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Hi J95,

Thanks for providing the details on modifying the .ini file. The problem I'm having is that the screen constantly blinking like a strobe light after the install and rebooting to the desktop.

Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11A0&SUBSYS_05511028&REV_A1

M17xR4 / Win 7 64bit / GTX 680M

However, I am trying to install the 310.90 mobile driver from nvidia's website and there is no file that is "nvdmi.ini" in the "Display.Driver" folder.

There's just a "nvdm.ini" file. Also, all the codes that I need to change are all there; seems I don't need to change anything.

What am I doing wrong / not doing that is causing the screen blinking after driver install?

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i HAD IT WORKING!

now i tried to update my nvidia driver from 355.60 up to 358.91. i had modded inf and i can't remember the steps very well.. i ended screwing my drivers and im driverless now :(

my hardware ID is:

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_119F&SUBSYS_04901028&REV_A1

the file i have is for 780m (notebook) v 358.91 for windows 10

358.91-notebook-win10-64bit-international-whql.exe

These were the data for replacing in the file: nv_dispi.inf

Data added:

< Search and paste under >

[strings]

NVIDIA_DEV.119E = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M"

NVIDIA_DEV.119F = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M"

< Search and paste under>

Ntamd64

%NVIDIA_DEV.119F% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_119F

Driver is recognized but when installing i get Driver Failed.

It's annoying to get issues when trying to update nvidia 780m drivers on my Alienware R3 MX17 for Windows 10.

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[h=3]How to Disable Driver Signature Verification[/h]

Already disabled Driver Signature Verification; but have no idea what am i missing...

Please, j95, i've seen you save lives here.

Help me!

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HI, where can i get a good step by step tutorial for flash a unlocked bios A11 on my Alienware M17xR4.

i want to upgrade to GTX 770M, card is physical installed but i cant install drivers.

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Hi J95,

Thanks for providing the details on modifying the .ini file. The problem I'm having is that the screen constantly blinking like a strobe light after the install and rebooting to the desktop.

Device ID: PCIVEN_10DE&DEV_11A0&SUBSYS_05511028&REV_A1 M17xR4 / Win 7 64bit / GTX 680M

However, I am trying to install the 310.90 mobile driver from nvidia's website and there is no file that is "nvdmi.ini" in the "Display.Driver" folder. There's just a "nvdm.ini" file. Also, all the codes that I need to change are all there; seems I don't need to change anything.

What am I doing wrong / not doing that is causing the screen blinking after driver install?

Run DDU "Clean & Shutdown" try different drivers, supported configuration so INF modding is not required. Try disabling IGP (HD4000)...if the issue still persists; report it here [url]https://forums.geforce.com/default/board/33/geforce-drivers/[/url] proper thread & main driver thread.

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i HAD IT WORKING!

now i tried to update my nvidia driver from 355.60 up to 358.91. i had modded inf and i can't remember the steps very well.. i ended screwing my drivers and im driverless now :(

my hardware ID is:

PCIVEN_10DE&DEV_119F&SUBSYS_04901028&REV_A1

the file i have is for 780m (notebook) v 358.91 for windows 10

358.91-notebook-win10-64bit-international-whql.exe



Win 10 'F8' Boot options 'Safe Mode' & 'Disable driver Signing'

cmd (Admin)
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
-> reboot -> F8 -> select 'Disable Driver Signature Enforcement' -> Install drivers.



nv_dispi.inf

[NVIDIA_Devices.NTamd64.10.0] %NVIDIA_DEV.119F% = Section009, PCIVEN_10DE&DEV_119F

DiskID1 = "NVIDIA Windows 10 (64 bit) Driver Library Installation Disk 1" NVIDIA_DEV.119F = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M"


*Install drivers at your own risk* Windows 10 + GeForce Drivers are Killing Samsung and LG Notebook LCD Display Panels Uninstall both PrecisionX & MSI Afterburner (Keep RTSS). Still at risk, even without these programs installed.

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HI, where can i get a good step by step tutorial for flash a unlocked bios A11 on my Alienware M17xR4.

i want to upgrade to GTX 770M, card is physical installed but i cant install drivers.

Follow this:
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M17xR4 flashing unlocked sBIOS A11

M17xR4 Optimus -> First Remove 980M/970M, 2 screws (only) keep the heat sink. M17xR4 120Hz -> install stock GPU instead



1- Windows 7/8.1 only, F2 -> BIOS -> disable secure boot -> F10 save & exit -> Flash stock A11 BIOS *Right click run as administrator* -> F2 BIOS -> Set Legacy BIOS/Option ROM -> Boot Configuration -> Boot order Set USB first -> Exit menu -> Save without exit -> Power Off -> Flash unlocked A11 sBIOS -> Flashing method 2 (FPT)[url]http://forum.techinferno.com/alienware-m17x-aw-17/1964-%5Bm17x-r4%5D-unlocked-bios-versions.html[/url]



2- A11 Unlocked sBIOS -> F2 BIOS -> Set Boot Option to UEFI -> Legacy Option Rom disabled -> Secure Boot Disabled -> Fast Boot disabled -> Exit Menu save without exit option -> Power Off -> Install/reinsert 980m/970m.

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Yeah actually when i got to F8 activated (no idea why windows didn't let this option available by default) and login underDisable Driver Signature Enforcement it worked.

the codes i used are for file nv_dispi.inf:

Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_119F&SUBSYS_04901028&REV_A1

< Search > [strings]

< Paste > NVIDIA_DEV.119F = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M"

< Search > NTamd64.10.0

< Paste > %NVIDIA_DEV.119F% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_119F

Done. updated and running; no broken screen.

Thanks :)

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@J95 Do you have an inf file of the latest driver for 980m on win10?

/or can I use the one from 352.84?

M18xR2 & M17x/AW17 120Hz Install this mod to remove stock throttling 352.84 PEG MOD Win10 latest profiles included + Prema's vBIOS MOD

Optimus models v359.00 http://forum.techinferno.com/nvidia/6307-%5Balienware%5D-aftermarket-upgrades-driver-support-modded-inf-87.html#post150609

*Install drivers at your own risk* Windows 10 + GeForce Drivers are Killing Samsung and LG Notebook LCD Display Panels

  • Uninstall both PrecisionX & MSI Afterburner (Keep RTSS) including screen overclocking tools *Still at risk*

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@J95 I have installed a 980M in my Dell Precision M6800. I am reading through your guides and it seems to mention editing the nv_dispi.inf instead of the nvdmi.inf?

 

I was trying to edit the file from GeForce 359.06 WHQL and it seemed quite different to the instructions I found from you. I am using Optimus as well.

 

I also read about:

- DDU "Clean & Shutdown"

- Disable driver signing

 

I suppose I have to do the above when installing the driver using the modded inf?

 

Sorry this is my first time attempting this and I am getting a bit confused here.

 

Anyway here are my Hardware IDs.

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D7&SUBSYS_15CD1028&REV_A1
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D7&SUBSYS_15CD1028
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D7&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D7&CC_0300

 

Edited by DynamiteZerg

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On 12/21/2015 at 0:08 PM, DynamiteZerg said:

@J95 I have installed a 980M in my Dell Precision M6800. I am reading through your guides and it seems to mention editing the nv_dispi.inf instead of the nvdmi.inf?

 

I was trying to edit the file from GeForce 359.06 WHQL and it seemed quite different to the instructions I found from you. I am using Optimus as well.

 

I also read about:

- DDU "Clean & Shutdown"

- Disable driver signing

 

I suppose I have to do the above when installing the driver using the modded inf?

 

Sorry this is my first time attempting this and I am getting a bit confused here.

 

Anyway here are my Hardware IDs.

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D7&SUBSYS_15CD1028&REV_A1
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D7&SUBSYS_15CD1028
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D7&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D7&CC_0300

 

  • DDU "Clean and Shutdown"
  • Win 8.1/10 -> disable DSE
  • Extracted driver package -> Display.Driver folder -> open nvdmi.inf (notepad) CTRL+H -> Find What: 05AB Replace With: 15CD  -> Hit 'Replace All' -> save
  • Extracted driver package -> run setup.exe.

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On 23/12/2015 at 7:04 AM, J95 said:
  • DDU "Clean and Shutdown"
  • Win 8.1/10 -> disable DSE
  • Extracted driver package -> Display.Driver folder -> open nvdmi.inf (notepad) CTRL+H -> Find What: 05AB Replace With: 15CD  -> Hit 'Replace All' -> save
  • Extracted driver package -> run setup.exe.

 

@J95

Update 1: I was updating the wrong nvdmi.inf, no wonder the setup couldn't find any compatible card! My bad!

 

After following the steps again, the driver got installed. However, upon booting up, all I got was three screens with a black background and mouse cursor. Nothing else... No login screen, really nothing!

 

I was not able to get into safe mode, as I have forgotten to prepare a Win8.1 USB stick, to remove the driver and attempt another install.

 

 

Update 2: I got Win10 installed and proceeded with the same steps. However, the only difference this time round is the driver I have used. I used Mr. Fox's GeForce 345.20 Desktop Driver Mod for Alienware and Clevo Mobile GPUs from NBR. It worked before for me in Win8.1 and in the thread someone have tested it out on Win10 and it worked.

I am glad to say it worked for me too. Will try out the newer drivers when I get the time and might try Mr. Fox's method.

Edited by DynamiteZerg

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He has a clevo card (i am assuming from his hardware ID. Shouldn't he mod the nvcmi.inf file the same way I do it in my alienware?

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Looks like a driver issue with 359.06. A clean install of Windows 8.1 produced the same results. An older driver worked though. So I'm a bit puzzled. Will it be the same for the Windows 10 driver?

 

 

 

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the newer drivers are mysterious to me too. 
Many people just claiming their laptop is broken or the videocard, because nothing they try seems to work. 
Great job nvidia, screwing us over, lol.

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Prema fixed the vbios so the drivers work now with j95's INFs.

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On 10/25/2015 at 10:59 AM, J95 said:

Hi there.

I need HWIDs...device manager -> Display Adapters -> Details -> Hardware Ids.

Please read this first Windows 10 + GeForce Drivers are Killing Samsung and LG Notebook LCD Display Panels

MSI GT70 Optimus model?

nvmii.inf/1462 = MSI

10DE&DEV_1198&SUBSYS_05AA1462

Listed

10DE&DEV_1198&SUBSYS_110F1462

Due to INF error/typo, I've attached INF mod.

 

  • Win10 -> disable DSE
  • cmd (Admin)
     
    
    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy


    -> reboot -> F8 -> select 'Disable Driver Signature Enforcement'.

  • Extracted driver package -> Display.Driver folder -> copy/overwrite nvmii.inf (unzip)
  • Extracted driver package -> run setup.exe.
    Geforce 358.59 HF - Win10
    Next time, follow this:
  • Win10 -> disable DSE
  • Display.Driver folder -> open nvmii.inf (notepad) CTRL+H -> Find What: 110F Replace With: 05AA -> Hit 'Replace All' -> save
  • Extracted driver package -> run setup.exe.

 

nvmii.inf_v358.59_Win10_1198_05AA_1462.zip

 

Hi

 

I have the same 10DE&DEV_1198&SUBSYS_05AA1462, but I cant install it in Windows 8. Any chance you can provide the file for Windows 8 64b ?

 

Thanks

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Hi guys,

 

I have modded and install my GTX 980M, but it switch GPU doesn't work, i cannot change GPU for NVIDIA ;(, is there any fix for it ? 

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Open NVCPL -> manage 3D Settings -> Add all games then select NV GPU.

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I've modded a few different versions of the drivers and was wondering if there was something special to edit to make the drivers PEG instead of Optimus as the drivers always work that I modify. All I change is the subset info though and it installs and works correctly. I even delete the intel graphics and make the 980m dedicated only which sticks after a reboot.

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Hi 

I want to mode my Alienware M17x R3 to work with GTX670MX on Windows 10 64bit, but I can't find my card in nvdmi.inf . My card ID:

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11A1&SUBSYS_04BA1028&REV_A1

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11A1&SUBSYS_04BA1028

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11A1&CC_030000

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11A1&CC_0300

 

Version of Display Drivers: 365.19-desktop-win10-64bit-international-whql

Please help

 

 

Edited by Bobster

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On 5/27/2016 at 9:45 AM, Bobster said:

Hi 

I want to mode my Alienware M17x R3 to work with GTX670MX on Windows 10 64bit, but I can't find my card in nvdmi.inf . My card ID:

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11A1&SUBSYS_04BA1028&REV_A1

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11A1&SUBSYS_04BA1028

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11A1&CC_030000

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11A1&CC_0300

 

Version of Display Drivers: 365.19-desktop-win10-64bit-international-whql

Please help

 

 

 

You will need to flash A12 unlocked BIOS. BIOS settings: disable IGP (Intel HD3000) and set display to PEG.

 

After setting display to PEG HWID 04BA  will change to 0490.

 

Replace 11A0 (680M) with 11A1 (670MX) and 057B with 0490

 

cmd (Admin) Win10/8.1 'F8' Boot options 'Safe Mode' & 'Disable driver Signing'

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

 

  -> reboot -> F8 -> Safe Mode -> Run DDU -> reboot -> F8  select 'Disable Driver Signature Enforcement' -> Install drivers.

  • Extract driver package using 7-Zip -> Display.Driver folder -> open nvdmi.inf (notepad) CTRL+H -> Find What: 057B Replace With: 0490  -> Hit 'Replace All'
  • Find What: 11A0 Replace With: 11A1  ->  'Replace All'
  • Find What: 680M Replace With: 670MX  ->  'Replace All' -> save
  • Extracted driver package -> run setup.exe.

 

 

 

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