OK, first things first. I use a MacBook with Boot Camp. It's four years old and I still use Windows XP.
I installed Windows probably in early 2011, then again in 2012 or 2013 when it wouldn't boot for some reason, and then again a few weeks ago. See, for that one, I started with the dreaded "16 color low resolution" problem, and immediately took steps to fix it, mostly trying to remove all NVIDIA components (GeForce 320M, that's the one for the computer) and attempting to reinstall it through Boot Camp. Well, what I ended up doing was completely wiping out the Display Adaptors box from Device Manager, and I had a lovely high-res color screen again that was absolutely useless because it had no graphics card. So I reinstalled the system after my options seemed to be exhausted, one day later everything was back up again and got to enjoy the games I'd been missing. Guess what? Less than 2 weeks after my initial triumph, I got back in the same boat. This time however, I took note of what I had and what I didn't, specifically that Device Manager DOES show Display Adaptors, the graphics card, but the NVIDIA control panel was screwed (and remained that way no matter what I did). I really don't want to reinstall the system again, I really want to play my Steam games, and so forth. So, what do I do now? Any advice? Would Safe Mode fix anything?