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Windows 7: NVIDIA graphics card issue

19 Nov 2010   #11
DeeCazo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did the detection thing and it says "Has been detected in your system." then on the right side it says "The manufacturer of this system requires that you download the driver for your GPU from their site"

That really doesnt help me lol.


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19 Nov 2010   #12
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Download and run Download TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.4.8 | techPowerUp (click on Download now and select a suitable location).

When you have run the tool, please post back a snip showing the Graphics Card tab, just like the example below.

NVIDIA graphics card issue-capture.png


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19 Nov 2010   #13
DeeCazo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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19 Nov 2010   #14
DeeCazo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is why I have a problem my graphics card won't show up on here hence why I cant update it or anything?
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19 Nov 2010   #15
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

see if alienware has a x64 vista driver available for your system. it will probably work.
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19 Nov 2010   #16
DeeCazo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found the alienware m15x vista 64 bit driver for my graphics card installed it in safe mode and as it tried to reboot i was stuck on the Starting Up Windows screen with faded vertical red bars in the background.

I had a feeling it might work too but unfortunately has failed.

If I used my Alienware vista disc and then installed vista 32-bit and then "upgraded" to 64 bit windows 7 would it carry over if not I could always try getting a copy of windows 7 32-bit.

I just want to know if its worth that trouble.
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19 Nov 2010   #17
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

if you have a retail version of win7, you should have gotten a x86 and an x64 disc.

if you go back to x86 vista, you could try running the win7 upgrade advisor to see if it finds a compatible video driver.

but you could try this first: Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com

then try the vista x64 driver again. after running driver sweeper,restart, then look in device manager and make sure video adapter is using "standard vga" before trying to install the alienware driver.
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19 Nov 2010   #18
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That clearly shows as NVidia, the 10DE is the manufacturer (vendor) code. However, the device ID, 060C, doesn't appear for any manufacturer here:

PCI Vendor and Device Lists
Hardware Identification

This would indicate that it is a custom design for the laptop manufacturer. Of course, it could also indicate that the hardware is failing and is reporting incorrect information (drivers use this information when installing) which would tie in with what you have been saying ("display drivers have recovered" and "faded vertical red bars in the background").
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19 Nov 2010   #19
DeeCazo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
if you have a retail version of win7, you should have gotten a x86 and an x64 disc.

if you go back to x86 vista, you could try running the win7 upgrade advisor to see if it finds a compatible video driver.

but you could try this first: Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com

then try the vista x64 driver again. after running driver sweeper,restart, then look in device manager and make sure video adapter is using "standard vga" before trying to install the alienware driver.
I got a cheap upgrade disc from my college but it was the 64 bit I might get the 32 bit if all fails but first I am trying the clean sweep/alienware install.

Then if that fails ill go vista 32 to windows 7 64.
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19 Nov 2010   #20
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

you cant upgrade from vista32 to win7 x64. you have to do a clean install.
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