Re: [NTO] NVIDIA control panel gone bonkers
first I would uninstall the video card completely, all of it. take the card
then I would restart and make sure your basic driver is working probably 8
or 16 color
once you know it works , turn the machine off put the card back in and
reload the driver and if it all works
download ghost and make a copy of C:\ only and keep it safe somewhere ,
possibly D:\ OR E:\
----- Original Message -----
From: "loro" <tabbie@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:38 PM
Subject: [NTO] NVIDIA control panel gone bonkers
> Well, it hasn't really, it's gone altogether. I've messed around so
> much I'm not sure what I've done or not anymore, but I'll try to list
> the main things.
> The Nvidia CP stopped working long ago. If I tried to bring it up I
> was told "The Nividia Display Panel extension cannot be created.
> Possible reasons include: version mismatch. Reinstalling display
> drivers may solve the problem.". I haven't bothered, because there
> wasn't anything I wanted to change, but now all of a sudden my colors
> have gone crazy. The old Notetab icon has a nice carrot tone...
> So, I googled and I found this is a common problem. Reinstalling the
> drivers seems to be the usual fix.
> First I checked the Nvidia service was up enabled. It was.
> Then I reinstalled the current driver from the Windows CD. Did nothing.
> Then I downloaded the latest driver from Nvidia and ran the
> installer. Stupid me chose "Clean install", which if I understood it
> right means it removes old drivers and old settings before installing
> the new stuff. It got that far, but the installation failed. No hint
> about in what way or why. Just "Installation failed". Thank you very
> much! But what it did accomplish was that it removed the control
> panel, so now I don't even have it. The service is gone too.
> I'll try to install the fresh driver a couple of times more because I
> read about someone who succeeded after several tries. In the meantime
> I'm looking forward to any bright ideas you may have. Remember I'm
> not too bright with hardware, so I need dumbed downed (can one say
> that?) instructions. :-)
> Windows XP Home, NIVIDEA GeForce 8600 GT
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