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Windows 7: Can't install drivers for nVidia GeForce 8500 GT

02 Dec 2009   #11
fragment137

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Installing in safe mode does not work..

These are the two errors that I'm getting, as well as the fact that I don't have any Display Adapter in my device manager...

nVidia Error

Device Manager


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03 Dec 2009   #12
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fragment137 View Post
Installing in safe mode does not work..

These are the two errors that I'm getting, as well as the fact that I don't have any Display Adapter in my device manager...

nVidia Error

Device Manager
1.
OK, I read back through the first posts & you didn't try what one person suggested which was this...

Download a Vista 32bit driver for your card & run it in Vista compatibility mode.

From what I understand from the previous posts is that you tried to install the W7 driver in Vista compatibility mode, not the Vista Driver which was what he was saying to do!
So try that...
I've used Vista drivers for the W7 OS successfully before (during the beta & RC builds) with no problems at all before there were W7 drivers...

2.
The other idea that hit me is the reason your vidcard isn't showing up in the device manager is because you don't have the chipset drivers for your mobo installed.
I have no idea where to look for the newest ATI Radeon Express 200 chipset drivers for your mobo so that's up to you.
DON'T install the drivers the normal way as this doesn't work!
Use the -overall command line to do this...this is how.

1. Create a shortcut to the chipset driver package.
2. Rightclick the shortcut & click properties.
3. At the end of the target line add -overall with a space in between that & the end of the target location & click apply.
It will look something like this: "H:\Intel D975XBX2 Chipset Drivers 9.1.1.1016 9-17-09.exe" -overall (screenshot below)

4. Launch the chipset driver installation from the shortcut.

As these drivers are installed the screen will flash off & on & stuff like that but this is normal. After it's done you will have to reboot the computer. Now if all is right your device manager should now show the display adapter with any luck!


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03 Dec 2009   #13
fragment137

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

That's the problem, the driver file from nVidia is the same for windows 7 as it is for windows vista, I checked that before downloading it twice...

I'm currently trying your second idea now though, I will post after I've tried it and let you know.
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03 Dec 2009   #14
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

fragment137,.

That';s what I thought too.

I meant to due an MD5 checksum,. but forgot.
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03 Dec 2009   #15
fragment137

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I'm not sure what you mean by MD5 checksum...

I can't say that I entirely remember those, but from what I do remember, I don't see how it could help :/
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03 Dec 2009   #16
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

It check to see if they are a perfect identical match.
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04 Dec 2009   #17
fragment137

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I see.... I'm certain that the vista driver is the same as the win7 driver on nVidia's site... The filename is:

195.62_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_english_whql.exe
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04 Dec 2009   #18
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Yea,. I noticed that also..
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04 Dec 2009   #19
amysharren

Win7
 
 

As soon as I installed Win7 and my virus software, I was able to download these drivers and install no problem. Then, when I ran Windows Update, it found an "update" for my driver that was the Sept 30 release I believe. I, of course, ignored it. So I'm not sure why yours wouldn't be working, but have you tried running/installing the updates? It might help you, not sure though.
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04 Dec 2009   #20
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fragment137 View Post
That's the problem, the driver file from nVidia is the same for windows 7 as it is for windows vista, I checked that before downloading it twice...

I'm currently trying your second idea now though, I will post after I've tried it and let you know.
OK, I got one more idea that was triggered by the last post of amysharren, but more detailed info on how to do this.

Click Control Panel, then click view Devices & Printers.
Now Rightclick your computer Icon (Should be the name of your computer) & click Device installation settings.
Check the box (dot) that says No let me choose what to do
& then check Install driver software from Windows Update if it is not found on my computer.
Then see if it doesn't see the graphics card & drivers that need to be installed. (Click all programs then Windows Update-Check for Updates.
If it does, then half your battle is over & you can then install the updated Nvidia drivers...worth a shot!

If that doesn't work then try the other one which is
Always install the best driver software from Windows Update.

After this I'm truly out of ideas to try, for now anyways...


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