My guess is you’re not installing a driver that has the nvcuda.dll
This “hacked” inf file people are talking about seems to have the right devices and references to nvcuda.dll. I’ve found one here
Make sure you’re only installing a driver that actually places nvcuda.dll into your system32 windows directory
such as the released GeForce driver
, or if you’re really brave try the newest beta driver
It will give you the standard message during installation on a notebook
“The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware.”
The driver will have still left the extracted installation files on your disk.
(usually in \NVIDIA\Win2*\169.2*…)
Go into that directory and replace the inf file that was extracted with the nv4_disp.inf from the link above and run setup.exe in that same directory.
I’ve just done this on my 8600M GT. The driver installation complained about a few dll’s but just hit cancel and tell it to continue. works fine. I think the missing dll’s are simply because the hacked inf file above references some files that don’t actually exist.
And, as mentioned, then you need the CUDA v1.1 toolkit and sdk.
It’s important to remember that this is going with an unsupported driver on your notebook - one not approved by your notebook vendor. Even if you use the Released 169.21, that’s not for notebooks. I’ve seen notebook vendors that are in the process of updating to newer drivers that do include CUDA, but it takes a while (send them a note requesting it ;) . So if you use the unsupported driver, you may not get access to certain features or special buttons on your notebook. But for now it’s the way to get CUDA and to get on a newer driver.
Please post here if this works for anyone or if anyone has problems with this.
If it works, I’ll move this post up so hopefully folks can find it faster.