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Registered: ‎03-12-2015
Message 41 of 87 (4,234 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL116FX using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240M DRIVER PROBLEM

 

Hi ppais

 

Thank you for considering Sony Community! 

 

Your Vaio VGNZ51WG/B is a non-U.S. model, unfortunately we cannot confirm the driver you are trying to install. We do not have the details about the specifications nor the drivers and software that support your machine. However, you may contact Sony support from where you purchased the computer. 

 

For further assistance, we kindly recommend visiting our Sony Global Website for information on contacting the Sony Support Center in your region at http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/Support/.

 

Hope the link helps. 

 

Regards,

 

Vincent 

 

 

If my post answers your question, please mark it as "Accept as Solution"

 

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Message 42 of 87 (4,129 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL116FX using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240M DRIVER PROBLEM

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Hi

This was a brilliant post that solved my problem. I guess for me it was easier than for others because I have a Vaio VGN-AW11Z, the European counterpart I guess of your version. There was a minor issue related to the installation program setup.exe, which was in the ./International rather than in the ./International/Display.Driver folder. Thanks a lot!

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Registered: ‎12-15-2015
Message 43 of 87 (3,867 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL116FX using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240M DRIVER PROBLEM

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Hi,

Thank you for your great guide, Darren_CP! It helped me to achieve full Windows 10 compatibility for a Sony Vaio VPCL12S1E with a Geforce GT 240M. The nvaci.inf (Acer OEM) is the right file to do that. Although the GT 240M is mentioned in many *.inf files of the last WHQL Geforce driver 341.92, i found on techpowerup.com that the Acer BIOS for it is equal to the NVIDIA reference BIOS. So i gave it a try and it works great! Smiley Happy

How to modify the nvaci.inf file and how it should look like in the according exerpts:

Don't be afraid of the complicated look. It is really easy! The device id "0A34" designates the GT 240M.

1. Navigate to section [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.0] and insert (copy/paste):

%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.03% = Section030, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_9060104D 


The according excerpt should look like this:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.0252.1025% = Section030, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_02521025 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.0259.1025% = Section030, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_02591025 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.026B.1025% = Section030, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_026B1025 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.0299.1025% = Section030, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_02991025 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.03% = Section030, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_9060104D 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.0370.1025% = Section030, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_03701025 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.0374.1025% = Section030, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_03741025 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.037C.1025% = Section030, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_037C1025 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.040A.1025% = Section030, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_040A1025 

Pay attention to the space behind every line here! Check for it after the insertion to avoid potential syntax errors!

2. Navigate to section [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1] and insert:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.03% = Section027, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_9060104D 


The according (shorter) excerpt should look like this:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.0299.1025% = Section027, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_02991025 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.03% = Section027, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_9060104D 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.0370.1025% = Section027, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_03701025 

As before, look out for the space behind every line here!

3. Navigate to section [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.2] and insert:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.03% = Section028, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_9060104D 

 

The according excerpt should look like this:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.0299.1025% = Section028, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_02991025 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.03% = Section028, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_9060104D 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.0370.1025% = Section028, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_03701025 

As before, look out for the space behind every line here!

4. Navigate to section [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.3] and insert:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.03% = Section029, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_9060104D 

 

The according excerpt should look like this:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.0299.1025% = Section029, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_02991025 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.03% = Section029, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_9060104D 
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.0370.1025% = Section029, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_03701025 

As before, look out for the space behind every line here!

5. Navigate to section [Strings] at the bottom of the file and insert:

NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.03 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M        "


The according excerpt should look like this:

NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.0201.1025 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M"
NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.020E.1025 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M "
NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.0219.1025 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M  "
NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.021E.1025 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M   "
NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.0252.1025 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M    "
NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.0259.1025 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M     "
NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.026B.1025 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M      "
NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.0299.1025 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M       "
NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.03 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M        "
NVIDIA_DEV.0A70.0370.1025 = "NVIDIA GeForce 310M"

No space behind the lines here but eight spaces between 240M and " to follow the syntax!


That's it! Save the modified file and replace it to the "Display.Driver" folder.


For Windows 10 you have to disable the driver signature enforcement before installing the modified driver. I found the following guide, which worked for me at: http://sixcolumns.com/how-to-disable-and-bypass-driver-signature-enforcement-in-windows-8/

"Disabling Driver Signature Enforcement In Windows 8 (Windows 10) Permanently

Step 1.  Open the Windows command promt as “Run as Administrator”.

Step 2.  Run “bcdedit -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS” (without the “”).

Step 3.  To finalize the process run “bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON” (without the “”).

Step 4.  Reboot and you’re done.

Install the modified driver now! Ignore the signature warning during installation! After the installation proceed here:

To disable ("enable" is meant here Robot wink) it  do step 1 and run these commands on step 2 and 3:

Step 2. “bcdedit -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS” (without the “”)

Step 3. “bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF” (without the “”)

Then do step 4 and you’re done."


Hope that makes things easier for the unexperienced users! Good luck!

Joutungwu

 

EDIT: PS: In points 1.-5. i have just copied the line from the INF file of the Sony Vaio Geforce driver. But instead of writing

%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.03% = ...

  you can also type the subsytem ID of the card:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0A34.9060.104D% = ...

I did that for the installation of the latest driver version, which is 341.95 now (march 2016 - three issues fixed) and it worked as well.

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Registered: ‎08-30-2015
Message 44 of 87 (3,608 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL116FX using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240M DRIVER PROBLEM

Hi,

 

Happy New Year.

 

Having followed the instructions posted by @Darren_CP, I have been successfully using my GT330m driver on my VAIO VPCL13M1E for the past few months. However, i recently ran a Windows 10 update and it completely kicked the driver driver off...The driver no longer work and I can no longer access the Nvidia Control Pannel or see the driver in the Device Manager...

 

Does anyone have any advice as to how i can renable the driver?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kwol

 

 

 

 

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Registered: ‎08-27-2015
Message 45 of 87 (3,591 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL116FX using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240M DRIVER PROBLEM

Have you tried resetting the computer to a previous time (before the last update)?

Expert
Posts: 113
Registered: ‎12-15-2015
Message 46 of 87 (3,547 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL116FX using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240M DRIVER PROBLEM

Hi,

 

1. What does the device manager show right now? Device name and driver version?

2. Have you tried to reinstall the modified driver?

3. Do you have software like Vaio Update running on your PC? Maybe Vaio Update tried to reinstall the old Sony Vaio vga driver automatically, which is not compatible with Windows 10? I recommend to uninstall all unnecessary Vaio software, if you have upgraded to Windows 10.

 

Joutungwu

 

PS: The VPCL12S1E i wrote about has the latest Windows 10 updates installed too. The updates doesn't affect the modified Nvidia Geforce driver. Everything is running fine, but the Windows 10 installation was a new one, not an upgrade. Due to the fresh installation of Windows 10 no Vaio Software is installed.

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Registered: ‎02-08-2016
Message 47 of 87 (3,159 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL116FX using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240M DRIVER PROBLEM

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Hallo Darren_CP,

thank you for your help.

 

I have updated a Sony Vaio VPCZ12C5E from W7 to W10 with the Microsoft Media Creation Tool and was unable to install a new Driver for the NVIDIA GT 330M Grafic-Card.

 

But with your instructions i changed the nvcti.inf in the NVIDIA 341.81 Download-Tree and the Setup now found the GT 330M and installed the Driver.

 

Everything seems be ok, but in the Device Manager the GT 330M has another spooky name.

I expected to see something like "NVIDIA GT 330M", but in the Device Manage the NVIDIA Card is namend as :

"%NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.905A.104D%"

The Device Manager said, that the Device is working and the Driver-Version is 9.18.13.4181 from 17.08.2015.

 

I dont know, why there is a not the regular name in the Device Manager but it seems to be ok.

 

But there is yet another thing :

 

I have found 6 different INF-files, with the a line that contains 330M and "NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B..."

nvcti.inf

nvtdi.inf

nvmti.inf

nvtsi.inf

nvszci.inf

nvpmi.inf

 

Like your instruction i have changed the nvcti.inf and it worked as described (but with the spooky name in the device manager).

 

I have tested it also with nvmti.inf, and with this INF-file the Grafic-Card is not working !

So i think it is important to choose the right INF-file !

 

Maybe this would help further attempts to update the Sony Vaios to W10.

 

The next thing i have noticed :

In the latest Driver Pak from NVIDIA (Version 352.84) you find no INF-files !!

So for this Version it is impossible to install the newest driver. Maybe anybody find out a workaroud for this.

 

PS.

I have wrote a wrong specifikation in the section "strings" in the INF-file. After correction, the NVIDIA-Card appears now correctly in the Device-Manager. (thanks Darren)

 

 

 

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Registered: ‎08-18-2015
Message 48 of 87 (3,144 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL116FX using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240M DRIVER PROBLEM

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Sounds like you have almost followed the instructions, but made just a small error.  I suspect you have accidentally pasted "%NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.905A.104D%" into the driver file where the name of the graphic adapter should have been.  It shouldn't affect how the driver operates.  It will just make it look a bit strange under device manager.

I haven't looked at the new drivers.  I don't use my old Sony much anymore, so if it ain't currently broke, I'm not looking to fix (or optimize) it !!  Needless to say, it was replaced by something other than a Sony.

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Message 49 of 87 (2,947 Views)

Windows 10 installation on a VPCL137FX, using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT330M- works for 2 days

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Darren CP et.al

Thanks for the excellent information ..

I have a sony VPCL137FX,with Gt330M driver.  I modified the ncszci.inf as instructed on NVIDA driver package 341.92..

I successfully installed windows 10 ..build 10586

 

The system worked for 2 weeks  I  usually never shut the computer off)..

Then one morning I noticed the system was powered off, on restart windows has reverted to the generic drivers

 

I ran the setup file again and got it back ...

But now it works for 2 or so days, then goes back to generic..

I left the windows signature checks disabled so I can quickly run the setup again...

 

When this happens the device manager has Nvidia disabled with a message 'windows detected a problem with this device and has disabled it'.

 

Any ideas how to make windows not do this ? Since it worked for 2 weeks, i suspect some background update is doing it, although not sure why every 2 days..

 

Thanks

Al

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Registered: ‎12-15-2015
Message 50 of 87 (2,934 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL116FX using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240M DRIVER PROBLEM

Is Vaio Update installed and running?

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