Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by serAph, Oct 23, 2003.
Updating Drivers on SLI
Nvm. I figured out the problem.
I followed the steps to properly remove video card drivers to the T but I am sometimes getting lingering effects from problems some of the drivers caused.
I've used Driver Cleaner Pro v1.2.
According to their readme, it is recommended (but not necessary) to use their CAB cleaner beforehand.
What is CAB cleaner?
There are two CAB files availible to clean, which of them should i clean? (Both? Or only one of them? Or none at all?)
Un-Install vid driver with a multiple video cards configuration
I added a new video card to my system, I have now a GF4 TI4600 with 2 monitors attached AND a GF FX5200 with 1 monitor attached (mainly I "fly" FS2004 FS Flight sim) with Nvidia driver.
I wonder if the procedure is unchanged with my new configuration?
Thanks in advance.
DC Pro Edition v1.4 release
Just FYI incase no one noticed, there is a new Drive Clean version on the web page, Pro Edition ver. 1.4 released 1/21/06. :rock:
"Universal" Windows folder
Just for the record: Windows has variables in it's registry, so that installer programs know the right folders' paths.
These variables start with and end with "%", and are case INsensitive.
Examples: %ProgramFiles%, %SystemDrive% etc.
"Start > Run > %SystemRoot%" [Return] would do the job 'anywhere'. =)
Does this pertain to installing newer or older versions of drivers? Like if I wanted to install a different driver version, do I need to uninstall the current one for the one I am about to install to function properly?
only use DC if u are either switching from ATI to nvidia or vice versa
or maybe if you have installed a boatload of diffrent driver sets over a short period of time
95% ur fine just using unisntall and reinstall
people use DC out of some weird OCD i think
Where can I find the newest and free driver cleaner version? all I can find is DriverCleaner.NET and thats shareware...
You can also use XDC - Driver Cleaner http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=224647.
This program should be added to the first post imho.
Old driver removal
I recently replaced a Leadtek GeForce 2 GTS videocard with a Leadtek WinFast A7300GT TDH AGP 256MB DDR2 GeForce 7300GT. I did this installation on 32-bit Windows XP Pro. I followed the directions that came with the new videocard. For the most part the card works OK, but since installing it Celestia 1.4.1 refuses to load and the satellite photos in Google Earth vanish when I zoom in close. Getting these two applications working again is the only reason I'm trying to update the Nvidia drivers. I noticed that I have an entry in the Add/Remove Programs list that reads WinFast Display Driver Outrider. When I'm removing the Nvidia drivers, do I also have to remove the WinFast Display Driver Outrider as well? Any information will be appreciated.
I found out that my problem was with the NVIDIA video driver CPU support. According to postings on the NVIDIA user forums all version 80+ NVIDIA Windows drivers need a CPU that supports SSE to run OpenGL. The Athlon T'bird that I was using didn't support SSE. I replaced the T'bird with an Athlon XP 2200+, and upgraded the motherboard BIOS to support the new Athlon CPU. Once this was done all the 3D applications start to run normally again. NVIDIA said nothing about needing an SSE compatible CPU in their video driver release notes.
driver cleaner link not working;(.
I always did updating this way, but lately cleaning files after removal causes bsods (narrowed down to cleaning nv4_disp.dll specifically) atill haven't figured out howcome. could it be related to having an nforce chipset?
Can I be helped on Vista 32 BIT ...Crysis freezes on opening EA page? Are Beta for XP for Vista too? ...will my Crysis ever be over?
When i do that on Vista x64 OEM deactivates any way around that?
I have always just uninstalled older drivers, rebooted and installed newer drivers, rebooted. No problems. Whats with all this safe mode driver sweeper crap?
Well, I hope you never get the 4bit error.
Thank you for this nice guide, this is exactly what i was looking for but i have 2 questions:
1. In the step 3 of this guide, you say:
< *Note - steps [3-A] and [3-B] are unnecessary if you used Driver Cleaner version 2 or later >
but the only version i can find is 1.5.5: http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/. Where could i get this version 2 or later?
2. Also, if my version of driver sweeper is correct and i used it in step 2, all i need to do in step 3 is to turn off my wifi router for the rest of the install so win can't install anything without prompting me, right?
1. Driver Sweeper and Driver Cleaner are two different programs which do the same task, though:
2. I am not turning my Internet connection off and Windows is not updating any drivers, but I guess to be on the safe side, it won't hurt to turn your router off, my_lo.