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Old 10th November, 2001, 10:16 PM
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Exclamation GF2MX driver problems...

I decided to install the 12.80 drivers just for the fun of it. I'll tell you now that they're no fun at all...

I used the recommended install. Used install/remove then detonator destroyer, then standard VGA then installed the new drivers. Net result was a machine that displayed lots of pretty lines on the screen.

Tried to roll back to the older detonator 4 drivers. Machine would run the installer, and upon reboot wouldn't have installed the drivers...

Installed 12.40 drivers, and they seem to work, EXCEPT I can't access the "advanced" tab any longer. Clicking on it gives me An error occured .... C:\windows\system\desk.cpl. So I'm stuck at 60Hz refresh, which is just crazy.

Any clues about what to go looking for to fix this mess?

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P.S. trying powerstrip just locked the machine up.
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Old 10th November, 2001, 10:47 PM
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uninstall and reinstall with the 12.40's?
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format c:\

The quick format flag would speed it up a bit.

Aidan, what I do is: whenever I install new hardware, I get all the drivers and such they way I wan't 'em, then I ghost the harddrive for future recovery. And when I update drivers, I ghost prior to the update. Just a few Ideas . . . . for less head aches in the future . . . .
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Old 12th November, 2001, 03:15 AM
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Have you tried wiping them out in safe mode? Boot into safe mode, then remove them through your Hardware Device Manager, and check Add/Remove Programs under you Control Panel, to make sure nothing was put there. Reboot, rinse, repeat as needed.
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delete the vid driver files from c:/windows, c:/windows/system and c:/windows/system32, then replace them with the generic win drivers (vga.dll i think o something like that) and start from scratch another way to do it would simply be to un install your vid card, remove it and install another vid card witch would force windows to remove all past drivers, then shutdown, put you reg vid card in and your set to go (this time stick with the 12.2's or 12.4's )
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Old 21st November, 2001, 01:41 AM
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Interestingly enough, it appears to have broken SMB networking as well, which is a new one on me! How long have Nvidia been making network cards?!

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try searching your HDD for anything with the "nv" string and delete it. do this with the reg and sys too and then try a reinstall, if all that dont work, you could trace the install with clean sweep or somethin to find ALL the files it installs, then reverse it
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Turns out it's nothing to do with that at all. It seems it's all to do with the order of the installation of the drivers. Doesn't bode well next time I want to update the graphics drivers though....

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