NVAPI_Setting_Not_Found error while using Nvidia Profile Inspector

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  1. Phil Tuncap

    Phil Tuncap Active Member

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    I've never seen this issue before, until just now, with a clean install of win10 and the latest geforce driver

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    Anyone familiar with this or DRS or whatnot?

    Edit: googled and found out DRS is Driver Settings, and then I saw a link:

    https://developer.nvidia.com/nvapi

    Do I need to download that? I don't remmeber if I did before or not, but it's been quite a while since I've started from a clean install of windows.
     
  2. Astyanax

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    no, but it looks like your DRS folder is missing
     
  3. Phil Tuncap

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    err hmm odd.

    Well, I did find this just now:
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    I guess I can try reinstalling the drivers and whatnot?
     
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    delete the folder, open nvcpl and click restore defaults on the profiles list.
     

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    Hmm, access denied
     
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    Oh jeez, the control panel is now considered a Windows App? I hate being restricted when i'm the user/admin
     
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    Having issues trying to gain control, I had problems with ownership before I formatted/reinstalled windows, but I had fixed it somehow, forcing ownership of my whole drive, I'd have to look in my history to see what I did. I tried going to the Security tab of the WindowsApps folder and changing ownership from TrustedInstaller to me, and ran into the same thing I remember running into last time, a lot of things "failed" to enumerate
     
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    If you're already fudging around with permission issues, I'd do clean install. Also, if you do not want the DCH driver which uses the Windows Store to download the the NVCPL, use the Standard driver which you can download here. https://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us It contains the NVCP.
     
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    I just did a clean install lol that's what I don't understand. and it can download from the window store it's fine, I've just never had an issue where I couldn't change settings in Profile Inspector, or restore default settings in the nvcpl
     
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    What modifications did you make from a default install?
     
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    Can you list the security tab for the drs folder properties?

    I've never known it to be anything other than Everyone.
     
  13. Phil Tuncap

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    Once I was able to get the setup image to boot from my phone, nothing, just regular windows 10 64bit Pro. I wasn't able to activate it during install because of no internet, don't think that would have anything to do with it tho, it's activated now..

    I would if it was there lol, it hasn't been replaced since I deleted it when you mentioned earlier to
     
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    "Having issues trying to gain control, I had problems with ownership before I formatted/reinstalled windows, but I had fixed it somehow, forcing ownership of my whole drive, I'd have to look in my history to see what I did. I tried going to the Security tab of the WindowsApps folder and changing ownership from TrustedInstaller to me, and ran into the same thing I remember running into last time, a lot of things "failed" to enumerate"

    If you did not format your drive prior, there's pretty much only one way to end up with the same permission issues on a new OS install you had on the old one: you did an in place install over an existing installation.
     
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    The same permission issues but not involving the nvcpl, and that issue was taken care of a while back. And if I did an install over an existing one, i wouldn't have a need to boot the win install from my phone ;p I did it on a seperate drive from where the other windows was, then I formatted that drive after the new windows was installed. Then because it was still showing up when I boot, I went into bcdedit and deleted the identifier for the windows that wasn't there anymore
     

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    I just tried a 'takeown /f c:\ /r /d y' after rebooting to command prompt, rebooted windows, and tried restoring nvcpl to default settings, still access denied.
     
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    hmm, the drs folder is definitely the location the dch cpl uses for game and most global settings.
     
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    Ok so not sure why I, and in my defense yall didn't mention it either, didn't think of just uninstalling the control panel and reinstalling it from the store lol...that fixed whatever permission issue was going on. Unfortunately I didn't do that until I did a system restore which took me back 2 days ago to see if that did anything, it didn't. But now I'm getting little errors here and there with video drivers, directx, some things not working right, so I'm just going to wipe and reinstall here in a bit. I do have 1 question that I've posted in a couple places, just waiting on an answer so I can start formatting/installing..i'll just copy/paste it:

    I'm creating a partition so I can have the windows 10 install on-demand when I need it, not sure why I didn't think of this before. The question of the allocation unit size popped up in my head when I was getting ready to create the partition. Since the number and size of files on it will always the same, if I take the size on disk (4,285,284,352‬ bytes), divide that by the number of files (944), would that be the optimal allocation unit size? (4,539,496 bytes, but the max option is 2M)
     
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    This probably has been solved by now, but I decided to create an account because I was having this same problem and couldn't find a solution anywhere on the internet.
    For me, I was getting this exact message with my FPS when I tried changing it. Turns out I had to get an updated version of Nivida Profile Inspector.

    This is the one I installed that worked for me: https://github.com/Orbmu2k/nvidiaProfileInspector/releases/tag/2.3.0.13
     

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