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Problem with my nVIdia GForce FX 5500 Drivers in Windows 7

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  • Hi ,

    Recently, I installed the beta version of Windows 7, the graphic card was not detected. When I came to know about the 'Automatic Update' provided by Microsoft which updates the graphics driver for this version of Windows 7, I updated my system and re-booted but could not make it to the Windows 7 desktop screen.
    The system displays a blue screen and after which the system re-boots again.

    Is anybody else facing the same problem or am I going wrong about something?

    Sunday, March 29, 2009 3:46 PM

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  • Hi,
    You can go to the Nvidia Site at http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_x86_181.71_beta.html. Your graphic card seems not to be in the list of the products supported I'm afraid.
    Monday, March 30, 2009 12:26 AM
  • This is the driver you must use; ForceWare Release 95: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_96.85_2.html.  This will get you decent graphics using WDDM drivers for your hardware.

    Monday, March 30, 2009 1:49 AM
  • Hello,

     

    I'd suggest installing the Vista driver for your graphic card in Compatibility mode. Remove that hardware device in Device Manager, right-click on the driver executable/installer file and select the Compatibility tab; click the checkbox before Run this program in Compatibility mode for option and select Windows Vista in the list-down box; then try installing the device driver. In addition, you can use the Windows XP driver for testing.

     

    If the problem still persists, please understand that Windows 7 is a new operating system (only the beta version) and whole driverstore has been reprogrammed; some old driver is not compatible with new OS. I suggest that you should wait for another period of time till the retail version is released and push the vendor company to upgrade their device driver. Thanks for your time and understanding!

     

    For more details, please look at the first Sticky thread at the top of this forum.

    What can I do if my hardware does not work?

     

    This will give you some guidelines.

     

    Good Luck!

     

    Monday, March 30, 2009 10:24 AM
  • When i uptade drivers presented this error , look in image :

    [IMG]http://i42.tinypic.com/jiyyiu.png[/IMG]

    • Proposed as answer by ptiote Saturday, April 04, 2009 9:33 AM
    Wednesday, April 01, 2009 8:29 AM
  • Hi,

    I've seen your screenshot but you received this error because your graphic card isn't supported by the new System. Unfortunately you should download the very last good driver from the nVidia website as it is recommended by DarienHawk67 and apply Andy's post too and refuse to download this automatic update.
    Hope this helps.
    Saturday, April 04, 2009 9:43 AM