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Windows 7: Can't add my GeForce 8400M GT Graphics Card

23 Feb 2010   #1
MaiaTan

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Can't add my GeForce 8400M GT Graphics Card

So, I have upgraded my laptop from Vista-32bits to Windows 7-32bits. I often play games and once my graphics card failed and made my laptop restart. In my attempt to fix it I think I only made it worse by messing up in the device manager, it seems I deleted my graphics card to try and reinstall it. Now I don't seem to be able to re-add it to my device manager, I've tried to download the driver but it does't seem to work, I am now using the Standard VGA dislpay. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR21S. What can I do to get it back to work, is it a hardware problem or a driver problem? Thanks in advance.


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23 Feb 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

You can download the driver from your products page...

NR21S/S

NR21S/T

The older Vista drivers should work, if not, try to run them in compatibility mode. Let us know how you get on.
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23 Feb 2010   #3
MaiaTan

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thank you so much! It worked Rep+
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23 Feb 2010   #4
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

My pleasure.
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25 Feb 2010   #5
MaiaTan

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

That solution worked for a while but now my screen is full of red stripes and just won't load Windows.
In other words now I can't even access my computer. I guess I'm into some kind of problem with the hardware then. Before I made this thread my laptop had red stripes all over the place too... But I still managed to use it, now I can't.
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25 Feb 2010   #6
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaiaTan View Post
I guess I'm into some kind of problem with the hardware then. Before I made this thread my laptop had red stripes all over the place too... But I still managed to use it, now I can't.
Can you take a picture and post it here, as it could be your graphics card that's at fault.
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