Jump to content

WinXP x64 Driver Installation


Recommended Posts

Well, I just got my new mobo and CPU today, put everything together, booted successfully first time, put the XP x64 CD in, installed XP no prob, put the DFI CD in, and that's when things got goofy.

 

First, I noticed not even the setup.exe on the root of the CD-ROM runs on x64. Bad sign right off the bat. I went to the /NF4_Drivers/NFref_634_w64 directory assuming this is for WinXP 64. There I found a setup.exe file that would run on x64 and seemed to install everything ok, so I thought.

 

I rebooted, right clicked My computer and chose Manage, clicked the Device Manager icon and noticed quite a few things not correct installed/detected. The main one that's bugging me is Ethernet Controller and Networking Controller. In addition I'm missing the RAID controller drivers (which I don't care about since I'm currently running off IDE and if I took the time could probably find the drivers) but even worse...an UNKNOWN. Those drive me nuts. I went to the DFI website's driver download section and grabbed the latest .zip file, reran the installation and still, can't get the LAN to work!

 

So...to make a long story short...would anyone happen to know where I can get the driver set to get EVERYTHING working without those goofy yellow question marks!?!

 

Thanks much!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

windows64 is still beta as far as we are concerned...it takes 3-6 months to qualify a brand new OS and as of right now, drivers are very immature.

 

you wont see official support for Win64 until DFI has qualified that the OS is stable and works properly on the boards that have 64-bit cpu's.

 

try www.nvidia.com and get the windows 64-bit driver package...should work properly...but we make no guarantees that Windows64 works at all since we don't actually write the drivers for the hardware, but we do have to qualify drivers on our board with all different types of hardware (why it takes 6 months or so)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As long as you dont have any weird hardware, like some oddball Sound cards, Printers and such like and you should be all set...

 

SLI doesnt work properly so Im told, so if you have 2 VGA cards then it will probably be no go...

 

http://www.planetamd64.com/

 

Also go there and join the forums, theres lots of beta drivers to try and patch software so it works properly under x64.

 

But a word of advice, if you are not an expert in all things OS, dont bother for a few months just like Angry says, otherwise you are going on a downward spiral of nightmareish size...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guest scaramonga

Better off with the new nForce 7.12 drivers............. :)

 

http://download.msi.com.tw/support/dvr_exe...orce4_64bit.zip

 

I've had less trouble with x64 than I did with x32.....superb OS!! :nod:

 

Heres also a list of working/non-working software for x64...........

 

http://www.3dvelocity.com/articles/win64co...n64softlist.htm

 

Enjoy a great and speedy Windows system!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes MSI are known to release betas of Forceware and Nforce drivers. They dont label as beta, but they are still to be considered beta. Not that I have had very many issues using Beta Drivers from Nvidia ever mind you..... ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...