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Problem adding drivers to DriverDB

Created: 22 Mar 2011 | 5 comments

I can't seem to add any of Nvidias drivers (graphics) to my DriverDB. I am using CMS 7.1. Other kinds og graphics drivers work fine, but when I try to add Nvidia I get "Driver could not be recognized." Could this be some error in the way Nvidia have written their drivers, or the way Symantec imports them? Anyone else seen this behavior?

I also can't seem to get sounddrivers for Windows XP to work. I have added Microsofts Universal Audio Drivers to my XP-image, the specific manufacturer drivers to the DriversDB, but I still end up with non working sound. If I run the manufacturers setup I get it to work, but I was under the impression this should be automatic through DeployAnywhere? I have a nagging feeling that I am missing something here.

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l3m0n5's picture

Just wondering if you've had any luck with sorting this. I've come across this issue when trying to add Nvida drivers 


Sally5432's picture

I had trouble with sound on win7 on dell desktops, not sure if same issue but 7.1 sp1 fixed sound issue for me.

Don't forget to mark posts as helpful if they are, and mark answers as solutions.

no-idea's picture

Some problems I found...

RAM disk size is to small, only 32megs overhead. Not enough for drivers copied to the X drive, at least in Win 7.

After I resized the RAM disk another problem appeared. X:\DRIVERS is scanned during WinPE phase for bootcritical drivers, but non-bootcritical drivers should be loaded in Non-WinPE phase. Client reboots, drivers are gone.

Next problem would be the mixture between these two driver types. Some drivers create a setup failure in WinPE phase if they are not boot critical.

Another one: compressed driver files are not found during import because they are listed as DRIVER.SYS in the INF file but appear as DRIVER.SY_ in the folder.

Great job :(

mcharrisUNO's picture

What is the recommended ram disk size for this and how do you go about editing so you can upload nvidia drivers

no-idea's picture

Its quiet easy to increase the ram disk size by editing the original WinPE sources from WAIK.

You have to mount the images for x64 and x86 with imagex and set the scatch space with peimg to 32/64/128/256 megs.

I installed SMP to D:\Altiris. My command lines are:


if not exist d:\mount md d:\mount

"D:\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\Task Handler\WAIK\Tools\x86\imagex.exe" /mountrw "D:\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\Task Handler\WAIK\Tools\PETools\amd64\winpe.wim" 1 d:\mount
"D:\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\Task Handler\WAIK\Tools\PETools\peimg.exe" /scratchspace=128 d:\mount
"D:\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\Task Handler\WAIK\Tools\x86\imagex.exe" /unmount /commit d:\mount

"D:\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\Task Handler\WAIK\Tools\x86\imagex.exe" /mountrw "D:\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\Task Handler\WAIK\Tools\PETools\x86\winpe.wim" 1 d:\mount
"D:\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\Task Handler\WAIK\Tools\PETools\peimg.exe" /scratchspace=128 d:\mount
"D:\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\Task Handler\WAIK\Tools\x86\imagex.exe" /unmount /commit d:\mount

if exist d:\mount rd /s /q d:\mount


128 megs should be enough for a computer model with video, network, storage, audio and other drivers.