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I have an ASUS UL30VT ultraportable which features nVidia's hybrid graphics solution with Intel's GMA. I ran into a problem a while back when I did a clean install of Windows 7 in which the hybrid graphics system stopped working properly. For whatever reason, even if I install all of the proper drivers and software from the included disk (or with drivers from ASUS's site), I can't get it to work again.

I am unable to use the nVidia G210m at all and I can't seem to find any working solution. I've tried using modified drivers found on another forum, which worked for other people, but to no avail. I can tell that the hardware is still working, as I am able to use either Intel's GMA or nVidia's G210m in Ubuntu. In Windows, I am stuck using the integrated card...

Anyone know of any solution, or at least know any way to force my laptop to use the G210m? At the least, if I am stuck using only one of the graphics cards I'd like to be stuck using the G210m...

Thanks for any help I receive!
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Does the G210m show in the device manager under display adapters?
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Does the G210m show in the device manager under display adapters?
It does if I install any drivers for it, but it has an exclamation mark next to it. When you look at its properties, it says that the device drivers could not be loaded or may be corrupted. This occurs whether or not I use drivers specifically to be used for laptops with hybrid graphics.

There should normally be two devices under the Display Adapters (one for Intel and one for nVidia), but when I install any nVidia drivers, the Intel device disappears and the non-working 210m device is listed instead.
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