when i have a beta 7000, and 7100 it automatically goes for windwos update and get correct drivers.
I've downloaded latest drivers from Nvidia (186.03) but it wont install with message that it cant find drivers for my hardware.
I've tried nvidia auto scannig, with no result. Also tried installing drivers manually with update driver, and uninstalling standard vga drivers in safe mode, but after restart it automatically install standard vga drivers even in safe mode...

I have MSI Gx630 Laptop.

Thanks for helping

p.s. sorry for my english.
You might simply try:
1.. locate the adapter - delete -yes delete and reboot. Win7 will locate and install the proper driver. if for some reason your mobo will not accept.
2. go to the mobo site. download and install driver from the MSI site.
2a. MSI also has a program with which you can find-locate-and auto install the proper driver(s). I do recommend if #1 fails you should revert to #2.
3. If this fails, obtain a proper download for 7600 RTM via MSDN or Technet or MS. since v.7264 is still Beta.
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25 Sep 2009   #38
phil k sebben

windows 7 professional 64 bit

I am also having a problem with installing drivers for the Geforce 9600m GT card. I recently installed windows 7 professional 64 bit system up from windows RC (can't remember what built). I have a BenQ S42, it came with the card installed and with vista 32 bit system.
The driver properties says "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" but when I try to update the driver it says that it is up to date.
Any help is most welcome thanks.
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25 Sep 2009   #39

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phil k sebben View Post
I am also having a problem with installing drivers for the Geforce 9600m GT card. I recently installed windows 7 professional 64 bit system up from windows RC (can't remember what built). I have a BenQ S42, it came with the card installed and with vista 32 bit system.
The driver properties says "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" but when I try to update the driver it says that it is up to date.
Any help is most welcome thanks.

You are going to get more response if you start your own thread.
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25 Sep 2009   #40

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64

i had this same problem with my new Dell XPS One 24 (NVIDIA 9600M GT) that i wiped and installed Windows 7 x64 Ultimate on right after i got it. all i could get to work was the standard VGA adapter that wouldn't even support screen savers or windows media center. none of the drivers i downloaded from NVIDIA or dell would work, even after pointing to the specific INF file manually.

the main problem is that the NVIDIA drivers that you download from their site are designed for an attached graphics card, not an integrated one, at least that's what i've gathered from the research i've done. it seems that all the notebooks and mobile hybrid pc's these days that have integrated GPUs on the motherboards have specific hardware ID's for the cards that aren't recognized by the generic NVIDIA drivers.

here's what i did to solve the problem, it's risky but it worked.

1) Download the Dell video drivers specific to your machine, even though they obviously won't work. You need the INF file from Dell that has the device ID located in it.

2) Extract the dell drivers and find the device ID in the INF file. Just search for the string SUBSYS and that will locate it.

3) Download the 186.81 drivers setup file from nvidia and run it to extract the files.

4) Go to the ListDevices.txt file in the display directory and find the device ID under the NVDM.INF section. This part was a little tricky because my graphics card was listed in a bunch of different sections. I did a little research on the internet and came to the conclusion that NVDM.INF is for Dell Mobile cards which is what mine is.

5) Replace all instances of the device ID in NVDM.INF (there should be just 2 instances) with the device ID located in the INF file extracted from the Dell drivers. Mine was in the format DEV_XXXX&SUBSYS_YYYYYYYY and the only difference in the two ID's was the YYYYYYYY number.

6) Go through the process of updating the driver by browsing for it and searching for the driver software in the location of the NVDM.INF file you just edited.

7) Reboot the machine after it's done and pray that it comes back up without any problems.

the bottom line is that the NVIDIA drivers on NVIDIA's site are the right ones, but none of the INF files have the hardware specific PCI device ID's for your hardware and so Windows won't be able to recognize any of the drivers as being correct. what i did using the steps above was just add the device ID specific to my hardware to the INF file manually so Windows would recognize it and install it.

more information about PCI device ID's is located here:


after further research, it turns out that i needed to use the NVAM.INF file instead. i had a few problems using the NVDM.INF file. according to the documentation on PCI device ID' in the link above, the second 4 digits in the subsystem ID (SUBSYS_XXXXYYYY) corresponds to the vendor ID. this vendor ID is important. when i downloaded and extracted the device drivers from Dell's website for my machine, the subsystem ID from the NVDD.INF file in those drivers was 90131043. i searched for all instances of 1043 in the ListDevices.txt file and the only sections where my 9600M GT was listed was in the NVAM.INF section, which according to the web is for ASUS computers, not sure what the deal with that is. there were 4 different lines in that section for my video card, probably for different motherboard configurations. i had no idea which one to choose so i picked the first one, figuring if i had to i'd try each one till one worked. so, i edited the NVAM.INF file and replaced the subsystem ID of the line i picked with the one from dell's driver file. i then repeated the process of updating the drivers manually and now i am not experiencing any problems. hopefully this is it, but i'll have to wait and see.

before i did each of these driver installs i created a restore point just in case. obviously, this is extremely important.
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