To VBIOS or not to VBIOS...


Mar 11, 2015
I have an M17xR2. I believe the video card is a 280 GTX, but Windows doesn't recognize it as anything but a generic VGA card. Went to the Dell site and let it scan the system, it doesn't recognize the card. Went to the nVidia site, downloaded drivers, they didn't install because the installation application says it can't find the hardware. CPU-Z displays the nVidia logo under graphics, but again the card is listed as generic VGA.

I've looked around for answers, and one of the many suggestions I've found is to flash the VBIOS. I've never done that before. Has anyone here tried it, and if so, could you share details?