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Need Nvidia Drivers for XP


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#1 TiredOfSony

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:51 PM

Hello, a while ago, I downgraded my Sony Vaio VGN-FE41E from Vista to XP, and had some trouble finding proper drivers, but through some forums and websites, I managed. I had them all stored on my external hard drive in case something happened and I needed to do it again, but sadly it was stolen a while ago and I don't remember what I did and where I managed to find the nvidia drivers, because to get it to work, I had to find drivers for other models, as my Sony model isn't compatible with the Windows XP.

Now there is this warning popping up that says

"The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\NVDESK32 is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation disk"

When this happened before all I had to do was uninstall the nvidia drivers and reinstall them again, but I don't remember which drivers I need to install, because of the lack of compatibility of my Sony VGN-FE41E with Windows XP.

My question is, does anyone know which drivers I need to download and where to download them from, and possibly how to prevent this from happening again?

Hope the post wasn't too confusing, i'm clearly not a computer wizz and have some trouble understanding any of this, if you need more information let me know!

Thanks! :)

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:53 PM

Hello Welcome to Bleeping Computer,
I will need the version of XP and need to know if it is 32 or 64 bit.

Thanks

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:57 PM

This is for 32 bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_notebook_winxp_179.48_beta.html . This is for 64 bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_notebook_winxp64_179.48_beta.html .

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 02:02 PM

Unfortunately if you have a Sony VIAO Laptop you must stick to the OS that came installed on it. I had a Sony Lap Top and was unable to run anything but Windows XP Professional Sony Branded on it. Linux would fail and so would other versions of Windows.




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