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09-24-2010 02:07 PM - edited 09-24-2010 02:25 PM
HP Pavillion dv9260nr Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce 7600 Go driver problem
Bought this back in 2006 or 2007 from Best Buy. I had to re-install Windows after a bad hard drive crash. Couldn't find the disks that came with the machine. It originally came with VISTA Ultimate 64 installed, so I did a complete install with a brand new VISTA Ultimate 64 DVD. At first it seemed to be fine. Then, after the Windows VISTA 64 intallation, WINDOWS UPDATE showed about 100 necessary updates - most were security updates, but also an NVIDIA driver. As soon as this new NVIDIA driver was updated, the system blue-screened during the restart.
This PC has the most current BIOS and drivers loaded (except for the NVIDIA driver) - which I downloaded from HP. In fact, I have tried EVERY version of the driver for this device that is availabe for download at the HP site. I also tried a newer beta driver that is available at the NVIDIA website. None of them work.
Since I apparently have the latest BIOS from HP (F .2D), this shouldn't be an issue.
However, I would note that HP supposedly now has a F .3D BIOS for the dv9000 series. However, it is NOT listed on the HP Drivers & Downloads website as an available update for THIS dv9260nr machine (with VISTA Ultimate 64). So, I assume that it is not compatible with my particular dv9000 series laptop - or else HP would have placed it there for download..
I also loaded all the WINDOWS UPDATES - and even upgraded to VISTA Service Pack 2.
I can upgrade to Windows 7 if that will help. However, the HP Drivers & Download site says Windows 7 is not supported for this laptop.
However, the only way it will run at all is by uninstalling the NVIDIA driver altogether (which I did by booting up in Safe Mode - and then restarting the PC normally). After doing that, it boots up fine. However, the Display now shows to be a Standard VGA Adapter - and the highest resolution available is only 1024 x 768 (which is NOT satisfactory).
Anyone know of a driver or perhaps external GPU solution?
Thanks in advance.
09-29-2010 09:04 AM
Pleased refer to this thread: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Display-and-video/dv9
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