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Ptrs, plz, as to how to restablish NVidia 5200 drivers


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#1 LeftCoast_Dave

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 11:19 PM

I evidently messed up when updating the driver for my NVIDIA GeForce 5200 FX card (on a Dell 8300);
- I have two Control Panels (NVIDIA nview Desktop Manager, and NVIDIA Control Panel) that appear in my list of Control Panels; nothing appears in my task bar from these, nor does anything seem to happen when I select them.

- I have tried repeated uninstalls and rollbacks, both in normal startup and safe boot, re-installs in all sorts of conditions, to no avail.

The computer itself still has servicable life, though I will need to replace its optical drives soon.

- Can someone please walk me through, or point me towards, instructions on how to get this card up and going, OR

perhaps I best put in a new video card on an old computer; if so, HTH do I rid the computer of seemingly useless NVIDIA control panels

- Or have I reached a point where a complete re-install of Win XP is warranted? Or just migrate all I have to one of my Macs?

Thanks for any and all ideas,
Dave

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:51 PM

1. Do a clean uninstall of the Nvidia drivers and reboot your system.
2. Download and Install the latest version of the drivers (Either from the Dell or Nvidia website).

BTW, are you sure the card is still working rather compatible with the current system?
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:31 PM

Thanks for the reply -
I've done all the "uninstalls" I can think of, both in normal boot and safe boot, through the add/remove control panel. I am still left with NVidia control panels that don't fire, and a monitor/card config that isn't so hot (crappy video, no hibernation mode, etc.)

Reinstalling NVidia drivers though their install program has been futile to date.

So, how do I best achieve a "clean removal"? Or what other ideas come to mind? A complete reinstall of the OS (sheesh)?

TIA
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:55 PM

Thanks for the reply -
I've done all the "uninstalls" I can think of, both in normal boot and safe boot, through the add/remove control panel. I am still left with NVidia control panels that don't fire, and a monitor/card config that isn't so hot (crappy video, no hibernation mode, etc.)

Reinstalling NVidia drivers though their install program has been futile to date.

So, how do I best achieve a "clean removal"? Or what other ideas come to mind? A complete reinstall of the OS (sheesh)?

TIA
Dave


You could use something like CCleaner to eliminate all traces of the driver installation.
Anything and everything Nvidia should be removed.

On the other hand...

A complete reinstall of the OS isn't an easy decision but it does guarantee normality following which you can carry out a clean install of all drivers and applications.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 10 December 2009 - 05:56 PM.

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