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Windows 7: Windows 7 32bit seeing Nvidia 8400M GT as Standard VGA, Sony Vaio


12 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 32bit seeing Nvidia 8400M GT as Standard VGA, Sony Vaio

Hello All,

I've searched the forum for threads relating to this and have had a modicum of success, but am still not all the way to solving this prolem.

My System:

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ38M
Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Nvidia Geforece 8400M GT
Drivers tried - 306.97

I've inspected the Device manager and got the following device ids

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_A1
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&CC_0300


In the Nvidia driver folder I've found the files:

ListDevices.txt
nvmt.inf

... and I've edited them as suggested.

ListDevices.txt now has the following edit:

nvmt.inf:
DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82271071 "NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS"
DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82301071 "NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS "
DEV_0407&SUBSYS_02841A92 "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT"
DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82271071 "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS"
DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82531071 "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS "
DEV_0426&SUBSYS_55841991 "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT"
DEV_0427&SUBSYS_46051961 "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS"
DEV_0427&SUBSYS_55841991 "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS "
DEV_0428&SUBSYS_46051961 "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G"
DEV_0428&SUBSYS_55841991 "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G "
DEV_0428&SUBSYS_A0151071 "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G "
DEV_0648&SUBSYS_55841991 "NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS"
DEV_0648&SUBSYS_90701071 "NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS "
DEV_06E8&SUBSYS_46051961 "NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS"
DEV_06E8&SUBSYS_55841991 "NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS "
DEV_06E9&SUBSYS_55841991 "NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS"
DEV_0A28&SUBSYS_88971033 "NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M"
DEV_0A28&SUBSYS_90721071 "NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M "
DEV_0A29&SUBSYS_06441071 "NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M"
DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_40111071 "NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M "
DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_500A1071 "NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M "
DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_A0381071 "NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M "
DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_90721071 "NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M"
DEV_0A68&SUBSYS_55841991 "NVIDIA GeForce G105M"
DEV_0A68&SUBSYS_A0361071 "NVIDIA GeForce G105M "
DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_40001071 "NVIDIA GeForce 310M"
DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_B3011071 "NVIDIA GeForce 310M "
DEV_0A72&SUBSYS_B3011071 "NVIDIA GeForce 310M "
DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_40001071 "NVIDIA GeForce 310M "
DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_B3011071 "NVIDIA GeForce 310M "
DEV_0866&SUBSYS_90701071 "NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G"
DEV_086E&SUBSYS_90701071 "NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G"
DEV_086E&SUBSYS_90721071 "NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G "
DEV_086F&SUBSYS_95151071 "NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G"
DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT"


the nvmt.inf file now looks like this:

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.0]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.8227.1071% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.8230.1071% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82301071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.0284.1A92% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_02841A92
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.8227.1071% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.8253.1071% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82531071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.5584.1991% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.9005.104D% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D
%NVIDIA_DEV.0427.4605.1961% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&SUBSYS_46051961
%NVIDIA_DEV.0427.5584.1991% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0428.4605.1961% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0428&SUBSYS_46051961
%NVIDIA_DEV.0428.5584.1991% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0428&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0428.A015.1071% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0428&SUBSYS_A0151071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0648.5584.1991% = Section010, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0648&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0648.9070.1071% = Section013, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0648&SUBSYS_90701071
%NVIDIA_DEV.06E8.4605.1961% = Section010, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E8&SUBSYS_46051961
%NVIDIA_DEV.06E8.5584.1991% = Section010, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E8&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.06E9.5584.1991% = Section010, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E9&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A28.8897.1033% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A28&SUBSYS_88971033
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A28.9072.1071% = Section022, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A28&SUBSYS_90721071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A29.0644.1071% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A29&SUBSYS_06441071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.4011.1071% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_40111071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.500A.1071% = Section027, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_500A1071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.A038.1071% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_A0381071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.9072.1071% = Section022, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_90721071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A68.5584.1991% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A68&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A68.A036.1071% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A68&SUBSYS_A0361071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.4000.1071% = Section030, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_40001071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.B301.1071% = Section030, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_B3011071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A72.B301.1071% = Section041, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A72&SUBSYS_B3011071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A75.4000.1071% = Section038, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_40001071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A75.B301.1071% = Section041, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_B3011071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0866.9070.1071% = Section016, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0866&SUBSYS_90701071
%NVIDIA_DEV.086E.9070.1071% = Section016, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_086E&SUBSYS_90701071
%NVIDIA_DEV.086E.9072.1071% = Section016, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_086E&SUBSYS_90721071
%NVIDIA_DEV.086F.9515.1071% = Section019, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_086F&SUBSYS_95151071
[SignatureAttributes.PETrust]
PETrust = true
[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.1]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.8227.1071% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.8230.1071% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82301071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.0284.1A92% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_02841A92
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.8227.1071% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.8253.1071% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82531071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.5584.1991% = Section005, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.9005.104D% = Section005, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D
%NVIDIA_DEV.0427.4605.1961% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&SUBSYS_46051961
%NVIDIA_DEV.0427.5584.1991% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0428.4605.1961% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0428&SUBSYS_46051961
%NVIDIA_DEV.0428.5584.1991% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0428&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0428.A015.1071% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0428&SUBSYS_A0151071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0648.5584.1991% = Section011, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0648&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0648.9070.1071% = Section014, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0648&SUBSYS_90701071
%NVIDIA_DEV.06E8.4605.1961% = Section011, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E8&SUBSYS_46051961
%NVIDIA_DEV.06E8.5584.1991% = Section011, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E8&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.06E9.5584.1991% = Section011, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E9&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A28.8897.1033% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A28&SUBSYS_88971033
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A28.9072.1071% = Section023, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A28&SUBSYS_90721071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A29.0644.1071% = Section025, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A29&SUBSYS_06441071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.4011.1071% = Section025, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_40111071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.500A.1071% = Section028, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_500A1071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.A038.1071% = Section025, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_A0381071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.9072.1071% = Section023, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_90721071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A68.5584.1991% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A68&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A68.A036.1071% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A68&SUBSYS_A0361071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.4000.1071% = Section031, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_40001071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.B301.1071% = Section036, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_B3011071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A72.B301.1071% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A72&SUBSYS_B3011071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A75.4000.1071% = Section039, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_40001071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A75.B301.1071% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_B3011071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0866.9070.1071% = Section017, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0866&SUBSYS_90701071
%NVIDIA_DEV.086E.9070.1071% = Section017, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_086E&SUBSYS_90701071
%NVIDIA_DEV.086E.9072.1071% = Section017, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_086E&SUBSYS_90721071
%NVIDIA_DEV.086F.9515.1071% = Section020, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_086F&SUBSYS_95151071

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.2]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.8227.1071% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.8230.1071% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82301071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.0284.1A92% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_02841A92
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.8227.1071% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.8253.1071% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82531071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.5584.1991% = Section006, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.9005.104D% = Section006, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D
%NVIDIA_DEV.0427.4605.1961% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&SUBSYS_46051961
%NVIDIA_DEV.0427.5584.1991% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0428.4605.1961% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0428&SUBSYS_46051961
%NVIDIA_DEV.0428.5584.1991% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0428&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0428.A015.1071% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0428&SUBSYS_A0151071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0648.5584.1991% = Section012, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0648&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0648.9070.1071% = Section015, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0648&SUBSYS_90701071
%NVIDIA_DEV.06E8.4605.1961% = Section012, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E8&SUBSYS_46051961
%NVIDIA_DEV.06E8.5584.1991% = Section012, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E8&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.06E9.5584.1991% = Section012, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E9&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A28.8897.1033% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A28&SUBSYS_88971033
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A28.9072.1071% = Section024, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A28&SUBSYS_90721071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A29.0644.1071% = Section026, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A29&SUBSYS_06441071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.4011.1071% = Section026, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_40111071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.500A.1071% = Section029, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_500A1071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.A038.1071% = Section026, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_A0381071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.9072.1071% = Section024, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_90721071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A68.5584.1991% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A68&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A68.A036.1071% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A68&SUBSYS_A0361071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.4000.1071% = Section032, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_40001071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.B301.1071% = Section037, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_B3011071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A72.B301.1071% = Section043, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A72&SUBSYS_B3011071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A75.4000.1071% = Section040, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_40001071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A75.B301.1071% = Section043, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_B3011071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0866.9070.1071% = Section018, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0866&SUBSYS_90701071
%NVIDIA_DEV.086E.9070.1071% = Section018, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_086E&SUBSYS_90701071
%NVIDIA_DEV.086E.9072.1071% = Section018, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_086E&SUBSYS_90721071
%NVIDIA_DEV.086F.9515.1071% = Section021, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_086F&SUBSYS_95151071

Red entries are my edits. As you can see in nvmt.ini I've copied the Section numbers from the previous entries, as in:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.9005.104D% = Section006, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D

I've had some limited success...

My system now sees the GPU as an Nvidia 8400M. So far so good.

However I'm still getting error messages.

Firstly, on reboot, the system stops the card because of driver problems.
Secondly, if I run the Nvidia software, it says the monitor is not connected to an Nvidia card.
Lastly, if I update the driver, it reverts to Standard VGA in the Device Driver list.

So, It looks as if I need to do more.

My immediate thoughts are:

1) Should I be editing the nvmt.inf file, or perhaps another one - nvmm.ini or nvlt.in? How do I know which nv??.inf to edit?
2) In the nv??.inf file, I have no idea which 'section' to point at. I tried 11 and 12 as seen in another thread, but got the same issues. So I tried the same section entries as the next most similar card, but to no avail.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Roger.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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12 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Roger and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Where are you getting the driver from? Normally, I would say to go to the hardware manufacturer (in this case NVidia), but with Sony Vaios (and some other manufacturers as well) you need to go to the laptop manufacturer instead. This is because they customise the drivers so much that only the drivers that they supply will install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi Dwarf, thanks for the reply. The driver file is the same either from Sony or Nvidia.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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