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Windows 7: NVIDIA Driver - Convert from Desktop to Mobile (Laptop)

11 Nov 2009   #31
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Follow step 10 better, exactly as it says without modifying anything it says to do.
Post some screenshots of what it says to do in step 10 if you need more help. Use the paperclip in the post box at top.


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12 Nov 2009   #32
kabaker345

Window 7 Pro
 
 

I have tried numerous times so I restarted with everything downloaded all of the nvidia drivers and the modified file. I took some screen shots to show what is happening. I first tried to just hit okay but it selects the first driver in the list. The next time i tried to select the %NVidia_DEV.06E4.01% which was the original title of the modified line in the N_DISP.inf file. The last time i tried to select one of 4 of the 8400 GS drivers. Im at a loss for what to do. I believe i am following the directions completely with the only exception being me having to select from that list but that was not specified


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12 Nov 2009   #33
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

That entry from one of your previous attempts is probably messing it up. The one with % to start, I mean.

Best thing you can do is clean your system of all video card drivers with some software...I believe Driver Sweeper or something like that.

Make sure you're running 64 bit Windows for this driver.

Then install fresh from there.
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15 Nov 2009   #34
Sytheii

7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm not sure that this question is a valid one for this thread, but i'll post it up anyway...

I have a dell laptop a M1210, with a Nvidia Geforce go 7400. After i installed windows 7, just about right afterwords, i went to NVIDIA's driver site and downloaded the latest driver for that gpu. I then installed the driver, rebooted, and it has been working fine. Shortly afterward, windows alerted me to some important updates to download and install, and among other system updates, it also had on the list the drivers for my nvidia card.

So i thought to myself, why not include that in the list to download, thinking that perhaps there was something from the NVIDIA site that was not included in the one windows was requesting...so i downloaded updates and installed, and on next reboot windows gave me a message saying that it couldnt install the driver.

I assume this is because I had already had it applied, but I can't be sure...Just relating this info because I thought it might be pertinent to my question. Also I can access the NVIDIA Control Panel from windows control panel.

My issue/question is this; I have not had any major problems with using windows 7 except for a few things...i once ran Windows media player to play a file, and after i maximized the video it got all distorted, was still outputing the audio, but my screen was essentially black with a little bit of hazy static like lines, so i forced quit the application and then promptly installed VLC to run all my video, and i have not experienced any problems of that sort since...

But one thing that still happens....and it's fairly small, are lines on the desktop that appear towards the top and near the middle of the screen. If i click somewhere on the desktop, hold the click, and then drag the mouse over the areas where the lines are located, the lines go away. It will stay fine like this for an undetermined amount of time, and then at some point they will reappear.

Their appearance and dissapearence seem to be linked to the opening and closing of windows, but i cant be sure. Here is a screenshot of what I am talking about...

Is this a problem that can be solved by applying the changes you recommend, torrentg? Or is this some other issue that I am facing? I Hope someone can chime in about this issue.

Thanks in advance.


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15 Nov 2009   #35
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sytheii View Post
I'm not sure that this question is a valid one for this thread, but i'll post it up anyway...

I have a dell laptop a M1210, with a Nvidia Geforce go 7400. After i installed windows 7, just about right afterwords, i went to NVIDIA's driver site and downloaded the latest driver for that gpu. I then installed the driver, rebooted, and it has been working fine. Shortly afterward, windows alerted me to some important updates to download and install, and among other system updates, it also had on the list the drivers for my nvidia card.

So i thought to myself, why not include that in the list to download, thinking that perhaps there was something from the NVIDIA site that was not included in the one windows was requesting...so i downloaded updates and installed, and on next reboot windows gave me a message saying that it couldnt install the driver.

I assume this is because I had already had it applied, but I can't be sure...Just relating this info because I thought it might be pertinent to my question. Also I can access the NVIDIA Control Panel from windows control panel.

My issue/question is this; I have not had any major problems with using windows 7 except for a few things...i once ran Windows media player to play a file, and after i maximized the video it got all distorted, was still outputing the audio, but my screen was essentially black with a little bit of hazy static like lines, so i forced quit the application and then promptly installed VLC to run all my video, and i have not experienced any problems of that sort since...

But one thing that still happens....and it's fairly small, are lines on the desktop that appear towards the top and near the middle of the screen. If i click somewhere on the desktop, hold the click, and then drag the mouse over the areas where the lines are located, the lines go away. It will stay fine like this for an undetermined amount of time, and then at some point they will reappear.

Their appearance and dissapearence seem to be linked to the opening and closing of windows, but i cant be sure. Here is a screenshot of what I am talking about...

Is this a problem that can be solved by applying the changes you recommend, torrentg? Or is this some other issue that I am facing? I Hope someone can chime in about this issue.

Thanks in advance.

Try closing Rocketdock and see if the lines go away.
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15 Nov 2009   #36
Sytheii

7 Ultimate
 
 

It was doing this before I installed rocket dock. I did close rocket dock though and played around with opening and closing windows, and it still happens...
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15 Nov 2009   #37
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hrrm..I dunno, you could check the cable to see if all pins look perfect.
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15 Nov 2009   #38
Sytheii

7 Ultimate
 
 

What are you referring to when you say cable and pins? The internal guts of the comp?

If you are saying that my hardware might be faulty, you might be correct...I did get a couple, (like 3 at the most) dead green pixels displaying on black backgrounds while i was running xp, i tend to get a few colored pixels on top of the black at the dell bios load screen as well.

But I dont see any kind of video degredation running 7 except for these lines on the desktop....and they only exist on the desktop, if i have windows maximized over them, they dont show....

Also, Torrentg, I'm a little confused as to the aim of the thread...correct me if I'm wrong, but your fix here is so that LAPTOP users can use drivers that are for similar DESKTOP Nvidia cards? What would be the purpose in doing that if NVIDIA has drivers for the GPU you are running on your laptop for windows 7?

I'm just confused as to the reason why you would have to/want to use this fix... can you explain?

And thank you for troubleshooting with me, people like you make forums helpful.
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15 Nov 2009   #39
Sytheii

7 Ultimate
 
 

I switched over to the non-aero themes, the basic or high contrast themes...and this issue seems not to happen at all under one of these themes, so i'm thinking that it has something to do with the aero experience.... just thought id include this info as it may be helpful
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15 Nov 2009   #40
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sytheii View Post
What are you referring to when you say cable and pins? The internal guts of the comp?

If you are saying that my hardware might be faulty, you might be correct...I did get a couple, (like 3 at the most) dead green pixels displaying on black backgrounds while i was running xp, i tend to get a few colored pixels on top of the black at the dell bios load screen as well.

But I dont see any kind of video degredation running 7 except for these lines on the desktop....and they only exist on the desktop, if i have windows maximized over them, they dont show....

Also, Torrentg, I'm a little confused as to the aim of the thread...correct me if I'm wrong, but your fix here is so that LAPTOP users can use drivers that are for similar DESKTOP Nvidia cards? What would be the purpose in doing that if NVIDIA has drivers for the GPU you are running on your laptop for windows 7?

I'm just confused as to the reason why you would have to/want to use this fix... can you explain?

And thank you for troubleshooting with me, people like you make forums helpful.
I meant as I said. Check the cable or if not sure how to, use a different cable to connect pc to screen as a test.

Dead pixels are only for monitors themselves and they don't depend on OS or even computer being used.

Those lines are probably not by anything to do with drivers (but may be.) It's most likely some program doing it that you have starting with Windows.

As for using this - it gives all notebook users the latest driver without having to wait on manufacturer. Or in some case like Sony, it's the only solution at all (besides the app that can do it automatically for you, but people don't know how to use it and always ask for help anyway.)
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