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Windows 7: Nvidia GeForce 8400M GT not found after Windows 7 64bit install

09 Apr 2013   #51
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conorgreen View Post
Ahh i see. All that makes sense now in the whole scheme of it all.

Thanks again for your help, I was going down all the wrong avenues before I came on here. Take Care.
You're welcome!

This has kind of made my day.


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09 Apr 2013   #52
conorgreen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I might have to start a new thread soon on how to install directx9 on windows 7 64bit when it already has directx11 preinstalled. Keep trying loads of different downloads, the microsoft ones say I have a newer version so wont update the missing files and the open source ones install the files but Rome Total War doesnt accept it. I think we have achieved enough for one day though!
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09 Apr 2013   #53
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conorgreen View Post
I might have to start a new thread soon on how to install directx9 on windows 7 64bit when it already has directx11 preinstalled. Keep trying loads of different downloads, the microsoft ones say I have a newer version so wont update the missing files and the open source ones install the files but Rome Total War doesnt accept it. I think we have achieved enough for one day though!
Oh wow, so some games won't play because DirectX9 isn't installed? I don't know if I had this problem or not, but I was playing DirectX9 games in Windows 7 just fine.

Interesting...
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09 Apr 2013   #54
conorgreen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

My laptop is around 5/6 years old so i tend to only play the older games on it (pre2004) ish.

Now I know my graphics card wasnt detected etc and have fixed the problem, i am attempting a clean install of Rome TW and see if the DirectX9 that comes with the CD works.

From other forums etc, its a common problem for win7 users that playing Rome TW came up with an error saying directx9 wasnt detected. From what Ive read, its particularly down to files missing that relate to DirectX9.0c but various downloads dont seem to change anything although they show as installing the missing files etc.

And saying all that, device manager shows the Nvidia display adapter with a yellow triangle and the following in the properties:

Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

tbh I cant be bothered tonight to fix it now lol its 9.10pm here so might just leave it, but does that message mean that the driver is detected but not actually in use? hence why attempted installations of directx9 have failed to change the Rome TW error?
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09 Apr 2013   #55
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conorgreen View Post
My laptop is around 5/6 years old so i tend to only play the older games on it (pre2004) ish.

Now I know my graphics card wasnt detected etc and have fixed the problem, i am attempting a clean install of Rome TW and see if the DirectX9 that comes with the CD works.

From other forums etc, its a common problem for win7 users that playing Rome TW came up with an error saying directx9 wasnt detected. From what Ive read, its particularly down to files missing that relate to DirectX9.0c but various downloads dont seem to change anything although they show as installing the missing files etc.

And saying all that, device manager shows the Nvidia display adapter with a yellow triangle and the following in the properties:

Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

tbh I cant be bothered tonight to fix it now lol its 9.10pm here so might just leave it, but does that message mean that the driver is detected but not actually in use? hence why attempted installations of directx9 have failed to change the Rome TW error?
Oh wait, have you restarted the laptop since installing the driver? I have no idea if that's what's needed, so I'm just making a quick guess.
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09 Apr 2013   #56
conorgreen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yh did all that then it still appeared.

Strangely, when it was all first installed etc no yellow triangle appeared. I will try restarting the comp for tomorrow and whether its there or not, it looks like I will have to scrap the ol' gal for a custom desktop tower Ive had my eye on for a while now lol.
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09 Apr 2013   #57
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conorgreen View Post
Yh did all that then it still appeared.

Strangely, when it was all first installed etc no yellow triangle appeared. I will try restarting the comp for tomorrow and whether its there or not, it looks like I will have to scrap the ol' gal for a custom desktop tower Ive had my eye on for a while now lol.
Have you ever wanted to build your own computer?
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09 Apr 2013   #58
conorgreen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

hmm kind of, im 21 years of age and have a 32 year old bro who has built several computers himself with good success and enjoyment,

I would need supervision because im not that confident to just follow online vids for that degree of stuff, but I would think building one myself would help me fully understand the computer itself alot more, hardware-wise. Alot of my computer knowledge is software/theory based rather than actually pulling apart a comp and saying what is what and where it should go etc.

I have looked on websites in the UK that I can get a good custom built pc made etc for around 500 which could play modern games and last a few years, but I dont think building one would save me THAT much money to outweigh the warranties and effort etc. and being a 21 year old graduate, its all about the financial side at the moment haha.
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09 Apr 2013   #59
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conorgreen View Post
hmm kind of, im 21 years of age and have a 32 year old bro who has built several computers himself with good success and enjoyment,

I would need supervision because im not that confident to just follow online vids for that degree of stuff, but I would think building one myself would help me fully understand the computer itself alot more, hardware-wise. Alot of my computer knowledge is software/theory based rather than actually pulling apart a comp and saying what is what and where it should go etc.

I have looked on websites in the UK that I can get a good custom built pc made etc for around 500 which could play modern games and last a few years, but I dont think building one would save me THAT much money to outweigh the warranties and effort etc. and being a 21 year old graduate, its all about the financial side at the moment haha.
I don't want to influence your future too much, but I'd feel guilty if I didn't at least mention this. You see, you could build a superior PC for about the same price as the one you're looking at. Not only that, but it's far easier to upgrade a computer that you built instead of a pre-built because it's all aftermarket parts instead of having to maybe deal with proprietary connectors or parts. Plus, I think the best part is you get to hand-pick everything and you have no limits to what your choices are. You can go to any store you want, you can pick from any selection to put together the best bang-for-your-buck. A custom-building site will limit you to what they sell and too many of them stick you with a crappy PSU which is a very bad thing. So you get to make sure that each and every part is the best possible for your money.

Not only that, but I found myself actually taking care of my computer for the first time in my life because I'm the one who built it. The way I feel about my computer is the complete opposite of a pre-built. It's almost like a pre-built isn't really mine: someone else made it and I just happen to own it now. I sometimes like to compare it to the difference between adopting a child and having one of your own. There's a unique bond with your own because you created it with your own body vs. trying to bond with one that someone else made or put together for you. I think the bond was completed for me when I actually put all the parts together and pressed the power button. If it weren't for that, then I don't think I'd care about my computer as much. It would feel like another pre-built.

lol anyway, so if you become interested (I admit that it's a bit of physical labor - at least it was for me), then I personally recommend seeking help with the entire process at Overclock.net. You can ask here on SevenForums too, but I feel that the OCN community as a whole is better for seeking advice with this than almost any other. I mean, I've been there for over 4 years and that's just what I've noticed.

Of course, a good argument against building your own is it can consume more time than you can afford to spend.
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