sjerome Posted June 27, 2006 Report Share Posted June 27, 2006 I recently received the DVD's from microsoft for the Vista Beta. Upon recieving them, I immediately began the install. After it was finished, I had a nice 800x600 desktop, which I changed right away to 1024x768. The next step after getting wireless connectivity set up, was to jump out to Laptop Video 2 Go and get the modded drivers for my hp pavilion zv5340us AMD64 3400+, GeForce 440 Go 64M laptop. You guys were there for me when I installed Win XP x64, so I figured, you would be doing Vista x64 as well. And not suprising, you guys already had the drivers up. Even tailored specifically for beta 2. Awesome!!! But then I downloaded them, Installed them, and every thing went swimmingly. After the reboot, I still have my 1024x768 resolution, And an error code 43, in my device manager. :) So I did some messing around, and downloaded the 84.80 from the main page, for winxp x64, and figured I would try that. Of course the installer rejected my platform, as it is not win xp x64 (or is it). So I went the old school route of firing up the device manager, and clicking "update driver" from the drop down menu. It barked a bit about not being a signed driver (big deal), and successfully updated my driver. (Screen flashed and everything) So my guess is, that it is really close to what is required. It did not ask me to reboot, so I preceded to change my resolution to 1280x800, which is where this lappy runs natively. It worked. No problems. It also let me full screen my MediaPlayer. However, as soon as I tried to fire up one of the D3D screen savers, it Blue screened, core dumped, and complained about nv4_mini.sys. SO I figured I just needed to reboot. So as it came back up, I watched it, it got to the nice 1280x800 login screen, I clicked my user id, and then it blue screened again loading the desktop. :) So now I am back to my regular old "last known good", and I am wondering why the xp x64 driver tried, but the vista, didn't. The main differences I noticed were the .inf files were named different. "nvhw.inf" (the one that almost worked) and the vista "nv_dsp.inf" (that errored 43) I hope this helps the developers here a bit. I really would love to keep this installed. And it works fine for work, but I really hate to have to boot down into Linux, to play my games (ut2k4, quake4, doom3, and NeverWinter Nights) Best of wishes to you in your building. I will keep my eye on this post, and watch for a fixed driver for vista x64. Thank You for your time, and efforts, :P Seth Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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