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September 27, 2010 1:22:03 AM

Hey guys , i got a HP Dv6910 tx laptop and recently its motherboard burned up and i got it replaced.. when i got it back it had Windows XP sp 3 and had all drivers installed properly but i didnt wanted to use XP so i formatted my laptop and installed Vista home premium 32 bit.. then went on installing drivers and found out the Geforce 8400M GS driver would'nt work as i got an error "The NVIDIA software couldnt locate any driver for the hardware so it will exit setup" so i gave it to HP and they installed GeForce 7100 GS driver on it rather than Geforce 8400M GS.. I just wanted to know if theres any way i could install 8400M GS's driver again on Vista..

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/332/dxdiag.jpg

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6082/cpuzs.jpg

Thanks.

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September 28, 2010 7:05:43 PM

Did you try a driver from nVidia or just the HP website?
Try these http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-258...

Note that for notebooks, it's generally recommended that you use the manufacturer's drivers, but in all my experiences, the ones from nVidia/ATI have worked just as good.
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September 29, 2010 6:46:58 AM

Yes i did try the driver from nVidia and hp's site.. both dont seem to work :( 
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September 29, 2010 8:55:01 PM

You may need to have them replace the motherboard again, they could have replaced it with a slightly different model than what you had in there before.

The laptop has native Vista drivers so they should install from HP if the hardware is working properly.
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January 14, 2011 3:57:26 AM

both of those ss's say you have the 7100 gs...
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January 17, 2011 3:23:22 PM

hang-the-9 said:
You may need to have them replace the motherboard again, they could have replaced it with a slightly different model than what you had in there before.

The laptop has native Vista drivers so they should install from HP if the hardware is working properly.

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one last try before that is to attempt an "clean sweep" of all nvIdia drivers and then install fresh drivers;
if that doesn't work then the only move left is to return for a new motherboard..
good-luck.
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