Win7: nvidia driver issue

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by James Snell, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. James Snell

    James Snell Guest

    Hi all -

    I have an ageing TI4200 graphics card and while I fully appreciate that
    getting any shiny UI goodies (at all) are not in my favour, I really would
    like to enable the dual-display functionality. Is there a way I can make
    this happen through the windows VGA driver or am I completely lost without
    hope on this one?

    Yes... I know I could buy a new graphics card, but this machine is nearly 5
    years old - you'd never know it as apart from this Win7 runs like the day
    it was new.

    James Snell, Jul 23, 2009
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  2. Dominic Payer, Jul 23, 2009
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  3. James Snell

    James Snell Guest

    Thanks for the link Dominic, Very useful!

    I downloaded 190.38 and the INF and it all appeared to install ok, but it's
    still not picking up the two displays.

    It looks like x64 drivers are running WoW (so says device manager unless I'm
    reading it wrong). It's also banged and I get the status "Windows has
    stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)" which is a
    bit useless. Diving into the event log I get Event 7016 in the System log
    which says "The NVIDIA Display Driver Service service has reported an
    invalid current state 32."

    As yet I'm getting nowhere on the nvidia error (it may be a red herring) but
    I've only found a single hit on it through web search and that's not been of
    any use.

    Just in case it's an issue with 190.38 - I'll try 186.39 and let you all
    know how that goes!

    James Snell, Jul 24, 2009
  4. James Snell

    James Snell Guest

    Tried 186.34 (not 39) and still getting the same errors although I don't
    know that I managed to clean the newer driver version out before putting the
    older one in.

    One thing I will say though is Win7 seems to be quite forgiving when it
    comes to misbehaving / non loading drivers...

    James Snell, Jul 24, 2009
  5. I have an old x64 machine with a 4200Ti. With the modded 190.38 drivers
    I had the same problem: the driver installed but gave Code 43 at system

    When I substituted a 6200, without uninstalling the driver, after a
    reboot Dual View with an extended desktop was the default setting.

    It looks as if the 4200 is lacking something Windows 7 x64 RC needs for
    correct operation of the nVidia drivers.
    Dominic Payer, Jul 25, 2009
  6. James Snell

    James Snell Guest

    Thanks Dominic -

    At least although I can't get it working I now know I do need to buy some
    new(er) hardware.
    James Snell, Jul 27, 2009
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