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

17 Feb 2010   #71
Marko8

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I've tried both. I attempted installing the INF manually but it seems I did something wrong. As for the installer, I have tried that several times. Firstly, without modifying the INF, the installer would not even open up and would give me an error. Then, when I actually modified the INF, my computer downloaded the "NVIDIA Control Panel" and the "NVIDIA PhysX" (They do not open up though.). So then I ran the installer once again and to my surprise, there was no error. However, in the end, the installer failed and proposed that I should try again at a later time.
Thank you for putting time and effort into this. If all fails, I guess I can always reformat and reinstall Windows 7 again?


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17 Feb 2010   #72
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marko8 View Post
I've tried both. I attempted installing the INF manually but it seems I did something wrong. As for the installer, I have tried that several times. Firstly, without modifying the INF, the installer would not even open up and would give me an error. Then, when I actually modified the INF, my computer downloaded the "NVIDIA Control Panel" and the "NVIDIA PhysX" (They do not open up though.). So then I ran the installer once again and to my surprise, there was no error. However, in the end, the installer failed and proposed that I should try again at a later time.
Thank you for putting time and effort into this. If all fails, I guess I can always reformat and reinstall Windows 7 again?
Before you do that ... (!) ... uninstall all video drivers and use a driver cleaner, then try install the driver you want again.

First try this: You need driver 179.48. Find and open nvam.inf. Near the top of the file, add the line like I have here:
Code:
%NVIDIA_G73M.DEV_0398.1% = nv_G7x,       PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0398&SUBSYS_12321043
%NVIDIA_G73M.DEV_0398.2% = nv_G7x,       PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0398&SUBSYS_13221043
%NVIDIA_G73M.DEV_0398.3% = nv_G7x,       PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0398&SUBSYS_14401043
%NVIDIA_G73.DEV_039B.1%  = nv_G7x,       PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_039B&SUBSYS_14481043

%NVIDIA_G74.DEV_01D8.1% = nv_NV3x_G7x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_01D8&SUBSYS_81E6104D

%NVIDIA_G84.DEV_0405.1%  = nv_G8x_Adp,   PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_15D21043
%NVIDIA_G84.DEV_0405.2%  = nv_G8x_Adp,   PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_16341043
%NVIDIA_G84.DEV_0407.1%  = nv_G8x,       PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_16181043
%NVIDIA_G84.DEV_0407.2%  = nv_G8x_1,     PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_3D7B17AA
%NVIDIA_G84.DEV_0407.4%  = nv_G8x_V1S,   PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15881043
The 81E6104D is from your id.

Then at the bottom of the file add a line like this:
Code:
NVIDIA_G72.DEV_01D8.1  = "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400"
NVIDIA_G72.DEV_01D8.2  = "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 "
NVIDIA_G72.DEV_01D8.3  = "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400  "
NVIDIA_G73.DEV_0397.1  = "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700"
NVIDIA_G73M.DEV_0398.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600"
NVIDIA_G73M.DEV_0398.2 = "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 "
NVIDIA_G73M.DEV_0398.3 = "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600  "
NVIDIA_G73.DEV_039B.1  = "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 SE"

NVIDIA_G74.DEV_01D8.1  = "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400"

NVIDIA_G84.DEV_0405.1  = "NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS"
NVIDIA_G84.DEV_0405.2  = "NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS "
NVIDIA_G84.DEV_0407.1  = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT"
NVIDIA_G84.DEV_0407.2  = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "
Run the installer from setup.exe, and let us know how it goes?

Here are some other links I found while researching:

nvidia GeForce Go 7400 not recognized

HOW TO: Modify and install Nvidia drivers for mobile graphics chipsets in Windows 7 when all else fails @ The Experience Blog

NVIDIA MobilityModder - HardwareHeaven.com

Cheers!
Robert
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17 Feb 2010   #73
Marko8

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Was out all day, did not have a chance to try it yet. I will soon and post my results.

Thank You!!
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18 Feb 2010   #74
Marko8

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Ok. This has to be it. I think my main problem is the stamina/speed switch on my vaio laptop. The green light is on stamina although I have it switched to speed. So I have been operating on the stamina mode which I found out, uses the Intel graphics while the Speed mode uses NVIDIA graphics. I am currently trying to find a fix for this. I will keep posting updates.

*I tried what you suggested and although it all makes sense, it just will not work.
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20 Feb 2010   #75
Marko8

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I seem to have no luck on my side. I can't get this to work and I'm at the point of giving up. Thanks a lot for your time and effort! I really appreciate it. =)
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20 Feb 2010   #76
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marko8 View Post
I seem to have no luck on my side. I can't get this to work and I'm at the point of giving up. Thanks a lot for your time and effort! I really appreciate it. =)
Sorry to hear that. Is it the "stamina/speed switch" holding you up?
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20 Feb 2010   #77
Marko8

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Yes. It will not operate on speed.
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20 Feb 2010   #78
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marko8 View Post
Yes. It will not operate on speed.
That would seem to be a BIOS issue. Perhaps reflashing the BIOS would help here. Maybe flash the previous BIOS release and see if the switch will work, then flash the most current file?
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31 Mar 2010   #79
darman

windows 7
 
 

Hello guys! Is this also solution for me? I have VAIO VGN-FE11M and anytime I play some video in windows 7 professional here is a blue screen. My graphic card is NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7400 and I dont know what to do... I tried to lower the hardware acceleration but there is really bad graphic than. Can you help me somehow? Thanks for your time
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11 Apr 2010   #80
sassy87

Windows 7
 
 

Hi--

I was so glad to see how many people were successful in fixing this nVidia thing! I hope someone (torrentg?) is monitoring this thread still...

So I have a Sony VAIO VGN-SZ240 (nVidia GeForce Go 7400) notebook, recently updated it to Windows 7, and I can't get the screen res above 1024 x 768 (looking for something like 1280 x 800 but I forget).

I've tried multiple things, but nothing is working. When I found this thread, I ran Driver Cleaner Pro 1.5, and downloaded the recommended driver from nVidia 179.48 Beta (even though it says it isn't supported for Sony VAIO's).

However, the NVIDIA folder does not have the nv_disp.inf file inside, so I'm not sure what to do...

Any help would be appreciated!

*edit* Got it taken care of, never mind! http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu...27#div_pos_107 Change your model to the correct on. that's mine. then download the Video results! I think the nVIDIA® GeForce® Go Graphics Controller Driver Update worked for me. Hope this helps someone else!
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