Guest Fuwex Posted September 25, 2007 Report Share Posted September 25, 2007 Hey all, I recently bought a new laptop, the Acer Aspire 5920G, which has a Geforce 8600M GT graphics card with 256 MB memory and TurboCache. It came with Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit), and that's what I'm currently using (although due to the instability of the system I'm thinking of going back to XP, but that's a different matter). Obviously I didn't want to stay with the stock drivers, so I tried a few of the drivers on this site, and they worked fine. I ended up at 162.18 for some time (as I got it working with my LCD flat panel HDTV through HDMI), but now I wanted to upgrade to 163.69. Proved to become a problem. The following problem doesn't only occur when I try to install 163.69, but with any driver that I've tested (drivers that I know would normally work as I used them before changing to my current 162.18). Now, using the have-disk method in Vista without uninstalling the current driver, here's what it says: Windows found driver software for your device, but encountered an error while attempting to install itNVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT The system cannot find the file specified. So, I tried installing using the setup.exe that came with the driver. It reported that it detected that a Windows Device Manager wizard was running, and it would minimise and wait till it finished before it would start installing. However, I didn't have any Device Manager wizards running, and I tried rebooting my PC several times and it still kept saying the same. I googled it and several people reported that this happened if the Device Manager was under the effect of a 'hiccup-bug', where it would contiously refresh or something like that, due to something with the USB ports. I didn't experience any hiccup effects, but I nonetheless removed every USB device I had running. Still with no effect whatsoever on the driver installation. It simply wouldn't let me install a new driver. Then, I tried uninstalling the driver first (well, actually, I did this prior to the above, but it doesn't matter). I used the Device Manager to uninstall, and I rebooted. In the device manager now, the graphics card wasn't recognized as a Display Adapter, but was instead under Other devices and named something along the lines of Generic VGA-adapter, can't remember exactly. Either way, the same problem persisted, and I wasn't able to install any drivers at all. So I was left with no drivers, and eventually I had to do a system restore in order to have some graphical drivers installed. So now I'm back at 162.18. I've tried the above several times, but always with the same result. I hope I've added sufficient information. I have included a NERD logfile, but it failed at EDID (it wasn't allowed to run fullscreen or something), so from EDID and anything past that is not included. Any help is greatly appreciated! LaptopVideo2Go_LogFile.txt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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