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Old 09-15-02, 10:47 PM   #1
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I am looking for advice on the best set of drivers for my Toshiba notebook. It has a Geforce 4-440 Go with 32 MB RAM. Mostly I use 2D application, DVD playback and nView, but I do like to play the odd game. Currently I am using the Toshiba provided 28.46 drivers because they are the newest ones they have. Unfortunately this set is really unstable (BSODs galore).

My other problem is getting the drivers to install for this chip. The only drivers that ever load correctly are the Toshiba drivers. Is there any trick to get the reference drivers loaded on a notebook?

Are there any DVD programs that work with nView other than NVDVD? It seems to be the only one, and I can't my hands on a copy. Legal or otherwise.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-16-02, 01:25 PM   #2
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I'm currently using a version of the 30.30 driver set that was specifically modified for the GeForce4 Go line. You can download them from here.
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Old 09-16-02, 07:21 PM   #3
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Thanks, I really hate that policy of not allowing notebooks to use the reference drivers. As long as there is fair warning that things may not work right, I think that people should have access to it.
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Old 09-29-02, 10:08 PM   #4
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So the 40.41s were posted on d-force. It's too they don't work, because the 30.30 drivers have a really annoying problem.
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Old 09-29-02, 10:31 PM   #5
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Check out the sticky topic at the D-Force driver forum to see how to get the latest NVIDIA driver releases to work properly on Toshiba/non-Dell notebooks.
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Old 09-30-02, 09:25 PM   #6
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Check out the sticky topic at the D-Force driver forum to see how to get the latest NVIDIA driver releases to work properly on Toshiba/non-Dell notebooks.
Thanks a lot, I'll have to try these out and see if I fare any better.
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Old 10-01-02, 11:05 PM   #7
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The set I downloaded does not have any mobile chips listed.
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Did you read the sticky at the top of the forum link I posted? It tells you exactly how to get those drivers to work.
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Old 10-02-02, 05:26 PM   #9
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Did you read the sticky at the top of the forum link I posted? It tells you exactly how to get those drivers to work.
The sticky only deals with people having resolution problems as far as I can tell. In the inf file, there is no mention of the NV17M, they look like plain reference drivers to me.

Maybe I'm missing something here...
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Maybe I'm missing something here...
From the posted solution in that thread:

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I downloaded it, uninstalled my nVidia drivers rebooted and installed it, choosing Geoforce4 440 MX as the card
If you have a UXGA screen (1600x1200 native resolution) you need not do any editing of the .inf file because this resolution is supported by the GF4 MX. Since this is what you have (according to your signature anyway) you need not do any editing of the .inf file.

Download the 40.71 drivers from any number of web sites (Google is your friend) out there. If you have Winzip installed, right click on the file and select "extract to folder." Boot your system into safe mode and uninstall your previous drivers via control panel-add/remove programs. Reboot your system and when it brings up the new hardware wizard, cancel out of it.

Go into device manager and select your display adapter (should be standard PCI VGA display adapter). Select that device and and manually install the driver, pointing the wizard at the folder to where you extracted the 40.71 drivers. Also, make sure the "select compatible hardware" box is not checked so you will have the option of selecting the GeForce4 MX 440.

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Old 10-03-02, 12:36 PM   #11
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From the posted solution in that thread:



If you have a UXGA screen (1600x1200 native resolution) you need not do any editing of the .inf file because this resolution is supported by the GF4 MX. Since this is what you have (according to your signature anyway) you need not do any editing of the .inf file.

Download the 40.71 drivers from any number of web sites (Google is your friend) out there. If you have Winzip installed, right click on the file and select "extract to folder." Boot your system into safe mode and uninstall your previous drivers via control panel-add/remove programs. Reboot your system and when it brings up the new hardware wizard, cancel out of it.

Go into device manager and select your display adapter (should be standard PCI VGA display adapter). Select that device and and manually install the driver, pointing the wizard at the folder to where you extracted the 40.71 drivers. Also, make sure the "select compatible hardware" box is not checked so you will have the option of selecting the GeForce4 MX 440.
Aren't the drivers that are installed for MX cards missing some of the features that the mobile chips have? IIRC the MX doesn't have the same hardware DVD accel and doesn't have any power saving logic (whether it's through the drivers or hardware). Wouldn't installing as MX make me lose those features?
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Possibly, I don't know as the D-Force drivers work perfectly fine for me. Perhaps if you registered at the Envy News forums and posted in the D-Force forum, someone else with a similar machine to yours could answer that.
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