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Windows 7: Nvidia Driver

08 Oct 2010   #11
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Download, to desktop, the latest nvidia driver for your card, from the nvidia website. Get a copy of Driver Sweeper from 3D Guru, and install.
Go into msconfig, boot tab, and select safe boot, apply and reboot.
In safe mode, go into device manager and uninstall vid card drivers. Go into programs add/remove and remove all nvidia software. Run driver sweeper and remove all nvidia software.
You should drop the other cards software as well. Trying to get to windows stock drivers.
Reboot, defrag HD. Still in safe mode install downloaded nvidia driver from the desktop to C:\.
REboot, safe mode, go to msconfig, boot tab, uncheck safe mode.

It was mentioned above, go into bios and make sure you have selected for pci vid card??????


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08 Oct 2010   #12
RMZ06

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Try this for the Nvidia driver, first open Programs and Features and uninstall the Nvidia driver if it is showing then run the installer again only this time run it in compatibility mode,

Compatibility Mode

Also double check the bios settings and make sure that it is set to the PCI card as the primary display device and not the onboard.
I have tried the compatibility mode and none of those work it says that the version of the software is not compatible with the operating system. The only way to run the driver software is to just click on it and run it normaly. I set the bios to use the pci as the primary none of this worked but thanks.

Spyknee: I will try your advice later on tonight, thanks I am crossing my fingers I will let you know.
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09 Oct 2010   #13
RMZ06

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I tried the steps you gave me and its still the same I can see NVidia Graphics Card in device manager but for some reason when I enable it nothing changes. The Standard VGA Compatible driver can be unistalled and the only one there is the NVidia and it still does nothing. Even if I try to install my monitor driver the only video card it recognizes is the standard vga it wont allow me to install it on the NVidia.

Update: Even in the add or remove programs list there is nothing there for NVidia.
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09 Oct 2010   #14
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

ForceWare Release 95

Is this the driver you are trying to install.
Its for nVidia GeForce FX5500. Its for Vista 32bit
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09 Oct 2010   #15
RMZ06

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
ForceWare Release 95

Is this the driver you are trying to install.
Its for nVidia GeForce FX5500. Its for Vista 32bit
Yes it is
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09 Oct 2010   #16
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

RMZ06 have a look at these tutorials Drivers - Install Vista Drivers on Windows 7 and Drivers - Turn Off Automatic Driver Installation these may be of some help to you
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10 Oct 2010   #17
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Which output are you using. VGA or DVI?
There are DVI to VGA adapters.
What input type does monitor use?


You said you see nVidia software in device manager. That says the been recognized. Under drivers tab, whats listed? MS or nVidia.
But you cannot access the nVidia control panel from desktop? Is the cp listed under hardware? is there an nVidia folder listed in the start menu?


What you describe is like when your in safe mode. You cannot get to cp from desktop when in safe mode.
If the drivers are in, then its some simple issue, I feel.
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10 Oct 2010   #18
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I have a Geforce FX5500 AGP, I used the 96.85 GeForce Vista drivers in Windows 7 32 bit. I downloaded them from the Nvidia web site. Didn't have to use compatibility mode or do anything special to install them.

EDIT: oops just noticed the "Forcewar Release 95" at the top, should have clicked the link before I posted. 96.85 is forcewar release 95. Anyway they worked OK for me.
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11 Oct 2010   #19
RMZ06

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
Which output are you using. VGA or DVI?
There are DVI to VGA adapters.
What input type does monitor use?


You said you see nVidia software in device manager. That says the been recognized. Under drivers tab, whats listed? MS or nVidia.
But you cannot access the nVidia control panel from desktop? Is the cp listed under hardware? is there an nVidia folder listed in the start menu?


What you describe is like when your in safe mode. You cannot get to cp from desktop when in safe mode.
If the drivers are in, then its some simple issue, I feel.
I believe I am using a VGA. And the monitor uses VGA.
Under the drivers tab is says NVidia when I look under the Nvidia Driver in device manager. No I cant access anything from my desktop. If I right click and look at the reolution it says sync master installed on Standard VGA Graphics card. If I click the drop down menu there is no option for my NVidia. There are no NVidia folders in the start menue and no NVidia stuff in the add/remove programs list. I am not in safe mode I wish it was that easy!!!
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11 Oct 2010   #20
RMZ06

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I have a Geforce FX5500 AGP, I used the 96.85 GeForce Vista drivers in Windows 7 32 bit. I downloaded them from the Nvidia web site. Didn't have to use compatibility mode or do anything special to install them.

EDIT: oops just noticed the "Forcewar Release 95" at the top, should have clicked the link before I posted. 96.85 is forcewar release 95. Anyway they worked OK for me.
When I installed windows 7 I did the windows update before I installed my NVidia driver. Maybe I should try reinstalling and doing the NVidia driver install before doing any windows updates???
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