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NVIDIA Drivers Problem


rawprawn

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Sony Vaio VGN AR31E, Graphics NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 GPU
Having loaded Win 7 I am running on just the Generic Drivers, I have tried updating, but I am told the the drivers are already installed.
Can you help please.
I had the same proble with RC1 and solved it (I think it was Sea Urchin who solved it)

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mooly

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Is this any help,
click here

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rawprawn

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I can't find any reference to drivers for my VGN-AR31E.
I seem to be up against a brick wall

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anskyber

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Hmm, like you I've tried on your behalf to find your drivers with a nil return from nVidea. Rather odd that they do not do even a Beta. As a very long shot have you tried the 7 series drivers for desktops, unlikely to work but might be worth a try? click here

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anskyber

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It seems this has worked for many, use the Vista drivers and run in compatibility mode. click here

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rawprawn

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Thanks,I tried the one for Desktops but no go.
I will look at your other link

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mooly

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The problem I had (Vista) is that NOTHING from NVidia would install. Notebook drivers are unique and need a modified .inf to install.

This site always gets recommended, read about the inf issue too.
click here

Why not ask specifically on the Sony forum in the link I put in and on laptopvideo2go

;) I though W7 had "solved" all this. This kind of thing is what gave Vista bad press. NVidia in particular were one of the manufacturers supposed to have been working closely with MS etc over the last couple of years.

When you resolve it, I would be tempted to make a note of exactly how, then perhaps reinstall so you have a guaranteed clean driver install etc. And if you find a driver that works... save it on flash memory etc.

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rawprawn

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Tried compatibility, it just overwrote the driver with no change,

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rawprawn

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Thanks, I will try Sony later. My wife is getting restless, she wants us to go out and I want to solve my problem.
I will come back later.

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mooly

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lol :)

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crosstrainer

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If there are no drivers for your card, then as mooly has suggested, your only port of call is the Truly awful Sony support page.

Laptops are fussy, and you certainly can't use desktop drivers.

Good luck (you may well need it)

I hope your experience of Sony's support is better than mine from the past.

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