Nvidia WHQL driver 285.62

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by widezu69, Oct 24, 2011.

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  1. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    Hello and welcome to NBR.
    From what you describe, I'm pretty sure you didn't follow all the steps.
    Let's try again:
    -ensure that your laptop is plugged in.
    -turn it on and press F2 to access BIOS menu.
    -Navigate to Advanced > Graphic Settings and set PCIe Gen2 to Disabled.
    -Save, exit and boot Windows.
    -Double click the downloaded driver and let it extract (C:\NVIDIA by default).
    -when the files extraction is finished, the installer will continue, press CANCEL !!

    -Paste the files from the archive I uploaded (by the way, don't just copy/paste the archive, extract the files) in the path I mentioned in one of the steps making sure to replace the original ones!

    -run setup.exe from the International folder.
     
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    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    Nice first post on NBR, welcome!

    If you agree, i will add it to the first post so folks can see it.
     
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    thanks man and i accept :)
     
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    OMG SERIOUSLY I LOVE YOU KATALIN !!!! ive been having the "no compatible hardware discovered" error for seriously like 2 years. everytime a new driver update came out i could never get it. i have alienware m17x r1 and GTX 260m x2 and an integrated 9800. when i first got this comp and i was using hybrid, where it uses all 3 of them, my games would crash and id get an "Nvidia display driver ***.** has stopped responding and has recovered" error and i literally could not play ANY game for longer than 1 hour. i took it to best buy 6 times and each time it took them 3-6 WEEKS to figure out the problem, and everytime they said that they fixed it and everytime it crashed again. i i said screw it and tinkered around in my bios and settings until i discovered that it would do that when hybrid graphics was enabled. so i turned it off and i wouldnt get that error for like a week then all it would take is a simple reboot and it wouldnt happen for another week. then i figured out that i got my laptop before alienware sold out to dell and dell only released driver updates for m17x r2 and up, but not mine. so for 2 years ive been hunting down something exactly like what you did and now you have fixed my computer. i thank you from the bottom of my heart, you have no idea how much you have helped me. THANK YOU AGAIN!!! its people like you that help the world more than you possibly can know! yet again I LOVE YOU!! PEACE!!
     
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    MrLevel Newbie

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    Great, this worked just fine...
    Only problem now is installing the newest driver 295.73
    Anyone got a plan? ;-)
     
  7. U2WAR

    U2WAR Notebook Consultant

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    I'm new here. I did try this but no success.
     
  8. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    Hello, U2WAR, welcome to NBR.

    What is your system model and more important what's your graphics card model?
     
  9. U2WAR

    U2WAR Notebook Consultant

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    Ok correction it worked. I accidentally downloaded the desktop version.
     
  10. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    Well, it happens. Congratulations, enjoy :)
     
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