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Windows 7: Gigabyte GeForce FX5500 - driver problem


04 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Gigabyte GeForce FX5500 - driver problem

Hi!
Few days ago, I've decided to try Windows 7 RTM, on my computer (like Longhorn 4074 before). Somehow, I've managed to get Internet Connection Sharing working, and my SpeedTouch USB modem, but I have a problem with GeForce FX5500.

When using XP drivers, everything is fine, except of Aero, System rating and software, which require access to my graphics card (bluescreen with WMP12, some computer games etc.)

I've decided to use Vista drivers, but... System booted. But, instead of logon screen, I've seen something like signal noise on my television (but motionless and colorful). After few seconds, monitor turned off itself.

Using Safe Mode, I've uninstalled Vista drivers, and tried those from Windows Update. Installation was succesful, I've rebooted my computer and... Screen looks like with Vista Drivers, but half of screen was black.

So. I'm looking for Windows 7 compatible drivers. Of course, they must work with my graphics card, so I could test every feature and write review for my WordPress Blog.

Move this thread If it would fit better to some other category.

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09 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi there,

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but from what I can tell by researching this, no one has had any success getting Windows 7 to play nice with a GeForce FX 5500 :/ I hope these links save you the time and frustration of discovering that on your own! Let me know if you'd like some recommendations on video cards that are fully compatible with Windows 7.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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10 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I have insufficient money to buy new video card.

So. I will stay with XP, and when support for this OS will be over, I will move to Linux. I don't think, that I will replace this computer with new one soon.
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10 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi again,

Sounds like you're aware but just in case - this is from a Microsoft Team bulletin:

Quote:
Windows XP Service Pack 2 will no longer be supported as of July 13, 2010. Many customers are still on this version, so we encourage upgrading to Service Pack 3 or to Windows 7 as soon as possible.
If you decide not to continue using Windows, we'll be sorry to see you go :/ but if you ever change your mind, let me know and I'll be happy to help you find an affordable machine with Windows 7.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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11 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Quote:
Windows XP Service Pack 2 will no longer be supported as of July 13, 2010. Many customers are still on this version, so we encourage upgrading to Service Pack 3 or to Windows 7 as soon as possible.
If you decide not to continue using Windows, we'll be sorry to see you go :/ but if you ever change your mind, let me know and I'll be happy to help you find an affordable machine with Windows 7.
I'm aware of that. I would upgrade to Service Pack 3, but because of my brother (second user of this computer)... Few months ago, before SP3 was publicly released, I've installed beta of it on my computer. It made computer completely unaccessible. But - It was beta. And this is what my brother can't understand. In theory - It's my computer. But - he is older. And unfortunately - more stupid. If I would upgrade without his knowledge, he will... Uch. I don't know how to write in English - "zrobi awanturę na cąłą chałupę, jak zwykle zresztą". Nevermind. Important thing about it is - I will have a problem.

We were trying Linux for some time... but we've changed OS to quickly, without any preparation, so we had to move back to Windows. Now - I could adapt without any problems. I'm using Windows only because my brother wants to waste his time, playing some old computer games.
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11 Feb 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I have a GeForce FX5500 AGP 256 meg in my backup rig running windows 7 RC. I used the 96.85 GeForce Vista drivers. WEI is 2 for graphics and 3.0 for gaming graphics so Aero works. I believe I downloaded them from the NVidia web site.
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30 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ok, I had to digg this topic.

Recently, I had to move to Windows 7, because Windows XP stopped working (crash when trying to install it, something with mainboard, I persume). Somehow I've managed to find some drivers which actually worked... But partialy. Aero isn't working, but I'm not suprised. The problem is, when trying to run Paint/Media Center/Solitaire/whatever is installed here by default, system is freezing. I think, it's about drivers, because in the Safe Mode, everything is working fine. Of what I've managed to run (Media Center, Paint, Windows Media Player).

I've read, that XP drivers are working on Windows 7 without problems (in fact, I've used that some time ago, but my brother deleted them from harddrive... :<), but they have to be in some specific version, which doesn't make problems with Windows 7 (BSOD).
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30 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi again,

Did you try the drivers alphanumeric recommended?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I have a GeForce FX5500 AGP 256 meg in my backup rig running windows 7 RC. I used the 96.85 GeForce Vista drivers. WEI is 2 for graphics and 3.0 for gaming graphics so Aero works. I believe I downloaded them from the NVidia web site.
Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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30 Jun 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Hopefully this link works:>
ForceWare Release 95
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01 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

@WalkerA WinTeam,
Yes, I've tested them before, It's the Vista drivers I wrote about in my first post.

@alphanumeric,
It's the same version, that you wrote about.


I think, It's because of difference, between Gigabyte and NVidia releases of this device.
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