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Chris February 11th 06 02:52 AM

Display driver update
 
I have NVIDIA display driver. I have downloaded the latest driver for it but
in the instructions says remove the old drivers before installing the new
one. Do I need to do that? Wouldn't I run into trouble if I remove the old
one? Appreciate a response!

Mike M February 11th 06 09:38 AM

Display driver update
 
Do I need to do that?

It is certainly advisable to remove the old drivers before installing the
new which is why nvidia recommend doping this.

Wouldn't I run into trouble if I remove the old one?


No, for the short time that you have no nvidia drivers installed your
system will use the default vga drivers. The immediate consequence of
this will be that your display will temporarily be at low resolution and
low colour depth but once you have installed the new drivers you will be
able to choose your preferred resolution and colour depth.
--
Mike Maltby




Chris wrote:

I have NVIDIA display driver. I have downloaded the latest driver for
it but in the instructions says remove the old drivers before
installing the new one. Do I need to do that? Wouldn't I run into
trouble if I remove the old one? Appreciate a response!



Chris February 11th 06 02:50 PM

Display driver update
 
Thanks Mike, as always! I did install the new driver and nothing major
happened. Of course, since I had the driver on the desktop I opted to do it
in safe mode. At any rate it worked fine. Thanks again.

"Mike M" wrote:

Do I need to do that?


It is certainly advisable to remove the old drivers before installing the
new which is why nvidia recommend doping this.

Wouldn't I run into trouble if I remove the old one?


No, for the short time that you have no nvidia drivers installed your
system will use the default vga drivers. The immediate consequence of
this will be that your display will temporarily be at low resolution and
low colour depth but once you have installed the new drivers you will be
able to choose your preferred resolution and colour depth.
--
Mike Maltby




Chris wrote:

I have NVIDIA display driver. I have downloaded the latest driver for
it but in the instructions says remove the old drivers before
installing the new one. Do I need to do that? Wouldn't I run into
trouble if I remove the old one? Appreciate a response!




Mike M February 11th 06 04:01 PM

Display driver update
 
Chris wrote:

Thanks Mike, as always! I did install the new driver and nothing major
happened. Of course, since I had the driver on the desktop I opted to
do it in safe mode. At any rate it worked fine. Thanks again.


Thanks for the feedback Chris.

I'm pleased to read that all is now OK. Installing in Safe Mode is often
no bad thing as it reduces the number of conflicting processes that might
be running and just cause a problem.

Cheers,
--
Mike Maltby






Chris February 11th 06 04:07 PM

Display driver update
 
Mike I guess I spoke too fast. Now I get a freezup and desktop goes black and
I have to reboot. At boot up when the splash screen comes and brings me the
desktop I get the weard looking desktop with desktop recovery mode. Then I
have to press it to regain my desktop. I noticed that NVIDIA has put an icon
in the systray I guess called nwiz.exe. In the msconfig I disabled that to be
running since I google searched and the opinion of some is that it does not
need to be there. Upon removing the problem occurs again.

One thing I noticed when removing the old NVIDIA in the add/remove programs
that there were actually two, one driver was the latest one and one that does
not want to be removed. So, I left the older one in there and installed the
new one. Is this related to what I am going through?

"Mike M" wrote:

Do I need to do that?


It is certainly advisable to remove the old drivers before installing the
new which is why nvidia recommend doping this.

Wouldn't I run into trouble if I remove the old one?


No, for the short time that you have no nvidia drivers installed your
system will use the default vga drivers. The immediate consequence of
this will be that your display will temporarily be at low resolution and
low colour depth but once you have installed the new drivers you will be
able to choose your preferred resolution and colour depth.
--
Mike Maltby




Chris wrote:

I have NVIDIA display driver. I have downloaded the latest driver for
it but in the instructions says remove the old drivers before
installing the new one. Do I need to do that? Wouldn't I run into
trouble if I remove the old one? Appreciate a response!




Chris February 12th 06 04:03 PM

Display driver update
 
Unfortunately I had to resort to restoration because a lousy driver update
throw the PC into a madness. Before the update I had two NVIDIA in the
add/remove program as such: NVIDIA display driver, and NVIDIA windows
95/98/ME display driver. NVIDIA protocol suggested removing the old one
before installing the new one. Thus I removed the former and the latter
refused to leave and I left it alone. The post installation might not have
liked the left over driver, namely the NVIDIA Windows 95/98/ME display
driver. So, as it stands the new one has to wait until further notice :-) !

"Chris" wrote:

Mike I guess I spoke too fast. Now I get a freeze and desktop goes black and
I have to reboot. At boot up when the splash screen comes and brings me the
desktop I get the weird looking desktop with desktop recovery mode. Then I
have to press it to regain my desktop. I noticed that NVIDIA has put an icon
in the systray I guess called nwiz.exe. In the msconfig I disabled that to be
running since I google searched and the opinion of some is that it does not
need to be there. Upon removing the problem occurs again.

One thing I noticed when removing the old NVIDIA in the add/remove programs
that there were actually two, one driver was the latest one and one that does
not want to be removed. So, I left the older one in there and installed the
new one. Is this related to what I am going through?

"Mike M" wrote:

Do I need to do that?


It is certainly advisable to remove the old drivers before installing the
new which is why nvidia recommend doping this.

Wouldn't I run into trouble if I remove the old one?


No, for the short time that you have no nvidia drivers installed your
system will use the default vga drivers. The immediate consequence of
this will be that your display will temporarily be at low resolution and
low colour depth but once you have installed the new drivers you will be
able to choose your preferred resolution and colour depth.
--
Mike Maltby




Chris wrote:

I have NVIDIA display driver. I have downloaded the latest driver for
it but in the instructions says remove the old drivers before
installing the new one. Do I need to do that? Wouldn't I run into
trouble if I remove the old one? Appreciate a response!




julian July 9th 08 08:42 PM

Display driver update
 


"Chris" wrote:

I have NVIDIA display driver. I have downloaded the latest driver for it but
in the instructions says remove the old drivers before installing the new
one. Do I need to do that? Wouldn't I run into trouble if I remove the old
one? Appreciate a response!


julian July 9th 08 08:51 PM

Display driver update
 
My says that the display system is not working and so now only 4" -12" of my
10" - 12" screen are working. so it would be nice to have some feedback SOON.
sorry if I sent this twice the type is so small I can't see much.

Mart July 9th 08 10:37 PM

Display driver update
 
Boot into Safe Mode (tapping the F8 key, the Ctrl key or the Shift key on
Start-up) and you should be able to see your screen in a workable size.

Try running System restore and roll back to the last time the display looked
good.

Failing that, navigate into Device Manager and 'Remove' any/all Video
Adapters shown in the list and then re-boot into Normal Mode.

As it boots-up, it will ask you to point it to the correct Video Adapter
Drivers - as originally supplied with your computer. These may have been
supplied on a separate CD. Check out your User Manual

Mart



"julian" wrote in message
...
My says that the display system is not working and so now only 4" -12" of
my
10" - 12" screen are working. so it would be nice to have some feedback
SOON.
sorry if I sent this twice the type is so small I can't see much.




Mart July 9th 08 10:46 PM

Display driver update
 
Addendum.

..... looked good.


Failing that, navigate into Device Manager

** IN SAFE MODE **
and 'Remove' any/all Video Adapters shown in the list and then re-boot
into Normal Mode.


etc...

Mart



"Mart" wrote in message
...
Boot into Safe Mode (tapping the F8 key, the Ctrl key or the Shift key on
Start-up) and you should be able to see your screen in a workable size.

Try running System restore and roll back to the last time the display
looked good.

Failing that, navigate into Device Manager and 'Remove' any/all Video
Adapters shown in the list and then re-boot into Normal Mode.

As it boots-up, it will ask you to point it to the correct Video Adapter
Drivers - as originally supplied with your computer. These may have been
supplied on a separate CD. Check out your User Manual

Mart



"julian" wrote in message
...
My says that the display system is not working and so now only 4" -12" of
my
10" - 12" screen are working. so it would be nice to have some feedback
SOON.
sorry if I sent this twice the type is so small I can't see much.







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