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Windows 7: 32 Bit Monitor Driver on 64 bit machine


13 May 2014   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Unless you get lucky, that is way beyond the scope of this forum. We troubleshoot windows, I'm not even sure where you would need to look to find a place that rewrites drivers.
Exactly! Since it's a Windows o.s., a generic pnp windows driver, and this is a windows forum, I'll start here and work my way into the deep interweb looking to cook a solution. I know it's silly, and it's a somewhat minor issue that could be fixed with a better, nicer monitor made for a 64 bit platform, but ... Why?

We, as programmers and internet specialists strive to have answers to those questions of "How does this work?" and more specifically in this forum, "Why doesn't it work?" and "How do I make it work properly?"

Yeah, I'm aware that it's a shot in the dark for something so minor and trivial, and I'll be terrifically lucky to get a solution that doesn't involve simply replacing a mostly functioning monitor. I get real disappointed and frustrated with the ideology "Just replace it" when it simply comes down to writing lines of code, which only cost time and electricity. Knowledge is power.

If it needs to come down to learning to write driver script, so be it!

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13 May 2014   #22

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Creating drivers is not kids work. It is very complicated and would take a expert in that field.
What it would cost to get a expert to make you a driver you could buy a 1000 crt screens.

Keeping that in mind; if you have tried the things that have been recommended and it still doesn't work properly it's over. Try another sale and pick up another screen.
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13 May 2014   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xsynfulx View Post
The generic pnp driver is not completely compatible for this monitor as it is 10 years old, and the 32 bit driver will not install.
Not trying to be rude either, but you're not getting it. It's been stated by a few, and a few times, the issue may not a driver issue, it may be the monitor as the windows plug & play drivers should work for your monitor. I'm sorry if you find that answer unacceptable but it is what it is.

Also, just because those drivers won't install, doesn't mean Window's Plug & Play drivers won't work. They clearly working or else you wouldn't get video. And the fact that the monitor runs in it's native resolution of 1280 x 1024 says it's working. The issue is it keeps erroring out, which could also indicate the monitor itself is defective.

That said, try this to see if the drivers will install....

Unzip the contents of the driver package…
  • Go to device manager and right click on your monitor…
  • Click Update Driver Software
  • Choose browse my computer and locate the folder where you extracted the files
  • Click next and those drivers should install. You’ll know if the device manager lists your monitor.
Speaking of device manager… have you checked it to see ifyour monitor is actually listed there already? If so, the drivers are installed.

You’ve also not answered the question as to updating yourvideo card drivers???

We are trying to help but you keep dismissing what were telling you.
I have done all these steps before posting into this forum. I have not dismissed what you are saying, but rather, you are dismissing what I am saying.

The monitor has not had ANY issues when working on any of my 32 bit machines with the proper drivers installed.

On the 64 bit machine, I have tried uninstalling the onboard video card drivers, the monitor drivers, and rebooting to let the windows 7 install the drivers. I've also tried installing a video card and running the monitor from that video card with the exact same results. In my device manager I have no errors, and all of my drivers have been updated to OEM current versions, spare the monitor.

I have had the monitor connected to a 32 bit machine for over 2 weeks 'on' and the issue has not happened once. So much so, that while connected to the KVM, it will display the 32 bit machine and not the 64 bit, despite it being in the proper resolution.

On average, the 64 bit machine will error the monitor twice per day. To test it after, I connected it back to the 32 bit machine, and again ran it for a few days, and no error.

Yes, the plug and play drivers SHOULD work! I'm not arguing any suggestions made, but rather I'm telling you I've tried that. I've done that. I've followed the steps suggested by the OEM and re-stated by sygnus. I'll do it again simply to entertain the masses.

Please entertain the idea that the generic pnp drivers don't work for every 10 year old LCD monitor? The only driver offered by the OEM is for 32 bit operating system, for which I do not receive errors.

Also, instead of ragging on me, paraphrasing, "you're doing it wrong", or "you're not listening", assume that it's your computer and monitor, you've done all the steps you've suggested and still arrive at the same result I'm saying? I'm saying I've reached an unusual conclusion that I've never encountered before after following all of the normal and extensive tests one would naturally run when presented with this problem.

It is a monitor driver issue.
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13 May 2014   #24

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

xsynfulx we posted at the same time.
Please read post #22.
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13 May 2014   #25

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

There are 64 bit drivers for that monitor here and here and here. Presuming you've tried the versions in those links and you still think it's drivers then good luck in finding someone to write some special ones.
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13 May 2014   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Creating drivers is not kids work. It is very complicated and would take a expert in that field.
What it would cost to get a expert to make you a driver you could buy a 1000 crt screens.

Keeping that in mind; if you have tried the things that have been recommended and it still doesn't work properly it's over. Try another sale and pick up another screen.
I'm aware, and that's the exact conclusion I've drawn.

Suffer and spend mo' money or learn to do it myself. I'm inclined to do the latter. If I am unable to find anyone willing to point me in the right direction, (driver scripting) I'll simply find another forum, take a class, and read up on it.

Thanks!
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13 May 2014   #27

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Here's a start

Msdn forums - Windows Hardware WDK and Driver Development

I'd point you to places like stackoverflow but they generally don't like open ended questions so you won't get anywhere. Maybe ask your question in the above forum, they would be better suited guiding you.
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13 May 2014   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
There are 64 bit drivers for that monitor here and here and here. Presuming you've tried the versions in those links and you still think it's drivers then good luck in finding someone to write some special ones.
Your presumption is correct. I have attempted all of those links, leading back to the same Samsung website and drivers weeks ago, and again before joining the forum to ask my question.

Thanks!
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13 May 2014   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Here's a start

Msdn forums - Windows Hardware WDK and Driver Development

I'd point you to places like stackoverflow but they generally don't like open ended questions so you won't get anywhere. Maybe ask your question in the above forum, they would be better suited guiding you.
Thanks!
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13 May 2014   #30

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xsynfulx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
There are 64 bit drivers for that monitor here and here and here. Presuming you've tried the versions in those links and you still think it's drivers then good luck in finding someone to write some special ones.
Your presumption is correct. I have attempted all of those links, leading back to the same Samsung website and drivers weeks ago, and again before joining the forum to ask my question.

Thanks!
Surely if there are 64 bit drivers for that exact monitor then it's compatible with 64 bit systems.
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