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#1 deon026

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 04:37 PM

A couple of days of ago, I restarted my computer and when it came back on it said that the overclocking failed. I checked the bios and everything seemed fine. Now when I log on it says "Found New Hardware" and tries to install Nvidia controller but says it fails. I tried a system restore but that didn't work. But when I tried a system restore, I noticed that "Software Distribution 3.0" was installed a couple of hours before my problems began. The Microsoft update history shows it was updates to windows defender and .NET framework 2.0.

How do I stop the "found new hardware" box from popping up everytime I start my computer?

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:23 PM

So, were you overclocking? I'd reset the default values first
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:24 PM

do you need this Nvidia controller

you could see if in your device manager

copy and paste this in your run command

devmgmt.msc

or type it in

start/run/ devmgmt.msc /click ok

go to view tab
click on it
click on show hidden devices
go down the list of devices and look for
gray triangle box
right click on the +
look for nvidia device or drivers
you can disable them or uninstall them
if they are there

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:24 PM

Have you checked Device Manager?

That's typically where new hardware shows up, especially if drivers are not installed.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:42 PM

Just a shot in the dark, but use this free program to "Flush Software Distribution" (it's a button that you'll see when you launch the program): http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix#Standard_version
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:32 PM

So, were you overclocking? I'd reset the default values first


My computer is overclocked but I haven't changed anything in months.


Have you checked Device Manager?

That's typically where new hardware shows up, especially if drivers are not installed.


I've checked the Device Manager but how do I tell if the hardware is new? I hit the "scan for hardware changes" button and the IDE Controller and Nvidia Controller are showing as being changed.




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