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Windows 7: Nvidia driver for Sony Vaio aw windows 7 ult 32 bit


12 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Nvidia driver for Sony Vaio aw windows 7 ult 32 bit

Dear Anyone

This is a common problem with Sony and Nvidia where I cannot install the driver to make the graphics card work.

I installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and have tried all the suggestions I can find to install the display driver with no luck.

I have tried modifying the installation file with the mobility modder program, changing the INF file and trying the latest driver from NVIDIA all with absolutely no luck.

Any idea at all

Thanks


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12 Apr 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not the latest but have you tried the driver from Sony,

Sony eSupport - VGN-AW235J - Software Updates & Drivers
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12 Apr 2010   #3

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Also, it can be helpful to try older drivers at times. Some systems run better on the older versions than they do the newer.

Here's a list of them all from newest to oldest:

NVIDIA DRIVERS 197.16 WHQL
NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.81 BETA
NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.62 WHQL
NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.55 BETA
NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.39 BETA
NVIDIA DRIVERS 186.81 WHQL
NVIDIA DRIVERS 186.03 WHQL
NVIDIA DRIVERS 185.85 WHQL
NVIDIA DRIVERS 185.85 WHQL
NVIDIA DRIVERS 185.81 BETA
NVIDIA DRIVERS 179.48 BETA

WHQL are the certified releases. BETA are the non certified ones, use WHQL before BETA.
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13 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Have you tried having Windows automatically download recommended drivers? Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware

Cassandra
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14 Apr 2010   #5

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thankyou for all your replies.

Ive tried all your suggestions and other more "advanced ideas" using substituted inf files and modding etc etc and now its obvious, and after reading other bits and pieces about this problem, that Nvidia and Sony don't get along with each other or something and will not support their hardware.

Hopefully one day Nvidia will make one to go with windows 7 and til then ill dual boot xp onto my comp as apparently (after some more reading) the drivers are compatible with my Sony nice computer but pity you cant f*@ing watch movies on it AW235J. That has hardly any issues at all apperntly even with Bluray working and im going start installing it soon so ill know soon. Im sure ill find some issues but better than a screen that isnt quite right.

If anyone knows of a site like laptop2go that has the driver (I find it hard to believe some geeker hasnt sat down and written a driver for it) then please let me know, or even when Nvidia bring out the official one.

Otherwise any other help from anyone with a Sony AW series or specifically the AW235J would be appreciated on how to get the graphics driver for Win 7 32 bit.

Thanks
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18 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi.

So the original drivers don't work?
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18 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forum I usually don't like recommending third party applications, but since you've tried just about everything else,I know some members have luck with this site. Drivers | drivers for mobile cards and laptops | laptopvideo2go.com. What you need to do is go to device manager>right click on the standard VGA adapter>then properties>details tab>drop down menu>select hardware id> enter the required portion of the id string from that into this program>select Operating system>hit filter and you should have a modified working driver. Hope this will help.Best of luck . Fabe
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18 Apr 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ebbsy23 View Post

Hopefully one day Nvidia will make one to go with windows 7
They have and have been since before Windows 7 came out. Problem is that Sony won't or hasn't yet, released an updated driver to work the the Nvidia cards that they have used in their computers. Same thing happens with ATI laptop cards, some of the computer manufacturers are allowing the reference drivers to work with their computers, and some like Sony aren't.
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21 Apr 2010   #9

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I have finally installed the Nvidia driver and I think the solution was a bit more basic than I made it in the end.

All i did was reinstall windows 7, making sure I formatted the hdd first rather than just upgrading vista or anything.

Then I downloaded the file again from lap2govideo or whatever it is along with the INF file (it was strange but this time it would allow me to replace the nv_disp file and this may have had something to do also with the old system hanging around?)

Anyway do this and it let me install and I guess lap2govideo is the answer for this problem with a clean install.

Stilll noone including Nvidia support has been unable to tell me that...reinstall your windows.

Thanks for all your help.
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21 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ebbsy23 View Post
All i did was reinstall windows 7, making sure I formatted the hdd first rather than just upgrading vista or anything.
Had you told us that at the start, I would have said to do a clean install as the upgrade method can have issues.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ebbsy23 View Post
it was strange but this time it would allow me to replace the nv_disp file and this may have had something to do also with the old system hanging around?
Of course it has, as stated in my guide, the inf needs to be replaced, if it just copies into the folder it's not going to work.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ebbsy23 View Post
Stilll noone including Nvidia support has been unable to tell me that...reinstall your windows.
Or make sure to replace the inf in the first place. I've always used LTV2G to update my Vaio without issue, so I'd bet 99% of the people who cant are doing something wrong.

At least it's working now.
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