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#1 mooniniteman

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:41 PM

So tonight I decided to update my graphics driver, it had been about 4-5 months since the last one. So I go to Nvidia's website and get the newest driver, 182.50 I believe. Downloaded and installed on my machine I reboot (FYI I never removed the previous driver) After the reboot I notice that my screens resolution has changed to a much lower one and my color isnt as sharp as before. Then I find out that the computer isnt (detecting) using my video card at all as show in the pic.

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This is what device manager is telling me.

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Any help is appreciated and, thanks in advance.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:04 AM

Uninstall all of the nvidia drivers .
restart the unit
Reinstall the new drivers.
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#3 mooniniteman

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:14 AM

I've done that multiple times, even tried refitting the card back onto the motherboard. I've seen other forums with ppl having this problem saying it was fixed with a reformat. Unless there is another way

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:42 AM

have you tried rolling back the driver?

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:30 AM

Yes I have

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:52 AM

You might try this, How to uninstall hidden devices, drivers, and services - Tech-Recipes.com - http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_instal...on_tips504.html

I suggest uninstalling all unnecessary drivers, in addition to your current set of video drivers...then reinstalling the video drivers.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:22 AM

I just tried that Hamluis and it didnt work. The same problem is presisting. I'm going to backup my stuff and prepare for a reformat, however I will keep checking this thread for update/will post updates.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:09 PM

Well, I reformatted and installed my video and audio drivers and I still have the same video card problem. I also tried reseating the card in the slot to see if that would help but that didn't change anything.


**UPDATE** Luckily I found an older version of my video driver, it worked as it should and video is back to normal now. Apparently the driver I downloaded was incompatible or something.

Edited by mooniniteman, 08 April 2009 - 06:51 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:53 PM

Could be hardware failing.

I would try a video card (for comparative purposes), assuming that your screen reflects onboard video.

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