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Windows 7: Windows refusing to use nvidia drivers?

26 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows refusing to use nvidia drivers?

So I've upgraded my laptop from vista 32-bit to windows 7 32-bit. For somereason, no matter what version of nvidia laptop drivers i try, once it goes to reboot, the computer will hang after the 'windows loading' screen and never reach the login screen. From there i'm brought to the startup repair, which doesn't do anything. However, when the drivers are removed, my computer boots fine using the windows standard vga graphics driver. Any suggestions?

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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Welcome to SF
Which versions of the drivers have you tried?
Where did you get them from?
I've just had a quick look and the most up-to-date is here; http://www.nvidia.com/object/noteboo...6.81_whql.html

With the driver installed after rebooting, enter the advanced boot options (F8, F12 or similar) and choose Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
See how that goes.
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26 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the Welcome! I've tried numerous nvidia drivers all in vain attempts, to get my HP laptop to work , including:

1.)186.81 Laptop (Win 7 32-Bit) from Nvidia Website
2.)191.56 Nvidia OEM (Win 7 32-Bit
3.)Most of the updates between 18x.xx and 19xx.xx
4.)Select software and drivers HP Pavilion dv9543cl Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English) (Old Vista Drivers for built for HP Mobile Card)

They install perfectly, but when the reboot occurs, Windows 7 hangs after the loading screen. I know it has to do the driver, because the problem occurs after everytime I attempt to install a nvidia driver. Without the drivers and using the Standard VGA adapter, Windows 7 runs like a charm. Could this be because my 8600M is integrated into the motherboard, and not a stand-alone card?

EDIT: I didn't notice your suggestion about the driver signature enforcement. I'll have to give that a try with the 186.81 update.
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26 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm..I tried that but, nothing worked. However, I remembered that before I installed Windows 7, my laptop in Vista had the same problem. It was working fine, then the display stuttered and just shut off, leading me to the same problem as I have now after upgrading to Win 7. Could this be a hardware issue?
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26 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well it sounds like it's either your driver or graphics card, i have a suspicion it's not your card and is in fact the driver.
So does Windows not find a driver for you automatically?
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26 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

After I uninstall the nvidia drivers windows is able to install the standard vga graphics adapter automatically.
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26 Oct 2009   #7

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thetabs3 View Post
Thanks for the Welcome! I've tried numerous nvidia drivers all in vain attempts, to get my HP laptop to work , including:

1.)186.81 Laptop (Win 7 32-Bit) from Nvidia Website
2.)191.56 Nvidia OEM (Win 7 32-Bit
3.)Most of the updates between 18x.xx and 19xx.xx
4.)Select software and drivers HP Pavilion dv9543cl Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English) (Old Vista Drivers for built for HP Mobile Card)

They install perfectly, but when the reboot occurs, Windows 7 hangs after the loading screen. I know it has to do the driver, because the problem occurs after everytime I attempt to install a nvidia driver. Without the drivers and using the Standard VGA adapter, Windows 7 runs like a charm. Could this be because my 8600M is integrated into the motherboard, and not a stand-alone card?

EDIT: I didn't notice your suggestion about the driver signature enforcement. I'll have to give that a try with the 186.81 update.
whats your software environment beyond a fresh windows install ?
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26 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

No, It's only able to automatically install the Standard VGA Video Adapter once the crippling NVIDIA driver is removed.
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26 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So Windows doesn't install an NVIDIA driver for you, just a standard VGA?
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26 Oct 2009   #10

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Find the hardware id of the display adapter. Device manager, right click on it. Properties, details tab. Change property dropdown to next one which is hardware ids. Copy and paste what is there. We can perhaps find a driver like that.
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