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Windows 7: BSOD Caused Graphics Card to disappear from Device Manager

10 Aug 2012   #1
korruptionxi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
BSOD Caused Graphics Card to disappear from Device Manager

I'm using an Alienware M17x R4 with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660m.

I've been using this laptop for about 3 months now and everything has been running fine. Yesterday, I was playing Skyrim testing out a new mod from nexusmods. I've read on the description and comments and there were no problems associated with the mod. While I was using it a received a BSOD. When I restarted the computer my resolution was reset. I right clicked on the desktop and the options for my Nvidia control panel were gone along with the other options for the Intel Graphics control panel.

After a while my first display adapter came back which was the Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000. I looked up as much as I could about the problem and it was usually associated with the display adapters being reverted to something like Standard VGA Adapter. This applied to the Intel graphics, but that was all. It was as if my graphics card vanished and I can't find it under device manager. When I try installing/reinstalling the Nvidia drivers it says that there is no Nvidia hardware. I've tried waiting a couple of hours with the laptop shut down, finding it in safemode, and searched for even more solutions. I can't seemed to find any. The last thing I did was check the BIOS and it said that the Discrete Graphics Card was not detected.

If anyone could help me it would be much appreciated.


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11 Aug 2012   #2
Insomnis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm having the same sort of problem mate, can't seem to find a solution either, but check out my thread anyway it could help.
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15 Aug 2012   #3
korruptionxi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It's been a couple of days now and my graphics card has yet to reappear. There has yet to be a solution I can find.
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15 Aug 2012   #4
Insomnis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by korruptionxi View Post
It's been a couple of days now and my graphics card has yet to reappear. There has yet to be a solution I can find.
Same here bro, it's driving me crazy! Currently unemployed and can't play any games because my PC thinks I don't have anything in the PCI-E slots.
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16 Mar 2013   #5
xXSpecialsoulXx

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 


Heres a manual that i MADE for this kind of problem , i had the same problem so
i wanna share this manual , its a powerpoint with solutions and programs

i hope this helps

NVIDIA Solucion Manual DRIVER [EN] (46 Mb)
https://mega.co.nz/#!MpZAQJyZ!MySJLk...xZ__WZPx65SuLY
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