Graphics card not recognized. Listed as "Standard VGA Adapter"

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  1. NerdBerd

    NerdBerd New Member

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    Recently upgraded to WIN 7 Home Premium 32-bit from Vista. Tried to run a game, and game will not recognize card. Ran DXDIAG, and Display Graphics shows as Standard VGA Adapter.
    System : VGN-AR520E
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT

    Tried installing drivers off Sony's site, but they are all Vista Drivers. Sony does not plan on adding any WIN 7 drivers for this graphics card.

    Tried installing Driver off of Nvidia's site, but did not recognize compatible hardware.

    Any next steps to get this fixed would be appreciated.

    Sony support basically told me to go back to Vista and this is my only option.

     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Looks to me like this is the one you need - is this one that you've looked at?
     
  3. Trouble

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    Welcome to the forums.
    Is this the one that you have tried? Graphics Driver - Verde 285.62 Driver - GeForce
    According to the supported products notes:
     
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    yes downloaded that driver. States I do not have compatible hardware.
     
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    I've read through the forums and tried multiple suggestions and still stuck in the same spot.

    Anybody that can provide options to correct this would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks
     
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    Nvidia is saying no drivers off their site will work since Sony Customizes drivers to work w/ hardware.

    Sony will not support system since it no longer has OEM OS.

    How is this possible ?

    I can never upgrade anything on my laptop ?

    Back to Vista or new Laptop are my options apparently. If anyone has anything else to add that would be great!
     
  7. Trouble

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    Try downloading the original Video Driver from 2007 from Sony here Sony eSupport - VGN-AR520E - Software & Drivers
    Right click the NVDVID-13128800-US.EXE and choose properties.
    Select the compatibility tab
    Check the box "Run this program in compatibility mode for:
    Select Windows Vista from the drop down menu
    Check the box
    Run this program as an administrator
    OK
    Double click it and see what happens.
    Most Vista Driver will work on Windows 7, some require compatibility mode though.
    Regards
    Randy

    EDIT: If that works then try going back and getting the driver update package from Sony, here http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNAR520E&upd_id=4725&os_group_id=10
    and try installing it the same way.
     
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    No Compatibility tab when I right click and view properties.
     
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    Strange, because I am looking at it on my computer now. See attachment.
     
  10. NerdBerd

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    Found a way to do through the control panel. Saved file to desktop. Ran using the run as older program option. Followed the instructions during the restart and it froze at the "Starting Windows" page. Doing a restore now.

    Also tried to pull the original drivers off of my Windows.old folder. That did not work either. Had to restore.

    Just recieved this link from Nvidia. Will try once system is back up.

    Drivers | laptopvideo2go.com

    Also found driver off of Nvidias site are only compatible w/ the below models of Sony Vaio.
    NVIDIA GeForce 310M,
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M,
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M,
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M or
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M.

     
  11. nmsuk

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    You could just use the vista drivers for the gpu on 7.

    Ah please ignore I now notice Randy has suggested the same thing.
     

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