Vgasave is taking over my Nvidia GeForce 8400 graphic card

Pny 8400gs 512mb pci
February 4, 2012 at 17:09:57
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Phenom II x4 2.8Ghz/ 4gb Ram
Hello everytime I try to install the drivers for my 8400 gs, it says "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware." and I have the right driver. Vgasave is also conflicting with pci to pci bridge.

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#1
February 5, 2012 at 04:18:52
This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware

Well despite what you say, you clearly seem to have the wrong driver.


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#2
February 5, 2012 at 04:45:31
For NVidia based cards go only to NVidia website for your driver, answer a few questions about the card AND about your operating system and download. Simple.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
February 5, 2012 at 07:13:29
This problem happens with other brands of graphics cards, too. I have AMD brand and this happens to me, too.

You should do as I suggest.

When you double-click or click the driver file downloaded from Nvidia, the file expands to a location and the installation starts from there. Note the location of the expanded driver files.

Now, open device manager, expand the display adapter and double-click the Nvidia adapter. Click the driver tab and click update driver...

Now show the path to the driver information file. The driver information file has the .inf extension.

I do not have an Nvidia gfx card. Therefore, I cannot tell you the exact location of the .inf file. But I guess you should go very far down the nested folders to find the .inf file. In fact you do not select the .inf file. Just select the folder in which the .inf file resides and you are done.

CoolGuy


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#4
February 5, 2012 at 07:19:37
Have you installed the Motherboard Chipset Drivers ?

Have you uninstalled all the drivers/software ?

Have you undertaken all Windows Updates ?

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#5
February 7, 2012 at 00:39:12
I do not know if the OP did what you said, Jolicloud.

But I did.

My problem, which seems to be the same as the OP's problem, is not related to the drivers at all. My system, which is W7 x64 with SP1 and all MS updates together with all motherboard mfg's updates, gfx card mfg's updates, including BIOS and firmware updates, SOMETIMES, not always, gives the message "compatible hardware not found" while installing the gfx card drivers. The only way to overcome the issue is to update the driver the old way.

CoolGuy


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#6
February 7, 2012 at 09:00:02
"The only way to overcome the issue is to update the driver the old way"

What do you mean "the old way"? All you need to do is go to the graphics chip manufacturer's website (usually nvidia or AMD/ATI), locate the correct driver for the GPU & OS you're running, download it, then install.

Here's the nvidia driver for Win7 32-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-w...

Here's the driver for Win 64-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-w...


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