Installing Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS driver - No display

By alexfc
Aug 18, 2010
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  1. I have had to recently reinstall Windows Vista onto my laptop. In the Device Manager\Display Adapters all it says is 'Standard VGA Graphics Adapter' I know for a fact that my video card is Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS TurboCache, but when I install the driver for this I get a BSOD error. I tried the automatic search on nvidia.com/drivers and installed the driver that came up, the same happened. Is there a way to have Windows recognize my video card as the one stated above?
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    try windows update
  3. g4mer

    g4mer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340

    Try installing older drivers and see what will happen/
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,410   +213

    I would try going to the laptop manufacturer's website to look for the graphics driver. The one at Nvidia's website might work but the one that you would find at the manufacturer's site, if they have one, would likely work best.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,526   +856

  6. alexfc

    alexfc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I did download the mobile version. I'm really at a dead end as to what to do. And I've just tried it from the manufacturers website, still with no avail!
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,410   +213

    Are you uninstalling the graphics driver before you install each new one? Uninstall through Programs and Features, not Device Manager.
  8. alexfc

    alexfc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I am uninstalling the old one yes, I have to otherwise I can only run Windows in safe mode.
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,410   +213

    Did you already install the motherboard chipset drivers?


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