Hi folks, here we go again with another install horror story.
Here’s my setup: Dell (laptop) XPS M1530, Vista 32-bit, GeForce 8600M GT.
I downloaded and tried to install CUDA 2.3 driver/toolkit/sdk in that order. The install fails when trying to install the driver (“cudadriver_2.3_winvista_32_190.38_general.exe”) with a dialog window proclaiming: “The NVIDIA setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit.”.
Thinking that perhaps my video card drivers are out of date, I’ve gone to Nvidia to download the latest driver for my notebook (“186.81_notebook_win7_winvista_32bit_international_whql.
exe”). Nvidia alerts me on their website that they STRONGLY recommend I download / install a bios update from Dell before installing their new driver. I do so, the bios flashes and everything seems to progress normally. I then install the Nvidia driver, which installs without drama. Again, I try running the cuda 2.3 driver exe and get the same error dialog alerting me that it cannot locate any drivers that are compatible with my current hardware!
Any suggestions anyone? Thanks in advance.