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Windows 7: GF 8600m nvidia setup error

09 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
GF 8600m nvidia setup error

Hi.
Im trying to update my video card drivers.
I uninstalled old(2009?) driveris and tred to install new from nvidia website but I got error: "nvidia setup program could not locate any idrivers that are compatible with your current hardware"

Now windows 7 installed 2006 year driver.

How can I install newst driver for my laptop vide card? (nvidia geforce 8600m gt)

thanks.

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09 Oct 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi! variatsioon, welcome to W7F

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by variatsioon View Post
Hi.
Im trying to update my video card drivers.
I uninstalled old(2009?) driveris and tred to install new from nvidia website but I got error: "nvidia setup program could not locate any idrivers that are compatible with your current hardware"

Now windows 7 installed 2006 year driver.

How can I install newst driver for my laptop vide card? (nvidia geforce 8600m gt)

thanks.
If I did this correctly you should be able to find one here:
NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Advanced Search

Look around there are links to help installation also.

As the pix shows I tried to use all available info you provided.
You will have to enter the correct info if I got any wrong:


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GF 8600m nvidia setup error-nvdia.jpg  
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09 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you!

I allready did that and that donwloaded file gave me that error.
i didnt work.
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09 Oct 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Have you tried a restore point? Back to before you uninstalled old(2009?) driver.
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09 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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09 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Here is a download link for the 258.96 drivers for Windows 7 x64. Give them a try again.

NVIDIA DRIVERS 258.96 WHQL

I have the 8600M on this laptop I'm using.
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09 Oct 2010   #7

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

hi, Which driver have you installed, you should be using the 258.96 driver. Download it from this link, when downloading use Firefox or I.E
NVIDIA DRIVERS 258.96 WHQL
sometimes although the download looks ok windows does not know what to do with it so i would delete all downloads relating to the driver first, then re download it.
if that fails to work then download this, Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com. its called driver sweeper, install it but don't run it yet.
Then uninstall your video drivers using the normal uninstall method, once that is done restart your pc and start in safe mode,
Once in safe mode run driver sweeper but only select the nvidia box please ensure that none of the other box's are ticked, when you have done that restart in normal mode and install the 258.96 driver which hopefully should then work correctly.

Raz
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10 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I don't know if you have resolved your issue.
With these Laptop graphics card drivers, usually the manufacture has modified the.inf file.

I've had success by directing members to this site NVIDIA MobilityModder The modding tool can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Just follow the instructions and it should mod the .inf and allow it to install
Get the latest driver for your card from Nvidia. Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Please post back if you have resolved your driver issue so others can benefit from your thread.
Thanks. Fabe
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11 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you all.

razy60 first link worked for me!

cheers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Here is a download link for the 258.96 drivers for Windows 7 x64. Give them a try again.

NVIDIA DRIVERS 258.96 WHQL

I have the 8600M on this laptop I'm using.
Didn't work. same problem.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by razy60 View Post
hi, Which driver have you installed, you should be using the 258.96 driver. Download it from this link, when downloading use Firefox or I.E
NVIDIA DRIVERS 258.96 WHQL
sometimes although the download looks ok windows does not know what to do with it so i would delete all downloads relating to the driver first, then re download it.
if that fails to work then download this, Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com. its called driver sweeper, install it but don't run it yet.
Then uninstall your video drivers using the normal uninstall method, once that is done restart your pc and start in safe mode,
Once in safe mode run driver sweeper but only select the nvidia box please ensure that none of the other box's are ticked, when you have done that restart in normal mode and install the 258.96 driver which hopefully should then work correctly.

Raz
first link worked!
problem is now fixed!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
I don't know if you have resolved your issue.
With these Laptop graphics card drivers, usually the manufacture has modified the.inf file.

I've had success by directing members to this site NVIDIA MobilityModder The modding tool can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Just follow the instructions and it should mod the .inf and allow it to install
Get the latest driver for your card from Nvidia. Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Please post back if you have resolved your driver issue so others can benefit from your thread.
Thanks. Fabe
It changed some ini failes and first time driver started to install but at end it said:
installation didnt make any change. or something like that. - failed
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11 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by variatsioon View Post
Thank you all.

razy60 first link worked for me!

cheers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Here is a download link for the 258.96 drivers for Windows 7 x64. Give them a try again.

NVIDIA DRIVERS 258.96 WHQL

I have the 8600M on this laptop I'm using.
Didn't work. same problem.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by razy60 View Post
hi, Which driver have you installed, you should be using the 258.96 driver. Download it from this link, when downloading use Firefox or I.E
NVIDIA DRIVERS 258.96 WHQL
sometimes although the download looks ok windows does not know what to do with it so i would delete all downloads relating to the driver first, then re download it.
if that fails to work then download this, Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com. its called driver sweeper, install it but don't run it yet.
Then uninstall your video drivers using the normal uninstall method, once that is done restart your pc and start in safe mode,
Once in safe mode run driver sweeper but only select the nvidia box please ensure that none of the other box's are ticked, when you have done that restart in normal mode and install the 258.96 driver which hopefully should then work correctly.

Raz
first link worked!
problem is now fixed!
That is strange, since our links were identical except mine was .com and his was .co.uk. Oh well, glad to know your problem is fixed, whatever you do stay away from the latest beta drivers, they kill the Windows installation with 8600M GT's.
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