M17x-R1 @ GTX280M SLi @ Nvida 310.33 @ Windows 8 @ Searching for .INF

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by V-Moda, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. V-Moda

    V-Moda Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    31
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Hi,

    As stated, may I know if anyone could help me getting .INF for me? I already stuck in Googgling them :(

    Thank you in advance!

    Hello everyone,

    I am a 3 years old M17x-R1 user and just recently upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 PRO.

    At first I did install Windows 8 using a setting which keep all the pre-existing drivers and personal data. Every went like charms but I did notice something - my GPU did not detected by Windows 8 as below screenshot;

    [​IMG]

    The WEI also shown my GPU is the worst rating - which is around 2.7. It is clear that the system failed to detect my hardware.

    For your information, my current Nvidia driver for Windows 7 was 306.23 and I been using it without any single problem. So I tried to re-install the 306.23 driver but it said that the driver failed to be installed.

    I stucked and run out of idea. So I think its the best for me to clean install my Windows 8 PRO. And I did. After that, I try to install 306.23 and the very same problem occured! I now have an Alienware M17x-R1 with GTX280M SLi but my system won't recognize it.

    Next I directly log in to Microsoft Technical Support and have a live chat with them. The tecnician asked me to download the 257.38 from the Dell official website. And funny thing is, he was right. My system after the installation recognize the GPU and everything seems like will be okay after this issue.

    After that, I try to update my GPU to 306.23 and again, it failed to proceed to the installation!

    So right now, I am stucked with 3 years old GPU Driver that performed like crap.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Hereby I am humbly requesting all the member to help me solve this issue. I am officially run of any idea.

    Do I am the only one that have this problem? :confused:

    Here is my actual problem! Just found it at Microsoft website @ WHCL Certified video adapter driver not carried over when upgraded to Windows 8

    Someone please kindly explain to me in simple English? I don't really fancy those terms.....

    View attachment 86482

    This is an error that pop-up during installation of 306.97

    Please help, I am desperate.
     
  2. Prasad

    Prasad NBR Reviewer 1337 NBR Reviewer

    Reputations:
    1,803
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    4,960
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    106
    For a non-WHQL driver, try:

    • cmd -> Run as Administrator
    • bcdedit /set {current} testsigning yes
    • Reboot

    Then install.
     
  3. Lundon44

    Lundon44 Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    41
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Not sure if this is the same issue I had but it was similar in many ways. After upgrading to Win8 Pro on my M17x R3 the resolution was suddenly adjusted to 1280x768 (from 1920x1080) with no way to increase it. I noticed my Nvidia control was no longer accessible and I could not install a new video driver, as I thought this was the issue. To resolve my problem I had to download the newest Intel HD 3000 driver for intergrated graphics. Since the upgrade for some reason had either removed it or corrupted it no longer allowing me to show any Nvidia gpu installed.

    Anyway you could try that I suppose to see if that helps.. Go directly to the Intel site, make sure it's the Windows 8 driver for the Intel HD 2000 or 3000 whichever one you have.
     
  4. V-Moda

    V-Moda Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    31
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    16
    May I know where is your source?
     
  5. Prasad

    Prasad NBR Reviewer 1337 NBR Reviewer

    Reputations:
    1,803
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    4,960
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Guru3D forums.
     
  6. V-Moda

    V-Moda Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    31
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    16
    HI,

    Is it possible for you to post here the link? I will be deeply appreciated!
     
  7. Prasad

    Prasad NBR Reviewer 1337 NBR Reviewer

    Reputations:
    1,803
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    4,960
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Usually, I'm very helpful. But after being asked for the source for any info I give out, and I give that away too, and I'm asked nothing about the info but more and more about it's source, well then not so much. Go SEARCH for yourself if it means so much to you. Google can help too!
     
  8. bigtonyman

    bigtonyman Desktop Powa!!!

    Reputations:
    2,370
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,015
    Likes Received:
    250
    Trophy Points:
    251
    you can also try laptop2go.com drivers and see if they work. Not sure if they will fix your specific issue though.
     
  9. shiv3rs

    shiv3rs Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    I am having the same problem I can't install any Nvidia drivers Expect the standard dell one. Is this the same for you?
     
  10. DDDenniZZZ

    DDDenniZZZ Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    810
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,311
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    66
Similar Threads: M17x-R1 GTX280M
Forum Title Date
Alienware 17 and M17x M17x-R1 won't boot Sep 8, 2014
Alienware 17 and M17x m17x-r1 power button needed Jun 6, 2014
Alienware 17 and M17x Just purchased an Alienware M17x-R1 -> but having horrid issues already. :-( Apr 11, 2014
Alienware 17 and M17x M17X-R1 Not booting, help/suggestions needed Jul 1, 2013
Alienware 17 and M17x Cannot connect WiFi @ M17x-R1 Jun 20, 2013

Share This Page