Can't update GeForce 310M driver on Acer Aspire 5745PG Trying for days to get the driver updated
Hi

I've been for days already trying to update my video driver.
I have an Acer Aspire 5745PG with a "NVIDIA GeForce 310M" board, and I was trying to run Sony Vegas video editor with Boris Continunn plugins. It happened that some of the plugins, like BCC Text Extrude wouldn't work, showing the message "Insufficient depth resolution to run Blue". I then read somewhere that updating the display driver would do the trick. That was when my nightmares started, I lost already good 3 nights trying to sort this out, without success :(

The display driver that was before (and that I current have after restoring) was the version 8.16.11.8997.

First thing I tried was downloading the 8.17.12.6619 driver directly from Acer, which was shown as the latest version from Acer website:
http://support.acer.com/product/default.aspx?modelId=2466

Running it would say "Diver Package Failure - Setup failed to read the required Display Driver to be used with this package"

I then tried directly the NVIDIA own driver, which the latest was version 296.10:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/296.10/296.10-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe
That gave me similar error message /blarg.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':/' />

So after some researching I found out that some people had the same issue and they had to change the configuration file to allow the installer to recognize this NVIDIA board:
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=222904

That topic said to look for the "Device Instance Id" property of the "NVIDIA GeForce 310M" display , which I couldn't find, instead I found the "Hardware Id", which seemed to be the right one.

I followed the instructions and changed the inf file first for the Acer installation, and after for the NVIDIA own driver. It actually managed to go ahead with the installation in both instances, but the only thing I got was a black screen, while the computer still apeared to be running fine. I had to hard reset, and then it would come back with generic vga driver. I could only get my display back using the recovery function.

I imagine thousands of this notebook was sold, and it can't have its driver updated??

Could someone help me with this??

Thanks
Echo
Hi



I've been for days already trying to update my video driver.

I have an Acer Aspire 5745PG with a "NVIDIA GeForce 310M" board, and I was trying to run Sony Vegas video editor with Boris Continunn plugins. It happened that some of the plugins, like BCC Text Extrude wouldn't work, showing the message "Insufficient depth resolution to run Blue". I then read somewhere that updating the display driver would do the trick. That was when my nightmares started, I lost already good 3 nights trying to sort this out, without success :(



The display driver that was before (and that I current have after restoring) was the version 8.16.11.8997.



First thing I tried was downloading the 8.17.12.6619 driver directly from Acer, which was shown as the latest version from Acer website:

http://support.acer.com/product/default.aspx?modelId=2466



Running it would say "Diver Package Failure - Setup failed to read the required Display Driver to be used with this package"



I then tried directly the NVIDIA own driver, which the latest was version 296.10:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/296.10/296.10-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe

That gave me similar error message /blarg.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':/' />



So after some researching I found out that some people had the same issue and they had to change the configuration file to allow the installer to recognize this NVIDIA board:

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=222904



That topic said to look for the "Device Instance Id" property of the "NVIDIA GeForce 310M" display , which I couldn't find, instead I found the "Hardware Id", which seemed to be the right one.



I followed the instructions and changed the inf file first for the Acer installation, and after for the NVIDIA own driver. It actually managed to go ahead with the installation in both instances, but the only thing I got was a black screen, while the computer still apeared to be running fine. I had to hard reset, and then it would come back with generic vga driver. I could only get my display back using the recovery function.



I imagine thousands of this notebook was sold, and it can't have its driver updated??



Could someone help me with this??



Thanks

Echo

#1
Posted 04/28/2012 09:33 PM   
The field you want for the Device Instance ID from the other thread is Device Instance Path in Windows 7, not the Hardware ID. Found this [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG4S1An96CM"]video[/url] that explains it using the thread you mentioned.
The field you want for the Device Instance ID from the other thread is Device Instance Path in Windows 7, not the Hardware ID. Found this that explains it using the thread you mentioned.

#2
Posted 06/30/2012 05:54 PM   
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