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Windows 7: Windows 7 installing wrong driver for graphics card.

10 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Windows 7 installing wrong driver for graphics card.

Working with a MSI r5770 and an NVIDIA Geforce 9600 GSO. The unrelated drivers are (NVIDIA Geforce 7100/NVIDIA nForce 630i)

I changed my video card and when I booted the machine to install the drivers, Windows automatically started doing just that. Problem is they are the wrong drivers. I tried downloading and installing the correct ones, but only two things happen:

1. If I uninstall the incorrect drivers through Device Manager and then try to run the .exe that would automatically install the drivers, the installation completes but nothing apparent happens. I "Scan for hardware changes" or just reboot as per instruction, and the wrong/unrelated drivers are just installed again.

2. If I try to update the driver through device manager by manually selecting a directory which contains the driver, it will tell me that the faulty unrelated driver is the best and most up-to-date driver.

For the record, the sequence of events:

1. Replace MSI R5770 with old NVIDIA GeForce 9600GSO after noticeable performance drop in former.

2. Windows 7 automatically updates with wrong drivers(NVIDIA Geforce 7100/NVIDIA nForce 630i) for the card. Can not get any signal from card.

3. Switch back MSI R5770, it automatically installs the exact same driver(NVIDIA Geforce 7100/NVIDIA nForce 630i)

4. Google a lot.

5. Make this thread.

Please spare some help.

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10 Nov 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

The NVIDIA Geforce 7100/NVIDIA nForce 630i drivers are video drivers and chip-set drivers. The GeForce 7100 part is for your onboard video card, the nForce 630i is for your motherboards chip-set. Let them install and don't worry about it. I install the NVIDIA nForce 630a / GeForce 7025 drivers for my motherboard. Then I install the GeForce 306.97 Desktop Win8 Win7 64bit drivers for my GT220. One doesn't interfere with the other, the video drivers get updated and the chip-set drivers are left alone. All I have to do is set the video to PCIe in BIOS.
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