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Windows 7: Graphics Card HELP Please !!!!

18 Aug 2010   #1
loquacious

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
 
 
Graphics Card HELP Please !!!!

I recently changed my GTX 295 from PCIE x8 to PCIE x 16. When I rebooted the drivers for my card were not working so windows installed the standard WDM 1.1 drivers. No problem I thought so I proceeded to re-install the 258.96 drivers I have .. and this is the error I got. I used drive sweeper to get rid of all the nvidia components and rebooted .. windows again wanted to install the WDM drivers so I let it then tried re-installing 258.96 drivers again .. same error message. I shifter the card back to the PCIE x8 slot but same problem ... I had a back up of windows so I reimaged .. again the driver was not asble to be used and windows installed its own and yes you guessed it when I tried to install the 258.96 drivers the error message returned. Am I missing something? I would not think changing from one PCIE slot to another would cause any grief. I hope someone can shed light on this problem for me without me having to re-install windows. Help please !!!!!!




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18 Aug 2010   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

did you change the slot x configuration might not be the proper setting in the slot your useing check in the bios
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18 Aug 2010   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

This may sound like a silly question but are the drivers Windows 7 compliant or Vista compliant? You may need to run the setup with compatability for Vista.

Just a thought


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18 Aug 2010   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

When You changed the slots the first time, did you uninstall (remove from Device Manager) the video card and shut down before making the switch?
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18 Aug 2010   #5
loquacious

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
 
 

Hi TVeblen

No I didn't and that might have been my problem .. I have ended up re-installing windows and the card has installed fine using the latest drivers and in the PCIE x16 slot .. ty everyone for your suggestions
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18 Aug 2010   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Glad you got it fixed.
Remember that you cannot just move or replace most parts in a PC without uninstalling them from Windows first!
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18 Aug 2010   #7
loquacious

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
 
 

lol you would think after all my experience building systems I would have remembered that ... guess I was too impatient in moving the card .. just hope that moving from PCIE x8 to PCIE x16 makes some difference at least
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19 Aug 2010   #8
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

We all do it!
Familiarity breeds contempt.
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