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Windows 7: nvidia 8400m gt windows 7 driver

24 Jan 2010   #1
Dkutz

windows 7
 
 
nvidia 8400m gt windows 7 driver

I have a Sony vgnfz280e and it will not load Windows 7 due to the driver. Sony and Nvidia point to each other. Has anyone solved this problem?


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25 Jan 2010   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to seven forums. Did you first try running the windows upgrade advisor to see if you system can even run seven s suggested by sony? Sony eSupport - VGN-FZ280E. I haven't heard of windows seven not being able to be loaded because of a video driver, usualy it will just show up as standard VGA. Anyone else know about this? fabe
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25 Jan 2010   #3
ww3

Windows 7
 
 

I have the same problem with this video card before, what u need to do is download the driver on nvidia, i think the version is 195.62, and make these changes, if ur windows are 64-bits:

1- Exctract the driber instalation in one folder, but dont execute. Go to the folder extracted, in my case was H:\Driver\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\195.62\WinVista_Win7_64.
2- Find the ID of the video card. Enter in device manager, go on video adapters, select properties of ur video card, go in details. Where is device description change in ID Hardware. U will see a code in this format:
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_A1 keep the part in red of the code saved on a text document.
3- Open ListDevices.txt search for ur video card, u will see that this driver is for ur video card, but u have to do some changes. Below the name of the video card add ur video card.My ListDevices is like this:

NVMT.INF:
DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82271071 "NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS"
DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82301071 "NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS"
DEV_0407&SUBSYS_02841A92 "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT"
DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82271071 "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS"
DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82531071 "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS"
DEV_0426&SUBSYS_55841991 "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT"
DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT"

The red is my video card code.

4- Now see the NVMT.INF in green, u will open the document text with this name and change some things.
5- In this document search for [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1] and for [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1] there u will add below the DEV.0426 ur video card ID, the Section 11 and section 12 in my video card, i dont now how u find, i search on internet and the guy just put section 11 in one part e section 12 on another.
[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.0]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82301071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_02841A92
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.01% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.02% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82531071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.01% = Section005, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.02% = Section007, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_88971033
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.03% = Section011, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82301071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_02841A92
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.01% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.02% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82531071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.01% = Section006, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.02% = Section008, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_88971033
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.03% = Section012, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D

6- To finish in the same archive search for Strings , in the end of the document, is where u chose the name who will apear when the driver is installed, my is like this:
[Strings]
DiskID1 = "NVIDIA Windows Vista / Windows 7 (64 bit) Driver Library Installation Disk 1"
NVIDIA = "NVIDIA"
NVIDIA_A = "NVIDIA"
NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS"
NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS "
NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT"
NVIDIA_DEV.0425.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS"
NVIDIA_DEV.0425.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS "
NVIDIA_DEV.0426.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT"
NVIDIA_DEV.0426.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT "
NVIDIA_DEV.0426.03 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT (Sony VAIO)"
NVIDIA_DEV.0427.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS"

All the changes i made are in red, i hope this help u. Sorry for the english i ma from brasil and i I do not write well yet

If anyone knows please explain why the section 12 and section 11.
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25 Jan 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
If anyone knows please explain why the section 12 and section 11.
One is for Vista ([NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.0]). and the other is for Windows 7 ([NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1]).
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25 Jan 2010   #5
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you 32 or 64bit? You can download modified INFs that will save having to edit, so let us know what driver you want to use.
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04 Feb 2010   #6
Dkutz

windows 7
 
 
Update to windows 7 problem

My system is 32 bit vsta
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04 Feb 2010   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You can also try modding the .inf file with this program NVIDIA MobilityModder - HardwareHeaven.com Still the only thing I can't wrap my head around is you wrote that you can't install windows seven because of the driver, so how are you going to do any kind of driver mod if you can;t get the OS to install. Is this a retail version or one you downloaded and burned the ISO. i ask bcause their have been many problems related to burning the image. Like speed of burn needs to be at the lowest speed 2-4 x max. Also where it was obtained from can play into the equasion as well. Fabe
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04 Feb 2010   #8
Dkutz

windows 7
 
 
unable to load

I bought this from Microsoft and downloaded it to my pc. The error message says " unable to load due to uncompatible hardware on the driver."
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04 Feb 2010   #9
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dkutz View Post
I bought this from Microsoft and downloaded it to my pc. The error message says " unable to load due to uncompatible hardware on the driver."
I assume you mean Windows 7, so have you burnt the iso to disk and tried a Clean Install?
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06 Feb 2010   #10
nokstar

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ww3 View Post
I have the same problem with this video card before, what u need to do is download the driver on nvidia, i think the version is 195.62, and make these changes, if ur windows are 64-bits:

1- Exctract the driber instalation in one folder, but dont execute. Go to the folder extracted, in my case was H:\Driver\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\195.62\WinVista_Win7_64.
2- Find the ID of the video card. Enter in device manager, go on video adapters, select properties of ur video card, go in details. Where is device description change in ID Hardware. U will see a code in this format:
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_A1 keep the part in red of the code saved on a text document.
3- Open ListDevices.txt search for ur video card, u will see that this driver is for ur video card, but u have to do some changes. Below the name of the video card add ur video card.My ListDevices is like this:

NVMT.INF:
DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82271071 "NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS"
DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82301071 "NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS"
DEV_0407&SUBSYS_02841A92 "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT"
DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82271071 "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS"
DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82531071 "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS"
DEV_0426&SUBSYS_55841991 "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT"
DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT"

The red is my video card code.

4- Now see the NVMT.INF in green, u will open the document text with this name and change some things.
5- In this document search for [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1] and for [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1] there u will add below the DEV.0426 ur video card ID, the Section 11 and section 12 in my video card, i dont now how u find, i search on internet and the guy just put section 11 in one part e section 12 on another.
[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.0]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82301071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_02841A92
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.01% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.02% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82531071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.01% = Section005, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.02% = Section007, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_88971033
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.03% = Section011, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_82301071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_02841A92
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.01% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82271071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0425.02% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0425&SUBSYS_82531071
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.01% = Section006, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_55841991
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.02% = Section008, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_88971033
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.03% = Section012, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D

6- To finish in the same archive search for Strings , in the end of the document, is where u chose the name who will apear when the driver is installed, my is like this:
[Strings]
DiskID1 = "NVIDIA Windows Vista / Windows 7 (64 bit) Driver Library Installation Disk 1"
NVIDIA = "NVIDIA"
NVIDIA_A = "NVIDIA"
NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS"
NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS "
NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT"
NVIDIA_DEV.0425.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS"
NVIDIA_DEV.0425.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS "
NVIDIA_DEV.0426.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT"
NVIDIA_DEV.0426.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT "
NVIDIA_DEV.0426.03 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT (Sony VAIO)"
NVIDIA_DEV.0427.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS"

All the changes i made are in red, i hope this help u. Sorry for the english i ma from brasil and i I do not write well yet

If anyone knows please explain why the section 12 and section 11.
I have tried everything you said, I have been researching this issue for months and have NEVER had it work. I have a Sony Vaio AR550, with what a Nvidia GeForce 8400M running Windows 7 64. I have gone to laptopvideo2go.com tried drivers, modded INF files, I even tried you recommended advice with getting down into the actual driver structure. I have read several threads, and tried them all with no success. If anyone could help me or point me in the right direction, I'm probably going to have to resort back to Vista just to have a working Video Card.
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