Installer Cannot Continue The Graphics Driver Could Not Find Compatible Graphics Hardware Installer
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In response to this error:

"I have an Asus G73jw with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M and I can't update to the latest 260.99. I've downloaded the driver from the NVIDIA downloads page and every time I try to install it, all I get is a "Install Cannot Continue - The Graphics Driver Could Not Find Compatible Graphics Hardware." Is this a known problem and if so, is there any possible way I can fix it?"

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

INSERT IT WILL LOOK LIKE THIS:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01% = Section041, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CB1&SUBSYS_203C1043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD1&SUBSYS_20421043
%NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.02% = Section042, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DEE&SUBSYS_15621043

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
In response to this error:



"I have an Asus G73jw with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M and I can't update to the latest 260.99. I've downloaded the driver from the NVIDIA downloads page and every time I try to install it, all I get is a "Install Cannot Continue - The Graphics Driver Could Not Find Compatible Graphics Hardware." Is this a known problem and if so, is there any possible way I can fix it?"



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



INSERT IT WILL LOOK LIKE THIS:



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

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

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



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

#1
Posted 02/13/2012 09:25 PM   
Quick questions.

Do I have to add KAPs INF MOD to the new line made for the video card?

Also what do you mean in number 14. when you say 'add a line under the appropriate section'?

And when you say manually run setup.exe, what do you mean? Just run setup.exe, and not the download?


Just a little confused. Thanks in advance.
Quick questions.



Do I have to add KAPs INF MOD to the new line made for the video card?



Also what do you mean in number 14. when you say 'add a line under the appropriate section'?



And when you say manually run setup.exe, what do you mean? Just run setup.exe, and not the download?





Just a little confused. Thanks in advance.

#2
Posted 02/21/2012 02:05 AM   
[quote name='kapley' date='13 February 2012 - 06:25 PM' timestamp='1329168349' post='1369014']

3. Click on Details, Device Instance Id should already be selected
[/quote]

Mine had "Hardware Ids" with the following info:

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_04651025&REV_A2
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_04651025
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&CC_0300

I tried using this, it went through instalation but failed with a black screen :(

I tell all the details on this other thread:
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=228389
[quote name='kapley' date='13 February 2012 - 06:25 PM' timestamp='1329168349' post='1369014']



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





Mine had "Hardware Ids" with the following info:



PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_04651025&REV_A2

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_04651025

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&CC_030000

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&CC_0300



I tried using this, it went through instalation but failed with a black screen :(



I tell all the details on this other thread:

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=228389

#3
Posted 04/29/2012 05:10 PM   
I am pasting my post from another forum about how I fixed this.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/ideapad-essential/669617-y570-reinstalling-nvidia-driver.html#post86...

Post # 8 at the above URL: [i]Bcadile, thanks, but that didn't work here. I did find the problem, though. In device manager, 'pci express controller' was showing a problem, as well as a couple of other things in device manager under 'system devices' - 'acpi lid', and 'delayman filter'. I'm guessing that these problems came about when I uninstalled the the Nvidia driver through device manager by right clicking the GT 555M, clicking 'properties', 'driver', 'uninstall', and checking 'delete the driver software for this device'........don't do that....learned the hard way. I'm not sure how uninstalling the Nvidia driver caused the other problems, but the problem with re-installing the Nvidia driver was that [b]the pci express bus wasn't functioning. I fixed it by right clicking 'acpi express bus' in device manager (was showing a problem via the yellow warning triangle), and choosing 'rollback driver'.[/b] A dialogue asked if I wanted to allow driver updating via Windows Update, which I allowed. After a restart, the driver was installed, and I was able to re-install the Nvidia driver without any issue. I also tried rolling back the other problem drivers, but the only option was for uninstalling, which I did (but not checking to the delete the driver software!). I saw 'acpi lid' re-install after restarting, but I didn't see 'delayman filter' do anything. Also, I'm not seeing 'pci express bus' listed, but I'm assuming that it is under a different name or something. Any way, it all looks to be working fine, but not I have to figure out how to re-enable switching between the HD3000 graphics and Nvidia card.[/i]
I am pasting my post from another forum about how I fixed this.



http://forum.notebookreview.com/ideapad-essential/669617-y570-reinstalling-nvidia-driver.html#post86...



Post # 8 at the above URL: Bcadile, thanks, but that didn't work here. I did find the problem, though. In device manager, 'pci express controller' was showing a problem, as well as a couple of other things in device manager under 'system devices' - 'acpi lid', and 'delayman filter'. I'm guessing that these problems came about when I uninstalled the the Nvidia driver through device manager by right clicking the GT 555M, clicking 'properties', 'driver', 'uninstall', and checking 'delete the driver software for this device'........don't do that....learned the hard way. I'm not sure how uninstalling the Nvidia driver caused the other problems, but the problem with re-installing the Nvidia driver was that the pci express bus wasn't functioning. I fixed it by right clicking 'acpi express bus' in device manager (was showing a problem via the yellow warning triangle), and choosing 'rollback driver'. A dialogue asked if I wanted to allow driver updating via Windows Update, which I allowed. After a restart, the driver was installed, and I was able to re-install the Nvidia driver without any issue. I also tried rolling back the other problem drivers, but the only option was for uninstalling, which I did (but not checking to the delete the driver software!). I saw 'acpi lid' re-install after restarting, but I didn't see 'delayman filter' do anything. Also, I'm not seeing 'pci express bus' listed, but I'm assuming that it is under a different name or something. Any way, it all looks to be working fine, but not I have to figure out how to re-enable switching between the HD3000 graphics and Nvidia card.

#4
Posted 06/12/2012 06:15 AM   
For Windows 7 there seems to be a differences in how to proceed with this solution. As described in this ([url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG4S1An96CM"]video[/url]) there is no field for Device Instance ID. What you want though is [b]Device Instance Path[/b].

Also on my first attempt at solving this I found out my nvam.inf had two sections for NVIDIA_SetA_Devices... These seem to be towards to different versions as they are marked 64.1.0 and 64.1.1. At first I only modified the first of these and the same problem occurred when trying to install the driver. After also modifying the second section the installation when without issue.

Hope this helps someone.

Thanks for the help in this thread :)
For Windows 7 there seems to be a differences in how to proceed with this solution. As described in this () there is no field for Device Instance ID. What you want though is Device Instance Path.



Also on my first attempt at solving this I found out my nvam.inf had two sections for NVIDIA_SetA_Devices... These seem to be towards to different versions as they are marked 64.1.0 and 64.1.1. At first I only modified the first of these and the same problem occurred when trying to install the driver. After also modifying the second section the installation when without issue.



Hope this helps someone.



Thanks for the help in this thread :)

#5
Posted 06/30/2012 05:50 PM   
i have the same problem...the installer cannot continue....i have hp paviliondv6-7070ee and gforce gt 630M i tried to download and install the verde r300 driver but no luck!! i susupect its because of the intel hd graphics...but i dont know how to install the updated driver...I dont know if i will update the intel driver and the nvidia driver?
i have the same problem...the installer cannot continue....i have hp paviliondv6-7070ee and gforce gt 630M i tried to download and install the verde r300 driver but no luck!! i susupect its because of the intel hd graphics...but i dont know how to install the updated driver...I dont know if i will update the intel driver and the nvidia driver?

#6
Posted 07/02/2012 04:46 AM   
I would recommend an approach that is similar to the proposed one but actually in reverse! I'm going to be brief, but hopefully give you a different approach if you are still having problems. Basically if you look in ListDevices first you should find it easier to identify an ID for a card that is closest to yours, and know which n*.inf file to edit and where in that file to change. Where in the n*.inf file to change is important, it isn't just once under a single section that contains cards close to yours, it is actually in several sections including the Strings section, use the example card ID to find them. Firstly search the ListDevices file for a description string that matches your card, mine was "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT". When you find it, it will be in a block of other IDs for similar cards, if you look at the top of that block there is a reference to a particular n*.inf file, this is the file you should edit. Also in ListDevices look at the last line that has the correct description string and note the card ID given, this will tell you all the places in the n*.inf file that you should append your "made up" line. Note that the ID for a card has a number of representations in ListDevices and n*.inf files, an example might make it clearer: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D -- my original string from device drivers %NVIDIA_DEV.0426.9005.104D% -- used in several sections in n*.inf NVIDIA_DEV.0426.9005.104D -- in the [Strings] section DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D -- in ListDevices My made up line was: %NVIDIA_DEV.0426.9005.104D% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D I choose the Section piece from the example card I identified, so do the same is the best advice I can give as I still unsure of this. Just note it refers to a section in the n*.inf file that seems to identify information specific to installing a particular card. Hopefully that should tell you enough to overcome this irritating problem. Just like to say thanks to the original author as it really helped me out.
I would recommend an approach that is similar to the proposed one but actually in reverse!

I'm going to be brief, but hopefully give you a different approach if you are still having problems.

Basically if you look in ListDevices first you should find it easier to identify an ID for a card that is closest to yours, and know which n*.inf file to edit and where in that file to change. Where in the n*.inf file to change is important, it isn't just once under a single section that contains cards close to yours, it is actually in several sections including the Strings section, use the example card ID to find them.

Firstly search the ListDevices file for a description string that matches your card, mine was "NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT". When you find it, it will be in a block of other IDs for similar cards, if you look at the top of that block there is a reference to a particular n*.inf file, this is the file you should edit. Also in ListDevices look at the last line that has the correct description string and note the card ID given, this will tell you all the places in the n*.inf file that you should append your "made up" line.

Note that the ID for a card has a number of representations in ListDevices and n*.inf files, an example might make it clearer:
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D -- my original string from device drivers
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.9005.104D% -- used in several sections in n*.inf
NVIDIA_DEV.0426.9005.104D -- in the [Strings] section
DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D -- in ListDevices

My made up line was:
%NVIDIA_DEV.0426.9005.104D% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D

I choose the Section piece from the example card I identified, so do the same is the best advice I can give as I still unsure of this. Just note it refers to a section in the n*.inf file that seems to identify information specific to installing a particular card.

Hopefully that should tell you enough to overcome this irritating problem.

Just like to say thanks to the original author as it really helped me out.

#7
Posted 11/04/2012 09:12 AM   
An addendum to these instructions. You may note multiple NVIDIA_SetA_Devices sections like so: [list] [.][NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1][/.] [.][NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.2][/.] [/list] The correct one to use to insert your device corresponds with the revision part of your device string. For example, my device string PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0649&SUBSYS_9040104D&REV_A1\4&72F657&0&0008 would use the first section ending in ".1" for revision A1.
An addendum to these instructions. You may note multiple NVIDIA_SetA_Devices sections like so:
  • [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1]
  • [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.2]


The correct one to use to insert your device corresponds with the revision part of your device string. For example, my device string PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0649&SUBSYS_9040104D&REV_A1\4&72F657&0&0008 would use the first section ending in ".1" for revision A1.

#8
Posted 11/24/2012 08:55 PM   
Hi, I Have GTX 675MX on MSI GT70 and Win 8... I was not able to instal new drivers. "This graphic driver could not find compatible graphics hardware"" So I added card to inf and then I was able to run installation. Unfortunately I got failure message, that driver wasn't install. I tried installation with uncheck Update and check clean install,? but no luck. Also then I follow this method, http://geekdrop.com/content/solved-nvidia-drivers-wont-install with no success. Anyone some tips ? Thank you !
Hi, I Have GTX 675MX on MSI GT70 and Win 8... I was not able to instal new drivers. "This graphic driver could not find compatible graphics hardware""

So I added card to inf and then I was able to run installation. Unfortunately I got failure message, that driver wasn't install. I tried installation with uncheck Update and check clean install,? but no luck. Also then I follow this method, http://geekdrop.com/content/solved-nvidia-drivers-wont-install with no success. Anyone some tips ? Thank you !

#9
Posted 12/30/2012 05:07 PM   
Hi. I have a GTX 670MX GFX housed in a Medion X7820 laptop (Win8). I got the same problem. And I also got a bit closer after I had changed the inf-file. POSSIBLE SOLUTION: So I read some of the logs and could conclude that is was because Win8 had enforced driver signing enabled. I disabled the enforced driver signing and could install the modified driver 310.90 without any problems. How to temp disable enforced driver signing: Start up CMD and write: [b]shutdown -o -r -t 0[/b] It will now give you a updated "F8" menu. Click ‘Troubleshoot’. Click ‘Advanced Options’ Click ‘Windows Startup Settings’ Click Restart. When your computer restarts, select [u]‘Disable driver signature enforcement‘[/u] from the list by hitting F7. You can now install your modified driver after Win8 has booted up. Hope this can be of any help!
Hi. I have a GTX 670MX GFX housed in a Medion X7820 laptop (Win8).

I got the same problem. And I also got a bit closer after I had changed the inf-file.

POSSIBLE SOLUTION:
So I read some of the logs and could conclude that is was because Win8 had enforced driver signing enabled. I disabled the enforced driver signing and could install the modified driver 310.90 without any problems.

How to temp disable enforced driver signing:
Start up CMD and write:
shutdown -o -r -t 0

It will now give you a updated "F8" menu.
Click ‘Troubleshoot’.
Click ‘Advanced Options’
Click ‘Windows Startup Settings’
Click Restart.

When your computer restarts, select ‘Disable driver signature enforcement‘ from the list by hitting F7. You can now install your modified driver after Win8 has booted up.

Hope this can be of any help!

#10
Posted 01/07/2013 01:00 AM   
[quote="ra33o"]Hi. I have a GTX 670MX GFX housed in a Medion X7820 laptop (Win8). I got the same problem. And I also got a bit closer after I had changed the inf-file. POSSIBLE SOLUTION: So I read some of the logs and could conclude that is was because Win8 had enforced driver signing enabled. I disabled the enforced driver signing and could install the modified driver 310.90 without any problems. How to temp disable enforced driver signing: Start up CMD and write: [b]shutdown -o -r -t 0[/b] It will now give you a updated "F8" menu. Click ‘Troubleshoot’. Click ‘Advanced Options’ Click ‘Windows Startup Settings’ Click Restart. When your computer restarts, select [u]‘Disable driver signature enforcement‘[/u] from the list by hitting F7. You can now install your modified driver after Win8 has booted up. Hope this can be of any help![/quote] this didnt work for mine GT70 670MX
ra33o said:Hi. I have a GTX 670MX GFX housed in a Medion X7820 laptop (Win8).

I got the same problem. And I also got a bit closer after I had changed the inf-file.

POSSIBLE SOLUTION:
So I read some of the logs and could conclude that is was because Win8 had enforced driver signing enabled. I disabled the enforced driver signing and could install the modified driver 310.90 without any problems.

How to temp disable enforced driver signing:
Start up CMD and write:
shutdown -o -r -t 0

It will now give you a updated "F8" menu.
Click ‘Troubleshoot’.
Click ‘Advanced Options’
Click ‘Windows Startup Settings’
Click Restart.

When your computer restarts, select ‘Disable driver signature enforcement‘ from the list by hitting F7. You can now install your modified driver after Win8 has booted up.

Hope this can be of any help!


this didnt work for mine GT70 670MX

#11
Posted 01/07/2013 06:57 AM   
Try and download the modified inf-file from http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/infs/310series/31070_win8x64/nvwi.inf I know it says .70 but Works for this .90 version too. Just download the original driver from nvidia (310.90) and let it extract to C:/nvidia/blabla.. and copy nvwi.inf into the dir "DisplayDriver". Afterwards do a manual update with Device Manager. If that doesnt Work try and take a look into your logs under "Programs".
Try and download the modified inf-file from

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/infs/310series/31070_win8x64/nvwi.inf


I know it says .70 but Works for this .90 version too.

Just download the original driver from nvidia (310.90) and let it extract to C:/nvidia/blabla.. and copy nvwi.inf into the dir "DisplayDriver".

Afterwards do a manual update with Device Manager.


If that doesnt Work try and take a look into your logs under "Programs".

#12
Posted 01/07/2013 01:32 PM   
ok, already had the 310.90 extracted from trying just an install when it came out, took ur info and downloaded the *.inf file and pasted in the 310.90 folder diaplay. went to control panel > system > display card , and my 670MX card isnt showing , only the intel card is. [url]http://s382.beta.photobucket.com/user/PwrPak/media/20130107_084415.jpg.html[/url] [url]http://s382.beta.photobucket.com/user/PwrPak/media/20130107_090408.jpg.html[/url] [url]http://s382.beta.photobucket.com/user/PwrPak/media/20130107_090248.jpg.html[/url]
ok, already had the 310.90 extracted from trying just an install when it came out, took ur info and downloaded the *.inf file and pasted in the 310.90 folder diaplay. went to control panel > system > display card , and my 670MX card isnt showing , only the intel card is.

http://s382.beta.photobucket.com/user/PwrPak/media/20130107_084415.jpg.html

http://s382.beta.photobucket.com/user/PwrPak/media/20130107_090408.jpg.html

http://s382.beta.photobucket.com/user/PwrPak/media/20130107_090248.jpg.html

#13
Posted 01/07/2013 02:50 PM   
It must have been uninstalled when you last tried to install the update. Since it automatically uninstall the last version it seems... Mine got uninstalled too. But it came back when I rebooted twice. Try and do a check after changes in device manager. Or maybe there is an unknown device with a yellow mark.
It must have been uninstalled when you last tried to install the update. Since it automatically uninstall the last version it seems... Mine got uninstalled too. But it came back when I rebooted twice. Try and do a check after changes in device manager. Or maybe there is an unknown device with a yellow mark.

#14
Posted 01/08/2013 01:04 PM   
the 'Device Instance Id' doesnot show in the list. only similar option available is 'device instance path' : PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_035B1025&REV_12\3&11583659&0&10 Now what should i do???????
the 'Device Instance Id' doesnot show in the list. only similar option available is 'device instance path' : PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_035B1025&REV_12\3&11583659&0&10
Now what should i do???????

#15
Posted 02/11/2013 01:51 AM   
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