Can't install NVIDIA graphics driver v. 275.33
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Hello,

Windows 7 Home Premium
Alienware M17x
GeForce 9400
dual GTX 260 M in SLI
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz

I've been trying to update my gfx cards to the latest drivers 275.33. This is the first time I've tried to update in a year and a half because I've never had the need, but my current driver versions are 197.16.

When I try to update the drivers, I get the following Windows message:

[b]The best driver software for your device is already installed
Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.[/b]

I've also tried to download these manually and install them via the device manager -> browse (same message) and the NVIDIA installer.

The NVIDIA installer fails on the system check and gives me the following message:

[b]NVIDIA Installer cannont continue
This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.[/b]

Can anyone please help?
Thanks,
Kristian
Hello,



Windows 7 Home Premium

Alienware M17x

GeForce 9400

dual GTX 260 M in SLI

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz



I've been trying to update my gfx cards to the latest drivers 275.33. This is the first time I've tried to update in a year and a half because I've never had the need, but my current driver versions are 197.16.



When I try to update the drivers, I get the following Windows message:



The best driver software for your device is already installed

Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.




I've also tried to download these manually and install them via the device manager -> browse (same message) and the NVIDIA installer.



The NVIDIA installer fails on the system check and gives me the following message:



NVIDIA Installer cannont continue

This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.




Can anyone please help?

Thanks,

Kristian

#1
Posted 06/16/2011 10:45 PM   
Hello,

Windows 7 Home Premium
Alienware M17x
GeForce 9400
dual GTX 260 M in SLI
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz

I've been trying to update my gfx cards to the latest drivers 275.33. This is the first time I've tried to update in a year and a half because I've never had the need, but my current driver versions are 197.16.

When I try to update the drivers, I get the following Windows message:

[b]The best driver software for your device is already installed
Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.[/b]

I've also tried to download these manually and install them via the device manager -> browse (same message) and the NVIDIA installer.

The NVIDIA installer fails on the system check and gives me the following message:

[b]NVIDIA Installer cannont continue
This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.[/b]

Can anyone please help?
Thanks,
Kristian
Hello,



Windows 7 Home Premium

Alienware M17x

GeForce 9400

dual GTX 260 M in SLI

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz



I've been trying to update my gfx cards to the latest drivers 275.33. This is the first time I've tried to update in a year and a half because I've never had the need, but my current driver versions are 197.16.



When I try to update the drivers, I get the following Windows message:



The best driver software for your device is already installed

Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.




I've also tried to download these manually and install them via the device manager -> browse (same message) and the NVIDIA installer.



The NVIDIA installer fails on the system check and gives me the following message:



NVIDIA Installer cannont continue

This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.




Can anyone please help?

Thanks,

Kristian

#2
Posted 06/16/2011 10:45 PM   
GTX 470? That might help.

Also, where did you find them? I can't find the link. I am looking for the driver so that I can update my PhysX Drivers from 2.7.4

I don't have an Nvidia Graphics Card yet (using ATI Diamond Radeon HD 4670 1GB), but I want to update ahead of time. Do you think I will be able to install it without bricking my system?
GTX 470? That might help.



Also, where did you find them? I can't find the link. I am looking for the driver so that I can update my PhysX Drivers from 2.7.4



I don't have an Nvidia Graphics Card yet (using ATI Diamond Radeon HD 4670 1GB), but I want to update ahead of time. Do you think I will be able to install it without bricking my system?

Oh, it feels so right to dream under the stars
Where a part of me is free to roam where I belong!

#3
Posted 06/18/2011 12:15 AM   
You might be able to update PhysX manually (using its own installer), but won't be able to install the graphics drivers until you install the video card.

kfishy install the drivers from Alienware, or find some modded drivers. NVIDIA does not support all notebooks.
You might be able to update PhysX manually (using its own installer), but won't be able to install the graphics drivers until you install the video card.



kfishy install the drivers from Alienware, or find some modded drivers. NVIDIA does not support all notebooks.

"This is your code. These are also your bugs. Really. Yes, the API runtime and the
driver have bugs, but this is not one of them. Now go fix it already." -fgiesen

#4
Posted 06/18/2011 12:22 AM   
[quote name='nvtweakman' date='17 June 2011 - 07:22 PM' timestamp='1308356547' post='1253236']
You might be able to update PhysX manually (using its own installer), but won't be able to install the graphics drivers until you install the video card.

kfishy install the drivers from Alienware, or find some modded drivers. NVIDIA does not support all notebooks.
[/quote]
At the PhysX Control Panel (Aegia), I clicked on "Update PhysX Drivers", but kept getting nothing. Do you need a screenshot?
[quote name='nvtweakman' date='17 June 2011 - 07:22 PM' timestamp='1308356547' post='1253236']

You might be able to update PhysX manually (using its own installer), but won't be able to install the graphics drivers until you install the video card.



kfishy install the drivers from Alienware, or find some modded drivers. NVIDIA does not support all notebooks.



At the PhysX Control Panel (Aegia), I clicked on "Update PhysX Drivers", but kept getting nothing. Do you need a screenshot?

Oh, it feels so right to dream under the stars
Where a part of me is free to roam where I belong!

#5
Posted 06/18/2011 12:37 AM   
NVIDIA owns PhysX now, not Aegia. Just wait until you install the video card. It is pointless otherwise.
NVIDIA owns PhysX now, not Aegia. Just wait until you install the video card. It is pointless otherwise.

"This is your code. These are also your bugs. Really. Yes, the API runtime and the
driver have bugs, but this is not one of them. Now go fix it already." -fgiesen

#6
Posted 06/18/2011 12:41 AM   
I had the same problem with an ASUS G73JW Laptop when trying to install NVIDIA GTX 460M Drivers for Windows XP. This solution will work for your flavour of windows:

When running the NVIDIA Install Program I got the error:

NVIDIA Installer cannot continue
This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware

The reason for this error is that the specific device ID for your graphics card does not show up in any of the INF setup files. More on this later.
The way around this is to manually add your device ID to the INF file so it shows up when the setup programs checks for "compatible hardware"

[u][b]Steps:[/b][/u]
[b]1. Get your device ID: click on CONTROL PANEL, then CLICK on SYSTEM, then CLICK on DEVICE MANAGER
2. Under Other Devices/ (or if your video card already has a driver under Display Adapter) click on Video Adapter
3. Click on Details, Device Instance Id should already be selected[/b]
[b]4. You will see something similar to this:[/b]

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD1&SUBSYS_20421043&REV_A1\4&30DE1B

This has the detail about your specific video card maker, chipset and model

For instance in my system

VEN_10DE tells me the Vendor is 10DE which is the Vendor ID for NVIDIA
DEV_0DD1 tells me the Chipset is 0DD1 which is the Chipset GTX 460M
SUBSYS_20421043 tells me that this is the Specific MODEL GTX 460M in the Asus 73JW Laptop

[b]5. If you haven't already done so then MANUALLY Download the latest NVIDIA driver for your video card from the NVIDIA website and run the install program. It will give your the error : "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" Don't Panic.[/b]

[b]6. GOTO the install directory. The default will be something like:[/b]

c:\nvidia\DisplayDriver\275.50\WinXP\English\Display.Driver\
or
c:\nvidia\DisplayDriver\260.63\WinXP\International\Display.Driver\

[b]7. there will be many INF files there of the type:[/b]

nvaa.inf
nvac.inf
nvam.inf
nvao.inf
nvbl.inf

etc...

[b]8. Pick any one of them (I picked nvam.inf) and make a backup copy then open the original in NOTEPAD or your favourite text editor
9. Scroll down until you see lines like:[/b]

[NVIDIA_Devices.NTx86.5.1]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_15D21043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_16341043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_080117FF
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15881043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.03% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_16181043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.04% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_16321043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.05% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_17A21043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.06% = Section005, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_3D7B17AA
%NVIDIA_DEV.0408.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0408&SUBSYS_19021043

These files are for the most part listed BY the four digit HEXidecimal number that appears after DEV.

[b]10. NOW CAREFULLY scroll down to the section that is similar to your chipset / DEV number[/b]

%NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01% = Section041, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CB1&SUBSYS_203C1043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DEE&SUBSYS_15621043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.04% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DEE&SUBSYS_15A21043

[b]11. Take a look at this pattern. You will make a DEVICE ID for your Video Adapter and insert it here[/b]

The first part is the same for everyone:
%NVIDIA_DEV.

From Step 4
my DEV is 0DD1

so my device id so far is:
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01%

[b]NOTE:[/b] id there is already DEVs same as yours then your line will be the next increment ie...
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.02%, or %NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.03%, etc

for the section just make it the same as the section where you're inserting it so I have:
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042,

the next part is the same for everyone so you will have:
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_

add the rest (your DEV and SUBSYS numbers) so it matches your DEVICE ID and your finished device ID should look similar to this:

[b]%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD1&SUBSYS_20421043[/b]

12. NOW SCROLL DOWN to the [Strings] section it will look like this:

[Strings]
DiskID1 = "NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP (32 bit) Driver Library Installation Disk 1"
NVIDIA = "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.0407.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "
NVIDIA_DEV.0407.03 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "
NVIDIA_DEV.0407.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "
NVIDIA_DEV.0407.05 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "
NVIDIA_DEV.0407.06 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "


Same as before add a line in for your Video card:

NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M"
[b]NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M - KAPs INF MOD"[/b]
NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "
NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "

[b]NOTE:[/b] id there is already DEVs same as yours then your line will be the next increment ie...
NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M"
NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M"
[b]NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.[u]02[/u] = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M - KAPs INF MOD"[/b]
NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "
NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "


13. SAVE FILE

14. If you have the file ListDevices.txt open it and add a line under the appropriate section

15. GO back and manually run setup.exe from where the NVIDIA files where extracted:
[b]NOTE: [/b]DO NOT RUN THE DOWNLOADED APPLICATION OR YOUR WILL OVERWRITE EVERYTHING YOU'VE JUST DONE!

For Example Your setup program may be here:

c:\nvidia\DisplayDriver\260.63\WinXP\International\setup.exe


THATS IT YOUR DRIVER WILL BE INSTALLED...ENJOY
I had the same problem with an ASUS G73JW Laptop when trying to install NVIDIA GTX 460M Drivers for Windows XP. This solution will work for your flavour of windows:



When running the NVIDIA Install Program I got the error:



NVIDIA Installer cannot continue

This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware



The reason for this error is that the specific device ID for your graphics card does not show up in any of the INF setup files. More on this later.

The way around this is to manually add your device ID to the INF file so it shows up when the setup programs checks for "compatible hardware"



Steps:

1. Get your device ID: click on CONTROL PANEL, then CLICK on SYSTEM, then CLICK on DEVICE MANAGER

2. Under Other Devices/ (or if your video card already has a driver under Display Adapter) click on Video Adapter

3. Click on Details, Device Instance Id should already be selected


4. You will see something similar to this:



PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD1&SUBSYS_20421043&REV_A1\4&30DE1B



This has the detail about your specific video card maker, chipset and model



For instance in my system



VEN_10DE tells me the Vendor is 10DE which is the Vendor ID for NVIDIA

DEV_0DD1 tells me the Chipset is 0DD1 which is the Chipset GTX 460M

SUBSYS_20421043 tells me that this is the Specific MODEL GTX 460M in the Asus 73JW Laptop



5. If you haven't already done so then MANUALLY Download the latest NVIDIA driver for your video card from the NVIDIA website and run the install program. It will give your the error : "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" Don't Panic.



6. GOTO the install directory. The default will be something like:



c:\nvidia\DisplayDriver\275.50\WinXP\English\Display.Driver\

or

c:\nvidia\DisplayDriver\260.63\WinXP\International\Display.Driver\



7. there will be many INF files there of the type:



nvaa.inf

nvac.inf

nvam.inf

nvao.inf

nvbl.inf



etc...



8. Pick any one of them (I picked nvam.inf) and make a backup copy then open the original in NOTEPAD or your favourite text editor

9. Scroll down until you see lines like:




[NVIDIA_Devices.NTx86.5.1]

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_15D21043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_16341043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_080117FF

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15881043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.03% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_16181043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.04% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_16321043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.05% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_17A21043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.06% = Section005, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_3D7B17AA

%NVIDIA_DEV.0408.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0408&SUBSYS_19021043



These files are for the most part listed BY the four digit HEXidecimal number that appears after DEV.



10. NOW CAREFULLY scroll down to the section that is similar to your chipset / DEV number



%NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01% = Section041, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CB1&SUBSYS_203C1043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DEE&SUBSYS_15621043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.04% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DEE&SUBSYS_15A21043



11. Take a look at this pattern. You will make a DEVICE ID for your Video Adapter and insert it here



The first part is the same for everyone:

%NVIDIA_DEV.



From Step 4

my DEV is 0DD1



so my device id so far is:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01%



NOTE: id there is already DEVs same as yours then your line will be the next increment ie...

%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.02%, or %NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.03%, etc



for the section just make it the same as the section where you're inserting it so I have:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042,



the next part is the same for everyone so you will have:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_



add the rest (your DEV and SUBSYS numbers) so it matches your DEVICE ID and your finished device ID should look similar to this:



%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD1&SUBSYS_20421043



12. NOW SCROLL DOWN to the [Strings] section it will look like this:



[Strings]

DiskID1 = "NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP (32 bit) Driver Library Installation Disk 1"

NVIDIA = "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.0407.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "

NVIDIA_DEV.0407.03 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "

NVIDIA_DEV.0407.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "

NVIDIA_DEV.0407.05 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "

NVIDIA_DEV.0407.06 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "





Same as before add a line in for your Video card:



NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M"

NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M - KAPs INF MOD"

NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "

NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "



NOTE: id there is already DEVs same as yours then your line will be the next increment ie...

NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M"

NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M"

NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M - KAPs INF MOD"

NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "

NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "





13. SAVE FILE



14. If you have the file ListDevices.txt open it and add a line under the appropriate section



15. GO back and manually run setup.exe from where the NVIDIA files where extracted:

NOTE: DO NOT RUN THE DOWNLOADED APPLICATION OR YOUR WILL OVERWRITE EVERYTHING YOU'VE JUST DONE!



For Example Your setup program may be here:



c:\nvidia\DisplayDriver\260.63\WinXP\International\setup.exe





THATS IT YOUR DRIVER WILL BE INSTALLED...ENJOY

#7
Posted 07/06/2011 12:43 AM   
Thanks kapley, I'll let you know whether this worked or not.
Thanks kapley, I'll let you know whether this worked or not.

#8
Posted 07/06/2011 12:47 PM   
Your technique worked Kapley. It took me a couple tries, but I got it to work on 275.50. There's only one thing I had to add to the first step, since I'm running dual 260M GTX's. There are two sets, section 6.0 and 6.1. I had to add my card to both parts for it to install. Thank you, for the solution.

[Manufacturer]
%NVIDIA_A% = NVIDIA_SetA_Devices,NTamd64.6.0,NTamd64.6.1

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.0]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_0770152D
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15151043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0409.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0409&SUBSYS_0770152D
%NVIDIA_DEV.0409.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0409&SUBSYS_16D21043
%NVIDIA_DEV.060B.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060B&SUBSYS_0770152D
%NVIDIA_DEV.060B.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060B&SUBSYS_12221043
%NVIDIA_DEV.060B.03% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060B&SUBSYS_207A161F
%NVIDIA_DEV.060C.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060C&SUBSYS_0770152D
%NVIDIA_DEV.060C.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060C&SUBSYS_16D61043
[color="#FF0000"]%NVIDIA_DEV.0618.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0618&SUBSYS_02A11028 [/color]
%NVIDIA_DEV.061C.01% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061C&SUBSYS_0770152D
%NVIDIA_DEV.061C.02% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061C&SUBSYS_16D91043

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_0770152D
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15151043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0409.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0409&SUBSYS_0770152D
%NVIDIA_DEV.0409.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0409&SUBSYS_16D21043
%NVIDIA_DEV.060B.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060B&SUBSYS_0770152D
%NVIDIA_DEV.060B.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060B&SUBSYS_12221043
%NVIDIA_DEV.060B.03% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060B&SUBSYS_207A161F
%NVIDIA_DEV.060C.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060C&SUBSYS_0770152D
%NVIDIA_DEV.060C.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060C&SUBSYS_16D61043
[color="#FF0000"]%NVIDIA_DEV.0618.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0618&SUBSYS_02A11028[/color]
%NVIDIA_DEV.061C.01% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061C&SUBSYS_0770152D
%NVIDIA_DEV.061C.02% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061C&SUBSYS_16D91043
Your technique worked Kapley. It took me a couple tries, but I got it to work on 275.50. There's only one thing I had to add to the first step, since I'm running dual 260M GTX's. There are two sets, section 6.0 and 6.1. I had to add my card to both parts for it to install. Thank you, for the solution.



[Manufacturer]

%NVIDIA_A% = NVIDIA_SetA_Devices,NTamd64.6.0,NTamd64.6.1



[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.0]

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_0770152D

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15151043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0409.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0409&SUBSYS_0770152D

%NVIDIA_DEV.0409.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0409&SUBSYS_16D21043

%NVIDIA_DEV.060B.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060B&SUBSYS_0770152D

%NVIDIA_DEV.060B.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060B&SUBSYS_12221043

%NVIDIA_DEV.060B.03% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060B&SUBSYS_207A161F

%NVIDIA_DEV.060C.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060C&SUBSYS_0770152D

%NVIDIA_DEV.060C.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060C&SUBSYS_16D61043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0618.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0618&SUBSYS_02A11028

%NVIDIA_DEV.061C.01% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061C&SUBSYS_0770152D

%NVIDIA_DEV.061C.02% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061C&SUBSYS_16D91043



[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1]

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_0770152D

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15151043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0409.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0409&SUBSYS_0770152D

%NVIDIA_DEV.0409.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0409&SUBSYS_16D21043

%NVIDIA_DEV.060B.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060B&SUBSYS_0770152D

%NVIDIA_DEV.060B.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060B&SUBSYS_12221043

%NVIDIA_DEV.060B.03% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060B&SUBSYS_207A161F

%NVIDIA_DEV.060C.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060C&SUBSYS_0770152D

%NVIDIA_DEV.060C.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_060C&SUBSYS_16D61043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0618.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0618&SUBSYS_02A11028

%NVIDIA_DEV.061C.01% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061C&SUBSYS_0770152D

%NVIDIA_DEV.061C.02% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061C&SUBSYS_16D91043

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#9
Posted 07/23/2011 08:55 PM   
Kapley, I also was able to get your technique to work. In addition, I also had to add the extra line jcyree is referring to because I too am running dual GTX 260Ms. I was able to install the 275.33 drivers for my cards. Thank you for your work!
Kapley, I also was able to get your technique to work. In addition, I also had to add the extra line jcyree is referring to because I too am running dual GTX 260Ms. I was able to install the 275.33 drivers for my cards. Thank you for your work!

#10
Posted 07/31/2011 02:43 PM   
[quote name='kfishy' date='16 June 2011 - 05:45 PM' timestamp='1308264358' post='1252807']
Hello,

Windows 7 Home Premium
Alienware M17x
GeForce 9400
dual GTX 260 M in SLI
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz

I've been trying to update my gfx cards to the latest drivers 275.33. This is the first time I've tried to update in a year and a half because I've never had the need, but my current driver versions are 197.16.

When I try to update the drivers, I get the following Windows message:

[b]The best driver software for your device is already installed
Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.[/b]

I've also tried to download these manually and install them via the device manager -> browse (same message) and the NVIDIA installer.

The NVIDIA installer fails on the system check and gives me the following message:

[b]NVIDIA Installer cannont continue
This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.[/b]

Can anyone please help?
Thanks,
Kristian
[/quote]
First thing you have to do...is make sure your computer is using the 3D cards instead of the 9400. Reboot and hit F2 multiple times till you get into the bios. Go into the video card settings and disable the onboard graphics, that way you boot up with the 3D cards. Try to do the install than, and use the custom setup so you can do a clean install.
[quote name='kfishy' date='16 June 2011 - 05:45 PM' timestamp='1308264358' post='1252807']

Hello,



Windows 7 Home Premium

Alienware M17x

GeForce 9400

dual GTX 260 M in SLI

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz



I've been trying to update my gfx cards to the latest drivers 275.33. This is the first time I've tried to update in a year and a half because I've never had the need, but my current driver versions are 197.16.



When I try to update the drivers, I get the following Windows message:



The best driver software for your device is already installed

Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.




I've also tried to download these manually and install them via the device manager -> browse (same message) and the NVIDIA installer.



The NVIDIA installer fails on the system check and gives me the following message:



NVIDIA Installer cannont continue

This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.




Can anyone please help?

Thanks,

Kristian



First thing you have to do...is make sure your computer is using the 3D cards instead of the 9400. Reboot and hit F2 multiple times till you get into the bios. Go into the video card settings and disable the onboard graphics, that way you boot up with the 3D cards. Try to do the install than, and use the custom setup so you can do a clean install.

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#11
Posted 08/01/2011 03:32 AM   
You are a life saver. This is absolutely insane we have to edit the driver files in order for it to work. You would think NVIDIA would do this already. Ugh, I will never buy another NVIDIA product simply for their lack of programming skills. If it were not for your post here I would have ripped the video card out of my computer and fed it to my trash can.
You are a life saver. This is absolutely insane we have to edit the driver files in order for it to work. You would think NVIDIA would do this already. Ugh, I will never buy another NVIDIA product simply for their lack of programming skills. If it were not for your post here I would have ripped the video card out of my computer and fed it to my trash can.

#12
Posted 12/09/2011 03:55 PM   
[quote name='kfishy' date='16 June 2011 - 05:45 PM' timestamp='1308264358' post='1252807']
Hello,

Windows 7 Home Premium
Alienware M17x
GeForce 9400
dual GTX 260 M in SLI
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz

I've been trying to update my gfx cards to the latest drivers 275.33. This is the first time I've tried to update in a year and a half because I've never had the need, but my current driver versions are 197.16.

When I try to update the drivers, I get the following Windows message:

[b]The best driver software for your device is already installed
Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.[/b]

I've also tried to download these manually and install them via the device manager -> browse (same message) and the NVIDIA installer.

The NVIDIA installer fails on the system check and gives me the following message:

[b]NVIDIA Installer cannont continue
This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.[/b]

Can anyone please help?
Thanks,
Kristian
[/quote]

Driver Update is unreliable when it comes to sporting the most up-to-date drivers, so don't worry too much about failing there. You must first make sure that you downloaded the correct version of the NVIDIA driver. There are .inf files located inside the ...Nvidia/Drivers folder that list allowable video cards to install for. If your card isn't on that list (usually listed in two location, because of SLI) it will not install. Chances are, you've mistakenly downloaded the wrong version for your laptop. The name of the install file should look something like this "285.62-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql". If you do not see the word "notebook" in the file name, it's the wrong version. If you decide that you have the right driver, and want to install it anyways, you'll have to hack one of the .inf files. It's not terribly difficult. You'll need the hardware address id from the driver properties. And then you'll have to plant them in any of the .inf files (e.g. nvaa, nvac, etc.) and save it. Then install again. It'll take if you do it right. Google it for a better explanation.
[quote name='kfishy' date='16 June 2011 - 05:45 PM' timestamp='1308264358' post='1252807']

Hello,



Windows 7 Home Premium

Alienware M17x

GeForce 9400

dual GTX 260 M in SLI

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz



I've been trying to update my gfx cards to the latest drivers 275.33. This is the first time I've tried to update in a year and a half because I've never had the need, but my current driver versions are 197.16.



When I try to update the drivers, I get the following Windows message:



The best driver software for your device is already installed

Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.




I've also tried to download these manually and install them via the device manager -> browse (same message) and the NVIDIA installer.



The NVIDIA installer fails on the system check and gives me the following message:



NVIDIA Installer cannont continue

This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.




Can anyone please help?

Thanks,

Kristian





Driver Update is unreliable when it comes to sporting the most up-to-date drivers, so don't worry too much about failing there. You must first make sure that you downloaded the correct version of the NVIDIA driver. There are .inf files located inside the ...Nvidia/Drivers folder that list allowable video cards to install for. If your card isn't on that list (usually listed in two location, because of SLI) it will not install. Chances are, you've mistakenly downloaded the wrong version for your laptop. The name of the install file should look something like this "285.62-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql". If you do not see the word "notebook" in the file name, it's the wrong version. If you decide that you have the right driver, and want to install it anyways, you'll have to hack one of the .inf files. It's not terribly difficult. You'll need the hardware address id from the driver properties. And then you'll have to plant them in any of the .inf files (e.g. nvaa, nvac, etc.) and save it. Then install again. It'll take if you do it right. Google it for a better explanation.

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#13
Posted 12/23/2011 04:05 PM   
[quote name='kapley' date='06 July 2011 - 12:43 AM' timestamp='1309913034' post='1260558']
I had the same problem with an ASUS G73JW Laptop when trying to install NVIDIA GTX 460M Drivers for Windows XP. This solution will work for your flavour of windows:

When running the NVIDIA Install Program I got the error:

NVIDIA Installer cannot continue
This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware

The reason for this error is that the specific device ID for your graphics card does not show up in any of the INF setup files. More on this later.
The way around this is to manually add your device ID to the INF file so it shows up when the setup programs checks for "compatible hardware"

[u][b]Steps:[/b][/u]
[b]1. Get your device ID: click on CONTROL PANEL, then CLICK on SYSTEM, then CLICK on DEVICE MANAGER
2. Under Other Devices/ (or if your video card already has a driver under Display Adapter) click on Video Adapter
3. Click on Details, Device Instance Id should already be selected[/b]
[b]4. You will see something similar to this:[/b]

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD1&SUBSYS_20421043&REV_A1\4&30DE1B

This has the detail about your specific video card maker, chipset and model

For instance in my system

VEN_10DE tells me the Vendor is 10DE which is the Vendor ID for NVIDIA
DEV_0DD1 tells me the Chipset is 0DD1 which is the Chipset GTX 460M
SUBSYS_20421043 tells me that this is the Specific MODEL GTX 460M in the Asus 73JW Laptop

[b]5. If you haven't already done so then MANUALLY Download the latest NVIDIA driver for your video card from the NVIDIA website and run the install program. It will give your the error : "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" Don't Panic.[/b]

[b]6. GOTO the install directory. The default will be something like:[/b]

c:\nvidia\DisplayDriver\275.50\WinXP\English\Display.Driver\
or
c:\nvidia\DisplayDriver\260.63\WinXP\International\Display.Driver\

[b]7. there will be many INF files there of the type:[/b]

nvaa.inf
nvac.inf
nvam.inf
nvao.inf
nvbl.inf

etc...

[b]8. Pick any one of them (I picked nvam.inf) and make a backup copy then open the original in NOTEPAD or your favourite text editor
9. Scroll down until you see lines like:[/b]

[NVIDIA_Devices.NTx86.5.1]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_15D21043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_16341043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_080117FF
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15881043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.03% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_16181043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.04% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_16321043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.05% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_17A21043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.06% = Section005, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_3D7B17AA
%NVIDIA_DEV.0408.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0408&SUBSYS_19021043

These files are for the most part listed BY the four digit HEXidecimal number that appears after DEV.

[b]10. NOW CAREFULLY scroll down to the section that is similar to your chipset / DEV number[/b]

%NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01% = Section041, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CB1&SUBSYS_203C1043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DEE&SUBSYS_15621043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.04% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DEE&SUBSYS_15A21043

[b]11. Take a look at this pattern. You will make a DEVICE ID for your Video Adapter and insert it here[/b]

The first part is the same for everyone:
%NVIDIA_DEV.

From Step 4
my DEV is 0DD1

so my device id so far is:
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01%

[b]NOTE:[/b] id there is already DEVs same as yours then your line will be the next increment ie...
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.02%, or %NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.03%, etc

for the section just make it the same as the section where you're inserting it so I have:
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042,

the next part is the same for everyone so you will have:
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_

add the rest (your DEV and SUBSYS numbers) so it matches your DEVICE ID and your finished device ID should look similar to this:

[b]%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD1&SUBSYS_20421043[/b]

12. NOW SCROLL DOWN to the [Strings] section it will look like this:

[Strings]
DiskID1 = "NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP (32 bit) Driver Library Installation Disk 1"
NVIDIA = "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.0407.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "
NVIDIA_DEV.0407.03 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "
NVIDIA_DEV.0407.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "
NVIDIA_DEV.0407.05 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "
NVIDIA_DEV.0407.06 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "


Same as before add a line in for your Video card:

NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M"
[b]NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M - KAPs INF MOD"[/b]
NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "
NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "

[b]NOTE:[/b] id there is already DEVs same as yours then your line will be the next increment ie...
NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M"
NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M"
[b]NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.[u]02[/u] = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M - KAPs INF MOD"[/b]
NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "
NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "


13. SAVE FILE

14. If you have the file ListDevices.txt open it and add a line under the appropriate section

15. GO back and manually run setup.exe from where the NVIDIA files where extracted:
[b]NOTE: [/b]DO NOT RUN THE DOWNLOADED APPLICATION OR YOUR WILL OVERWRITE EVERYTHING YOU'VE JUST DONE!

For Example Your setup program may be here:

c:\nvidia\DisplayDriver\260.63\WinXP\International\setup.exe


THATS IT YOUR DRIVER WILL BE INSTALLED...ENJOY
[/quote]


@ Kapley,

I usually only troll these forums for answers and never contribute, but I registered JUST to say thanks for an brilliant post, all too often people leave threads unfinished which leaves people like me looking for answers frustrated and without answers.

I have never adjusted a .inf file before but your post was so thorough, I even managed to make it work in a 64bit environment, I have an Alienware 14x (which is actually a replacement for a massive stuff up Dell made) I decided to clean install everything but ran into this (code 10) problem right at the end of my install, I was almost going to call Dell and tell them to send someone to fix it .. after 15 minutes with your instructions and a little bit more checking (found some syntax errors in my edits) .. It worked.

I had to go into the nvam.inf , that was the first one I did.. but after a restart it didn't work, then I though I might have to do the other files, I was familiar with the lines that needed editing , and then the only other file I had to edit was nvac.inf... I ran the setup.exe and it gave me a different error , stating I need to have an intel driver installed before the nvidia one would work , I installed the intel driver I had for the other card inside the lap top then installed the nvidia one .. and UREKA!!!

Thanks a million man .. This is a great help. All the best.

Ben.
[quote name='kapley' date='06 July 2011 - 12:43 AM' timestamp='1309913034' post='1260558']

I had the same problem with an ASUS G73JW Laptop when trying to install NVIDIA GTX 460M Drivers for Windows XP. This solution will work for your flavour of windows:



When running the NVIDIA Install Program I got the error:



NVIDIA Installer cannot continue

This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware



The reason for this error is that the specific device ID for your graphics card does not show up in any of the INF setup files. More on this later.

The way around this is to manually add your device ID to the INF file so it shows up when the setup programs checks for "compatible hardware"



Steps:

1. Get your device ID: click on CONTROL PANEL, then CLICK on SYSTEM, then CLICK on DEVICE MANAGER

2. Under Other Devices/ (or if your video card already has a driver under Display Adapter) click on Video Adapter

3. Click on Details, Device Instance Id should already be selected


4. You will see something similar to this:



PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD1&SUBSYS_20421043&REV_A1\4&30DE1B



This has the detail about your specific video card maker, chipset and model



For instance in my system



VEN_10DE tells me the Vendor is 10DE which is the Vendor ID for NVIDIA

DEV_0DD1 tells me the Chipset is 0DD1 which is the Chipset GTX 460M

SUBSYS_20421043 tells me that this is the Specific MODEL GTX 460M in the Asus 73JW Laptop



5. If you haven't already done so then MANUALLY Download the latest NVIDIA driver for your video card from the NVIDIA website and run the install program. It will give your the error : "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" Don't Panic.



6. GOTO the install directory. The default will be something like:



c:\nvidia\DisplayDriver\275.50\WinXP\English\Display.Driver\

or

c:\nvidia\DisplayDriver\260.63\WinXP\International\Display.Driver\



7. there will be many INF files there of the type:



nvaa.inf

nvac.inf

nvam.inf

nvao.inf

nvbl.inf



etc...



8. Pick any one of them (I picked nvam.inf) and make a backup copy then open the original in NOTEPAD or your favourite text editor

9. Scroll down until you see lines like:




[NVIDIA_Devices.NTx86.5.1]

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_15D21043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_16341043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_080117FF

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15881043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.03% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_16181043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.04% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_16321043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.05% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_17A21043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0407.06% = Section005, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_3D7B17AA

%NVIDIA_DEV.0408.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0408&SUBSYS_19021043



These files are for the most part listed BY the four digit HEXidecimal number that appears after DEV.



10. NOW CAREFULLY scroll down to the section that is similar to your chipset / DEV number



%NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01% = Section041, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CB1&SUBSYS_203C1043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DEE&SUBSYS_15621043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.04% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DEE&SUBSYS_15A21043



11. Take a look at this pattern. You will make a DEVICE ID for your Video Adapter and insert it here



The first part is the same for everyone:

%NVIDIA_DEV.



From Step 4

my DEV is 0DD1



so my device id so far is:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01%



NOTE: id there is already DEVs same as yours then your line will be the next increment ie...

%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.02%, or %NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.03%, etc



for the section just make it the same as the section where you're inserting it so I have:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042,



the next part is the same for everyone so you will have:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_



add the rest (your DEV and SUBSYS numbers) so it matches your DEVICE ID and your finished device ID should look similar to this:



%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD1&SUBSYS_20421043



12. NOW SCROLL DOWN to the [Strings] section it will look like this:



[Strings]

DiskID1 = "NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP (32 bit) Driver Library Installation Disk 1"

NVIDIA = "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.0407.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "

NVIDIA_DEV.0407.03 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "

NVIDIA_DEV.0407.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "

NVIDIA_DEV.0407.05 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "

NVIDIA_DEV.0407.06 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT "





Same as before add a line in for your Video card:



NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M"

NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M - KAPs INF MOD"

NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "

NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "



NOTE: id there is already DEVs same as yours then your line will be the next increment ie...

NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M"

NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M"

NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M - KAPs INF MOD"

NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "

NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M "





13. SAVE FILE



14. If you have the file ListDevices.txt open it and add a line under the appropriate section



15. GO back and manually run setup.exe from where the NVIDIA files where extracted:

NOTE: DO NOT RUN THE DOWNLOADED APPLICATION OR YOUR WILL OVERWRITE EVERYTHING YOU'VE JUST DONE!



For Example Your setup program may be here:



c:\nvidia\DisplayDriver\260.63\WinXP\International\setup.exe





THATS IT YOUR DRIVER WILL BE INSTALLED...ENJOY







@ Kapley,



I usually only troll these forums for answers and never contribute, but I registered JUST to say thanks for an brilliant post, all too often people leave threads unfinished which leaves people like me looking for answers frustrated and without answers.



I have never adjusted a .inf file before but your post was so thorough, I even managed to make it work in a 64bit environment, I have an Alienware 14x (which is actually a replacement for a massive stuff up Dell made) I decided to clean install everything but ran into this (code 10) problem right at the end of my install, I was almost going to call Dell and tell them to send someone to fix it .. after 15 minutes with your instructions and a little bit more checking (found some syntax errors in my edits) .. It worked.



I had to go into the nvam.inf , that was the first one I did.. but after a restart it didn't work, then I though I might have to do the other files, I was familiar with the lines that needed editing , and then the only other file I had to edit was nvac.inf... I ran the setup.exe and it gave me a different error , stating I need to have an intel driver installed before the nvidia one would work , I installed the intel driver I had for the other card inside the lap top then installed the nvidia one .. and UREKA!!!



Thanks a million man .. This is a great help. All the best.



Ben.

#14
Posted 01/05/2012 04:39 PM   
Hi,

I am having the same issue, I am running nVIDIA GT 540m on Asus N53SV. I have Intel HD Graphics driver already running. Its Device Instance Path is showed to be:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_16421043&REV_09\3&11583659&0&10

However, there are no chipset numbers near 0116. So I have added it right on the top of the list:

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.0]
[b]%NVIDIA_DEV.0116.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_16421043[/b]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_011D1025
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_011E1025
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.03% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_01211025
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.04% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_01251025
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.05% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_01261025
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.06% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_01271025
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.07% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_01291025
.
.
.
.
%NVIDIA_DEV.0844.03% = Section007, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0844&SUBSYS_0173107B
%NVIDIA_DEV.0866.01% = Section009, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0866&SUBSYS_01601025

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1][b]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0116.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_16421043[/b]
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_011D1025
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_011E1025
%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.03% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_01211025


and
NVIDIA_DEV.0DF4.37 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M "
NVIDIA_DEV.0DF4.38 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M "
NVIDIA_DEV.0DF4.39 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M "
NVIDIA_DEV.0DF4.40 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M "
NVIDIA_DEV.0DF4.41 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M "
[b]NVIDIA_DEV.0116.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M - KAPs INF MOD"[/b]
NVIDIA_DEV.1050.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M "
NVIDIA_DEV.1050.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M "
NVIDIA_DEV.1050.03 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M "
NVIDIA_DEV.1050.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M "


Now,

It is initializing installation, but stopping dead in the middle, and failing.
Any solution?

Thank you,
hrishi
Hi,



I am having the same issue, I am running nVIDIA GT 540m on Asus N53SV. I have Intel HD Graphics driver already running. Its Device Instance Path is showed to be:



PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_16421043&REV_09\3&11583659&0&10



However, there are no chipset numbers near 0116. So I have added it right on the top of the list:



[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.0]

%NVIDIA_DEV.0116.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_16421043

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_011D1025

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_011E1025

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.03% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_01211025

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.04% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_01251025

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.05% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_01261025

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.06% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_01271025

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.07% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_01291025

.

.

.

.

%NVIDIA_DEV.0844.03% = Section007, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0844&SUBSYS_0173107B

%NVIDIA_DEV.0866.01% = Section009, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0866&SUBSYS_01601025



[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1]

%NVIDIA_DEV.0116.01% = Section001, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_16421043


%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_011D1025

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.02% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_011E1025

%NVIDIA_DEV.0405.03% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_01211025





and

NVIDIA_DEV.0DF4.37 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M "

NVIDIA_DEV.0DF4.38 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M "

NVIDIA_DEV.0DF4.39 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M "

NVIDIA_DEV.0DF4.40 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M "

NVIDIA_DEV.0DF4.41 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M "

NVIDIA_DEV.0116.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M - KAPs INF MOD"

NVIDIA_DEV.1050.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M "

NVIDIA_DEV.1050.02 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M "

NVIDIA_DEV.1050.03 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M "

NVIDIA_DEV.1050.04 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M "





Now,



It is initializing installation, but stopping dead in the middle, and failing.

Any solution?



Thank you,

hrishi

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