Asus K42JC GT310M Driver update bricks laptop
I bought an Asus K42JC laptop earlier this year and have never figured out how to get the driver to install without bricking the laptop. I have tried various versions, the ones on Asus' website listed for my particular laptop model, the ones directly off Nvidia.com, all with the same results. Hopefully someone here has a fix!

What I mean by brick: The drivers will install successfully, but upon reboot I can input my login credentials and it will hard lock several moments after. This will happen without fail. Booting into safe mode however is problem free. In some instances, I have managed to roll back the drivers to default in safe mode. In other instances, I have had to do a complete recovery in order to revive my laptop.

GPU-Z Screenie:
[img]http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/11/07/27/f8k.png[/img]

Laptop specs:
CPU - i5 460M
Ram - 2x2GB DDR3-1066 CL7-7-7-20 1T Elipida
HDD - Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM
GPU - Intel HD Graphics Driver: igdumd64 8.15.10.2302 // Win 7 64
GT310M w Nvidia Optimus Driver: 8.16.11.8964 (Forceware 189.64) // Win 7 64
OS - Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Would love to get this working properly, thanks!
I bought an Asus K42JC laptop earlier this year and have never figured out how to get the driver to install without bricking the laptop. I have tried various versions, the ones on Asus' website listed for my particular laptop model, the ones directly off Nvidia.com, all with the same results. Hopefully someone here has a fix!



What I mean by brick: The drivers will install successfully, but upon reboot I can input my login credentials and it will hard lock several moments after. This will happen without fail. Booting into safe mode however is problem free. In some instances, I have managed to roll back the drivers to default in safe mode. In other instances, I have had to do a complete recovery in order to revive my laptop.



GPU-Z Screenie:

Image



Laptop specs:

CPU - i5 460M

Ram - 2x2GB DDR3-1066 CL7-7-7-20 1T Elipida

HDD - Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM

GPU - Intel HD Graphics Driver: igdumd64 8.15.10.2302 // Win 7 64

GT310M w Nvidia Optimus Driver: 8.16.11.8964 (Forceware 189.64) // Win 7 64

OS - Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit



Would love to get this working properly, thanks!

#1
Posted 07/27/2011 11:09 AM   
[quote name='Velathawen' date='27 July 2011 - 07:09 PM' timestamp='1311764983' post='1271118']
I bought an Asus K42JC laptop earlier this year and have never figured out how to get the driver to install without bricking the laptop. I have tried various versions, the ones on Asus' website listed for my particular laptop model, the ones directly off Nvidia.com, all with the same results. Hopefully someone here has a fix!

What I mean by brick: The drivers will install successfully, but upon reboot I can input my login credentials and it will hard lock several moments after. This will happen without fail. Booting into safe mode however is problem free. In some instances, I have managed to roll back the drivers to default in safe mode. In other instances, I have had to do a complete recovery in order to revive my laptop.

GPU-Z Screenie:
[img]http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/11/07/27/f8k.png[/img]

Laptop specs:
CPU - i5 460M
Ram - 2x2GB DDR3-1066 CL7-7-7-20 1T Elipida
HDD - Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM
GPU - Intel HD Graphics Driver: igdumd64 8.15.10.2302 // Win 7 64
GT310M w Nvidia Optimus Driver: 8.16.11.8964 (Forceware 189.64) // Win 7 64
OS - Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Would love to get this working properly, thanks!
[/quote]

I am having the same problem too!
I bought a K42JC this month. and installing the NVIDIA driver gives me headaches. someone please help us!

thanks!
[quote name='Velathawen' date='27 July 2011 - 07:09 PM' timestamp='1311764983' post='1271118']

I bought an Asus K42JC laptop earlier this year and have never figured out how to get the driver to install without bricking the laptop. I have tried various versions, the ones on Asus' website listed for my particular laptop model, the ones directly off Nvidia.com, all with the same results. Hopefully someone here has a fix!



What I mean by brick: The drivers will install successfully, but upon reboot I can input my login credentials and it will hard lock several moments after. This will happen without fail. Booting into safe mode however is problem free. In some instances, I have managed to roll back the drivers to default in safe mode. In other instances, I have had to do a complete recovery in order to revive my laptop.



GPU-Z Screenie:

Image



Laptop specs:

CPU - i5 460M

Ram - 2x2GB DDR3-1066 CL7-7-7-20 1T Elipida

HDD - Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM

GPU - Intel HD Graphics Driver: igdumd64 8.15.10.2302 // Win 7 64

GT310M w Nvidia Optimus Driver: 8.16.11.8964 (Forceware 189.64) // Win 7 64

OS - Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit



Would love to get this working properly, thanks!





I am having the same problem too!

I bought a K42JC this month. and installing the NVIDIA driver gives me headaches. someone please help us!



thanks!

#2
Posted 04/29/2012 12:20 PM   
go to asus support and download the bios update that says something about 310m fix. flash the bios update and your good to go
I had k42jc before
go to asus support and download the bios update that says something about 310m fix. flash the bios update and your good to go

I had k42jc before

#3
Posted 05/03/2012 10:49 PM   
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