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Windows 7: Nvidia 6600 GT "could not locate driver" vgasave


04 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Nvidia 6600 GT "could not locate driver" vgasave

I installed 7 last night and found out it would not detect my nvidia 6600GT card, even though it is fully supported by windows 7. Found a lot of people had the same problem but no one really had a solution.

This problem occurs when Windows 7 boots up in VgaSave mode (1200px wide max resolution). And trying to install the nvidia driver it tells you "The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit"

After tons of trial and error, downloading previous drivers, downloading edited inf files from NVIDIA & Laptop News | Latest NVIDIA drivers and related news | laptopvideo2go.com, I finally decided to flash my bios using a bootable USB stick.

It worked, and windows update was able to download the correct driver, and I was later allowed to install the latest nvidia drivers.

So if all else fails, go to your computer or motherboard manufacturer and download the latest BIOS update.

Hope that helps..

nvidia 6600gt, windows 7, abit il9 pro


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04 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loganz View Post
I installed 7 last night and found out it would not detect my nvidia 6600GT card, even though it is fully supported by windows 7. Found a lot of people had the same problem but no one really had a solution.

This problem occurs when Windows 7 boots up in VgaSave mode (1200px wide max resolution). And trying to install the nvidia driver it tells you "The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit"

After tons of trial and error, downloading previous drivers, downloading edited inf files from NVIDIA & Laptop News | Latest NVIDIA drivers and related news | laptopvideo2go.com, I finally decided to flash my bios using a bootable USB stick.

It worked, and windows update was able to download the correct driver, and I was later allowed to install the latest nvidia drivers.

So if all else fails, go to your computer or motherboard manufacturer and download the latest BIOS update.

Hope that helps..

nvidia 6600gt, windows 7, abit il9 pro
Welcome to Seven Forums, loganz.

Thanks for the tip and posting your issue and solution. I'm sure it will help a lot of folks. Good work.
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