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Windows 7: Windows 7 not detecting my GPU.


12 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 not detecting my 9500GT.

Hey, I'm having problems with getting my GPU to work with Windows 7, I'm dual booting with Windows XP x86 (32bit) and with XP it's working perfectly.

I've done a CPU-Z report and uploaded the details via my website, you can check out the specs here. I've done the majority of troubleshooting steps that I've found via google, MSN, general bulletin board lurking and so on, I've yet to find the answer.

I'm running Windows 7 x64.


CPU-Z report on Windows 7 x64.


The error I'm currently recieving.


I've tried getting the drivers via the Windows Update tool.


I've tried going through the Device Management and locating the "nv_disp.inf" file, but I couldn't do it via that way, only goes to the "English" folder and no further.


I've also tried doing the same as above except going to "show compatiable hardware" unticking that, then clicking "Nvidia", then locating the 9500GT from the list and then trying that way but it does not work either.


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14 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Forgive me for reviving this thread, but I really need some assistance
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14 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Try removing the previous install, and folder(s)
C:>NVIDIA>DisplayDriver>_______ , then reboot

Install latest driver is 191.07 x64 Win 7
for your GeForce 9500GT
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14 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
Try removing the previous install, and folder(s)
C:>NVIDIA>DisplayDriver>_______ , then reboot

Install latest driver is 191.07 x64 Win 7
for your GeForce 9500GT
It didn't work



I really think that it's not DETECTING the hardware not that the drivers don't work? BUT the 9500 works with XP.

Edit; these errors seem to be contradicting themselves?
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14 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

This isn't going to solve your problem but if you download GPU-z and run it will provide more information on your card something is definetly heenky. I know this must be very frustrating, but sometimes and I mean only sometines if you unseat the card then reseat it, this wiil cause windows to search for the driver upon reboot. GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility Aslso check out this thread it talks about down grading the graphic driver in the last post their is a reference to another thread having to do with the 9500gt. good Luck. Fabe
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14 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

have you tried letting nvidia detected the drivers for you via the website.

open IE8
Code:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Select
Graphics Drivers under Option 2:

worth a try.
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14 Oct 2009   #7

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

are all the motherboard devices installed ?

when you go to device manager is there anything with a question mark or exclamation mark ?

what happens if you right click unninstall your device in device manager then reeboot or "scan for changes" ?

can you please fill out your system spec here on this forum
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14 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
This isn't going to solve your problem but if you download GPU-z and run it will provide more information on your card something is definetly heenky. I know this must be very frustrating, but sometimes and I mean only sometines if you unseat the card then reseat it, this wiil cause windows to search for the driver upon reboot. GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility Aslso check out this thread it talks about down grading the graphic driver in the last post their is a reference to another thread having to do with the 9500gt. good Luck. Fabe
Forgot to post that! :P
Not sure what thread you're talking about? Do you mean "W7 not detecting my 9800gtx+ "?

Also

Windows XP GPU Report


Windows 7 GPU Report

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoHn87 View Post
have you tried letting nvidia detected the drivers for you via the website.

open IE8
Code:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Select
Graphics Drivers under Option 2:

worth a try.
Did that when I first put Windows 7 on, it gave me notebook drivers, never the less I downloaded and installed and to no avail I received the same error.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
are all the motherboard devices installed ?

when you go to device manager is there anything with a question mark or exclamation mark ?

what happens if you right click unninstall your device in device manager then reeboot or "scan for changes" ?

can you please fill out your system spec here on this forum
Yep everthing works perfectly except for sound (did I mention that the GPU works with x32 visit? ~ tried it ages ago and it worked), anyway I'll give the uninstalling and rebooting a try.


I got a giggle from..
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14 Oct 2009   #9

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
whilst in general I would recommend a Clean install this might be one of the instances where an "Upgrade" install would pay dividends.

What I would do here is a "Half way house".

1) Install a CLEAN version of 64 bit VISTA. You don't have to activate it if you've got a full install Windows 7 disk.

2) add all the necessary drivers etc from the nvidia site. Don't add any other apps other than the mobo drivers etc. Get ALL these working -- no exclamation marks against any devices in the device manager list.

3) now run a Windows 7 UPGRADE. Windows 7 will keep the existing drivers if it can't find a Windows 7 version and it will "adjust" the compatability so you won't get the installer saying it doesn't recognize the OS.

Doing an upgrade this way gives you the best of both worlds - it's essentially a CLEAN install but preserves hard to find or non existant drivers.

It's just possible that the Windows 7 compatability check before it does the upgrade might sling out the video driver -- unlikely as the code for video won't have changed much. If it does I'm afraid you are screwed until nvidia fix their stuff for Windows 7.

Cheers
jimbo
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14 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
whilst in general I would recommend a Clean install this might be one of the instances where an "Upgrade" install would pay dividends.

What I would do here is a "Half way house".

1) Install a CLEAN version of 64 bit VISTA. You don't have to activate it if you've got a full install Windows 7 disk.

2) add all the necessary drivers etc from the nvidia site. Don't add any other apps other than the mobo drivers etc. Get ALL these working -- no exclamation marks against any devices in the device manager list.

3) now run a Windows 7 UPGRADE. Windows 7 will keep the existing drivers if it can't find a Windows 7 version and it will "adjust" the compatability so you won't get the installer saying it doesn't recognize the OS.

Doing an upgrade this way gives you the best of both worlds - it's essentially a CLEAN install but preserves hard to find or non existant drivers.

It's just possible that the Windows 7 compatability check before it does the upgrade might sling out the video driver -- unlikely as the code for video won't have changed much. If it does I'm afraid you are screwed until nvidia fix their stuff for Windows 7.

Cheers
jimbo
I don't have Windows Vista, dual booting with XP.
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