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No Monitor Display After Updating Nvidia drivers

Q: No Monitor Display After Updating Nvidia drivers

I recently updated my drivers for my nvidia graphics card. After rebboting the machine i found that i could no longer see a display on my monitor.

Is there any way in which i could revert back to the old drivers without being able to see anything on the screen?

any information would be apreciated

A: No Monitor Display After Updating Nvidia drivers


You should be able to boot and POST atleast, is this the case? If this is the case, go into safe mode and go to device manager using the below method - once here, search for the drivers for your card and right click, properties, uninstall (or rollback, which will change them to your last most recent drivers for your card).

Start > Run > devmgmt.msc

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Alright, here's the deal.
? Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit, with SP2 RC.
? nVidia Gforce 9600 GT

Never had problems updating the drivers to their latest versions (downloaded from until I de-installed Spybot (that crappy anti-spyware thing).

After that, everytime I try to install (after a deinstallation) or update the current drivers nothing happens. Install runs fine, copies files, reboots and voila... same drivers as before.

The only drivers that actually I was able to install were the 178.13 via the internal Windows Update. That's it. If I don't install them, the VGA card is shown as "vgasave" in the Device Manager.

I'm quite fed up with this and planning to reinstall Vista, but backuping everything up is going to be a real hassle, that's why I'm trying to find out a possible solution to this beforehand.

Any suggestions?.
Thanks in advance!

A:Updating nVidia drivers / nVidia Geforde 9600 GT

since you plan to reinstall windows, it cant hurt to try this first:

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from

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can someone please help me.
i have windows XP and GEFORCE4 MX440

i have been trying to update my GeForce 4 drivers from version to the latest version. im runnng winXP. they install fine but then when the computer restarts, the screen changes to very low settings, (800x600, 4bit graphics) and when i click settings on display properties i get a message "the drivers for GEforce4 were for a different operating system so winxp has reverted to VGA" and i have to restore my system to a day before to get it back to normal. but this has left all my games running very jerkey, and seems to have removed Nview from my system.

I am sure i have selected the correct operating system, graphics card ect. i know these are the correct drivers. I have even tried reinstalling windows. can anyone help me on this?

A:updating nvidia Drivers

Use windows update to download the latest driver for your card, currently they are offering 44.03

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I updated my nvidia drivers the other night to v320.49 and got a blue screen whilst playing Guild Wars 2.
I then later got another blue screen that same night whilst removing some programs.
I have been doing my own search for the root of the problem and when I use the Windows 7 Memory Diagnostic Tool, it comes up with a hardware error.
I got another blue screen the next day (today) after trying to exit Guild Wars again. I will add that I rolled back my drivers beforehand which is version
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX560
I have attached my SF Diagnostic results.

Edit: Just blue screened again after the end of a League of Legends game, here is the info. from the error report:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 3081

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000000000000403
BCP2: FFFFF68000191E70
BCP3: FEA0000027A2B867
BCP4: FFFFF68000191F70
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

I will run the Memtest now.

A:BSOD after updating Nvidia drivers

The most reliable memory diagnostic tool is MemTest86+......please run a test using that given that you got memory errors. Run a minimum of 7 passes.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Hello everyone my question is very clear that "is it necessary to uninstall AMD/Nvidia Graphics driver before updating? or we can simply download and install and overwrite the existing drivers? i read alot of different comments and views. Some people say that they Uninstall the drivers first than restart and use softwares like Driver Sweep or Cleaner to remove any registry files and than install new Version of the driver where on the other hand some people say that now a days new drivers can be installed without removing the older one and simply upgrades to the new version.

Well i used to Uninstall the drivers before installing the new version and some years ago i used to use Driver Cleaners as well but than i felt that they are'nt compulsary to use. I wanna know what kind of problems we can face if we upgrade the drivers without removing the old one? Will there be glitches, BSOD etc? i made this thread to clearify the concept of the Upgrading and Removing Procedures for both AMD and Nvidia Graphics Drivers and people who search on google dont find much info regarding this issue

A:Is it necessary to uninstall old AMD/NVidia drivers before updating?

Hey Bilal,
You can install over the old ones and for the most part, you will be fine. But the best option is always to uninstall the old ones first, even going so far as to delete the old folders and files after the uninstall. This way it can be installed clean and in pristine shape. This may even go so far as to increase graphic card performance in some cases.

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Hi, I have been having problems with my computer since installing a new printer, since then i have uninstalled the printer with the drivers as well. I went through all drivers and updated them. Updated the Nvidia (i think thats what it is called) ever since then my monitor has been going black, even though it is on (blue light). What should I be looking for? This is very frustrating!!!! Thank you

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I'm afraid I have run out of ideas trying to fix this issue. Hopefully you can help me find a solution
The problem started when I was invited to play the game Rift with friends. I installed the client, it complained about a number of things (my computer is old and not that powerful by today's standard), one of them was that my video drivers were too old. So I downloaded the latest drivers at the time (327.23, video card is GeForce 9600 GT) and installed them. When I rebooted, I got a BSOD on system startup (immediately after the Windows XP logo with the loading bar disappeared)
That was about 3 weeks ago. At the time, I solved the problem by loading in safe mode, uninstalling the driver, and reinstalling the one I had before (266.58). The system successfully loaded, I decided I could stick with the old driver, and moved on
I don't think I rebooted the system between then and today - usually I only send the computer to sleep. Today, I installed new Windows updates, and obviously it asked me to reboot after that. Once again, I got a BSOD on system startup - this time with the old version of the drivers
I went to safe mode and uninstalled the video driver again. The system loaded without them. I went to Nvidia site and used the smart search to be sure I choose the right driver. I installed the on it recommended (version 332.21) and tried to start the system. BSOD again. All attempts to make the video card work gave the same res... Read more

A:BSOD after updating Nvidia drivers - STOP 0x0000007F

The first two minidumps relate to Trusteer Rapport and the second two are related to your Norton Security. Did you recently install either of these?

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Hello, I hope someone can help us.

We recently upgraded to windows 7 and we're trying to download and install the newest drivers for the EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 video card we have installed. However, updating through Windows doesn't work and despite taking, from what I've read everywhere, the proper steps to uninstall the old drivers the right way, as soon as windows loads after the restart it automatically installs a set of
old drivers ( without letting me choose which drivers I'd like to install (the latest ones seem to be 257.21). Is there anyway someone can PLEASE list the exact steps ,in order,
the procedure for properly updating NVIDIA Video drivers in Windows7. And yes... I've been searching on this site for hours & have not been able to find an answer to my problem. I've done everthing I've found that's been suggested, i.e. Disconnecting from the internet, turning off virus scans, restarting in Safe Mode...nothing works. My wife says this is a great place to find answers and we would appreciate any help
Some Specs:
Windows7 64-bit
Intel i7 CPU 920 @2.67GHz

A:Solved: Updating NVIDIA Video Drivers in Windows7 is impossible

You need to uninstall the drivers using Programs & Features, but on reboot Windows will install drivers for it from Windows Update if the computer is connected to the internet or it will install older drivers that are included with Windows.

In almost all cases you can simply install the new drivers over top of the old drivers without any issues. Run the new NVidia installer and it will install the drivers. 99% of people do not uninstall the older drivers prior to installing the new drivers.

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I've no idea what's going on here, but NONE of my drivers are updating and anything new I plug into a USB port, windows 7 won't have anything to do it.

I'm certain something is missing. I don't know if it's a virus or some kind, but I can tell you now that my install shield (64 bit) is missing.

What on earth is going on? It won't even recognise a new mouse or keyboard!

There really HAS to be a way of fixing it. I posted a few pictures about it but it seems strange that it won't even install a monitor properly???? The monitor I'm using now is still usable, but it doesn't have it's own driver and as a result some software won't work on it as it acts as a secondary monitor (although it works fine and is actually pretty darn good).

Is there a way around this? I've tried an update and windows still won't detect it!

Please help, reinstalling windows is a real pain as I have a custom made PC that my friend built (who has now moved away really far) so I have no idea how to reinstall the graphics card, do a proper partition, etc. And I know NOTHING about this. If I did it I may screw things up and lose all the saved stuff on my partition.

If someone could help out that would be much appreciated.



A:None of my drivers are updating! Not even my new monitor!

Seems like corrupted windows.Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker test.

If it doesn't solve your problem you can try repair install Repair Install

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Hi, I am trying to update my display driver and an error message came up saying that... "The software you are installing for this hardware: Nvidia GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU has not passed windows Logo testing to verify its compatability with Windows XP.
Continuing your installation may impair or destabilize the correct operation of your system either immediately or in the future. Microsoft strongly reccomends that you stop this installation now and contact the hardware vendor for software that has passed Windows Logo Testing."
Ok, what should I do now? How do I contact the hardware vendor for software that has passed Windows Logo Testing? Help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Error message about updating display drivers

This error just comes up everytime u install something in XP which has not been certified ny windows go ahead and intall just ignore the error message. there will not be much problem just create a restore point just to be on the safe side

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I'm trying to update my display drivers, but I've run into a problem. I can uninstall my current drivers fine, but once I restart my computer it automatically reinstalls them. It doesn't ask me, it doesn't give me the option to cancel it. This does not allow me to install the new drivers.

I've googled like a mad man trying to turn this off, and unchecked a few boxes that seem like they SHOULD turn it off, but still it reinstalls the old drivers every time.

A:Display Drivers Auto-Updating Problem

Why take chances updating drivers?

The new drivers will replace the current ones when installed, so having the old ones present is not a problem. They wll be replaced after installation and the next restart, unless they are incorrect ones. If they were the result of some scan for "driver updates", they may well be incorrect.

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Hi guys! I play a lot of games in Steam. Recently, I had to update some drivers because of new games, but couldn't. My laptop model is the Toshiba Satellite Pro C640, not anymore supported by Toshiba, you have to download display drivers from their site (dick move). I have done everything I can/know to get my drivers to update. I tried downloading from AMD's site, but it didn't work (tried this a long time ago, not sure why anymore, so sry). Any help would be much appreciated, need to play some CS:GO xD


Model: Toshiba Satellite Pro C640
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Driver Version: 8.783.0.0

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So I'm not actually a gamer, but this doesn't count that much for the theme of the thread.

I play from time to time the Witcher series, but for W10 I still have the display drivers got by Update Center from October 2015.

I got a NVidia 840M display card. The most recent version via GeForce experience is from May 13th (Today).

For those who might need addition detail I got a Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70, with upgraded RAMs from 8GB to 16GB.

For a better gaming experience should I stick with the default drivers or try to upgrade the Display (or others, if you'd recommend) manually?

A:Updating Display Drivers (best gaming experience)

When it comes to drivers, generally speaking if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Having said that, there are 3 acceptable places to get drivers: (a) the computer manufacturer; (b) device manufacturer; or (c) Windows Updates. (A 4th location would be from a driver update service but there's no guarantees where they got the driver from, the actual version they're offering, or if they modified the driver in any way.)

The driver manufacturer builds a generic driver that should work well on most computers. Each computer manufacturer is free to modify a driver to make it "better" for its line of machines or specific models (like gaming computers vs. business computers.) Windows Update may not always offer the latest or greatest driver, just the last driver they tested that seems to work. with a particular operating system.

If I absolutely had to upgrade a driver, I'd first make a system restore point (at a minimum) or a system image (preferable.) I'd look for the updated driver from the computer manufacturer first because the manufacturer knows best how to maximize performance on his line of computers, Windows Update second, and device manager last. If something goes wrong the restore point or system image should get you up and running in a minimum amount of time. Hope some of this helps.

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whats the difference between
forceware drivers and detonator

A:Nvidia display drivers?

Forceware drivers are the newest, just a new name, basically. Although it seems that I have read somewhere that they are new from the ground up. They've been out for a while and went through quite a few driver versions. They are both nVidia drivers. If you are thinking about going to the latest driver, use the Forceware driver.

Unless you like to play around with Beta drivers, and like to change drivers a lot, I would suggest you use the latest official drivers from nVidia, which are Forceware. You can find them and a lot of other versions, right here at TechSpot, in the downloads section, or get them directly from nVidia.

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I am current using a Nvidia 9800 GTX/GTX+ with driver version It works fine at this setting. Yet whenever I try to update the driver, whether its to a more recent version or a slightly older one, my monitor will go blank after the windows splash screen. I recently had some other issues with my PC, but those were related to RAM and at this point I have updated the RAM and the blue screens from that have gone away. I was hoping that doing that would fix this issue, but obviously it has not. What might be causing this problem and how do I go about fixing it?

I suppose I should also mention that this is only when booting windows normally, I can still access safe mode perfectly fine.

A:Monitor goes blank after updating drivers

Drivers make so little difference, that I would first see how it runs with the driver that works. You probably do not need to make a change. You simply will not see a reason to change unless you are changing a specific component.

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I was trying to update my driver, and I accidentally changed the advanced prop. settings to "640X480" & the "desktop Area" box became gray & also the driver information changed to "Standard VGA". When I rebooted & realized how messed up the screen/display was, I went back into the advanced prop. area and "choose driver" and selected the original driver:
SiS 530v,drv,*vdd,sis530v.vxd

I saved that change without restarting my computer. Then I went to the SiS web site & dwnlded the eight SiS 530 driver files that were under the heading "Win 95-supports DirectX 7.0" to a new folder on my C drive. Last week I dwnlded & installed DirectX 8.0a & I didn't even notice the DirectX 7 part on today's dwnld until I had completely finished! I wanted to find out if I dwnlded the right drivers, and if so, how to install them correctly. I am not familiar with this area at all, so I hope I can do this!! I've only gotten this far be searching related archived posts and I hope I didn't mess my computer up too badly!!



A:? About updating DRIVERS and changing Advanced Display Settings

I'm not sure if I understand what the problem is.....

Are your display settings back to normal?

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I have a Silicon Graphics 1600SW lcd monitor which has a native resolution of 1600x1024. Now my video card (Asus v7700 Geforce 2 Pro) supports this resolution fine with old nvidia drivers:

nVidia Detonator 4 version 21.83

and earlier versions. However, anything later than this and my picture gets warped. The screen is a wide screen (hence the native resolution) however when running any drivers later than 21.83 then setting the resolution to 1600x1024, it will take the resolution and squash the 1600 to 1280 so I have big gaps on the left and right.

Anyone got any ideas on how I can possibly correct this as I would love to upgrade my drivers to something newer

A:Nvidia Drivers Warping Display

Hiya and welcome

Have you tried adjusting your monitor size? There should be some buttons to 'stretch' the screen display.



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I tried updating my nvidia forceware drivers recently. When I check the driver version in the device manager the old driver version is still listed. I tried uninstalling the current driver in the add/remove programs list and then installing the new ones again, but I still had the same problem. I've heard talk on some forums of programs like driver cleaner, but some people had serious problems caused by that software. I shouldn't need driver cleaner to simply update the drivers on my same old nvidia card, right? how can I get my system to recognize the new drivers? Thanks for any help anyone can give.


A:nvidia display drivers won't update

Uninstall the old driver in Add/remove programs in Control panel and then install new driver again.

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Ok, so I updated my Intel GMA 965 Chipset driver,
and there is a weird problem

The colors on the monitor of the LAPTOP ( I have an Inspiron 1525 ) seem to be completely messed up, but when I connect a second monitor to the laptop, the problems are NOT on that monitor. On The connected monitor everything seems to work completely fine.

I have windows vista 32 bit, if it matters.

*EDIT* it displays both monitors as "1" When I click " identify Monitor "

A:Weird problem with Monitor after updating drivers.

Please tell us more about the monitors you are testing with.

Are you referring to two external monitors, and one of those external monitors isn't working as it should?

Or, are you talking about the laptop's own display that is corrupt, but is fine on an external monitor?

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OK so reinstalled Windows XP Pro on a pc and it works fine. Cust has a video card trying to install drivers for it and it always freezes it is now frozen in safe mode extraction In normal mode it freezes on "extracting nvcpl.cp_..." Not sure what is going on here. Cust does not have cds.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dell Dimension 8100
I'm installing drivers for other things now... I wonder why i didn't think of this but THANKS

ok I'm downloading chipset drivers right now

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Ok, here's a weird one for everyone out there.

Last night I'm happily playing morrowind as a storm's a brewin outside. I, as stupid as I can be, don't want to turn off my computer because I am enjoying myself. So of course the power goes out and my computer shuts off. I didn't turn it back on, I just went to sleep.

Next morning I wake up at 12, turn it on, no problems. 3 o clock rolls around, still no problem. Then I get home around 5 o clock, turn on the monitor, start doing a few things and bam suddenly a few items in the task bar turn black, and the monitor goes into suspend mode as if it's not getting a signal at all.

I freak out, and start to try different things. I turn it back on after a few minutes, and in the BIOS startup screen and the windows boot screen I get lots of little artifacts and weird graphical glitches.

I figure it is myvideo card, so I take it out, swap in another video card and things seem to be running alright again.

So I take the supposedly messed up card out (Geforce 4 Ti4400) and put it into my other computer. That computer gets the same glitches on startup, but when it gets to windows the monitor does not go into susprned mode, it continues to get a signal.

So here's where it gets weird. on that same computer I install the newest nvidia drivers, and as soon as I did that the problem starts again.
So I reseat my heatsink and fan, put it back into the original conmputer and roll back to some older nvidia driv... Read more

A:Very weird problem, possibly nvidia display drivers?

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This is my first post ever, so I'd like to say hello to everyone on Techspot (been kind of a lurker), and I'll keep the whole story short,

Yesterday my best friend began to move away for college, and his computer was going to be passed down to me. It's in near perfect condition, and the only thing we had to replace before starting it up again was the power supply. His supply before was a solid 400, and the one we bought is a 450w.

We bring it back to his house, replace the power supply and voila! The computer is running.

So it continues to run perfectly fine, we play games on it and make sure everything is smooth, and it is. Start -> Shutdown. We bring it back to my house.

So we plug in everything, and we're about to start it up. My buddy presses the power button, everything goes on, but the monitor remains black while still receiving a signal.

His nVidia 7800 gt gfx card has it's fan running, which would leave me to assume it's running fine. it's NOT the monitor. I've tried other monitors and they get a signal, but its a black screen. The monitor also works on other computers. The gfx card has two HD ports, and my friend had two converters for them so not just an HD monitor could run on it. I've tried different combos of cords/converters and could not figure out what is wrong.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

A:No display on monitor (but I get a signal) with an Nvidia 7800GT

Try reseating the graphics card and while you're in there double check all data and power cable connections for tightness. It's possible something came loose during the process of moving the PC.

If that doesn't help, maybe the graphics card or possibly the power supply has failed. Even though it can provide some power, the PSU might not be able to provide enough total power. Just because a part is new doesn't mean it can't fail. What power supply did you buy and what are the other components?

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I have a asus ux305ca. Has a gma 515. Latop comes with windows 10 x64. If i update the gma drivers, either manually or via windows update (insider builds which includes an updated driver). The machine will work fine, but after sleep and you open the lid, the monitor won't wake. You can however install the older driver asus has on their website which will restore functionality.
Is this a bios problem or what exactly is not compatible with the newer intel drivers?

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Since installing Vista 64-bit I'm having trouble with nvidia drivers for it. I have a Geforce 8800GTS 512mb PCI-E graphics card which I have used fine for the last few months.

I was using Vista 32-bit those last few months, but now I've made the switch to Vista 64-bit for the reasons that I get it free through my university and also to see if there is a performance boost.

Since using Vista 64-bit and installing the latest and older Nvidia drivers, when on my monitor's native resolution 1920x1080, it doesnt fill the whole screen, there is about an inch on everyside where the screen is just black, with the desktop sitting inside this, obviously I cannot use my monitor like this as 1920x1080 is small enough as it is, without it being reduced to a size of about a 19" screen.

I then switched to Omega drivers to see if this would fix it and it does, I could run 1920x1080 on the monitor perfectly. But when playing some games, colours would be different and anti-aliasing would be working etc. In the case of GTAIV, there weren't actually any textures at all.

Therefore I would like to use the Nvidia drivers but I can't run the resolution 1920x1080 because of my problem, and I really hate using 1680x1050 because all text is a bit blurry.

I have tried using the Nvidia Control Panel to adjust the scaling, if I apply any of the 4 scaling options, none of them make any different whatsoever, there is still an inch of nothing around the disp... Read more

A:Can't go to full resolution for monitor - Nvidia drivers

From Page2 here: II EXTREME&SLanguage=en-us

The VGA part of EPU-4/6 Engine is realized through the use of SmartDoctor utility. If your card is not supported by the SmartDoctor utility, you would see this error message. Please workaround this error message by removing the SmartDoctor utility. Please note that by removing the SmartDoctor utility, the VGA part of EPU-4/6 Engine will be disabled. But you can still enjoy the rest of EPU-4/6 Engine for saving energy. For a list of VGA cards for EPU-4/6 engine, please refer to the VGA QVL list at this link: to expand...

Not sure if that helps or not

Here's all your drivers: II Extreme&SLanguage=en-us

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I am completely stumped with this one and have tried just about everything.

First of all, I'm running windows 7

My rig is using a Geforce GTX 570, which I run dual monitors out of.

My main monitor is an Acer AL2616W, and my secondary is a Westinghouse L2210NW. Both monitors are DVI. I've had this set up for 2 years with no issues.

Two nights ago I shut my computer off as normal, turn it on the next day and the Acer is not detected and has no signal. There were no updates or changes to the computer. It just, apparently, stopped working.

Neither the nvidia control panel or the windows display control panel could detect my main monitor. The monitor also disappeared from the device manager.

I tried unplugging the monitor, flipping it off and on, switching the ports, switching the cables - nothing changes the situation. So you would think it would be the monitor, however, the main monitor still works when going through the boot screens with first powering on my computer. It isn't until the windows welcome screen that it shuts off and starts working exclusively on my Westinghouse.

I think it could be a driver issue, but I'm stumped. If I disable the nvidia driver so the display works through the basic motherboard display, the Acer starts to work. Of course since it's not using the GPU drivers, the resolution is super low, and no duel monitors. But the point is, the Acer works when the nvidia drivers are disabled. I have tried updating the drivers, r... Read more

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HP Pavillion 9000 series ( specificially the dv9260nr ) Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce 7600 Go driver problem Bought this back in 2006 or 2007 from Best Buy. I had to re-install Windows after a bad hard drive crash. Couldn't find the disks that came with the machine. It originally came with VISTA Ultimate 64 installed, so I did a complete install with a brand new VISTA Ultimate 64 DVD. At first it seemed to be fine after initial installation. Then, the final part of the Windows VISTA 64 intallation brought me to WINDOWS UPDATE and showed about 100 necessary updates - most were security updates - but also included was an NVIDIA driver. As soon as this new NVIDIA driver was updated, the system blue-screened during the restart. This PC has the most current BIOS and drivers loaded (except for the NVIDIA  driver) - which I downloaded from HP. In  fact, I have tried EVERY version of the driver for this device that is availabe for download at the HP site. I also tried a newer beta driver that is available at the NVIDIA website. None of them work. Since I apparently have the latest BIOS from HP (F .2D), this shouldn't be an issue. However, I would note that HP has a post on its website that says it now has a F .3D BIOS for the dv9000 series. However, this BIOS is NOT listed on the HP Drivers & Downloads website as an available update for THIS  dv9260nr machine (with VISTA Ultimate 64). So, I ass... Read more

A:dv9000 laptop display problem with NVIDIA drivers ( GeForce ...

The final BIOS for dv9200 series is F2D, it has been almost 2 years HP not updating the BIOS for this model.F3D is more model shipped with AMD processor. Many of dv9000 owners that have geforce 7600 have to let their notebook rest in piece due to Nvidia issue.If you have a working notebook, than I'm suggesting not to force it run too much, just use HP drivers and take extra caution with the temperature fluctuation. Download Hwmonitor to check the temp, hereIdle temp for GPU around 60C, check yours. Use it always with external cooling pad and never ever play serious game in it.   

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Windows 10 update keeps deleting NVIDIA display drivers - how to prevent ?

After each Windows 10 update:
1) get the message "your display drivers have been updated, restart"
2) after restart only one display is showing content - the other one is blank
3) have poor, miserable relolution
4) install NVIDIA display drivers
5) restart
6) re-organize my desktop in two monitors
7) too often Windows 10 interrups NVIDIA display driver installation
8) sometimes Windows 10 does allow NVIDIA install program to continue
9) each time spend 3-4 hours extra time to get back with the working system

a) I will NEVER want MS display drivers because I have the ones from NVIDIA designed by NVIDIA
b) trying to deny display driver update by Windows 10 has no effect
c) saving the working system and recovering ti does not help because MS does not include device drivers
to be part of working system
d) new update in correct and guaranteed to embed MS trial to force user to use MS drivers instead of NVIDIA

Is there any WORKING methods to have NVIDIA display drivers serving two monitors ?

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Windows 10 update keeps deleting NVIDIA display drivers - how to prevent ?

After each Windows 10 update:
1) get the message "your display drivers have been updated, restart"
2) after restart only one display is showing content - the other one is blank
3) have poor, miserable relolution
4) install NVIDIA display drivers
5) restart
6) re-organize my desktop in two monitors
7) too often Windows 10 interrups NVIDIA display driver installation
8) sometimes Windows 10 does allow NVIDIA install program to continue
9) each time spend 3-4 hours extra time to get back with the working system

a) I will NEVER want MS display drivers because I have the ones from NVIDIA designed by NVIDIA
b) trying to deny display driver update by Windows 10 has no effect
c) saving the working system and recovering ti does not help because MS does not include device drivers
to be part of working system
d) new update in correct and guaranteed to embed MS trial to force user to use MS drivers instead of NVIDIA

Is there any WORKING methods to have NVIDIA display drivers serving two monitors ?

A:NVIDIA display drivers deleted by Windows 10 update - how to prevent

The drivers that Windows 10 install are Nvidia drivers....they just aren't the absolute latest, since Nvidia updates often. On my tower, I don't see the same issues as you, but my solution is to run the Nvidia GeForce Experience tool. It will alert you to new driver versions and download them for you. There's no need or reason to spend hours arranging a desktop. If Windows Update is installing drivers, it means it found something newer than you had originally.

GeForce Experience Tweaks your Game Settings Automatically | GeForce

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I have already solved the problem but I was still wondering if others have experienced the same... On the latest drivers, Window 7 text looks like crap... No amount of tweaking could fix it... The built in custom display could not create my native resolution adequately, neither could Rivatuner.. I would make the custom resolution (Samsung 203B native 1400X1050) and apply it but everything would become even worse and my monitor still gave me the "Not native resolution" warning every time I turned my monitor back on.... Everything looked fine without dedicated video card but once I installed my graphics card (Asus EN9600GT OC Edition) and the latest drivers, things went ugly and the control panel could not create custom resolution properly... after messing with it a bit I gave in and tried a few different newer drivers to no avail, until I dropped back to NVIDIA DRIVERS 186.18 WHQL which also came with the older Nvidia control panel... Now everything works like a charm but I wonder if anyone else has had similar experience?

A:Blurry text? Forceware Drivers? Nvidia custom display.

On a side note windows experience index dropped from 7.0 to 6.8 with the driver downgrade

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So both my monitors were working fine and fully functioned untill I updated my video card. It now only displays on one screen, but if i disconnect the working screen and restart it shows is on the other screen and vise-versa. Also when i try going into the Nvidia control panel it just doesnt respond.

A:Nvidia video card doesn't display on the second monitor

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Every time i install the GPU drivers for my Zotac GTX 780, the computer starts crashing a minute or two after the boot. I can access the desktop for a short period of time before the monitor goes black and/or loses signal. Sometimes I can't access it at all.

There are no problems when not having any GPU drivers installed.

I have tried the following;
* Installing older GPU drivers (several old versions, wiped all old files both manually and by using software)
* Reinstalling the OS (changing from win8.1 to win7)
* Turned off automatic Windows Update so that they don't interfere with NVIDIA's (GPU drivers)
* Changing the cable and monitor

Feels like I've tried everything and nothing works!

A:Monitor losing signal after installing GPU drivers (NVIDIA)

Its possible something has happened to your card hardware wise but probably not likely. It was working fine before and you updated then started having these issues, or it's a new card and you are having the issues from the get go? the drivers you tried were these correct? NVIDIA DRIVERS GeForce Game Ready Driver WHQL

EDIT: Also for the future there is a GPU category.

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I'm running 2 9800 gt's in Sli, and am using the out of the box 181.2 drivers. Everytime I try to update the drivers, when my computer reboots my monitor goes dark after the microsoft loading screen. I can hear the Vista start up theme, but my monitor is in standby.

I've tried using older beta drivers, and the same result. I don't have any problem running with the 181.2 drivers, but I'd like to update them for better gaming performance

specs: Vista Home Basic 32 bit, Intel Core2 Duo e8400 3.0 ghz, ASUS PN5-D motherboard, 4 gb ddr2 RAM, 2 EVGA 9800 GT's in SLI configuration.

I'd appreciate any help anyone could provide

A:the latest nvidia drivers make my monitor go dark

Try the latest drivers 195.00 .. and you're running Windows Vista 32BIT that is part of the problem.. Doesn't have enough address space to utilize the resources.

Vista Basic is NOT made for gaming. I'd recommend getting a 64-bit OS.

32BIT at MAX will only address 3.3GB of Memory.

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I am not sure if anyone has ever experienced this phenomenon, but after I install the Nvidia Geforce video drivers for my Windows Vista x64 system, my monitor will not go into sleep mode after a proper Windows shutdown. I know this happens for sure due to the video drivers because when I use the default/standard VGA drivers provided by Vista, the monitor works as usual. I am running a tri-sli setup consisting of three 9800 gtx's and my monitor is a 28" Hanns-g HG281D. I've contacted Hanns-g/Hannspree for an answer but they could only tell me to switch my monitor's input settings to "pc." However, this particular model does not include any such setting and they finally agreed to that after I insisisted forever. Any ideas? Thanks for your input.

A:Nvidia Geforce drivers do not allow monitor to turn off after shutdown

What driver version are you using.

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Hey there people.

My problem is quite complicated, so bare with me. The problem has lasted quite a few months, me only getting around to trying to do something about it when I had time, seeing as I could just use my laptop for other things I do.

I've been reformatting/reinstalling Windows XP (Either Home or Pro) for quite a while now and have been having trouble with my monitor/video card. I'm not sure which is causing the problem.

So I've been reformatting quite a few times, and after each reformat/reinstall I've tried installing drivers (GeForce 6600 [Both the newest and the oldest versions - have tried both] and nForce 4 series) and after every time I've installed them the Display settings keep showing my monitor as Default, instead of Plug and Play as it use to do about a few months back.

Anyway, the reason this is problematic is that I can't play Battlefield 2 with these settings, and whenever I try to my computer shows an Out of Range message.

I'd really appreciate any help with fixing this problem.


A:nVidia 6600 - Display shown as 'Default Monitor' instead of Plug and Play

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Ive just bought a Dell One 24 of eBay
It had a illegal copy of windows 7 on it so I upgraded it to windows 8 professional 64 bit
I keep getting this message saying (Display drivers nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 310.33 stopped working) the screen flickers on and of before this message is shown. And now its getting worse because its freezing all the time with a load buzzing noise.
The pc is a intell quad core 4gb ram NVidia 8600gt 500 GB Hard Drive with Bluray Player.
when I start the PC there are four beeps
Can Anybody Help?

A:display drivers nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 310.33 stopped working

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I have a ATI Radeon 7500 and i can't let windows 7 Build 7600 find it. It says under display monitor its a Standard VGA graphics adapter. I'm getting really annoyed because i can't play counter-strike...and i installed many different drivers for it but it just doesn't work. and i also wanted the Control Center but idk how as well. I upgraded today to windows 7 from XP...and dumb me didnt backup ANYTHING after a full clean wipe. So im getting really agitated and not patient about it. please help!!

and as well with my monitor display says Generic pnp Monitor and i can't find the drivers for my monitor anywhere! even on the gateway site. I have a 19" Gateway LE HD widescreen. please help me!

A:Display and Monitor Drivers PROBLEM!!

I'm assuming that's an AGP card? I'll set you up with how to install the latest 9.10 beta. I'm almost sure I can get your card to work with this under 7. All you need to do is go to device manager, right click card and choose properties, go to details tab, change the property drop down to say hardware ids. There should be shown a few lines.

What is the exact 4 digit number next to dev_ in any of them? I'll make you an .inf. In the meantime, download this driver and run it to extract to c:\ati. When the installer is done extracting, then close it...which is before it start actually installing. Then I'll have further instructions later.

ATI Catalyst 9.10 Beta Windows 7 | Vista (32|64) download from

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I have a compaq running windows xp with service pack 3. The video card in question is an Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 440. I have not had very much fun with this card, but have usually been able to make it do what I want.

It now only displays 4 bit colours at 800x600 resolution. Usually restarting the computer or reinstalling the drivers fixes this. Now nothing will fix it. I have let windows pick the drivers, and gone to Nvidia and used their drivers. Both worked fine before. Now I don't have the desktop tray thing that lets me modify resolution and colour anymore, and I don't have ane other options to display other resolutions or colours in the windows display settings either.

If I remove the drivers or start my computer in safe mode, the colours look beautiful and I regain the ability to change the colours. As soon as I install the drivers again, the colours don't work anymore.

What I was doing before this problem occurred, was trying to get the s-video port on the back to display in colour on an older TV with an s-video to RCA (Component?). The cable worked fine on other TVs with this computer, and fine on other computers with the TV in question. Just not from my MX 440 to the TV in question. I had found some solutions to this problem which involved switching the outpute type from s-video to composite. I then installed and reinstalled the driver many many many times (and installed the one windows picked) and managed to change that setting. It didn't work.... Read more

A:Monitor can only display at 4 bit (lowest) with drivers

It sounds as if reinstalling the driver many times may have caused registry problems, and/or the driver you
last installed is incompatible or has issues with your configuration. It's definitely a driver problem though.

Did you install the driver below?

Go into device manager and see if there are any yellow exclamation marks next to the hardware.

(worse case scenario; if you have an XP installation disk, you can perform a Windows "repair install.")

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If you're like me, you're probably using a small USB extension monitor that uses DisplayLink drivers. As of now, there are no completely bug-free DisplayLink drivers for Windows 8.
However, there is a preview driver that seems to be working just fine.

Download the second preview driver HERE.

Watch the DisplayLink forum for updated drivers HERE.

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Ok, first off, I'm new here so hi everyone. Seems like a great forum for technical help and discussion, and looks pretty

I've googled, and searched this forum for a fix to my problem but haven't found one so far, so hopfully you guys can help.

A few months ago I got a second hand monitor from a friend, to replace my CRT because I was getting headaches when working. It was cheap (?10) because it's fairly outdated and had a dead pixel, but it was worth it to get rid of the headaches. At the time I was running Vista x86 and I plugged the monitor in and its maximum selectable resolution was only 1024x768, rather than the 1280x1024 that it was meant to be. I couldn't find a fix for this, but managed to work around this by updating the drivers and selecting the "Generic 1280x1024 Flat Screen" in the list of drivers in Vista. This brought the correct resolutions to the list and the issue was solved.

I then had the same issue in Windows XP (x86) and used the same work around, which again fixed the issues. However last week I done an upgrade and purchased Vista x64 and am having the same issue once again. But this time, selecting the drivers in the list does not update the resolutions I can select and I am stuck with 1024x768, which isn't a good enough resolution for the 3D Modeling and Texture working I am trying to do. Deselecting the tick box "Hide modes this monitor cannot display" simply updates the refresh rate box, but not the resolution box oddl... Read more

A:Monitor Drivers? X64 Display Resolution Issue

There should be a "Digital Flat Pannel (1280x1024)" driver available. If not... I dunno.

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I searched the forums and the only posts involved the AMD card and I have an Nvidia card.  I couldn't find any information on the K4000M so I called tech support and they told me it was 2560x1600.  But then I found another forum where they said even the K1000M can do 4k.
I hooked up my 4k TV to the HDMI and used the Nvidia custom resolution to set up 3840x2160 at 30 hz and the display works.  The graphics look great, but the text is super fuzzy.  The TV supports 4K at 60Hz, but I'm not sure if the HDMI port on the back of my M6700 supports 60Hz.
Does the HDMI support 60Hz at 4k?  What about the display port?  Any idea why my text is super fuzzy while the graphics are razor sharp?

A:Precision M6700 Nvidia Quadro K4000M max resolution 4K monitor display port hdmi refresh rate

First, I'm going to refer you to this article from Nvidia discussing Ultra 4k Resolution.  The important statement is this:

The current HDMI 1.4 standard only has bandwidth for 4K at 30hz. HDMI 2.0 will add support for 4K at 60Hz. Details should become clearer in late 2013. There are a few TVs on sale today that support 4K @ 30Hz through HDMI.

Now, according to this review and article about the K4000m card specifications, it states that the card has HDMI 1.4 connections, which means it won't, theoretically, handle Ultra 4k resolution at the 60Hz bandwidth.
I also found this on documentation online about the Precision 6700.   

The Precision™ M4700 & M6700 incorporates HDMI version 1.4. Features

So, unfortunately, it doesn't sound like that card will support the higher refresh rate needed.   
As for Display port 

DisplayPort cables are much simpler to define: There’s just one type! The current version, DisplayPort 1.2, delivers enough bandwidth to carry video resolutions of up to 3840 by 2160 pixels at a refresh rate of 60Hz

So Display Port would be a much better option for you, if available.
I hope this answers your questions.

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Good morning,I have a system that has had numerous issues, mainly virus related. I have cleaned the system, and show no virus activity... but I'm still having issues.Late last week the system was stuck in a loop, it wouldn't boot to Windows at all (no safe mode, no normal mode). I resorted to a Windows repair from the install disk. It worked... to a certain degree. I am now able to get into Windows, but can not open IE and I can not install a display driver.I am unable to access Windows Update, but was able to set automatic updates to install lots of updates including SP3, but I am still unable to make any changes.Initially when I attempted to open IE I would get a window saying that IE had to close instantly. I attempted to reinstall IE, and I attempted to install a newer version of IE. Neither worked. If I chose to install the updates with the install I would get an access denied error, if I chose not to install the updates with the install it would look like it worked, but now when I click on IE I get "Error loading C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetcpl.cpl. The operating system cannot run %1"In device manager, I have no drivers installed on my display adapter. If I try to update it, it looks like it's going to install... but then I get "Cannot install the hardware. Access is Denied".Any assistance or insight into this would be appreciated.

A:Unable to access IE, access denied when updating display drivers, no windows update

On any system with a number of's often better to do a clean install to wipe the slate clean, rather than hope that you have patched all known and unknown issues, IMO.


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There's a lot to this story so I'll try to condense it as much as I can. A few days ago I was watching Netflix and my monitor suddenly went blank. I could still hear the show, so I unplugged and replugged the cords until it finally came on. This happened about 3 more times that day. The next day I turned on my computer and the monitor didn't come on. I did the same thing and it finally came on. It would go off randomly throughout the day just like before. Now we get to today and the same thing happened l, except today I couldn't load any of the games I play. I tried to launch over watch and it told me my video card wasn't compatible. I tried to launch counter strike global offensive and it forced me to have the lowest settings possible. So I decided to update my drivers. I had been putting this off for some time just because everything seemed fine. When the driver update would ask for permission from my computer my monitor would go blank and I would have to unplug and replug like before. If I tried to open task manager the monitor would go blank. A lot of the times when the monitor would go blank, icons would be moved around on my desktop and the programs already open,  such as steam and battle net, would shrink. So anyways I was able to update my drivers and so I tried to open up over watch. Again nothing changed and my driver software says I still need to update. So I was browsing the Internet and someone had a detailed explanation on how to co... Read more

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So, I got a new video card at work to install and nothing will show up when I plug it in. I can go through the computers VGA and it works fine, but when I go to the video card only a black screen. Any help? Can't download drivers either, only black screen upon boot.

A:Display Drivers/Video Card and Monitor Screen


Have you tried removing the graphics card and using the on board VGA to boot into windows, you could then install the required drivers.

Then shutdown the PC >> Insert new graphics card and see how that goes??


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Hey guys, I'm currently troubleshooting a friends PC which has display issues directly after rebooting from an Avast AV update. Like so many similar issues, the pc seems to run fine (HDD spinning & LED light flashing, CPU fan spinning), Although, I've yet to hear mobo beep.
This is what I've tried already;
Reseating ram and graphics card. Trying another graphics card, monitor, graphics cable and PSU. After that, I tried scanning the HDD as a secondary drive in my own machine for a virus. It managed to get boot priority in my machine and it actually booted fine so I gathered from that, that it's not a software problem. I've heard people on forums talk about resetting CMOS but there seems to be issues that follow that.

Not fully sure of his spec, only it's a Packard Bell, OS: Win Vista x64, CPU: Intel Core2 Quad. If you need more info on spec I can boot it in my machine again and get it.

Merry Christmas

A:"No Signal" display on Monitor after updating Avast Free AV


Does the PC have any integrated graphics......

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I have a Laptop, about 6 months old now.
It's a Samsung RF511.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel Core i7 2630QM @ 2.00Ghz
DDR3 8192 Mb Ram
Nvidia 540M 2GB
My problem is, whenever I try to view a photo it would lag opening and once its opened I'd see blue pixel fragments all over my screen. Previously I tried to Re-install the latest driver. That didn't work. I uninstalled it and removed the registries and what not, that didn't work. So I'm now on a newly formatted Laptop and opening the Default images the Windows provides gives me these errors. Before I formatted I was getting these Errors - "Nvidia Display Driver Has Stopped Responding and Successfully Recovered".
I've read this link and I've done some of what they've said as I stated above.

I don't have anything installed other then Starcraft 2 which is being Optimized right now - and that's it.
I had Photoshop CS6 installed on my previous Installation of Windows and when this problem Occured Photoshop had trouble as well.

So does anyone know what I can do?
I really don't want to send the Laptop off. I'd like to see if I can fix it myself first. If not then I'll send it in.
Any help would be appreciated...

I've attaced an image showing what these blue pixel blocks look like with the Driver Displaying stopped responding

I forgot to add. I was getting the same Blue pixel things, and a lot more when I would open up Starcraft 2. The game ... Read more

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I have this windows update as optional,

nVidia - Display, Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce 9200
Download size: 152.6 MB

running windows 7 - do i need it? it seems rather big at 152.6mb

A:Solved: nVidia - Display, NVIDIA GeForce 9200

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i got this update through windows update and i already using my lasted nvidia driver 266.58 so what is this .....

nVidia - Display, Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT

Release DATE 3/31/2011 (published)

Update type: Optional

nVidia Display, Other hardware software update released in February, 2011

A:nVidia - Display, Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT

Quote: Originally Posted by Overson

i got this update through windows update and i already using my lasted nvidia driver 266.58 so what is this .....

nVidia - Display, Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT

Release DATE 3/31/2011 (published)

Update type: Optional

nVidia Display, Other hardware software update released in February, 2011

Hello Overson, welcome to the forum

Windows update does not necessarily install the newest drivers . If you are having no problems with the driver 266.58 then I would stay with that one

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Hello everyone,
Recently, I updated my HP laptop from windows 8 to windows 8.1. I got critical message from HP Support Assistant asking to update the drivers. I went to HP website, and see all the drivers specified for my laptop. I didnt get which one I have to install. I dont want to install unnecessary things that could harm the functionality of my laptop. Anyway, I opened the device manager in my laptop and checked the update for every driver. But, this message still appears to me. Any tips that can help me? Do you know the specified drivers I have to install? Or, Do you know a specific source I can use to know the needed drivers?

A:Updating from Win8 to Win 8.1. It needs updating drivers!

There's nothing "unnecessary" about the drivers, every piece of HW needs one.

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I have a Geforce 8200 installed in my computer but everytime i try to update my drivers to the newest 8200 drivers. it installed Geforce 9200 drivers...
i call nvidia and they said that 9200 is the same as 8200 and the drivers will work flawless with my 8200...
well they are totally wrong. with the 9200 installed, my HDMI screen flickers all the time then if i had the 8200 drivers in....
but here is the catch...since i updated i can't remember that driver i had installed that worked...
whenever i got to the nvidia site to get a 8200 driver
they send me to the 9200 driver page.
just want to know where i can get reliable 8200 drivers and if anyone knows a good 8200 driver that was the best out of the batch of them
i know i have have high hopes
but got to ask somewhere.

A:Nvidia 8200 Drivers /Nvidia 9200

If you go to the File Hippo site you will find lots of past version Nvidia drivers but you might be up against it if you can't remember the driver version you want. Trial and error maybe the only way to go.
If you do decide to try different versions I'd be using driver sweeper between installing.

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I`ve got an Nvidia 7600GT card which will be upgraded to a 7900GTO next week. Do I have to remove the existing Nvidia drivers before installing?

A:Remove Nvidia drivers for new Nvidia install?

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i want to update my nvidia,but i'm don't know where to install it or how to install it?

A:updating nvidia

On the Nvidia site, on the page where you download drivers, down toward the bottom there is a link to "Display Properties User Guide." In it are instructions on how to install Nvidia drivers as well as how to save your old settings in case things go bad.

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Recently I have decided to update the USB 3.0 drivers on my MSI Z97 PC MATE motherboard as it turned out that they weren't installed, and because I bought a USB 3.0 memory stick. When I just got this motherboard I didn't install them as after doing so I got a BSOD and had to do a system restore. Now that I've seen that a newer version is available, I decided to update along side my BIOS and other drivers. The updates went find with no problems, and the USB 3.0 ports are working great.

However, every time I start up my PC there's like a 10 second delay before I can use anything connected to the USB ports, which is rather annoying as some of my programs rely on some of the USB devices to be connected at startup, so I have to configure them one by one manually after startup. What has also happened is that the desktop icon positions aren't saving, and nor is the position/size of windows.

I'm thinking that it may have also been something to do with the registry as I cleaned it with CCleaner (not a good idea, it broke my Chrome updates a while ago). Can anyone please help? I'm really out of options and this is really annoying me. So far I tried to make it so that all of the USB related services are run automatically on startup, I tried restoring the old registry... Perhaps there's a way to fix it? Any help is appreciated!

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Hi everyone,

I am having problems updating to the 295.73 drivers with an error saying "NVIDIA Installation Failed", so I read that deselecting "NVIDIA Update 1.7.11" when installing might fix it. So I ran the install and selected everything except for that update, and it installed without an error. However, now the NVIDIA Control Panel doesn't start automatically.

Does anyone know if this NVIDIA update is important?
and could that be the reason why the CP isn't starting anymore?


PS: I'm not sure if it matters, but I'm updating from the 280.26 driver.

A:Updating to Nvidia 295.73 driver

did you select the "start with windows" option in the nvidia cp?

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I am considering buying a new graphics card for my computer to coincide with putting Windows 7 Retail in my computer too. What do you think would be a great graphics card for Windows 7 that doesn't take up too much room in my case but is an excellent upgrade from the 7600GT.

My specs are below, if you need anymore specs, let me know.

A:Updating from Nvidia 7600GT

Sadly most GFX cards these days look like bricks (and weigh as much...)

What is your price range and how big is your case...

Post a photo is you can

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I downloaded the latest driver for my graphics card yesterday from the nvidia site. Would like to hear the best way to install it. I've heard that if the old driver isn't removed properly then I'll have no end of problems. Any tips?


A:Updating nvidia driver


If you install it, click Custom install. It should list a check box for a "clean install", and if you click it, it will automatically do all of this for you. However, you will have to (rather, only if you want to) go through the Nvidia Control Panel and set all of the settings back to how you liked them set.

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can someone please explain the proceedure for updating my video driver.i am using win XP. i have a nvidia 5200 video card. i downloaded the latest driver from the nvidia site but have not installed it. when i go to control panel add and remove i have 3 nvidia items listed.
Nvidia Display Driver
Nvidia Gart Driver
Nvidia Windows 2000/XP Display Driver
Which ones do i remove and how do i install the new driver.

A:Updating nvidia driver

Unless I am mistaken there is an updated driver for NVidia 5200 on the Windows Update site. If you download it, it will install itself.

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I am looking to update the 860-170VR with the nvidia gtx 1080 GPU. I would be updating the model that comes stock with the AMD Radeon? R9 390X 8GB GDDR5 FH GF. Please let me know if this is ok.

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after solving how to make device manager detect my graphics card? i finally updated my nvidia driver 320.49 for geforce gt 335m, but when i go to the nvidia control panel or start a game with nvidia the computer hangs for 3 minutes , an error message pops up "display driver nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 320.49 stopped responding and has successfully recovered" then the screen goes black a few times showing the message until my computer crashes(blue screen) i tried using the 320.18 driver but that didnt also work. my laptop details again: M11x R2 Specs & Latest News | Alienware | The Verge
please help!!

A:error after updating nvidia driver

Try using an earlier driver ( try 320.18 or 314.22 )

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I am using a Alienware Area 51 R2 with 2 Titan X cards with Windows 10. This computer is being used for VR. The newest drivers from Nvidia  (which I need for direct VR) are not working. They crash as soon as I use the SLI mode. The driver that does works in SLI mode (but not direct VR) is On the support site from Dell they only have a much older driver: I presume that Dell (Alienware) must have systems that are VR ready that do have newer drivers that work. Please advise if and how I can update these drivers so that they will work properly in a VR (direct) system. Note : Am using it with the HTC Vive HMD.
Many thanks,


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I updated my graphics card, went well.

I got this when trying to troubleshoot the problem why I cannot have Aero on my Windows 7:

I scanned for hardware changes and got this aswell:

Problem as i'm having with the Mass Storage controller, I did the windows update and couldn't find anything. Looked around Google no solution...

A:Updating NVIDIA graphics card

Please check this page and check your model number again.

Is it actually one of these showing up instead?

Sony eSupport - Electronics

It would be very helpful to go to device manager, right click the video adapter, properties, details, change dropdown to hardware ids. Copy and paste what you find to here.

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Hey guys,

A new version for the Nvidia driver for my GTX970 came out today and i tried updating them.

Firstly what happened is the computer restarted and it went through chkdsk first. I am running two monitors and they were both flickering trying to display something. But i heard the start up sound and i logged in behind the black screens of the monitors and then a couple seconds later i got the BSOD and then the computer restarted.

I then went into safe mode and rolled back the driver but i then got a message saying it couldn't complete or something. So i restarted my computer and it started up and displayed everything perfect, just as normal.

I then went to try and re-install the new drivers again and the same thing happened and i just repeated everything i did before.

The computer is running just as normal while i'm typing this thread.

Any ideas to what exactly happened? Maybe a fault with the driver? Should i wait for the next driver update after this one before i update?

See the screenshot attached for the error codes and such


A:BSOD When Updating Nvidia Drives.

Disconnect the second monitor and then try installing again.

See here, many people are having this issue.

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A friend of mine is getting BSOD when Multitasking for example b/w Itunes, Firefox, and typing a word Doc. She has a 32bit Vista Dell PC. The problems and solutions always says NVIDIA driver problem. She has the NVIDIA Ge Force 6150SE n Force 430

Should we choose to update driver and have it search the Internet and detect the right driver and install it. Should we find the driver, uninstall the current driver and then reinstall the latest driver. What is the best way to find out the most current driver for the 6150 SE, Nforce 430.

What do you think? Thanks.

A:Solved: Updating an NVIDIA driver in Vista

Go to NVidia and get the driver.

In most cases, it is not necessary to remove the old driver first. Do that only if you have problems later that you can't resolve any other way.

You could do the update automatically, as you mentioned, but the Microsoft driver is not as complete as the one directly from NVidia. It may not support OpenGL graphics, for example, so I'd suggest using the NVidia site.

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I continue to get intermittent screen messages that I have a problem with my Nvidia graphics driver, occasionally causing shut downs and generating error messages to microsoft.
Although possibly completely unrelated, I also find that my computer shuts down on its own if left alone about 30 minutes, and when turned back on, goes through an odd reboot on its own whcih returns me to where I was before leaving.
The microsoft proposed solution is to download a new driver off the Nvidia website though they also say Nvidia has no solution to the problem. When I go to the Nvidia website, I can find a downloadable driver for XP. ( , though the instructions request me to:
1- disable download accelerator utilities ( How do I find if I have any? I recall loading one at one time, but can't remember if it was on this computer, or find anything suggesting this on my start menu)
2-turn off my virus protection- can do
3- remove Nvidia display drivers from the control panel using the add/remove function.- I can't find any. However, I do find reference to them in my systems folder listing a TNT2 nmodel V dated 4/7/04. It seems odd that I have a listing in the latter, but not in the former. It also seems odd that they would request the removal of the old one first. Will my monitor work if its removed??
Thanks for any assistance

A:Updating Nvidia Riva TNT2 driver

d/l and save the driver to the desk top
in the device manager uninstall the card
reboot tapping f8 and choose vga mode
when windows finishes booting and reinstalling the card
disable a/virus
install your drivers
reboot the computer

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Can anyone assist me how to update my video card to the latest version (if there is). It's a bit old. its a 32mb AGP Nvidia Riva Tnt2/Pro (Microsoft Corp.) driver date is 4/7/2004 version (stated in device manager) I have WIndows XP SP2

Are there freeware that can figure out what is installed and recommend safely which version to update or driver to download so I can reinstall. I can't seem to find the driver cd that came with this video card.



A:Solved: Updating Nvidia Riva Tnt2/Pro

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I have a Gateway DX4720 and was checking out how up to date its drivers are. Using Device Manager I checked out Nvidia (ver. 8.17.125896) and did the automatic internet search, resulting in my driver was up to date. However, I noted on Gateway's site that there was a Nvidia chipset driver (package 15.45) available for download. I am confused, do I need to install it or not?

A:Confusion about updating Nvidia chipset driver?

Rule of thumb: if it's working OK, leave it alone. For all you know, it won't improve anything and may hurt.

But some people are driver-obsessed and can't refuse new drivers.

I'd at least make a restore point if you are unable to resist.

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Hi, I need help with crashing due to kernel drivers. This problem started on Windows 8, and I upgraded to Windows 10, and is still crashing. I have done many things to attempt to fix this problem, such as using DDR to uninstall drivers, rolling back old drivers etc., and none of this has worked. I have gone into event manager and the one thing that seems to always occur is:"The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device ROOT\WPD\0000." at startup. While I am experienced with computers, I have no idea how to fix this. So if anybody knows how to fix this, can you please tell me? Also, if anyone needs pictures of the crashed scree, debug info, etc. I will gladly provide it. Thanks!

A:Kernel Drivers Crashing for all NVIDIA drivers with GTX 745

Out of curiosity, what driver version are you running?
Also, try going to Nvidia Control Panel -> 3D Settings -> Manage 3D settings -> Power Management Mode, set it to High Performance not Adaptive and see if that helps

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Well i got nvidia evga 8800 gts 320 mb i went to and got the newest drivers which are and i went to evga and seen they have 158.45 should i go there and download theres or stick with these?

A:Question about nvidia drivers and evga drivers

Why not try both... I doubt that it makes a lick of difference. The first one that dosn't give you the blue screen of death is the one to use.

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Hello. I have a MSI NF750-G55 motherboard which came with Nvidia sound drivers. Windows update even provided an update for the nvidia drivers once I connected to the internet.

However, I also know that there are Realtek sound drivers. Will my system be more stable if I just install the nvidia drivers or should I install the realtek HD drivers too? Or would having 2 sound drivers cause freezes?

I appreciate any advice. So far all my sound works great so that isn't an issue, and I don't really care about having the realtek audio manager.

A:Nvidia sound drivers, realtek drivers, or both?

Basically, if it isn't broke, don't fix it.

The sound is a Realtek chip on the motherboard, thus the Realtek would be the first choice, but if other supplied drivers work and you have all functions there is no need for additional drivers. The Microsoft drivers are actually Realtek drivers (but Microsoft can be several versions behind due to their validation process).

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hi, can somebody tell me that drivers for AGP cards with ref to nvidia available on nvidia's own website are better to use or ones available on 3rd party websites are betters. For instance now a days the latest version of driver available on nvidia's website is 81.98, however, on some other sites e.g, latest version of driver i.e later version then 81.98 is available for nvidia cards. So my question is: is it better to go with the one available on nvidia's own site or the other one????

thnx :grinthumb

A:Are nvidia's own website drivers better or third party drivers???

I only use the WHQL drivers on Nvidia's site. Newer versions may just be beta versions or modified (hacked) drivers.

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Ok so just another regular driver update, removed old forceware, rebooted, installed new ForceWare, rebooted.

Now, I have a desktop color profile tweaked to my liking and also the lighting conditions at my place in nvidia's .nvp format.

That's what I am trying to load and its pissing me off like hell!

I click on "Adjust desktop color settings" and then use the "Profiles" menu > "Load..." and select my saved profile. As usual, I get a warning that "Loading this profile will replace your current settings. Are you sure you want to do this?" to which I click "Yes".

That's when the nvidia control panel hangs:

Click here for Image

Expanded window:

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Please help guys! Even if any one could tell me how to read the values off the saved profile, it would do.

I tried to search for such a program, but since its proprietary format, none is available. Its also not possible to read it in any word processor.

The last thing left to try out is go over to XP and copy the values over to Vista; but I don't have my XP drive with me right now.

Its unusual cause there's no such note in the release notes about old .nvp profiles being incompatible.

Am feeling really weird cause I am so much used to that color profile that now my desktop looks bright, fuzzy and dull colored.

Thanks folks!

A:nVidia Desktop color profile does not load after updating to 178.13

Never mind! That driver is pure evil for me! After I overlooked the above issue and continued to watch a movie, the display driver crashed more times than I could keep count! All the while slowing my system to a crawl! Luckily I managed to uninstall it and return to the good ol' 175.19

Man! That must have been the worst graphic driver I have ever tried for Vista!

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The first time I wanted to update NVIDIA I had version 267 and an update to version 296.10 was available. My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M, the laptop being Inspiron 17R N7110 along with the Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit operating system.

The first time I done the update, the laptop crashed with a blue screen several times after the necessary restart, so I started Windows in safe mode and rolled back the update.

After Windows started sucessfully, I tried to update again, this time doing a clean update, meaning that I removed the previous version. The update was sucessfull, but my maximum resolution recognised is 1280x720, while in the previous version it was 1600x900.

I tried using the drivers proposed by Dell, but they just had some NVIDIA updates to 267 and 285.

A:Dell Inspiron resolution problem after updating NVIDIA

Quote: Originally Posted by Stely

The first time I wanted to update NVIDIA I had version 267 and an update to version 296.10 was available. My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M, the laptop being Inspiron 17R N7110 along with the Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit operating system.

The first time I done the update, the laptop crashed with a blue screen several times after the necessary restart, so I started Windows in safe mode and rolled back the update.

After Windows started sucessfully, I tried to update again, this time doing a clean update, meaning that I removed the previous version. The update was sucessfull, but my maximum resolution recognised is 1280x720, while in the previous version it was 1600x900.

I tried using the drivers proposed by Dell, but they just had some NVIDIA updates to 267 and 285.

Hi Stely, Sometimes it is not always best to get the latest update, Dell's graphic drivers are tuned to suit their needs , so wherever possible use the laptop manfs drivers ,Install the latest drivers from Dells site you should be good to go with those

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How do I update my NVIDIA nForce10/100 mbps ethernet driver?

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Hi guys! I had a problem updating my GeForce, and I was hoping if you could explain to me what just happened:

A friend of mine told me how to update my graphics card driver, and I went to see if I had any updates to do. He gave me the following link:
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Just used their beta scanning thing, and noticed I had an update to do. Cool, right? WRONG!!!

Jesus christ, I thought my PC would die for good! I used the site my friend said, I downloaded the driver and it installed fine. It didn't ask me to restart when the intallation was over, that's what I thought was weird...anyway, I did it manually. When it restarted, the screen was black. It didn't show anything! I could change the brightness and notice the screen changing, but I couldn't see anything. I even typed in the password and it logged on to my user, I know because I could ear the windows sounds. I eventually fixed it, by going to safe mode and uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling the one I had before...whew xD

So that's why i'm here. I wanted to figure out what could have possibly happened, and if this happened to other people as well. Am I supposed to keep my nVidia drivers out of date (is that right? xD)?

Thank you for your time.

A:nVidia GeForce GT 425M Updating Driver Problem

Read this. Nvidia.pdf

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ok so first I just want to say I've had nothing but hell with this Alienware since i got it 2 years ago, So dont buy alienware.

I've recently updated to windows 7 32 bit from windows vista. None of my drivers transferred and im running off basic drivers. I tried updating my Nvidia 8700m-GT video card driver and I BSOD on startup and had to system recover just to get my computer back to use. This is just one of my problems. I cant seem to use a microphone either, external or the internal and can't find any working software for my stupid alienware mx15 for windows 7 because alienware only gives me vista drivers in support. please help

System Information
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name JESUS
System Manufacturer Alienware
System Model m15x
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz, 2500 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Quanta vX34 P3, 6/20/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
User Name Jesus\Andrew
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.13 GB
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A:BSOD updating nvidia 8700m on Mx15 alienware PLEASE HELP!!!!!

Please provide this information:

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Which version should I use for the NVIDIA drivers, the Vista version or the 7 version?

A:NVIDIA drivers - Vista drivers or 7 drivers?

Download the windows 7 drivers from nvidia's website, not from Windows update assuming you have win7 installed somewhere as you state your running vistain your profile.

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I successfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit by choosing custom install on my Sony Vaio VGN-NR21S. I didnt delete my Windows Vista Home Edition 32-bit recovery partition.

I am having difficulty in updating the graphics card which is a Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT. I downloaded a desktop 8400 driver from Nvidia site(UK) for me.

I then used the mobility modder tool for Nvidia and it modified the inf file. I then ran the Setup.exe from the Nvidia directory.

The problem is that i keep getting a message saying "The System has not been modified" after running the setup.exe

I then tried the notebook 8400M GT driver from Nvidia site(even though its not supported by Sony) That didnt work.

So i then tried using the Mobility modder on the notebook 8400M driver but the same problem occurs.

I am not confident in modifying the inf file outlined in the following:

LinkNVIDIA Driver - Convert from Desktop to Mobile (Laptop):

Here are my hardware ID's:


if possible could somebody create me an inf file please?

Thanks in advance,

A:Problem with updating Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT graphics card

This wasn't what you asked, but -

Can you install the Vista graphics driver?

I had to do something like that with my Compaq notebook (8200M graphics). Since doing that, I was able to get drivers from Windows Update or use the generic nVidia mobile drivers. I can't tell you whether it was necessary, but it may have helped.

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I installed the new graphics card, Windows recognized it and downloaded the proper drivers. All good.
However, if i try to update the drivers to the latest version, 365.10, during installation the display goes black and won't come back until i restart the PC.

This only occurs when updating to 365.10.
The version downloaded from WU, 355.91, works perfectly.

Is this only a driver related issue or a faulty gfx Card?

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Alright, story time. This computer had a blue screen problem ever since got this computer from a friend 2 years ago. Sometimes it blue screens 5 or 6 times a day or it blue screens 1 or 2 times a week, even though my schedule is relatively the same. Gaming, Youtube, etc, 8-12 hours a day. It hasn't been much of a issue, so I just dealt with it.

A couple days ago I decided I would try to fix it by updating drivers and such, that I have neglected due to random blue screens. I used Driver Booster 2 to make it easier and about halfway through updating the drivers, I got a blue screen. When I rebooted, my graphics driver just disappeared, my computer reverted back to the basic graphics driver. When I try to install a new driver, I blue screen relatively in the same spot. I have a nvidia graphics card, so I have tried using Geforce Experience, I downloaded the driver from their website and I also used a driver disc, but no luck. I have updated the driver in the past, it just took me a while and a lot of blue screens before finally getting through it.

My computer won't write any .dmp after a bluescreen, so I don't have a recent one. The latest one I have is from May 9th, but like I said, I have had this problem ever since I got this computer and the blue screen error is 99% 0x124, so hopefully those can still help. I have used BlueScreenView and again 99% of my blue screens are caused by ntoskrnl.exe, if that is any help.

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A:BSOD 0x124 Preventing me from updating nvidia graphics driver

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!
Hmm, this sounds like a failing GPU or HDD.

Run Furmark, if the temps goes too high stop the test.

Run SeaTools SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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So about 2 hours ago on my PC. I was playing WoW and had a hard crash and lock up. So I restarted my PC. Everything seemed fine. Just a mysterious crash. So I went on to updating my graphics drivers since it had been on my mind to do so. About half way into the update my desktop then crashed again. Only this time it cannot even get windows 7 64 bit to start up.

Then I ran the Start up Repair program. I get a message that it cannot repair it automatically.

On a history note. This PC has been pretty good to me. A few months back I had a bad run in where my RAM wasnt being read correctly and a simple re-docking fixed that. That was solved on this web forum as well. I don't know if its connected. Just a reference on history.

Other then that I'm not exactly sure how to go about on fixing this. I've never had a problem where even Windows wont boot up.

*Safe Mode does start up* Just not sure what to do.

BSOD data is attached. I tried running perfmon / report in safe mode but I got an error. Saying the path couldnt be found.

A:Crashed Updating Nvidia GTX 260. Can't start Win7.StartupRepair Failed

Quote: Originally Posted by RanSy

So about 2 hours ago on my PC. I was playing WoW and had a hard crash and lock up. So I restarted my PC. Everything seemed fine. Just a mysterious crash. So I went on to updating my graphics drivers since it had been on my mind to do so. About half way into the update my desktop then crashed again. Only this time it cannot even get windows 7 64 bit to start up.

Then I ran the Start up Repair program. I get a message that it cannot repair it automatically.

On a history note. This PC has been pretty good to me. A few months back I had a bad run in where my RAM wasnt being read correctly and a simple re-docking fixed that. That was solved on this web forum as well. I don't know if its connected. Just a reference on history.

Other then that I'm not exactly sure how to go about on fixing this. I've never had a problem where even Windows wont boot up.

*Safe Mode does start up* Just not sure what to do.

BSOD data is attached. I tried running perfmon / report in safe mode but I got an error. Saying the path couldnt be found.

No DMP files included in upload Please use this method.

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

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My Dell Insipron 6400 laptop will not support multiple monitors. I think I may not have a key driver installed. Help!!

I have attached two separate images, screen shot of my device manager and display properties and a screen shot of the same image on my mothers PC. (which is also a Dell Inspiron 6400)

On my PC, In my device manager I can not view the display adapters (there must be something installed and I do not have visiblilty?? correct??)

Also, on my display properties I do not even have the option for Multiple monitor support. (these are the same PC's)

I inserted my Drivers and Utilities CD from Dell, but I did not see any driver on there that was applicable to a display adapter.

Am I on the right track???



A:Solved: Display Adapters - Display Properties - DualView - Multiple Monitor Support

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Hello folks,

I seem to be having multiple problems all at the same time (all of which may or may not be related) but let me start from the beginning.

This all started when I tried to connect my Inspiron 1720 laptop to our television. For some reason my laptop froze, the image on both my computer and TV had white lines across it, and so I turned off my system since it was locked up.

I restarted and began having display problems - first windows were not opening in the desktop area. They would open in the system tray, but were "unreachable" by the mouse. I played with display settings and got the screen to fit...but now seem to have 2 primary problems:


Whenever I play games, view pictures, or Windows Media Player, I see strange "plaid boxes." However, the desktop is fine and everything else appears to work fine. I contacted NVIDIA and I have installed different driver versions, as well as the OEM (Dell's) driver's - all did not work - I still saw the distorted images when playing games, viewing pictures, and videos.

I have also completed System Restore's to points prior to when I was having the problem - unfortunately that did not work.

Here are screenshots of what I am seeing:


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A:Vista Display Problem (display driver and/or multiple-monitor related)

The first set of pictures that you put up look like classics examples of bad video RAM. In a desktop PC I would tell you to swap out the video card with a differnt one to verify that is the issue since in a few cases bad drivers can cause the issue but it's highly unlikely. Professional service by a local non big box computer shop is your best bet at this point.

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I have a GTS250 made by EVGA. When I installed windows 7, it knew it automatically.

I would prefer to leave it alone, but I am I missing out? Will it perform better with the Drivers from EVGA?

A:Win7 drivers or NVidia drivers?

Do things seem sluggish? Are you having any problems? Anything unstable or acting up? If you answered no, I'd leave things alone.

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Hello World!
I have been having trouble with my computer. Earlier this week i reinstalled my XP partition on a XP/Ubuntu dual booting system. The audio would clip and the computer would ultimately freeze. Now to trouble shoot the problem i started googling and heard it might be my PSU (which was deffective) so i got a new one, it works great computer's now a quiet happy camper. However windows is not. Now by installing and uninstalling drivers one by one I have found out that the trouble with my windows environment is that the new ATi card's drivers are craptastique or are clashing with my Nvidia drivers(for the built in stuff of my M2N-E motherboard). I do not have these problems in my Ubuntu environment which further strengthens my belief that it's a Windows driver issue. That would also explain my 10005 system event error (10005 is Dcom failing)

Well that you all for the help in advance

A:M2n-e Nvidia Drivers + Ati Ccc Drivers = Freezing

Hello world!

I have solved my own problem.
The solution?
Instead off the bulky CCC drivers i just got the minimalistic drivers and so to enable my secoundary screen i just had to use the winedows system

Thanks anyways

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i dont kno if i should get an omega driver. i have the latest nvidia driver and i dont have any problems with it, but if the omega drivers are better then il get that. are they? also if i do download and install the omega drivers, do i have to uninstall my nvidia drivers? my video card is not the only thing that uses my nvidia drivers. my mother board also uses the nvidia drivers. its a nvidia nforce 61x0 MCP. so do i have to uninstall my nvidia drivers? should i even get the omega drivers? please help.

A:omega drivers or nvidia drivers?

The enemy of good, is better.
Wait until you are no longer happy with what you have. Don't get caught up in buying the latest thing just to have the latest product in a good review.

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Question: should i install nforce drivers from nvidia web site or just stick with win 7 64bit drivers.
I got this pc from a friend it already had win 7 64 bit on it but i didnt see any nforce drivers in the unistall section.I did however install the latest graghicsw drivers.
System is running smooth just wanted to get the best performance possible.
Also speccy say's i have a nforce 720a mobo and nvidia's say's it's a 710a,whats up with that,,,,anyway thanks for any advice.....

A:nvidia nforce drivers better than win 7 64 bit drivers!!


If it's running smoothly.... let it be. (If it's not broke, don't fix it)

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hi people

my new monitor playing up

it just keeps going blank
switching its self back on then a pop up comes up saying

" the display driver has stopped responding but has recovered its self "

also the top right hand corner when it comes back on ( D-SUB ) appears

i went to pc world
they said update the driver
so i went into system information
found the display monitor driver
clicked the update driver button
windows searched and found that the best driver is installed and cannot update

i can find the name of the driver as well
as they said go on the website for the make of the driver and update from there ?????

could anyone help me on this please


A:display driver needs updating

Two options.

1. Install the drivers that came with the disk. Windows update may overwrite these drivers and cause errors.
2. List what your system specs are so we know what drivers you require.

You may want to look in your error logs, just to be sure it is the display drivers causing the problem and not something a bit deeper in the machine.

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hey well i corrently got my laptop and now when i try to play gta samp my display driver stops working at random time so i am wondering on how to update it
i have a alieanware m15x

A:Updating my display driver

What graphics card does it have?

If its Radeon:
if its nvidia:

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for over a year my only real "issue" has been that a few times a week, almost always while browsing (or maybe just always), the script on my screen will suddenly kind of melt or smear into something that looks like a script from another planet. as i back out of the browser, the smearing continues to spread into the earlier windows. once i'm back at the desktop, almost all the script there is melty as well... although never the "start" button.
at this point if i restart things usually stay okay again for several hours. other times my computer just crashes before i have a a chance to restart.
i'm partly hoping this condition sounds familiar to someone way techier than me.

it was recently suggested (when i described this phenomenon) that i check out my display driver to see if it needs updating. i found yesterday that it is the earliest released radeon driver, from october 2001, radeon's "WXP RADEON_6_13_3276.exe." now what i don't get is what to do now. can i just uninstall this relic and pick and install a newer one? there must be some limitations. or do i just re-install it and it will automatically be updated to the most recent compatible version? (i kind of doubt it....)

i had been led to believe that my computer was newer than that, or at least was re-made from newer parts.... it is a pentium 3, with a 906M processor and 356 RAM.

grateful as usual for any insights....


A:updating ATI display driver

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I'm not entirely sure how to update drivers, so I want to double check. I have an ATI Radeon X1200 Display Adapter and I go to the ATI site and on the list of drivers to update X1200 isn't on it. Does that mean that the driver isn't updatable at all or no updates at the moment?

A:Updating Display Adapters

Did you select Radeon or notebook for the product line? I believe you have to select notebook. There is no x1200 listed under Radeon and it is a notebook isn't it? You could also go to the notebook manufacturers website and get the driver for your model there.

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Hello all!
I'll try to explain my problem.
Last week I tried to update my ati 5870 drivers with the latest 10.11. I had 10.9 so far so good.
My problem is that with these drivers I got this message from windows : display drivers have stop responding and they've been recoveres (or something similar).
Same happened with drivers 10.10.
I had to roll back to drivers 10.9 and everything still runs fine.
I'm a bit sad since my computer is brand new (built it in august 2010), no overclock, nothing strange installed, and mostly used for World of Warcraft gaming. I like to keep my computer clean and I'm not used to test or stress or overclok it, but just to play my fav game.
Temperatures are more than fine checked everything...

My overall system :
mobo : ASUS p67 deluxe Vs
on i7 920
6 giga ram corsair
vga ATI Gigabyte HD 5870
SSD HD with WIN 7 64 Pro
Raptor HD with only World of Warcraft installed
1 tera HD for storage

My system runs fine with these drivers 10.9, but I'd like to keep it update also for the online game which is constantly updating to newer versions.

I kindly ask you to give me a solution to this issue of mine that is preventing me from sleeping....

Thanks a lot

A:display drivers stop responding on ati 5870 10.11 drivers

Quote: Originally Posted by Bluetta

Hello all!
I'll try to explain my problem.
Last week I tried to update my ati 5870 drivers with the latest 10.11. I had 10.9 so far so good.
My problem is that with these drivers I got this message from windows : display drivers have stop responding and they've been recoveres (or something similar).
Same happened with drivers 10.10.
I had to roll back to drivers 10.9 and everything still runs fine.
I'm a bit sad since my computer is brand new (built it in august 2010), no overclock, nothing strange installed, and mostly used for World of Warcraft gaming. I like to keep my computer clean and I'm not used to test or stress or overclok it, but just to play my fav game.

My overall system :
mobo : ASUS p67 deluxe Vs
on i7 920
6 giga ram corsair
vga ATI Gigabyte HD 5870
SSD HD with WIN 7 64 Pro
Raptor HD with only World of Warcraft installed
1 tera HD for storage

My system runs fine with these drivers 10.9, but I'd like to keep it update also for the online game which is constantly updating to newer versions.

I kindly ask you to give me a solution to this issue of mine that is preventing me from sleeping....

Thanks a lot

Blue hi

New drivers are released to fix problems. they arent any faster, or better. Sometimes when they fix one problem they create another so why the urgent need to be on 10.11? Might be slower or not work at all
Ken J

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I want to update my drivers. I already have all the latest drivers from the HP support page for my computer, but I think a few of them may be out of date. Problem is that I cannot find the exact model number of my installed hardware. For example, my Intel display chip just lists as "Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family", which isn't helpful at all.

Is there some program i can download that will tell me the exact hardware models I have, etc?

A:Updating drivers

Here you have the direct link for the download center:

That's your Chipset.

You could also check the manufacturer's website, let's say you have a Realtek HD Audio Card. instead of downloading it from the HP website, go to the Realtek website. of course this is just an example

Check the manufacturers of your PC's devices. and then do some research although most likely you have all your drivers updated (if you have installed the latest from your OEM's website)


Audio: IDT High Definition (need to download from HP's Website)
Video: Intel, from the link above. AMD from here AMD Graphics Drivers & Software
Touchpad: Drivers | Synaptics
Network: Atheros: (unofficial) ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (need to search your model), realtek LAN: Realtek, Intel pro: intel download center (above)
Storage: Realtek Card Reader: the same link i posted above (Realtek)

That'd be it. the other devices, download them from HP.

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