Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • VGN-AW420D
  • VGN-AW420F
  • VGN-AW450F

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility installs an updated version of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M / G210M / 9600M GT drivers to resolve the following issues:
  • The blue screen error "0x3B" may occur after resuming from Standby mode with an HDMI™ connection and using the 1280x720 screen resolution
  • Distortion or noise may occur when playing an MP3, WAVE, or WMA audio file
  • No sound during playback from an HDMI device when the sampling rate for the HDMI output is set to 44.1kHz and 16bit or 24bit

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • NVDVID-00212039-1042.EXE

File Version

  • 8.16.11.8783

File Size

  • 94.39 MB

Release Date

  • 12-03-2009

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.
  • It is necessary to uninstall the current version of the NVIDIA video drivers before installing this update.
How to uninstall the current version of the NVIDIA Video Drivers
  1. Click "Start", and then click "Control Panel".
  2. At the "Control Panel" screen, click "Uninstall a program".
  3. At the "Uninstall or change a program" list, double-click "Nvidia Drivers".
  4. At the "Remove NVIDIA Component" screen, select "Remove All NVIDIA Drivers, including Display", then click "Remove".
  5. At the "Your computer must be restarted now in order to complete the uninstall process" screen, click "Yes" to restart the computer.
  6. After the uninstall procedure is complete and the computer restarts, continue with the download and installation instructions below.

Download & Install


Download and Installation Instructions

  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Download the NVDVID-00212039-1042.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the NVDVID-00212039-1042.EXE file to begin the installation.
  4. At the "User Account Control" screen, click "Yes".
  5. At the "Nvidia GeForce GT 230M/ G210M/ 9600M GT" screen, click "Next".
  6. At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation.
  7. The system will automatically restart the computer to finish the installation.

After the computer restarts, the installation of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M / G210M / 9600M GT Driver Update is complete.