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cadoras99
05-09-09, 03:38 PM
I was simply curious if anyone had a heads up on a Win7 nforce beta.

I have a Samsung Spinpoint HD and an nforce 680 sli evga mobo. I have to disable command queuing in XP or vista else the drive freezes when you try write to it. this is an established problem and so far the only fix i know of is to disable command queuing. the trouble is, from what i can google, the only way to do this is to install nvidia's nforce chipset driver, and it will make command queuing an option that you can disable in device manager. otherwise, there is no way around it. i tried installing the vista 20.08 driver set, but it didn't make it an option.

i know that it's not a final os, and we're fortunate that drivers are available even for the video cards blah blah. ok, that's fine. it's not a problem, i'm not complaining or don't get it, i was just curious if anyone knew of a driver in development or another way to disable this so that i can use my hard drive.

nekrosoft13
05-09-09, 04:06 PM
20.08? is that some old set? Nvidia did jump around with nforce versions

right now the latest seems to be 15.26

http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_vista64_15.26.html

nekrosoft13
05-09-09, 04:09 PM
also take a look here

http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/nforce-ide-drivers-v106015-for-vista-win7-vt72250.html

cadoras99
05-13-09, 01:33 PM
Nekro, yes the 20.08 was slightly older than the one you posted. I uninstalled it and installed the system driver from the 15.26. Unfortunately this did not provide a solution to the problem. I really didn't expect it to, as (and your 2nd link shows this) Win7 RC (b7100) already has a newer nforce driver included in the image file.

As a result, these other install files basically do nothing. The command queueing is not an available option nor something that I can turn off in the BIOS. I tried to see if there was a firmware update or anything for the drive itself and no go.

So, for full use of the drive it looks like I will simply have to wait for the time being. Which goes back to part 1 of my question, does anyone know of a new nforce driver in development? I suppose at this juncture in time, if it supported the 6xx series motherboard would be another concern. Ah well. Thanks for the replies Nekro.

Star_Hunter
05-13-09, 03:23 PM
http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_win7_64bit_15.35.html 64-bit Windows 7
or
http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_win7_32bit_15.35.html 32-bit Windows 7

Should try these new drivers that came out on the 11th to see if they help.

cadoras99
05-22-09, 09:39 PM
hm, subscription not working.

I actually found these drivers a few min after my previous post. They do restore the option to disable command queuing. All is well with the drive again.

On a side note, I did uninstall the ethernet driver that comes with these as they had all sorts of issues. Namely, I would lose my internet connection at random, but frequent intervals until I restarted the machine. Win7 default driver is all good.

Thanks for the help and bringing this to my attention.