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The graphics driver could not find compatible hardware.

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#1 oboel


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 02:22 AM

Hi, these are the specs of my Toshiba laptop.

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T6600 @ 2.20GHz
RAM 4,00GB
Optical Drives:
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device


Several days ago, I installed the latest driver version for my graphics card (Nvidia Geforce 230M), and when doing so I uninstalled the previous version. The latest driver started giving me lots of problems so in a blinding rage moment I uninstalled the latest driver as well, which reset the screen resolution to 800x600. The Display Manager does not show the Display Devices category anymore.

I downloaded several older Nvidia drivers, but none of them worked and prompted instead the following message "NVIDIA Installer cannot continue. The graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware." Needless to say, I cannot roll back to the previous driver since I selected the unistall option when installing the latest driver.


Please tell me there is a procedure to get my literally everything back to working conditions.


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#2 bludgard


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:39 AM

Has one tried scanning for hardware changes within Device Manger?

Sounds as if one uninstalled a critical chipset driver while fiddlin'?

What is the model of the laptop?


Edited by bludgard, 18 January 2015 - 11:40 AM.

#3 Datcoolguy


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:58 PM

So the drivers that where previously working can't be used anymore? What do you see in the device manager?

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