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Video card drivers - MSI or Nvidia?

Q: Video card drivers - MSI or Nvidia?

I've stumbled upon a slight mystery here,my video card has two sets of drivers, one from MSI and one from nvidia. Do you know which I'm supposed to use?

Using the MSI updater it says "current driver: not installed" it also says that the latest driver available is

I currently have installed Nvidia driver 285.79.

I just don't know why there are two drivers...

Any help appreciated, thanks.

Preferred Solution: Video card drivers - MSI or Nvidia?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Video card drivers - MSI or Nvidia?

there is no difference between The two drivers ,the drivers in both MSI site and Nvidia site are the same .but through The Nvidia official site you can download the latest drivers ,which it is not available until now in MSI offical site , hope this help

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im usually used to these sort of things like second nature, but i have NO CLUE at all in the world of graphics/video cards chips or whatever. ive spent the last 3 hours doing nothing at all trying to understand this...

My computer has an NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 model64 pro video board. i have no clue at all what this is, but i know its what i have. The problem is that i want to play the Sims 2 (and other games later on), but the graphics are all slow and choppy. going through troubleshooting, it says i need a new 'driver', or, the latest driver provided by the video card chipset.

i have no idea what to get, how to get them, in what order and would really like it if someone could tell me what i should do (in simple terms), or just explain it all to me.

thanks to anyone who helps.

A:Video Card, Drivers, Nvidia? Help?

Here are the driver links at the Nvidia Home Page.Nvidia drivers Win98Nvidia drivers XP/W2kNvidia drivers XP Media Center

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I'm still learning.....

When I log on computer, screen shows "The ATI control panel
failed to initialize because no ATI driver is installed, or ATI driver is not working properly. The ATI control panel will now exit".

I know that has been discussed here, but this is my question: Isn't ATI a video card? I have Nvidea GeForce FX5500 in my system (XP, 1 G Ram)) yet this error message always appears. When I pull up display adaptors in device mgr, my Nvidea shows, nothing for ATI does.

So, do I need both? I just updated drivers on my video card and direct x due to a game freezing. That didn't help. Then I remembered this error message and wondered if it had something to do with it.

Thanks alot for any help.

A:Do I need Ati drivers if I have Nvidia video card?

You don't need ATI drivers-they are for AMD/ATI graphics cards- uninstall them.
Use Driver Sweeper here:
in preference to "Add and Remove Programs" in the control panel. I would uninstall both the ATI and nVidia drivers and re-install the applicable nVidia driver to ensure you get an uncorrupted install.
The DirectX update should be fine.

You should only have the graphics driver from your graphics card vendor ( the manufacturer) i.e. Gigabyte, MSI, XFX, EVGA etc. If the card is an OEM product then download from here http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

FX5xxx branded cards (not OEM) may not run with the nVidia Forceware drivers so make sure you use the manufacturers recommended download if available.

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Hey All,

I have an xps 1710 and recently had issues with my video card and nvidia geforce go 7950 gtx. Dell came out with a new card. But no matter what they did and Im now waiting for them to get back to me we couldnt install the drivers. The following msg kept on coming up

"There was a problem with the device, An error occured during the installation of the device"

This morning when I turned on my laptop I got a blue screen with the following statement:

"Driver unloaded without cancelling pending operation, your system has been shut down.

I was able to restart my system.

Any ideas???

A:Cant install nvidia drivers on new video card

I would suggest you run DriverCleaner Pro ( http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745 ) and remove all traces of the bad NVidia installs and then defragment and then reboot and then run sfc /scannow.

After that, you can try a fresh NVidia install.

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Hello i posted a messiage on here earler because about my task bar and start menu not show up after i downloaded the drivers on the cd tha came with my video card im still haveing the problem but someone told me that i might be installing the wrong drivers ive tried some of the drivers at nvidia but theres a conflick
im running window Xp hone 2002
my comp.is a gateway.Intel celeron(tm)cpu
1200 MHZ
1.20 GHZ
512 MB of ram
maybe some one can help me ive been working on this for 2 days now

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I just had this card installed, and i am now having problems with video's down loaded from the web. The video picture colors are all off, sound is fine. I Am using Windows XP pro. It/videos work intermitantly?? Mostly dont,,, PC Games and still pics are just GREAT. Any ideas on how to fix. I have fiddled with different things but nothing changes the video color quality.

A:New, Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 256Mb Video Card and have problem with down loaded video

Ah, my friend.it sounds not to be a video card problem, but more of a codec issue. make sure your codecs are up to date and if that doesn't work, post your system specs.

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hi, yes, my motherboard has ATI on board video and it's still on. I have a Nvidia geforce 550 ti video card that i much prefer to run my games.

I'm having a video confusion problem in my games where i can't see some of the video. I was told by the maker of the MOD for the specific game that i need to disable the ATI on board video so there wont be any more conflicts with my Nvidia video card.

How do i disable the on board video on my motherboard. the motherboard is the following:

MSI 790FX-GD70


A:how do i disable the ATI on-board video so my nvidia 550ti video card will run my gam

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Hello everyone. I updated my drivers with 191.07. All went well and integrated perfectly except for one anomoly :- I like fairly big icons and text, and I always use a res. of 960 x 600 which is perfect for me. After installing these new drivers, I can't get 960 x 600 any longer. I can get down to 1024 x 768 which (for me) is too small. Below that is 800 x 600 which is a wee bit too large.

Does anyone know why I can't get 960? I've been all over Nvidia's website, but they craftily don't give "conact us" details. I wiped it out and did it again but the result was the same. I have a Forsa (Nvidia) GeForce 6600 card which has 256 megs of RAM. I have 1 GB of RAM and a P4 2.4 GHz CPU.

Many thanks

Larry (More Problems)

A:Solved: Nvidia video drivers 191.07

In the nVidia Control Panel, navigate to the Change Resolution tab under the Display Section. Here, click on the Add Resolutions button and, on the page that pops up, click Create Custom Resolution.

Set your required resolution, scan rate and color depth.

The little arrow at the bottom left will allow you to set scan timings if you require custom settings for those too. Just leave it on auto and click the Test button to test your custom resolution. If you are happy with it, you can save it as a regular resolution selection.

Try it and see if that helps.

Let us know.


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Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers
Click to Download: Nvidia Driver Downloads Page

Version: 359.06
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks : December 1st 2015
In Device Manager:

Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix possible makes it into the Game Ready driver. As a result, you can be sure you’ll have the best day-1 gaming experience for your favorite new titles.

Game Ready
Learn more about how to get the optimal experience for Just Cause 3 and Rainbow Six: Siege
Release Notes: (PDF)
Desktop - Game Ready Driver Release Notes (v359.06)

Notebook - Game Ready Driver Release Notes(v359.06)

Control Panel User's Guide

Don't forget to update your WEI Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score after updating the driver.

A:Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers

Thanks for the update Shawn

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I just built a new PC and installed Vista Ultimate 64 SP 1. When I try to install the video drivers (evga eGeForce 9600 GT in a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UDP3 motherboard) I get the blue screen of death. I have tried the latest version, and several other older versions of nvidia drivers. The Windows standard driver works fine, but I want to use dual monitors. What else can I do?


A:BSOD when installing nvidia video drivers

Did you get the driver from nvidia or through windows update?


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I am having A "HUGE" Issue I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate. It installed the window VGA drivers and seems to not even see my Nvidia 9400GT 1GIG card. I have tried installing with the card in then reinstalled windows without the card in and restarted put the card in and the drivers bump'd right in and hide my card? Any help?????

A:Windows 7 will not install Nvidia video drivers

Quote: Originally Posted by Dyce

I am having A "HUGE" Issue I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate. It installed the window VGA drivers and seems to not even see my Nvidia 9400GT 1GIG card. I have tried installing with the card in then reinstalled windows without the card in and restarted put the card in and the drivers bump'd right in and hide my card? Any help?????


huge issue? you need to download a video driver for your card. the nvidea top page is here. You eed to pick the correct one 32bit or 64, download it and install it


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Hey all, so I just tweaked my 7600GS as I was having problems while gaming. And ever since then whenever I open a video file (mpg, avi, wmv, divx) it plays with very dark video. Almost like looking at an LCD monitor from almost directly above. I can tweak the brightness of Divx files to play brighter but all other movie files remain the same. I've tried all the best players (vlc, mplayclassic, wmc) with the same effect.

Whoops sorry maybe wrong thread. Feel free to move to Audio and Video.

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A:Should I use the omega drivers for my NVidia card?

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I have a new Gigiabyte Nx53128D - Nvidia PCX 5300 . video card.
I have seen in Gigabte site a place to download both a driver and a BIOS .
I have also seen in NVIDIA site a place to down load drivers for this .

Where should I donw nload ?
should I down load the BIOS?

A:Gigabyte Nvidia card - which drivers ?

You shouldn't have to download the bios I don't believe. And I'd go with the giga-byte driver since that's who made the card.

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Given a dual-VGA card to go into my new PC. Moving to Windows 7 from Vista.

I used to use Linux Ubuntu, and the details noted from those days are:

Identified as: 'N17GL Quatro NVS'

The label on the card reads: PNY Technologies VCQ4200NVS - PCI

PNY emailed me to say it's no longer supported.

My Vista settings were: NVIDIA Quadro NVS (Microsoft Corporation - XXDM)

Driver files: nv4_mini.sys and nv4_disp.dll

The Nvidia page: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Gives a list of NVS product numbers but I don't know which one to select.

I've attached a pic of the card.

A:Drivers Wanted for This Nvidia Card....

Go to
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
And try
Option 2: Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products.

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HI .
today i was checking to see if there were any new drivers for my card ( updating my system ) and there were . i donwloaded them and uninstalled the old driver restarted . then installed the new drivers .

problems ::

1: Widescreen is not detected .stuck at 1280x960 ( monitor settings shows this )
2: desktop setting at 1440x900 wide screen stretches the wide screen out of the borders .
( you can move you mouse to the right of the screen to "scroll horizontally ) to the end of the screen )
3:uninstalled reinstalled doesnt affect the screen resolution .
4: Blurry fonts now .
seems i found the previous drivers .. http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_97.78_2.html may 1st 2007, if anyone else needs them .
cannont remember which version i had before the so called "Update" of drivers otherwise i would revert . anyone know the previous drivers to the latest drivers that were released on the 26th of july --

the G-CARD i have : nVidia 7900 GS 256MB

Cheers T

A:grafics card nVidia drivers .

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Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers

NVIDIA Driver Downloads Page

Version: 355.69
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks : August 20th 2015
In Device Manager:

Only for GTX 950 models.

This driver is aligned with the launch of our newest GPU, the GeForce GTX 950. This new GPU has been designed to deliver the best performance in its class and incorporates the same advanced technologies found in our latest Maxwell architecture.

New GeForce GPU
Supports the new GeForce GTX 950 GPU, based upon the second-generation Maxwell architecture
Game Ready Driver Release Notes (v355.69)

Control Panel User's Guide


Version: 355.60
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks : August 13th 2015
In Device Manager:

Just in time for the preview of Ashes of the Singularity, this new GeForce Game Ready driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience. This driver also supports the Beta version of the GameWorks VR software development kit (SDK). As a result, users will be able to enjoy the benefits of GameWorks VR with supporting applications and headsets for the first time.

Game Ready
Best gaming experience for Ashes of the Singularity preview

GameWorks VR Support
Supports Beta release of GameWorks VR SDK, including support for VR SLI, Context Priority, Direct Mode, and Fro... Read more

A:Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

Hello Brink.

I just tried to update to the same 178.24 driver that I'm currently running on my Vista and it seems it won't allow it.......Any ideas?

Later Ted

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Ok, so recently I have been having a serious problem with my video card and/or the drivers. It seems to happen most when flash is being used in a web page.

I've re-installed both flash and chrome (my browser of choice) and rolled back/re-installed my video drivers.

When it freezes, the whole screen stops, the sound gets drawn out, does that for about 20-50 seconds, then goes back to normal, although sometimes the video (eg a movie) has to be restarted.

I am really tired of this happening, because since most web-ads use flash, a crash can happen anytime.

Thanks in advance!

A:NVidia 280.26 Drivers and Flash, Video Driver Crash?

Can you try this in IE and Firefox?

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Hi,  I am in the process of re-installing 64bit win7 on my dv6-2173cl.  I see HP has two drivers for the my model:1) Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Driver2) NVIDIA GeForce Video/Graphics Driver I have NVIDIA graphics card in this laptop.  I installed NVIDIA driver.   Question: - Do I need to install  Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Driver as well? - Is the  Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Driver for the integrated graphics card for some select dv6-2173cl variants and therefore does not apply to meOR  - Does this driver improve the graphics performance of the Intel chip itself (whatever that could be) and hence I DO need to install it?   I looked at the description, but HP does not state very explicitly the cases when to install this driver.   Any ideas?Thanks, 

A:How many drivers for NVidia Graphics Card - HP dv6-2173cl

Hi: HP puts all of the available drivers for the entire model series on each specific model's support page. So you do not need to, and should not install the Intel graphics adapter. That would be for dv6-21xx notebooks that come with the onboard Intel HD graphics adapter.

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Hello there! I posted on these forums with an issue that I had about a year ago and you guys were a great help, so I thought I would post here again!

I build myself a gaming computer back in March, and have had zero issues with it until a couple of days ago.
I bought Dead Space 3 and Resident Evil 6, and they're both having the same issue! (But no other games)
When Dead Space 3 starts up, it goes to the loading screen, then both of my screens go black for a couple of seconds, come back on, and then do the same thing once more. The whole time I can still hear audio. Then the game just completely crashes and I have an error in the bottom right of my screen that reads "Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 'xxx.xx' stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
As for Resident Evil 6, the game loads just fine and I can play it. But as soon as it gets to the first cut scene in the game, it does the exact same thing! I can press the escape key to skip the cut scene, but where's the fun in that?

I've included a dxdiag file for my computer specs. And I'm running the most recent drivers for my card as well. You can also always view my profile and check out my system specs there.
If any more information is needed, I would be more than happy to give it to you guys!

Thank you in advance! I really hope that someone can help me out on this!

A:NVIDIA Card/Drivers Crashing During Gaming

I ended up downloading an update for RE6, and now the game runs fine!
But everything that I've searched about DS3 points towards my graphics card/drivers! I'm not really sure what to do about this one, so if anybody would know what my issue is, that would be GREAT!

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Sometimes when I'm using the unreal editor (UT3), my screen will blank out for about 5 seconds, come back on, with an error message in the taskbar, with this in event viewer:

Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

Never happened to me with my GTS 8800 with my old system, so is it the card or the drivers? I've tried multiple versions of Nvidia drivers too.

A:Is it Nvidia's lousy drivers with windows 7, or my card

We need a bit more information in order to tell you anything at all. You need to fill out your system specs and then explain the entire problem in detail. Also, see if you can find any event logs and/or crash logs that describe your problem.

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I am having problem nvidea graphic card since I upgraded my OS Vista Business to Windows 7 Ultimate.Even after successfull instalation of upgraded drivers for Nvidia provided by Sony itself.After one or two shutdown driver get cracked kindly help.

A:problem with nvidia graphic card drivers

Hi drpuneet50 , have a look at this thread Nvidia Graphic Drivers particulary post 4 you will see some links in the sig of Fz21z on how to install the nvidia graphic drivers on the sony viao , hope this helps

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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 started to see the errors when I tried to open the Overwatch few days ago.So, I checked troubleshooting procedures and tried all, but it did not work well.I found one graphic driver upgrade failed in Lenovo Vantage program and I believe that is the one.I am keep on trying to install but I can't.Can anyone have solutions for me??

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I'm looking at the latest video cards that are out, i.e ATI X1600XT/X1800XT/X1900XT and Nvidia 7600GT/7900GT. I'll have an X2 and a ASUS SLI/Crossfire mobo for upgradability. I'm not a big gamer and want image quality so am leaning towards ATI. I'm into video/photo editing and HTPC/Multimedia, but want the card to last 3 or more years into Vista and what apps in my fields of interest become available for it. I know DX10 is coming and who knows what versions after that in this 3 year time span.

Should I get the cheap X1600XT/7600GT and wait till next year when Vista/DX10 are in service and the video cards are up to date to buy an expensive card if even then? I'm leaning this way but want varied opinion.

Will these cards not be able to take advantage of DX10+ when it comes? Will they run DX10+ at all or do I never apply that update?

My biggest goal is high quality/accurate image. But supporting all the Vista visual goodies and non-game apps to come is important. So which is it ATI or Nvidia? And which card for the winner?

A:Which video card? ATI or Nvidia?

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There is a video card from Nvidia that spec'd with 256 MB x16 ram. What does "x16" mean? does the video card have a total of 256MB? Is there a site that would explain this?

A:Nvidia 256 MB x16 video card

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I have a Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 video card and an AMD 3.0 gig dual core processor and a . I am trying to use Sniper: Ghost Warrior II and it says my video card is not big enough. The card is build in to the mother board and I would like to get a bigger card but I don't know what to get. Don't know if it will even work with this mother board. I need help. I paid for the game, and would like to use it.

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Going into a slightly amd 1800+ system.

Best bang for the buck under $100.

A:Best nvidia agp video card for $100 or less?

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Ok I am running 2 dual video cards, both by Nvidia, 9600 GT & 9800 GT.

Do I need to use both CD's to re-install the drivers for Win 7 64?

Or are the drivers already updated with Win 7?

Or do I need to go to Nvidias website and get the latest drivers?

A:Do I still need to use my Nvidia video card CD's?

Got to NVidia's site to get latest drivers for Win 7 x64. Run it and let it install. Use the device manager to see what is going on with each individual card after. Use the device manager to install to one or both if the setup.exe doesn't do so.

Good luck.

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I know that GTX 690 is the newest one.. but alot say its not worth it.. it costs alot but isnt really that much better compared to older GTX video cards..

So my question is which GTX currently would be best?

A:Best Nvidia video card so far?

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Ok, I am having a terrible time with the video card I just bought today. It is the nVidia GeForce FX 5500, and the drivers won't install! After inserting the disk (the card isn't even in the pc yet, I tried before installing the software and the monitor just stayed black, so the old card is still in), the screen comes up to install. I select the windows xp/2000 selection, and then a screen comes up saying, "The nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware, setup will now exit". I lookedup about something with improper INF files, and honestly.. I don't understand it. What do I do to get this to work?

Thank you so much,

A:Solved: Nvidia card not installing! Drivers not compatable??

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(Sorry for my English)

I recently purchased a Dell Latitude E6530 Laptop. Unfortunately, I have a problem with the Driver for the TouchPad. And this problem is present whether it is an installation via Windows Update (Windows 10) or manually with the driver provided on the Dell site (Input_Driver_YXX3D_WN32_10.1207.101.109_A03.exe).
Once installed, every time I turn on my PC, a box is directly displayed on my desktop with the following message:
"You must have administrator rights to delete this file." I have the choice between: "Confirm", "Ignore" or "Cancel" with a checkbox "Do this for all elements".
I have that every time I start, no matter what I do. I do not understand why because I do not even request the deletion of these files. Not only to bother me every time I start the PC, it is impossible after me to run the scroll with the middle click.
Here is the list of all the files he wants me to delete:
- Apoint.dll
- Apinfo.dll
- ApInst.dll
- ApMouCpl.dll
- ApMsgFwd.exe
- ApntEx.exe
- ApSearch.dll
- ApTaskLink.xml
- Dell.Framework.Library.dll
- DellTouchpad.exe
- DellPad.exe
- Elprop.dll
- EzAuto.dll
- hidfind.exe
- HidMonitorSvc.exe
- Uninstop.exe
- Data folder
The most disturbing thing about this is that on my other laptop Dell Latitude E6510, I have no worries, it is directly installed via Windows Update and it works directly. Why do I have problems with the E6530 and not the E6510?
What should I do to remedy thi... Read more

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Important Info:
Graphics Card: Geforce 7950 GX2
Ram: 2 Gigabytes
HDD: 400 Gigabyte SATA drive
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 (Dual Core, 2.8 Ghz)

I have a Shuttle PC, and am running the latest BIOS, not sure the version number, but I just flashed it several days ago when still on XP.

Okay, here goes. I just installed a clean copy of Windows 7 x64 Pro over Windows XP. It was a major pain, I kept getting a blue screen error when setup was 'Completing'. It was a STOP error for file nvlddmkm.sys, which after some research, I believe it to be a Nvidia file. I could not get Win7 to install.

Finally, after HOURS of research, I finally got it to work by deleting the nvlddmkm.sys files during the 'Expanding Windows Files' step. This was done via Command Prompt (Shift F10). I believe I found the steps for this process here.

Continuing, I'm finally booted into Windows, and I'm assuming that I am running the basic Windows VGA Drivers. I ran Windows Update and attempted to install the drivers for my 7950 GX2, reboot, 'Windows is Starting', BSOD. Boot into Safe Mode, uninstall drivers, install drivers from Nvidia, reboot, BSOD.

It seems that no matter what set of drivers I install, after I reboot, the computer will say 'Starting Windows' and then will get the BSOD. The code is 116, and the associated file is nvlddmkm.sys.

I know that during the install process that I deleted the nvlddmkm.sys file from two locations. I believe one was in the system32 folder, can't remember ... Read more

A:Windows BSOD when installing Nvidia Card Drivers

Quote: Originally Posted by rhannahs19

Important Info:
Graphics Card: Geforce 7950 GX2
Ram: 2 Gigabytes
HDD: 400 Gigabyte SATA drive
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 (Dual Core, 2.8 Ghz)

I have a Shuttle PC, and am running the latest BIOS, not sure the version number, but I just flashed it several days ago when still on XP.

Okay, here goes. I just installed a clean copy of Windows 7 x64 Pro over Windows XP. It was a major pain, I kept getting a blue screen error when setup was 'Completing'. It was a STOP error for file nvlddmkm.sys, which after some research, I believe it to be a Nvidia file. I could not get Win7 to install.

Finally, after HOURS of research, I finally got it to work by deleting the nvlddmkm.sys files during the 'Expanding Windows Files' step. This was done via Command Prompt (Shift F10). I believe I found the steps for this process here.

Continuing, I'm finally booted into Windows, and I'm assuming that I am running the basic Windows VGA Drivers. I ran Windows Update and attempted to install the drivers for my 7950 GX2, reboot, 'Windows is Starting', BSOD. Boot into Safe Mode, uninstall drivers, install drivers from Nvidia, reboot, BSOD.

It seems that no matter what set of drivers I install, after I reboot, the computer will say 'Starting Windows' and then will get the BSOD. The code is 116, and the associated file is nvlddmkm.sys.

I know that during the install process that I deleted the nvlddmkm.sys file fr... Read more

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Hey everyone. I was trying to update my Nvidia graphics card driver and other software using Windows Update but it keeps failing. I used the Windows Update Troubleshooter and it made some changes but it did not fix my problem. I was trying to fix the problem using the Microsoft help site but I was getting confused so I am going to need additional one-on-one help. So anyway, these are the two updates I am trying to install:

NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce 9100

nVidia - Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce 9100

I keep getting the following message from Windows Update:

Some updates didn't finish downloading. We'll keep trying.

Error code: (0x80246007)

I have been having problems installing these updates for several days now. I believe it was telling me before that only part of the update got downloaded or a file was corrupted or something but my memory isn't too great right now. That was before I ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter tool.

So anyway, I'd greatly appreciate some help in updating my drivers.

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A:Solved: How come Nvidia charges you to get new drivers for your graphics card

They don't.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 3 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 19042 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5N-D
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Hi, I like to believe I'm kinda tech savvy. I'll start by saying that my old 19" monitor went out and now I have a 32" dell monitor I'm using. Every time I update my video drivers to most current and then restart comp for them to take full effect, it will go through the green microsoft loading bar and then screen goes to self test, Yet there is still a windows sound and I can even log in, but no video for these parts. I can go into safe mode perfectly fine. I can even uninstall my video drivers and I'm capable of starting normal mode fine. Only when I update drivers do I have this problem. I have done alot of troubleshooting to try to get this monitor to work with my computer, searched on several different search engines for a solution to this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm seeing several error messages in the event log and I'm unsure which one is the actual crashing of the comp, so I'll be back to post that info. Thanks for your time and help!

A:Solved: Current Nvidia Drivers causing video not to load at startup

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I have been working on a Dell Inspiron 531S and am unable to get the video, and now audio, drivers loaded and working correctly. Here?s the deal:

According to the Dell tag# info online, this cpu uses either the onboard Nvidia nforce 6150SE n430 video card or an ATI 1300 Pro. There is no external video card so the Nvidia should be right. This is confirmed by programs like HWinfo32. However, someone did install ATI catalyst software at some earlier point.

At first, only the video card driver was not loaded properly and so Vista (Home Premium 32-bit) was in VGA-compatible mode. I tried to load NVIDIA Nforce 258.96 WHQL drivers for Vista 32-bit, which completed without errors. Upon rebooting, though, I could see in Device Manager that the drivers didn?t take. I have also tried Dell?s recommended R166208 (an executable that loads Nvidia?s MCP61 ver.A01 drivers) and no matter what I do, Device Manager says I now have an ?unknown device? or a VGA-compatible display adapter. Unloading and reinstalling did not help. I noticed SP2 was not loaded so tried installing it to see if that would help. It loaded no problem, but then I saw (as another update) a Realtek audio driver update. I let it load and now have no audio.

I have tried both Dell?s recommended Realtek driver (R180772, which is for the ALC888 HD audio device and loads Realtek?s R1.85 audio drivers) and a newer R2.51 version for Vista that I got from Realtek?s site. Both install ... Read more

A:Nvidia video and Realtek audio drivers not working on Dell Inspiron

Sounds like to me a fresh installment of Windows vista would help you out the most.

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I was in my dorm yesterday and i decided to hook up my TV to my video card and do dual monitor. . . i have one problem i left my driver disk at home and i need a file (nv_4mini.sys) But like i said i am at college and cant get home anytime soon to get the CD with the files on it. . . I cant seem to find the file Any one who may know where i could find this file on-line or if someone could email it to me it would be awesome!!

A:Solved: Nvidia Video Card Help

You shouldn't need to install anything to hook up additional displays.

But you can go to Nvidia's website and download their latest driver, since its complaining about a Nvidia driver file.

Here's the latest driver: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.85.html

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i want to know which video card is better suited: nvidia or ati.
-what are pros and cons of both?
-how does the numbering system of both work?

about the set up:
-dual monitor set up
-i want to play new games but old games (20 years old) as well.
-i do not want to overclock, and just use 1 video card.
-reliability is more important than performance, the video card should be stable and be used for a long time.

A:nvidia or ati video card best suited

if it is a intel chipset m/b then nvidia

amd then ati

the higher the number is the newer version of the card

video cards and psu upgrades go hand in hand

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If I move my Side Bar up or down too fast and the Icons in a Group like C:\Windows where Take time to refresh my machine will get a weird Video pattern and crash. I have tried different refresh rates, Newest drivers & Testing my machine with Fix It Utilities 4.0 but nothing works. This is a 1.8 Ghz with a 120 GIG and a 17 Gig drive.
Anyone else have a problem like this???

A:Xtasy Nvidia MX 420 64 Meg Video Card

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I accidentally changed something and I don't know what! I can't get the color to be 256 bit, only 16. I tried downloading the latest driver but it didn't work. When I try to change it to 256 color it says to check the display in the device manager, and that says that everything is working. Can you give me any help??? Thanks

A:nvidia geforce 256 video card

Your going to need to get the drivers reinstalled. If you still have the installation cd run it and load the drivers from there. If not download the latest from http://www.nvidia.com.
Last ditch, go to device manager, remove the card, reboot and reinstall.

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Why can't I find where my 3d and open gl settings are? I see everything else, but I can see these. According to the book, they should be there. I've downloaded the newest drivers from nvidia. This is a new card to a newly built pc. 256 mb.

A:FX NVIDIA 5200 Video Card

They should be in Display Properties in Control Panel. Open up Display, then click on Settings, then click on the Advanced Button. Then you should see your settings. If they are not there its becuase the driver is not correctly installed or the AGP Acceleration is turned Off on that Advanced page.

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A simple question guys and gals. I have an infinity for dell dimension 8100 and optiplex gx 400 towers. The boards are similar, vintage from the late 90's. They both use APG NVIDIA brand video cards, typicaly VGA only, although I have seen Svideo, and DVI, and even ANALOG line out connectors. How do I identify the model number of a given card to determine whether it would work in these boards. The NVIDIA part # eludes me. There are any printed #s on the card, both on labels, and in white ink. I do not see any I recognize as in ATI, GE FORCE, ect. I have several APG video cards in my pile and I need to identify them. Swapping cards is a slow way to test. In addition this process produces eveything from NO video to incorrect colors, to noise bars. Any info welcome. A list of compatible cards from N or others would also be welcome.

A:Nvidia branded APG video card

The best thing I can think is trying to look-up the serial number if there are still stickers on any of them, otherwise you'll have no choice but to swap them in your PC one at a time and see if you can ID them with GPU-Z.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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I have a tvout svideo connection on my video card and I have connected it to my tv, however I can't get it to work. Do I need software to run this application? I would like to view my monitor on my tv screen. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.


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Hello would like to know if I can connect my svideo tv out to my video in on my VCR and will it work? I don't have a svideo connection on my TV. I know I can convert svideo to RCA to work with my VCR. Any help would be appreciated, the people from dell don't have an answer.

A:Nvidia Ge force video card

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HelloI have an older HP p600o desktop.  it doesnt get used much and I am very careful not to let anyone install crap on it.  I am wanting to install an aftermarket NVIDIA video card and need to know how to disable the onboard or propritary video card.  My motherboard is an IPIEL LA-3  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01746799 Computer is an HP P6000 system # AY576AA#ASBA      SER# MXU0140HK0 I installed the card and neither worked.  I am sure there is a jumper on the board that needs to be reconfigured to lock out the propritary video.   I am unable to locate it and I had no luck finding a manual for this board. help...... Larry


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A:Installing NVIDIA video card

Disregard.  I figured it out. Thanks

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