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Windows 7: Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Driver for Windows 7 -FINAL SOLUTION


22 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Driver for Windows 7 -FINAL SOLUTION

Hey guys,

I was struggling with the issue of installing the graphic driver of "Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller Driver" for windows 7.

I search a lot through Google and one of the websites I came across is this cool website -- To be exact, I came across this thread :

Windows 7 - Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller Driver Issues

And, unfortunately, what was mentioned did not work for me -- I did not go through all the pages though, so if what I am going to share with you is repeated for some/all of you, then I apologize for wasting your time .

I also tried DriverMax. I made a backup of the driver from windows vista -- it was the previous operating system on my laptop. And I tried "painfully" to recover the backup, but I always get the blue screen!!! So, I have to go to the "Safe Mode" and delete the driver in order to make windows work again.

By the way, my laptop is and old Asus (one of the A6 series). -- I am not sure if that's important to know anyway.

To make a long story shorter, my case was the common case that I usually read from users who are suffering "like me" and others from this issue which is the automatic roll back to the standard VGA driver from windows 7 after the first restart. So, when I install the driver after long hours of different attempts using different ways, I get to a point where I get it work but with a restart requirement. Once windows 7 restarts, it rolls back to the standard VGA just like I did nothing!!

Now, the good news is: YOU get to end your journey of suffering just like me

Here is the BEST way that worked for me like a ***charm***, you just need to follow it carefully and it is sooooo easy to do. Thanks to "Lexxion" who wrote this great solution.

Here are the steps:

Quote:
Problem

When installing 855GM Series video driver Windows 7 reverts back to Standard VGA adapter after restart. The problem is that 855GM Series video driver is not native for Windows 7 and it will always choose Standard VGA Adapter as native video driver. A lot of older laptops have this video chipset. I read a lot of tutorials on the net and nothing worked for me. So I figured out a UNIVERSAL way to get it to work, I think

Solution

The only driver that worked for me is: Intel(R) Graphics Controller 6.14.10.3722 . The reason why is that Standard VGA Adapter (Windows 7 native) is the same version (6.14.10.3722) but it has newer release date. Newest Intel driver 14.19.50 did NOT work. So get yourself the working video driver below. After Windows 7 install you will see that Standard VGA Adapter is installed and there is an exclamation mark on the "video controller". In order to install the driver we need to get exclamation mark on "video controller (vga compatible)". This spot is occupied by Standard VGA Adapter. Even when you unistall Standard VGA Adapter and install new driver after the reboot Standard VGA Adapter comes back. We need to disrupt Standard VGA Adapter from being installed. My way of disabling the adapter is to edit the driver file for it "c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys". There might be another way for letting Windows stop installing Standard VGA Adapter but I did not find it.

[I did NOT use these two links; I prefer you download # 2] :

[1] Intel(R) Graphics Controller 6.14.10.3722 (Windows)

Download 1
Download 2

[2] Intel(R) Graphics Controller 6.14.10.3732 (Windows)(Sleep Mode Fixed)(Thx to pc84)

Download 1 [ << download this one ]

Instructions

STEP 1

Make sure you unistall video drivers that do not work. If you see exclamation marks on your previous drivers in Device Manager, unistall them. Your Device Manager should say that you have Standard VGA Driver installed under Display category and exclamation mark on "video controller". Make sure you restart PC when asked.

STEP 2

We will need to edit "c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys" file now, but there is a problem. Windows Vista and Windows 7 will NOT allow you to edit system files even when you are the admin. Changing security attributes of that file did not work either. The file is owned by "TrustedInstaller" service. We will need to own the file and give ourselves the full control to edit it.
Click 'Start' and in 'Search' type 'cmd'. The result will show on top. Right-click on 'cmd' and choose "Run as Administrator". If your account does not have admin rights you might be prompted to enter username and password. I used account that already has administrator priviledges. You should have a command prompt with administrator priviledges.

STEP 3

Lets say my logged in username is peter

First command you do is:

takeown /f c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys

This will give ownship to the current user. You should see a message saying SUCCESS etc..

Second command you do is:

cacls c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys /G peter:F

There will be a confirmation message so type 'y'. This will change the security attributes to give you ONLY all the permissions for the file. If you are paranoid as me and want original permissions restored, I will show you how to restore the permissions to the previous step later on in this tutorial . If 'cacls' command does not work you can try using 'icacls'. If you cannot edit this file try to boot to "Save Mode" and try it again (Thx to Giuseppe Chill).

STEP 4

Open c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys in any text editor. Just add any character to the begining of the text. Let's say we will add character x . So the text should start with xMZ and the rest of stuff. Save the file. This edit will render that file unusable.

STEP 5

In Device Manager uninstall Standard VGA Adapter. It will prompt you to restart so do it. After install you will see a message saying that certain devices did NOT installed successfuly, which is GOOD . Go to Device Manager and you should see the exclamation point next to "video controller" and "video controller (vga compatible)". Right-click on "video controller (vga compatible)" and do update driver. Choose "Browse for the Driver" (or something like it ). Point to the driver directory that you downloaded and extracted (win2000). Click "OK". Wait for the driver to be installed. It might hang for a little (It will say that window is "not responding"). Do not worry as this is still installing the driver. It will prompt you to restart so do it. (If it does not prompt click anywhere and wait for message). After restart it will finish installing the driver.

Congratulations!!! You should have a working video driver!!!

STEP 6

Open c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys in any text editor. Remove the first character you put there which was x. Save the file. Your file will be usuable again . You can stop here if you want, but if you want to restore the permissions for the file to original state go to next step.

STEP 7

Right-click on any other file in the c:\windows\system32\drivers. Choose "Properties". Go to "Security" tab. Now compare that security tab with the security tab of c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys. Just make sure the security tabs of those two files look the same (all tabs and advanced options). In order to add "TrustedInstaller" it is not the same as regular usernames because it is a service.
You will need to type "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller" (without quotes) when adding it to own the file and to have all permissions. Once you done editing you can delete your account from c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys, because it was not there from the beginning. We took control over and the previous commands added it by default.

Source : Install 855GM Series Video Driver on Windows 7 - Tutorial


Good luck for you all guys. I just thought it might be helpful to share what worked for me with those who are struggling with it till now.


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:: COdErIU

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02 Jun 2010   #2

 
 
82852/82855 .exe file

Great post as this describes the problem I am having. Just one question, the recommended link for the driver to be used points at a self-installing .exe file which won't work. How do I get the driver only? Sorry if its a stupid question.

Many Thanks

Matt
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Hey Matt,

I am not sure why the .exe file did not work with you. It is good to scan your computer for viruses, preferably, by Kaspersky.

Anyways, you can extract the file using winrar. You can Google "winrar" and you can get a trail version -- unless you have it, of course.

Right click on the file and select Extract to win2k_xp1361 -- or whatever the file name is.
Inside the extracted folder, you're gonna see the driver itself (win2000 folder) and the setup file as well (.exe).


Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Jun 2010   #4

 
 

Hi Coderiu,

Got the file extracted OK. Fix did not work for me. I followed all of the steps and the PC still tried to install drivers itself. I was able to point the card at the Win2k folder but I got a message saying that I already had the latest drivers (I did un-install the drivers first) The PC is a Panasonic CF-29 Toughbook and before I upgraded all of the hardware passed the Win 7 check. I will try again at the week-end. Is it worth doing the whole process in safe mode, and what stops windows doing the self-install as I suspect that may be the problem.

Many Thanks

Matt
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Hello Matt,

Remember that you should be an Administrator in order to do that. << just in case you are not
Make sure that you do especially these steps:
Quote:
STEP 3

Lets say my logged in username is peter

First command you do is:

takeown /f c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys

This will give ownship to the current user. You should see a message saying SUCCESS etc..

Second command you do is:

cacls c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys /G peter:F

There will be a confirmation message so type 'y'. This will change the security attributes to give you ONLY all the permissions for the file. If you are paranoid as me and want original permissions restored, I will show you how to restore the permissions to the previous step later on in this tutorial . If 'cacls' command does not work you can try using 'icacls'. If you cannot edit this file try to boot to "Save Mode" and try it again (Thx to Giuseppe Chill).

STEP 4

Open c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys in any text editor. Just add any character to the begining of the text. Let's say we will add character x . So the text should start with xMZ and the rest of stuff. Save the file. This edit will render that file unusable.
The steps above are the key. So, make sure that you do them correctly. The point is to make the file vgapnp.sys useless so the OS won't be able to use it. Pay special attention to the STEP 3 where you are changing the privileges and permissions because they can be tricky. When you type a command, make sure you check the feedback to make sure the command was processed; an empty line means done as well for most of the time.

Do not uninstall before you do STEP 3 & 4 because that's STEP 5.


Try again and let me know. It should work for you


Good Luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2010   #6

windows 7
 
 

Worked for me, sleep and hibernate appeared. However computer freezes when it trries to come out of sleep or hibernate. The only difference from the standard VGA controller is the brightness control. Hope there would be a better driver for this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Hey Majed,

I am glad it works for you although not completely. Different hardware set might have different outcome. I guess that has something to do with the ACPI function/driver in your laptop. Check the BIOS settings and see if you can find something relevant. Also, check the display driver you just installed [Make sure you downloaded # 2 in my post because the problem should be fixed in it] to see if it was installed correctly or not.

Those are not REALLY solutions, and I am sorry that I couldn't help more, but play around with it and see what happen. There is no way Intel is going to issue a new version of the driver for this model. It is already considered a discontinued product.


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2010   #8

Win7
 
 

A thousand and one thanks to coderiu!

Your phenomenally indirect fix worked like a charm on this impossibly old HP Pavillion dv1000 (to be precise, it's a dv1010us) that I've got Windows 7 running on quite nicely.

The only glitch I encountered in the whole process came when it was time to enter the second command into the administrator-level dos box. For whatever reason, it would not recognize my own username, and I finally just went to system32 and changed the file permissions to include myself full permission via the right click and go to security settings method. Once that hurdle was jumped, things fell smartly into place and I've got the good graphics up and running, even as I type these words.

I was so pleased with the results, that I immediately stopped and created this account on this forum for the express purpose of thanking you for coming up with such a wonderfully tricky and effective fix.

So it's thanks to all the people who make this forum possible in general, and thanks to coderiu in particular!

Great work, everyone!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borrowedwifi View Post
A thousand and one thanks to coderiu!

Your phenomenally indirect fix worked like a charm on this impossibly old HP Pavillion dv1000 (to be precise, it's a dv1010us) that I've got Windows 7 running on quite nicely.

The only glitch I encountered in the whole process came when it was time to enter the second command into the administrator-level dos box. For whatever reason, it would not recognize my own username, and I finally just went to system32 and changed the file permissions to include myself full permission via the right click and go to security settings method. Once that hurdle was jumped, things fell smartly into place and I've got the good graphics up and running, even as I type these words.

I was so pleased with the results, that I immediately stopped and created this account on this forum for the express purpose of thanking you for coming up with such a wonderfully tricky and effective fix.

So it's thanks to all the people who make this forum possible in general, and thanks to coderiu in particular!

Great work, everyone!

I am very glad that this way works for you. Thanks for your nice words, and you are very welcome .

Hope you enjoy the new resolution

Nice name, by the way

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2010   #10

win 7
 
 

[2] Intel(R) Graphics Controller 6.14.10.3732 (Windows)(Sleep Mode Fixed)(Thx to pc84)

Download 1 [ << download this one ]


Hello, the driver lins is broken, where i can find this modifyed driver?
I have 82852 Intel graphic card.

With best regards,

Juri
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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