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Windows 7: Installing video driver for Intel 855 Centrino Chipset

23 May 2009   #61
ihatevista

WIN7
 
 

Yay I made it work on my Acer Travelmate 6000! I has the 855GME chip and is a pain in the ass with Windows 7 beta 7127!

Oke, this is what I did;
1. Login as Administrator
2. Do windows button+R
3. Type without quotes:
"bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS"
press enter and type:
"bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks ON"

4. Download the driver I used here
5. Extract them and right click the "setup.exe" and then click properties. Set the compatibility to Windows XP SP2, and place a mark at "Run as administrator".
6. Run the setup.exe and let it install

It took 5 min at my notebook. When the computer was rebooted, I looked in the device manager and noticed that there was a "!" at the graphics controller. I cried first. But then something beautifull happend! Windows asked me to restart because some drivers where changed!
So I did, and it worked! Wheeeee, I have my native resolution back (1400*1050) but not Aero, my notebook is just to old for that stuff.

Mirrors to the file I used:
http://www.megafileupload.com/en/fil...41950-zip.html
http://***************/files/23637820...41950.zip.html
http://www.savefile.com/files/2113190
http://www.**************/?etwzmu4m0mq


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24 May 2009   #62
rodyw

Windows 7
 
 
Still won't work

I also have the Acer TravelMate 6000 series with build 7127. Unluckely, can't get it to work . Followed your instructions, but after the install I do the restart and it reverts back to the Standard VGA driver. Tried it several times and when I look at the device manager after the install (before the restart) there is a Code 43 error saying the driver will be uninstalled after reboot. It's driving me crazy because I really need the hibernate function to use windows 7. (I also have problems with my laptopfan (working overtime just as in Vista), but that 's offtopic )

EDIT: Ok, after experimenting with several drivers mentioned earlier and 341 reboots, it looks like I got it working! It seems that my system likes the Intel 6.14.10.3722 driver (20-11-2003). I can use the 1400x1050 resolution, watch video without blue screens or delays and most important, I can use hibernate!!! Only thing is I got some strange cursor behaviour, but I can live with that!

Thanks all!!!
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24 May 2009   #63
ihatevista

WIN7
 
 

Cheers mate, good job you have it working. Can you post a link to the driver you used?

And for the pointer; It is just the shadow that is silly, you can turn that off.
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24 May 2009   #64
rodyw

Windows 7
 
 

Well, the driver that my system is referring to is the driver mentioned in post #45 (see screenshot in that post). It didn't work the first time. But after some struggling with the drivers you posted, the drivers from post #45 and the vista drivers mentioned earlier and lots of restarting because my system kept installing 'new hardware' it suddenly worked.

I noticed already that when I try to 'upgrade' my current working drivers with the latest drivers from intel (the one you mentioned), the driver installation fails after 5 minutes with an error about something is missing. After a restart my system is returning to the Standard VGA driver and I have to start all over again.
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29 May 2009   #65
microwiz

Anything that boots
 
 

Has anyone actually tried the painful fresh install of Vista -> upgrade to 7 route? I have a fresh-installed 700m and may try this, as nothing else I've tried that works on other 855-based notebooks has worked there. (Generally the result I get after trying to put the 855GM driver in is, a black screen after reboot and login - powering off after that and restarting brings back the VGA driver at 800x600.)

EDIT: I just went the Vista reinstall -> Win7 upgrade route. Final result: the Standard VGA driver took over again

Going to try some of the archived drivers and/or installs in compatibility mode - I understand they may not help for the 700m though...
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01 Jun 2009   #66
microwiz

Anything that boots
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jcsurg View Post
The solution only works with an external lcd attached. without the external attached reboot will give BSOD.
Getting the same results with driver .4656 on a Dell Inspiron 700m. Bizarre that the driver works fine (with full native res, 1200x800) when booted with an external monitor attached, but bluescreens without. Hopefully some bright soul will be able to figure out a way around that!

Trying now with driver .3889 - Standard VGA came back after I tried to bring in the older driver version, as well as the black screens (which are apparently due to Windows saying that the device had a problem with the driver, and stopping it with a Code 43, according to the property page in the Device Manager).

Guess I'll try to get .4656 back in - I rarely reboot the 700m anyway and will just remember to hook up to a nearby external at those times. (I wonder if there's some dongle that would fool it into thinking there was a monitor attached...?)
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01 Jun 2009   #67
dg8162

Win7
 
 

Same result here, I have to have the external monitor plugged in for it to work.

I ran with this setup about 4 hours but then started getting random power offs (like the battery was suddenly disconnected). This may not be anything to do with the graphics card, but it seemed to do this semi-consistently when I was using a web-based Flash application (bubble.us).

This is kind of frustrating as it seems that it is possible in principle to have working drivers. It would be great to know definitively if drivers are possible, or if this will always just be a hack.

Surely it's not too much work for a clever driver developer to mod the existing ones, seeing as though some folks are getting good performance.
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02 Jun 2009   #68
cwzkevin

Windows 7 x64 and x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dg8162 View Post
Same result here, I have to have the external monitor plugged in for it to work.

I ran with this setup about 4 hours but then started getting random power offs (like the battery was suddenly disconnected). This may not be anything to do with the graphics card, but it seemed to do this semi-consistently when I was using a web-based Flash application (bubble.us).

This is kind of frustrating as it seems that it is possible in principle to have working drivers. It would be great to know definitively if drivers are possible, or if this will always just be a hack.

Surely it's not too much work for a clever driver developer to mod the existing ones, seeing as though some folks are getting good performance.

The random shutdown of 700m happened to me also. It is not a problem of my installed win2000 driver. I think is something related to over heat.

I do not need to boot my 700m connected to any external display...
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02 Jun 2009   #69
microwiz

Anything that boots
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cwzkevin View Post
I do not need to boot my 700m connected to any external display...
That is great news that it is working for SOMEONE! Can you check the your 855/82855 driver to see what the version number in the Device Manager?

I've also been finding some references to 'VGA terminator' plugs that may do the trick of fooling the 700m into thinking that a monitor is attached - including how to build them for fairly cheap, after a little work with a soldering iron. I'd be interested to try to switch to your driver version, but I'm also concerned about how fragile the driver seems and might want to put off messing with it for a while... so I might end up building one of these dummy plugs.

EDIT: forgot to ask: what resolution are you running at? Have you been able to get 1280x800?
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02 Jun 2009   #70
cwzkevin

Windows 7 x64 and x86
 
 

I use the method on #53, it was a win2000 driver...

Intel Corporation
11/20/2003
6.14.10.3722
Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
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