10-11-2013 05:32 AM - edited 10-11-2013 12:32 PM
I bought a 0768-FFG model a few years ago, equiped with the GeForce 7300 and Vista Business 32b.
Last year I upgraded it to a Seven Home Premium 64b version but since then I always have the same problem : the display driver resets randomly. Windows gets automatically the 188.8.131.5267 driver.
So I try to reinstall the lenovo 184.108.40.20659 display driver but it failled and a message indicate it only works with Vista 32b.
Does someone have any idea to help me ?
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10-11-2013 11:39 AM
10-12-2013 03:20 PM
10-14-2013 06:14 AM
Can you try to:
1. Temporarily Disable Windows Update
3. Open Control Panel (large icon view) > Programs & Feaures and uninstall the Nvidia Graphics Drivers (reboot if necessary)
4. Open Device Manager > Display Adapters > right click on the Nvidia Graphics > choose Uninstall (if applicable, put a check on Delete the driver software for this device) and reboot.
5. Re-install the Nvidia Graphics Driver v179.48 BETA above above and observe.
Let me know how it goes.
10-14-2013 09:16 AM
10-14-2013 09:57 AM
If you're running Windows 7 32bit, try this driver:
10-17-2013 05:02 AM
10-17-2013 06:25 AM
It's odd that the drivers from the Nvidia website won't install too.
Here's the last two things that you could try:
1. Follow this guide on how to install the original Vista Drivers into Windows 7.
2. Refer to this tutorial on how to add Windows 7 support for the nvidia beta driver (see the Adding support for your GPU to the OS)
10-20-2013 01:40 PM - edited 10-20-2013 02:19 PM
Thanks for your follow-up.
Could you please reactivate the first link which doesn't work anymore...
Since I reinstalled the 179.67 driver, it seems better. Perhaps because we stopped the W7 automatically installing drivers ?
As you are an expert, I would like your opinion on a topic that asks me for a long time:
Is it necessary to clean the Windows registry?
Do you think this may cause malfunction such as those observed?
What do you think about utilities like CCleaner, are there other better ...Can you advise me what to do or not to do on this way ?
10-21-2013 07:15 AM
Here's the guide on the first link:
Good to hear your system is working ok now. It's possible that the system is detecting newer drivers, either thru Windows Update or in the preconfigured inf folder and disabling the automatic updating of drivers stopped it.
IMHO, doing a pc maintenance once in 3-4 months is a good practice. CCleaner is good freeware to cleanup the registry and temp files. When you uninstall programs, there are instances of leftover components so manually removing using CCleaner is a good way to keep the system clean.