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[SOLVED] nvidia driver

Question: [SOLVED] nvidia driver

hey i just put 2000 pro on my dell and i am looking for the geforce 4 driver 4200 ... of course i went to nvidia my self but the download will not start when i hit "go" and i went to help ...any sugestions???

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Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] nvidia driver

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: [SOLVED] nvidia driver

Go to this site:
The first link is from Nvidia, the other 3 are mirrors and will download from Nvidia authorized mirror sides. A mirror is just a duplicate site so that one server doesnt get tied up.

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i was wondering where i could download a nVIDIA driver installer for my graphics card.
MY graphics card is geforce2 mx/mx-400 and the problem is i cannot support openGL mode in the games i am currently playing. Will installing a driver fix this 'unable to open in openGL mode' problem ? thanks again ohh.. im running on windows XP. thanks

Answer:Solved: nVIDIA driver help

Get your driver here. OpenGL support is included in the driver.

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[/BWhen I started my computer I got this message:
NVIDIA Driver helper service Version 197.45 stopped working correctly
What do I need to do???

Answer:Solved: Nvidia driver

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Is this NVidia driver problem solved.
Should I update Win10 today alredy?

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Hello all,

I'd thought i'd post this here before contacting nvidia or leadtek. My system currently runs a Leadtek gtx280 I updated my driver from 178.24 to the new 181.20.

I have been playing GT4, however since updating to the new 181.20 driver it seems quite slow and sluggish, I have had to reduce the graphics etc. I also switched back to the 178.24 driver and it works fine at the higher settings.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I can't say I've noticed a difference in other demanding games like FarCry 2 though.

I look forward to any responses received or solutions.

Answer:Solved: Problems with nvidia driver 181.20

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Hi Guys  i have been have problems with my LENOVO Y500 nvidia gt 750m driver, the problem is when i am using the computer it freeze then a messege pops up NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver stopped responding on what ever version of nvidia driver is running on the pc. I have tried changing the (Timeout Detection and Recovery of GPU)  made it even worse! The interesting thing is when i remove the power supply and run the pc on battery the pc runs normal without any errors. i have tried most of things i have search about this problem non of them work. i have asked some specialist at nvidia they asked for my ?msinfo32? (system configuration) file and graphics card information and they said the was nothing wrong with the graphic card PLEASE GUYS I NEED YOUR HELP NO THIS MATTER 

Answer:Y500 nvidia driver gt750m windows 8 NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver stopped responding

When you switch to battery power, the GPU will run at a lower speed.  If your GPU is stable at a low speed but causes driver crashes at its normal speed, that is usually a sign that your GPU is failing.  I am assuming that you have tried recent drivers from the Nvidia website.  I am using version 340.52 without any problems. Try running the GPU-Z program from TechPowerUp.  The sensors tab will show you the MHz your GPU is running at.

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Trying to be helpful to my hubby, *sigh*, I was browsing through Properties to *fix* something that went awry with his display. I noticed his display was set to Nvidia, and changed it back to default. WRONG!!!

Now we can't find a way to change it back. When he boots, all his icons disappear off the left of his screen. When he tries to open anything at all, it also disappears off the left of the screen. All you can see is his wallpaper and the bottom tool bar.

We tried rebooting in Safe Mode, but you can't change monitor drivers there.

(Compaq Presario S6000V, Win XP, Samsung flat screen monitor, Nvidia card was installed for high-demand games.)

We're desperate, guys! What can we do to put it back?

Answer:Solved: Gah! Lost Nvidia Monitor Driver!

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Hey guys and gals,

basically I just installed battlefield2 and when I went to open the wouldn't launch. I have an Nvidia GeForce 8800gtx and I thought my driver might be out of date so I did an update. Whatever driver I got in the update was wrong.. so I uninstalled my graphics driver completely.

Now I've visited the nvidia site and I've downloaded what they say is the latest driver.


I have tried to install it but get this error message.. The nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware..the setup will now exit.

So where can I get the most basic or even most reliable 8800gtx driver ( I am using xp 32bit ). Thank you!

Also is anyone familiar with any good program that I could get thats free ( and legal ) that would scan all my drivers and automatically update them ? There is a program called Driver Robot that detected that I have 40 odd drivers that could use updates.. now I know few of those are critical but would be nice if some free software did this for me . Any ideas?

Thanks again all

Answer:Solved: How can I find an Nvidia 8800gtx driver?

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Hello guys,

I've just installed Vista on my Computer and i need to install the drivers, so i tried to install my graffics card drivers ( NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT GPU ) which i downloaded from the nvidia website.

I'm sure i downloader the correct driver but every time i try to install the drivers i get the following error.
"The nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers compatible with your hardware.The setup will now exit".

I tried to disable on board graphics but i believe my motherboard does not support intergated graphics because i couldn't find anything in the BIOS menu.

Any help??


Answer:Solved: NVIDIA driver does not recognise hardware.

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I'm running Windows 7, Ultimate that was recently re-installed. At that time Windows installed a graphics driver. Since Dell update reported an update driver was available, I tried to update the driver for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560ti. The update appeared to download properly but the NVIDIA Installer failed... indicating that (1) Microsoft.NET framework version 4 did not install and (2) NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.1.6 did not install. The error message reads: "The required line was not found in the INF." I downloaded and installed Microsoft.NET framework, but the identical error message persists. Nothing will install from the NVidia site.
I have tried to install from the Dell drivers update site as well as Dell reports that "an error" occurred during installation. I received this computer as a replacement several years ago. While the computer was replaced the display was not and no drivers CD was sent with the replacement machine.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: Video Controller (VGA Compatible), 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 462936 MB, Free - 370755 MB; D: Total - 14000 MB, Free - 13876 MB; G: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 476686 MB;
Motherboard: Alienware, 046MHW
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated an... Read more

Answer:Solved: Cannot Install NVidia graphics driver

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I have the GeForce 6150le with showing and when I try to upadte driver out of device manager it shows as the latest is installed; however the web site for nvidia shows a new driver of for the windows 32 bit vista. My question is could that be the reason for slow boot with gui boot screen hanging for 2 minutes before boot and should I take the new driver or will it just create other problems? thanks. joe
system is Dell e521

Answer:Solved: nvidia 6150le driver advice

The most current NVIDIA GeForce 6150LE graphics driver is 301.42(, but updating it likely will not resolve the slow boot issue.

If you want to update it anyway, download and save it, then close all open windows first, then install it.

It should overwrite and replace the older version.


Let's see what's auto-starting and running in the background.

Go to Start - Run - MSCONFIG - OK - "Startup" tab.

Write down ONLY the names in the "Startup Item" column that have a checkmark next to them.

If the "Startup Item" column isn't wide enough to see the entire name of any of them, widen the column.

Submit those names here in a vertical list.

Make sure to spell them EXACTLY as you see them there.


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A friend of mine is getting BSOD when Multitasking for example b/w Itunes, Firefox, and typing a word Doc. She has a 32bit Vista Dell PC. The problems and solutions always says NVIDIA driver problem. She has the NVIDIA Ge Force 6150SE n Force 430

Should we choose to update driver and have it search the Internet and detect the right driver and install it. Should we find the driver, uninstall the current driver and then reinstall the latest driver. What is the best way to find out the most current driver for the 6150 SE, Nforce 430.

What do you think? Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Updating an NVIDIA driver in Vista

Go to NVidia and get the driver.

In most cases, it is not necessary to remove the old driver first. Do that only if you have problems later that you can't resolve any other way.

You could do the update automatically, as you mentioned, but the Microsoft driver is not as complete as the one directly from NVidia. It may not support OpenGL graphics, for example, so I'd suggest using the NVidia site.

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I have a Toshiba Qosmio X500. It's 3 years old but a very expensive laptop and far from obsolete.

I installed Geforce experience which automatically updated the driver. The installation failed part way through. Geforce gave no reason, just described it as a fail. The files downloaded and unpacked and the installation process commenced but it stopped with the bar on about 10%. It then tried to roll back, choosing what looked like the windows update process to do so. This reported a fail too. I did it several times with the same result. I then tried downloading a driver a couple of years old and that did the same. I guess this is a hardware error. My questions:

Is there a way to confirm it is a hardware error? The machine had suffered from overheating in the past and I thought I noticed slowdown of the graphics, however I sent it to a professional repair station which made a few minor repairs and checks and didn't report a failed graphics card.

Can I replace or upgrade the graphics card? I can't find anyone online that sells them. It is a GTX 460M.

Of course I took a restore point before starting the update. Unfortunately when the update failed I uninstalled a programme as disk space was low and I thought that may be the problem. Without telling me, Windows overwrote my restore point.

Thanks a lot for your help

Answer:Solved: Laptop can't install nvidia driver

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Hello guys;
I have a problem! I own an Aspire 5750G
and the problem is that i had preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium (of witch i created a system image)
and i formated it and installed Vista (Home Premium x64 that i own) because of a program that i have to do the job on it (the program didnt worked in W7). The problem is that the program requires a GPU (nVidia one not the Intel) But NONEGPU drivers for GT540M (that i tried) don't work with Vista! I need the solution verry fast or il get fired help me!

Answer:Solved: Missing nVidia Laptop Driver (Vista)

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I need help finding a driver update for my Nvidia GeForce GO 7900GTX Graphics Card. I have a Sager laptop and I need to find the latest driver update, my only problem is the one from the Nvidia website doesn't work with my hardware supposedly. When I try and install it, it cannot find an acceptable match for the hardware and then closes.

I am currently on:
Date: 4/25/2006

Which is extremely old, but I have been unsuccessful with updating any farther with a newer driver. If anyone has any thoughts on what I should do please let me know since I have been urgently trying to find a solution to this issue.

P.S. I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition.

Thanks guys!

Answer:Solved: Help finding a driver for my Nvidia Geforce GO 7900GTX!

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Hello all,

After the installing XP and updating it to SP2 (ugh!), am starting to hunt down all my needed drivers. The one remaining is one for the video card. Now must let you know I'm using an Alienware 51m 5500 laptop, with a nVIDIA GeForce Go5700 card. In it's day it was flash as they came!

I've gone to the nVIDIA website, downloaded the driver (actually two different versions) and tried to install it. I get an error telling me that there are NO drivers for the new one to update. Bugger, need to install one.

On the Utility disk there is are AGP and VGA drivers. Installed them, or at least I thought I had installed them.

In Control Panel I do not see an nVIDIA folder (like before the horrible crash of the HDD), so I correct in assuming that I don't have one installed? LOL.

Any assistance would be great!

Thank you in advance!


Answer:Solved: Need to install nVIDIA GeForce Go5700 driver

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So I've been trying to install a new graphics card update called "Nvidia update components 1.8.15" which I'm not sure if i really need it but I've been having a lot of problems with games like Call Of Duty: Black Ops lagging and I'm thinking I need this update but when I go to update my card it says it Failed here's a picture and my specs...

Please help

Operating system is windows 7 (64-bit)
Graphics Card is GEFORCE GT 540M
Processor Intel i7 2.00 (turbo boost up to 2.9 quad core)
Ram 8 GB

Answer:Solved: Nvidia graphics card driver not installing

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Dear all,

I am using a nVidia 460gtx GPU in my laptop. Windows installed some updates and I am constantly having video driver crashes (I am currently running windows in safe mode, I can't open chrome after this issue arrose).

Then, after restarting my Win7 for three or four times, hopping it would solve the crashing driver issue, I got a BSOD.

Could any one help me with that, please?

Any help is very appreciated.

All the best!

Answer:[SOLVED] nVidia Driver stopped responding for several times and then BSOD

Hi please follow the instructions here
Did you reinstall the driver from the laptop makers support site for your model

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I have an Nvidia Gforce GTX 660. It was acting a little glitchy when I play World of Warcraft so I went to their website and noticed that very recently they released a new driver set for it. I run Win 7 and after a few clicks I was well on my way to downloading and then installing this new driver for my hardware graphics card. Now, a few days later, Warcraft runs even worse, (if at all,) and it throws an error on my screen right before kernal locking my system. Is/was there a more stable driver set I should be using? What should I do?

Please help.

Thank you.

Answer:Solved: Nvidia newest Driver on my Card Locking up Warcraft

U could always roll back to the previous driver
Have u cleaned out the fan on the video card lately

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I've posted in this forum under a different name a while ago, but I forgot my username, and my old email host went down, so I made a new one.

Anyway, I know that the MX400 is a really old card, but it's the only thing I got right now. I pulled it from another working PC, so I do know the card still works fine.

I placed in another PC, booted up, and got the ugly 640x480 resolution. I could change the resolution in the Displays settings fine.

However, some old games that required OpenGL just wouldn't run at all, while they would run fine on the other PC. Also, I couldn't play videos in VLC or Windows Media Player.

I forgot all about updating the drivers, so I upgraded the drivers using the last supported version for my MX400, v93.71, from the Nvidia site. I got the "Drivers updated successfully, please restart" message, and restarted. The PC restarted, the Windows logo appeared, the loading bar moved around, and then the screen just went completely blank.

I could only boot the PC into VGA or safe mode, so I used System Restore to go back to the time I removed the driver. And now everything is fine again. Except that I can't watch videos or play 3D games.

The other PC also had the latest drivers installed, and worked fine. Not sure why this is happening to this PC.

Oh yeah, and heres my specs:
Processor: P4 HT 2.6Ghz "Northwood"
Mobo: FIC P4-865PE Max
RAM: 1.25GB PC3200 DDR

Answer:Solved: Nvidia GeForce2 MX400 driver upgrade = blank screen!

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When i put in my Geforce FX 5200 and put in the PNY FX5200 Driver Installation CD it successful installed...but then proceeded to give me a blue screen 15 seconds later saying its going to shut down to prevent any error. when i reboot...15 seconds in the blue screen pops out again saying its going to shut down to prevent any errors...soo the only way the error message would go away would be to go back and use every time it boots up it says one of the VGA doesnt work.

i went to device manager and clicked on FX 5200 and it said "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available."
So...i proceeded to click "update driver" and "search automatically online" and it failed.
help anyone?

Answer:[SOLVED] (Resolved) Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 on Vista driver error

have you tried downloading and installing nvidia's vista driver yet, from nvidia?

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I've searched around the net on this error.. no real solutions that i have found so far.. figured i'd give this forum a shot... i'm running an 8600GT and 7600GT card at the same time.. didnt have this issue before the 2nd card..

I'm running the latest revision from 12/07 on the driver...

The stop error is 0x0000001D

Anyone have any thoughts.. or am i out of luck with 2 nvidia cards and x64 vista for now?


Answer:[SOLVED] BSOD x64 Vista.. a driver is mismanaging PTES (2 nvidia cards)..

you need to post any error messages in full
your running the card indervidually
what psu is in it

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad R61 (8918CTO) with an nVidia Quadro NVS 140M graphics adapter, running Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Service Pack 1. I have had two blue screen errors over maybe three days. Windows reports that they were caused because the nVidia graphics adapter driver (version dated 9/5/2009) stopped working. I believe this is the driver installed by ThinkVantage System Update. Windows 7's Device Manager reports that it is the best driver available and that there are no previous drivers to roll back to. I previously ran XP SP3 on my computer for several years with no significant problems and certainly no recurring BSODs. I do vaguely remember disabling or uninstalling extra nVidia software (a control panel and possibly something else) early on because of display problems like lines and flickering, but I don't think I had to uninstall or replace the drivers themselves. The only hardware change I've made since running XP is a new Seagate Momentus XT hard drive. Unless the Seagate doing something like caching the driver and subsequently flushing it, which seems pretty unlikely, I don't see how the new hard drive would be involved in this problem. I've found generic reference drivers for Quadro notebook adapters on nVidia's site, but I'm interested in hearing if other users have suggestions before trying them. Any tips?

Answer:R61 with nVidia Quadro NVS 140M - Lenovo's nVidia driver linked to intermittent BSODs

I don't mean to scare you, but you might be experiencing early signs of GPU failure on that R61.
What's the date code on the bottom - the same sticker that holds the serial and model numbers ?

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After I install a Nvidia display driver I can't access the NCP in the right click. It's there but nothing happens when I click on it.

Answer:When I install my Nvidia display driver, I can't access the Nvidia Control Panel

Usually the best thing to do in these situations is to download the driver again. Uninstall the one that you have and reinstall with the new download. Also ensure you have the correct download for you card.
Sometimes downloads can become corrupt.

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Hi, I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 with the NVS3100M discrete graphics card running Windows 10 32 bit. Windows 10 updates automatically, as we all know, but the driver update has failed time and time again putting my laptop in lower resolution "limp mode" and the computer can no longer detect the graphics card. I have also tried manually uninstalling and reinstalling the original Lenovo driver - which works for about 2 hours - but then Windows Update just automaticaly udpates ontop of it, and reverts it back to a broken state (and there is no way of disabling this update). Error that shows up is 0x80070002 I have tried looking for solutions but they all apply to Windows 8 or earlier - is there any fix for Windows 10? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm not a gamer, but rather an enthusiastic net surfer and would like my present graphics card to be as fast as easily possible. To do this, it has been suggested that I update my card's driver with downloading/installing Nvidia's latest driver (285.62 WHQL, Win7 64-bit...4G RAM, Firefox 9). Would this be the the right thing to do?

Answer:Driver update for NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i?

If you are not having problems, I would not go looking for trouble

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W510 unable to utilize 3D graphics even though per Lenovo website my dirver is up to date.Running original W7 pro 64 bit and using original Nvidia graphics card Quadro FX 880M.Driver from Lenovo version released Dec. 1, 2013 ( I am on trial version of a floor plan/house designing software which is higly regarded and costly ($200) so don't think problem is with software. I definitely meet the minimum specs for software except for one:It needs graphics card to be able to run OpenGL 2.1 or higher in order to render 3D views of plan. Software (herafter noted as HDA) has determined that my graphics card is only offering OpenGL 1.0, and recommends driver update. So after talking with their tech support, I tried Nvidia driver 340.52 from Nvidia website released early July 2014. This was a catastrophe; still no 3D rendering, and numerous problems with even email or web browser and enormous system slow down. The Nvidia driver update also installed Nvidia Control Panel (also audio drivers). While Nvidia Control Panel opened it then went back and forth between Windows showing that it was "Not Responding" to briefly showing home screen of Control Panel (hereafter NCP). Never could access anything in NCP. HDA tech support wanted me to un-install NCP which I was unable to do other than using a WIndows system restore point, so I am back to square one with my lenovo graphics driver... Read more

Answer:Nvidia FX880M graphics driver & Nvidia control panel problems

AFAIK NVIDIA requires the NCP to be installed with it's driver package.Did you do a clean install of the 340.52 driver? Sometimes in-place upgrading NVIDIA drivers doesn't end well. Also try to exclude 3D Vision from the install.

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I have a Laptop, about 6 months old now.
It's a Samsung RF511.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel Core i7 2630QM @ 2.00Ghz
DDR3 8192 Mb Ram
Nvidia 540M 2GB
My problem is, whenever I try to view a photo it would lag opening and once its opened I'd see blue pixel fragments all over my screen. Previously I tried to Re-install the latest driver. That didn't work. I uninstalled it and removed the registries and what not, that didn't work. So I'm now on a newly formatted Laptop and opening the Default images the Windows provides gives me these errors. Before I formatted I was getting these Errors - "Nvidia Display Driver Has Stopped Responding and Successfully Recovered".
I've read this link and I've done some of what they've said as I stated above.

I don't have anything installed other then Starcraft 2 which is being Optimized right now - and that's it.
I had Photoshop CS6 installed on my previous Installation of Windows and when this problem Occured Photoshop had trouble as well.

So does anyone know what I can do?
I really don't want to send the Laptop off. I'd like to see if I can fix it myself first. If not then I'll send it in.
Any help would be appreciated...

I've attaced an image showing what these blue pixel blocks look like with the Driver Displaying stopped responding

I forgot to add. I was getting the same Blue pixel things, and a lot more when I would open up Starcraft 2. The game ... Read more

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Lenovo seems to be lagging behind in getting updated graphics drivers from Nivida to its loyal customers.  So I went to the Nvidia site and looked.  The date on my driver is 12/16/2008.  When I let nvidia scan my system it reports that it is driver 179.30.  The latest for the 105m is 186.  And to add insult to injury Nvidia says "The manufacturer of this system requires that you download the driver for your GPU from their support site."  Sooooooo....... I have two questions: 1)  for Lenovo - when do you expect to release a new Nvidia driver for us? 2)  for other (apparantly) forgotton loyal Lenovo cusoters like myself: .....Has anyone gone ahead and installed the Nvidia driver?  Does it work?  Are there problems?  How did you get around them? Ok sorry - that's more than 2 questions.  :-)  But I think you get my drift. Brassie

Answer:Graphics driver from Nvidia for my SL500 with the Nvidia Geforce G 105m?

1) The Lenovo drivers are tested rigiously to make sure it is not incompatible with the systems, so this is why it is so slow. 2) No, only the nvidia driver from Lenovo would work.

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I bought a Satellite P850 like 2 months ago,is a great notebook and i love it.

Well the question is,i checked nvidia web page to check last drivers,i saw that my pc got 295.55 and nvidia web page got 301.42,so i tried to update but is impossible. After download and press install it say that is not compatible,what is the way to update them?

Thanks so much.

And sorry for my english.

Answer:Re: Satellite P850 - cannot install Nvidia driver from NVIDIA webpage

It is well known that graphic card manufacturers don?t support cards used on mobile machines and used drivers are supported by notebook manufacturers directly.

Driver preinstalled by Toshiba is bit modified and offer notebook hardware protection (avoid overheating) so it is strongly recommended usage of Toshiba drivers only.

Are you not happy with graphic performance or what?

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I regularly check for driver updates with the Lenovo tool.  Recnetly, I've noticed that I have the following driver that's called for as an update: NVIDIA Display Driver (NVIDIA N16S / Quadro N16P) However, I've never successfully gotten it to install.  Finally I manually downloaded it and ran the install.  During the CMD window that scrolls by with details, I see these lines at the end: INFO: Did not install 'c:\drivers\win\nvidiagraphics\nvidia\display.driver\nvlt.inf' because it is not better than the current drivers.INFO: Returning with code 0x100 Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas why we keep getting these types of driver 'updates' when they're not actually updates? Thanks for you input in advance!

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I have a late 2012 model Z580 with an Optimus GPU setup: an nVidia 640M plus Intel HD 4000. I switch regularly between them using the "Power management options" tool depending on whether I am traveling or whether I am playing games at home. Recently I've noticed more graphical artefacts and driver-related problems with recent games, but that's because I'm using very old (17 April 2012) Optimus drivers from the Lenovo website. I see these have not been updated since I bought the laptop over a year ago. So when the nVidia control panel icon keeps flashing up a reminder to upgrade my Optimus driver, I am tempted to update it. It would no doubt fix the graphic problems I'm experiencing in games. However, I've been told by some that I should only ever use the official Lenovo Optimus drivers or I risk breaking the ability to switch between the Intel HD 4000 and the nVidia 640M. Others claim that is nonsense and it should work fine. Obviously I'm reticent to stuff things up, so could someone here please give me a straight answer? Can I use the latest nVidia Optimus drivers that are compatible with the Z580? I'd appreciate any help or advice.

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W530 Thinkpad. I upgraded to Windows 10, then installed the various Lenovo support tools (system update, etc).  Ran those. Then downloaded the NVIDIA drivers for Win10, 64bit system and ran the installer.  The install proceeded for a little while, then stopped with a message that the compatible graphics hardware could not be found.  I do not see NVIDIA hardware listed in device manager under display. Suggestions on how to proceed welcomed!

Answer:After Win10 upgrade, NVIDIA driver install fails - cannot see NVIDIA HW

Go into the BIOS, Config -> Display, and set "discrete graphics", and Optimus legacy OS to DISABLED.
This will eliminate the built-in Intel HD graphics from your W530, leaving only the nVidia graphics for which that retail nVidia driver will now be very happy.
Of course nVidia graphics uses more power than Intel graphics, so you may not want to do this if you run on battery much of the time. Or, just plug the laptop in when you use it and you won't have a problem. You'll now always be getting best possible graphics performance. Note that even if on battery, you should have at least 2-3 hours of portable use when using nVidia graphics, depending on the apps you run and other power manager settings to conserve power.  But I just run plugged into the wall and don't have a concern.

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I've had this P40 a year or so with no issues. Discovered some sluggish graphics performance, checked to make sure nvidia was being used, and it wasn't. Went to change the nVidia settings and there was no nVidia control panel in my menus. Tried installing the latest drivers for the Quadro M500M. Uninstalled all nVidia drivers and software, directories (in C:\ and in Program Files) and installed selecting the "clean installation" option. Nothing I do will bring the nVidia control panel back. The whole reason I purchased this was the Quadro support. Outraged I just paid for another year of warranty only to find out that doesn't cover software issues at all. Anyone have a suggestion? Before I sell this and buy a machine from a brand with better support while under warranty.

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The Issue: When you install the new 175.85 driver from lenovo site in vista the driver version remains the same! it wont get updated if you are using nvidia 8xxx card. For 9xxx it will update The good: 1) Get a trusted driver from lenovo 2) improving the performance a lot compared to 15x drivers 3) We get a whql driver so we get blueray support The Bad: 1) we will have to stick with the 175.85 drive until lenovo release another one while laptopvideo2go offers new drivers. The Solution: 1) Download the driver .exe setup file from the lenovo site. 2) Extract it using winrar3) You will find 2 folders geforce 8 and geforce 94) Go inside the geforce 9 folder and run setup from there! Happy Computing!!!!!!! 

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This is the latest and the official driver from nVidia, Works for all Qosmio models with nVidia VGA Card




Answer:nVidia released a new driver for Qosmio nVidia VGA Cards

This is a wonderful information. Thanks for this info.

But as far as I know Toshiba recommends installing and using the own graphic drivers from the Toshiba driver page? I read in this forum that you can use other non-Toshiba drivers but only at your own risk?.

However, thanks for sharing this with us!

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I have had Windows 10 pretty much since official release- and it's great!
One problem however; it seems to crash every now and then. By crash, I mean the computer freezes up (No BSOD) and I can't move mouse nor turn num-lock off... The only option is to force shut down.
Sometimes this happens when I'm not on my computer (Come to find it frozen), other times it happens whilst watching YouTube.

Ive tried to find out what is causing the freeze by following online tips- however I cannot pin point this to anything.
It does seem to always show something related to NVIDIA drivers every time it crashes- the funny thing is, according to my little brother who set up the computer, I shouldn't even have NVIDIA because I don't have that graphic card!

Could this be the problem? Or is there something else causing the freezing?

Below is the details of the NVIDIA 'thing' which may be causing the crashes:
NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 266.58

Stopped working

‎24/‎10/‎2015 2:29 PM

Report sent

Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: nvvsvc.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4d27ce94
Fault Module Name: nvvsvc.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4d27ce94
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000000000004cff1
OS Version: 10.0.10240.
Loc... Read more

Answer:Possible NVIDIA Driver Freezing (With no NVIDIA card)

Hmm...ok. Can you go to your start menu, open it, type msinfo and run the System Information application?

Once it's open, click the + sign next to Components, then choose Display and either take a screenshot of what's there and upload it in a post, or copy what's there and paste it into your next post. That way, I can see what GPU you have and work from there.

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I'm only able to play Battlefield 3 at medium settings--with confirmation that nvidia is powering the game.  I wonder if this is the case because it appears Lenevo's nvidia driver appears outdated.  Can one instead download the nvidia driver straight from nvidia?

Answer:Y480 -- nvidia Driver update from nvidia instead?

Yes you might need to. But the nvidia drivers come out to be worser.

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HP Touchscreen IQ 506 with Win 7 (SP1), recently recovered (since restore points had been lost).
NVIDIA 9300M GS Display Driver version
Recovery was to Vista, and used upgrade disc to Win7.
Since recovery, I have been experiencing sporadic black-outs, with the message "Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered." This has been the case before, as well as after, upgrading to the present driver version.
Display has always returned, but still a nuisance to have activity interrupted.
Never experienced this prior to recovery, and I have not installed any software which was not installed prior to recovery.
The posts on other forums for this problem, for the most part, refer to use during playing action games. The only games I play are card games, and it isn't necessarily during a game when this occurs. I can be reading email or viewing a site on Firefox.
Any additional info needed?
Thanks, in advance --

Answer:Solved: NVIDIA "Display Driver Stopped Responding"

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I bought my laptop Lenovo Y50-70 Touch two months ago by Amazon. I was playing without problem games like: Tintanfall, Portal 2, LOL, Team Fortress 2, Borderlands 2, and this are optimized with Geforce Experience. Until yesterday when I trying to play by first time Left 4 Dead 2 (also optimized by Geforce Experience), after 5 minutes of game, I get an error in the game: The game stops and start an infinite loop of a very annoying noise? After 5 min without the possibility of remove the game ( Exit to task administrator or Alt+TAB) the laptop shutdown itself. When I turn on again the laptop was very very slow, and when I tried to open a game my laptop totally freezes or if I want to of simply open the configuration of Control panel Nvidia the laptop freeze it too, and then, a few seconds after appears a message: Display driver Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode driver has stopped responding and has successfully. The symptoms are the same that explain in this post on Nvidia: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 860M Driver Issues [details inside] - GeForce ForumsI tried to Uninstall and reinstall drivers (Safe Mode) but still having the error( I used such older version as new version). And I only could reinstall drivers in Safe mode, because in regular mode my installation freeze and not continue. Seems look whatever the situation that I need the use of the GPU Nvidia, the laptop entry to freeze and not work.What you recommend me? Is better that I don?t find more ?solutions? and pack... Read more

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After many many hours of searching forums for solutions I have been unable to find a solution to my problem - so I decided to open a topic of my own and hope someone can help me with my problem specifically.

My problem is similar to this topic, although the solutions posted there aren't working for me. In short: I have been experiencing random but frequent BSODs (16 and counting) with the message 'driver power state overload' being displayed.

In my quest for a solution I wanted to upgrade my drivers, when I noticed my Nvidia Geforce 650M graphics card seems to have disappeared. When I try to install the latest driver from Nvidia's website I get the error 'graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware'. Attempting to open the Nvidia control panel gives me the message 'An Nvidia graphics card was not detected on your system' and I cannot find the card listed in the device manager (only the intel HD graphics family is listed under display adapters)... To be clear: I'm quite sure my laptop SHOULD have this card, it's just not detecting it for some reason.

Since the symptoms of my problem are exactly the same as described in the topic linked above, I have tried to follow the solution described by Arc. Installed Driver Fusion, started in in safe mode and tried to delete Nvidia drivers - but nothing seemed to be listed here. I still clicked delete but not sure if this actually did something or not.

Answer:BSOD driver power state / Nvidia graphics driver problems

Hello Zephos.

As per the supplied data, this is the specification of your graphics.

Name Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0166&SUBSYS_21031043&REV_09\3&11583659&2&10
Adapter Type Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, Intel Corporation compatible
Adapter Description Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Adapter RAM (2.080.374.784) bytes
Installed Drivers igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumd32,igd10umd32,igd10umd32
Driver Version
So, it says it is not nVidia. But as you are saying that it was Nvidia Geforce 650M, and it disappeared, the best option is to contract the vendor. I wish you are within warranty?

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For about a week now i have been experiencing a problem. Anytime I try to watch a video on youtube or playing LoL,my screen blacks out and it either:
1.Recovers successfully and displays the error "Display Driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Windows7, Version 347.25 stopped responding and successfully recovered
2.the screen completely blacks out and displays an error, and PC has to restart.
I am currently running windows 7 x64
Intel Core i7-2670QM
Please help As soon as possible!
Thanks in advance
And here is my Dxdiag Log result
System Information
Time of this report: 4/1/2015, 00:08:58
       Machine name: ASUS-PC
   Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150128-1513)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
       System Model: N55SL
               BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/10/11 19:12:17 Ver: 04.06.03
          Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
             Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8096MB RAM
          Page File: 4466MB used, 11723MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
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Answer:Display Driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 347.25

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark only the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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It said I do not meet the min. requirement.What should I do?I want to be able to switch between Intel & Nvidia to save battery life.

Answer:T430s does not allow me to install the Intel display driver (mine has the nvidia driver)

Hello and welcome,
I believe the Intel driver is for the integrated graphics T430s models only, not the Optimus models.
Use the NVIDIA Optimus driver for your machine. It includes both the NVIDIA and Intel drivers.

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Here are my system specs

Athlon 64 X2 3800
Asus A8N32SLI Deluxe
2x Geforce 7800 GT
2 GB (4x512) Crucial Ballistics 2-2-2-6

Vista Ultimate x64
Nvidia Forceware 100.65

I experience a driver crash and recovery from time to time, especially when playing newer 3D games (primarily Lord of the Rings Online). Anyone else having any similar problems?

Answer:Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered - nvlddmkm nVidia Driver

Originally Posted by bataylor1314

Here are my system specs

Athlon 64 X2 3800
Asus A8N32SLI Deluxe
2x Geforce 7800 GT
2 GB (4x512) Crucial Ballistics 2-2-2-6

Vista Ultimate x64
Nvidia Forceware 100.65

I experience a driver crash and recovery from time to time, especially when playing newer 3D games (primarily Lord of the Rings Online). Anyone else having any similar problems?

This driver it?s in beta version, remembered, only you need put in mode sli, only one GPU, and the porblem finish. I have 2x 6800, and y resolver with this way.


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I bought a Qosmio X300 14N with SLI 9800GTS. When i'm trying to install the last driver Nvidia Notebook 179.48 NOTEBOOK(recommanded on toshiba site)

I have the message that the driver i'm installing are for 32 bit version not for 64bit but i'm using a 32 Bit Vista version.
With the driver that i'm currently using i have some problems on framerate wich is completaly strange; Sometimes it will be very fast and sometime very slow.
It's very disapointed to have this type of problem with this type a computer. My last laptop computer was a Dell and i'm beginning to regret it.
Is there anybody that could have an idea on this problem ?

Answer:Qosmio X300 14N - Nvidia Driver message: Driver are for 32bit Vista

Where is that version recommended on the Toshiba site?

It sounds like you downloaded the 64bit Driver instead of the 32bit driver.

Have a look on the nVidia website, they now provide notebook drivers :) But be aware that its always better to use the drivers supplied by Toshiba. If the non-Toshiba drivers cause a failure, Toshiba wont cover the repair under warranty.

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Hi, I am using a HP Pavilion Notebook 17-f001nl (ENERGY STAR) -  Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz - Intel(R) HD Graphics Family (driver version and NVIDIA GeForce 840M (driver version 376.09). Since August 2016 I have been experiencing the 'Display Driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, version ... stopped working and has been restored' error everytime I start a game from the Steam library. This is often followed by a blue screen and my laptop restarting. The blue screen errors are often associated with 'kernel mode errors' and 'video tdr failure'.I managed to send my laptop to the HP support centre in August, when it was still covered by the warranty. The laptop came back with a new NVIDIA GeForce 840M, but the problems persisted. I have tried pretty much every solution that I managed to find online, without any real success, including: -Clean install almost every NVIDIA driver available for my graphic card and my OS-update the driver of the Intel HD Graphics card-install or hide the NVIDIA graphic adapter WDDM-overclock/underclock-something regarding increasing the time that the graphic card 'waits' for a program to respond, changing it from 2 seconds to 8 seconds I think (cannot recall what the exact process was now)-changing the settings on the NVIDIA Control Panel (e.g. forcing programs to be run by the NVIDIA card, changing the setting of individual games to be run at maximal performance, etc.)-changing settings through... Read more

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I received this error (see subject line or below) this evening while using Adobe Photoshop CS3 on my Windows 7 (64-bit) system.

Error occurred while attempting to use the slice tool in Photoshop. The screen froze momentarily (1-2 seconds), the went black (1-2 seconds) and then came back to "normal" but with the error message in the bottom right corner of screen. If occurred 3-4 times within 2 minutes. I rebooted Photoshop and it has not occurred since, but I'm extremely worried since my computer is my livelihood and I cannot afford to be without it should it go down on me unexpectedly.

I had a local guy install this video card on my system 2-3 weeks ago:

Not sure if it is the culprit or not.

Here's the error again:

"Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernal Mode Driver, Version 185.93 stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

Thanks in advance for any assistance that is provided.

Answer:Display driver Nvidia Windows Kernal Mode Driver, Version 185.93 stopped responding

Try downloading the latest drivers from nVidia click on support then download drivers, without knowing your exact Display adapter model i cant give you the exact page to download from

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I was working with an audio recording software just now when I faced this error (in the subject line). The screen blacked for 10 seconds or so and then came back.

Also, I faced similar errors when I was using Power Point and a screen recorder software but the error was a bit different nvlkdm has stopped working. Also, I had just installed IE 9 beta (hardware acceleration), opened the first site and the system crashed and I had to do a hard reboot and unistall IE 9 to save my life from such errors again. The errors are just random. The nVidia drivers are downloaded the official nVidia and are the latest available for my DELL XPS M1530 with 8600M GT. (OS Win 7 Ultimate 32bit)

I also got two BSOD's at different time with a message saying:
"Unable to reset the display. A problem occured with the display driver driver"
I noted this error code on the blue screen
000000x16 nvlddmkm.sys
Dumping physical memory etc. etc.

There are no Minidumps being formed in Windows/Minidump (I just enabled them now), so I wasn't able to post any of them :-|
All temperatures normal, RAM test with Windows Memory Diagnostic/memtest/DELL Diagnostics pass, no overclocking.
However, I perfomed the stability test with Furmark for my grpahics acrd and the display started flickering with dots. Earlier when I installed the driver and had the performed the stability, it had ran absolutely fine for more than 20 min.
I read somewhere it can be an issue of Windows Update KB24548... Read more

Answer:Display Driver Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver Version 266.58 stopped responding

I unistalled the previous driver 266.58, clened using a driver sweeper. I installed the drivers that came with my system from DELL (At that time, I had Vista).
I installed the drivers in Compatibility Mode for Win Vista SP2. After this, when I performed the test, the system still crashed and I got this error on the desktop.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 00000000
BCP2: 8797F024
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Here's the minidump file
020711-32183-01 Crash Dump File

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"display driver nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 332.21 stopped responding and has recovered"

Hello and thanks in advance for your help.

I am using a Dell XPS 8300 computer with the following specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1
64 Bit OS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40 GHz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Dell has attempted to help me with this problem. Prior to having this error pop up on my screen the computer would just have a blank screen at start up after the dell logo then the windows logo appeared. They had me run the computer in safe mode with networking and they have uninstalled all drivers and reinstalled them, they ran CCleaner and fixed all registry errors/cleaned out temporary files, they installed and ran Windows Security Essentials and got rid of any malware. Finally, they decided to send me a new graphics card. They had a technician come install the new card and run a diagnostic test and update all drivers. Everything seemed to be fine but when I opened a game on the system that uses the more intense graphics, the screen went blank again. I have not played any games since but while browsing the internet at random times, I get the error message from the title of this post. The screen will go blank for a few seconds then reappear with that message. I have tried to do some research and have found that the error is probably something called TDR. However, I am not an expert and I am clueless. Please l... Read more

Answer:display driver nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 332.21 stopped responding...

Can someone please help me with this?

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Hello all, I have a T61p with a Nvidia Quadro 570. It is running Vista with SP1.Last week I updated the driver via SystemUpdate to Ever since, after the login I see a message "Windows will now finish installing software from the manufacturer of this device"asking for elevated privilidges. I checked in the common RUN areas in the registry without success.There are some things on the Internet but the once I read don't provide a solution. Has anyone seen this issue and may have any suggestions how to overcome this left over installation?  Thanks for any thoughts.Best regardsToby

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i tried to update my graphics driver to the latest, version 353 for my graphics card nvidia geforce GT 630.
after the restart, my pc reverted to primitive resolution. i checked in device manager and saw an error code 37 in the graphics driver saying that it wont run.

i downloaded Display Driver Uninstaller to be able to remove all nvidia components in safe mode then tried clean installation. then i encountered the same error. i tried to use system restore and reverted back to a previous working state but then started to experience unexpected laggs.

a new driver was published and i tried to update mine again to version 355.6. then i encountered the error code 37 again. exactly the same. my system restore point to an earlier working version got automatically wiped clean by my pc and all restore points now are versions without any graphics driver.

i have tried to search the internet for all sort of related problem but unfortunately i was unable to find anything that would work for me.

maybe just maybe its a malware? can anybody here be kind enough to help me? pls. thanks!!!!!!

Answer:unable to update nvidia graphics driver or rollback to old driver


They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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I was wondering if Toshiba could explain their choice here.

My laptop recently got sent in for repair because it burnt itself out due to me using Nvidias own drivers on my p100-240 (pspa3e).

The problem here is that:

a) Toshibas drivers for this card are well over a year old and sometimes buggy in new games
b) Toshiba does not seem to have followed the Nvidia spec (that or there is a major ACPI issue in their bios...)

so, Upon using the Nvidia drivers the laptops fan does not kick in, sending the systems temporature up to 106cand finally turning it off. It turned back on but basic graphics acceleration then failed to work.

SO, can we get an updated driver build? OR some kind of fan control app? or can you update your bios to enable nvidias drivers to function?

I feel like I cannot use my laptop for its purpose at the moment- I have reverted to installing a non-ACPI pc driver to force the fans to stay on which works well but then basic system functions like turn off do not work.

I have also been advised that this design flaw could be considered to make the system "not fit for purpose" under which case I could just return the laptop under the Sale of Goods act.

Though really, i'd just like to get my system working properly. It's bad enough not being able to run Linux on it, but even worse that windows doesnt work properly with it with official drivers.

One final question: Can I get the older BIOSes? several fixes work with them but n... Read more

Answer:P100-240: Toshiba GPU driver is old, Nvidia driver doesn't enable the fan?


>was wondering if Toshiba could explain their choice here.
If you want to hear anything from Toshiba then you have to contact them. This forum is only a user to user forum and unfortunately you will not find anyone from Toshiba here.

But maybe you want to hear my opinion;

>My laptop recently got sent in for repair because it burnt itself out due to me using Nvidias own drivers on my p100-240 (pspa3e).
>a) Toshibas drivers for this card are well over a year old and sometimes buggy in new games
Well, many Toshiba notebooks are delivered and equipped with the same graphic cards. Maybe you have to look in other notebook series which are delivered with the same card for a newer GPU driver.
But, you are right and generally the Toshiba graphic drivers are a little bit older as the original one from GPU manufacturer.
Why? First of all the nVidia or ATI original drivers are not designed for the notebook usage. These are drivers for desktop PC graphic cards. I visited the area for mobile drivers and found a info that I have to look on the notebook manufacturer site!!! This said everything!!!!

>b) Toshiba does not seem to have followed the Nvidia spec (that or there is a major ACPI issue in their bios...)
As mentioned above the original GPU drivers are not designed for the notebook usage.
Why? Because the notebook GPUs cannot be cooled like the graphic cards for the desktop PC!!!
The Toshiba own drivers support an overheating protection which helps t... Read more

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I have a Dell XPS L502x, which I bought late 2012. Recently the hard drive became corrupt so I've replaced it and installed Windows 7 on the new hard drive. I've just downloaded and ran the software to detect which drivers I need to install and have downloaded and installed all of them with the exception of the nvidia graphics driver which says I need to install an Intel driver first. I've searched the Dell site but I can't find the Intel driver I need.
Please can you point me to the Intel driver that I need to install?

Answer:nvidia graphics driver you must install intel driver first

Hi mike,
Please download and install the Intel video card driver from the link below.
Please let me know if this helps.

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This topic will be used to update our users when new drivers for Windows Vista are released.Windows Vista Display DriversATI Windows Vista Drivers (LDDM);folderID=27Nvidia Windows Vista Drivers (LDDM) Vista Audio DriversNvidia nForce Audio DriversWindows Vista Network DriversNvidia nForce Network DriversWell i have Nvida Gforce 2 3d Card "N" Vista having problem's With display driver Can you tell me Any solution abt this ...?Please...

Answer:nVidia driver question from Vista Driver List

Split from another topic.

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A wise man helped me install every other driver by deleted the driver folder. IT worked perfectly. However, I cant instally my nvidia driver. When i try to install it, it says can not find setup file. nVIDIA GL1(QS/PS): Can not find setup file! Was the error message

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Hey, I'm experiencing a problem with my NVIDIA Windows Kernal Mode Driver Version 190.62.
The problem has crashed my computer a number of times, any help would be appreciated.

Answer:NVIDIA Windows Kernal Driver Mode Driver

oh, i should also mention that i have reinstalled the NVIDIA drivers multiple times

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I just downloaded the Vista driver for my Nvidia 8500GT , and during install, Nvidia shows it as a "Windows 7 32-bit Driver"...

Did this happen now or was I sleeping all this time?

Answer:Downloading Vista's Nvidia Driver shows up as W7 Driver!

the beta 181.22 for x64 does the same.

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7, 8 and 8.1 x64:

Everything else:

Not much to say, but the release notes are here if your that way inclined.

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I have this windows update as optional,

nVidia - Display, Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce 9200
Download size: 152.6 MB

running windows 7 - do i need it? it seems rather big at 152.6mb

Answer:Solved: nVidia - Display, NVIDIA GeForce 9200

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is with nvidia 266.58 driver a good driver. I am currently using nvidia 258.96 with my geforce 460 video card. Are there any problems with this driver and win sp1

Answer:is nvidia 266.58 driver a good driver- any serious bugs

I'm using it..nps thus far

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What are the pros and cons of the card manufacturer's graphics driver and nvidia's driver? In my case, the card is an Asus.

Answer:Manufacturer's graphics driver or Nvidia driver?

If it's just the driver we are talking about then you should download the latest version from the manufacturer. Just look for the WHQL as it will not be a BETA driver.
Personally, I never go with the drivers that comes with the card itself.

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NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio Codec Interface driver

I ran a PC test on PCPitstop
It recommends that I update this driver, but I can't find it anywhere.
Can anyone help?

NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio Codec Interface driver
current driver 5/25/04 6.14.442.30
recommended driver 1/23/08

Thank You,

Answer:Needing a driver for NVIDIA Interface driver

Motherboard model please. That's an integrated sound card. If your sound works fine, you don't need a driver.

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I've been having issues lately with my 4 year old laptop crashing on me with "Blue Screens of Death". These "Blue Screens of Death" have said two things so far: DPC Watchdog Violation and Video Scheduler Internal Error. I play a lot of Lord of the Rings Online (a popular MMO) through the Steam video game program, and the BSoDs only occur when playing this video game. I do not play any other video games lately.

It should probably be noted that my Dell laptop was built with two video cards in it:

Intel HD Graphics 3000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M

What I've tried so far:

Removing the Lord of the Rings Online game from my Steam program, reinstalling it separate from Steam, and playing it without Steam instead
Uninstalling both video card's drivers completely with Display Driver Uninstaller and reinstalling with the latest drivers for each
Playing the game with DirectX 9, 10, or 11
In the nVidia Control Panel:
Running the Lord of the Rings Online game with the default Auto-select options
In Manage 3D Settings: Setting the Global Setting for using the nVidia card (instead of Auto-selecting the 'best' card)
Set PhysX Configuration: Setting my nVidia Geforce card to the PhysX processor (as opposed to leaving it at the default Auto-select)

Playing the Lord of the Rings Online game through Windows 7 Compatilibility mode
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Answer:Bsods Caused By Video Game? Windows Driver? Nvidia Video Card (or Driver)?

Also, I am using Windows 10 Pro. I have not had problems with Lord of the Rings Online in the past (I've been playing it since 2011). I've been playing it for years on this laptop and have never had problems with it crashing my computer before.

When playing Lord of the Rings Online lately, the game often seems to pause/lag when I am moving around in the main especially seems to do this when the game is having to load other players nearby. This seems to occur a lot less when I am inside a building or other structures in the game.

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Everytime I try to open Google Earth, Starcraft 2, or run a Nvidia stability test the application freezes, the screen goes black for a few seconds, and the above message pops up along with error code "8". I also somtimes get "display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered", which then crashes and recovers several times until the whole computer crashes and I get blue screened. It always happens with ten seconds of opening one of those programs. I have tried updateing my graphics drivers, clean installing older drivers, editing the registry, turning off Aero, and using system restore. Nothing works and I am out of ideas.

Here are my specs:

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 467155 MB, Free - 156317 MB; D: Total - 9781 MB, Free - 940 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, Napa, HP P/N, ULSL80200720
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled

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What is this driver for? I have a windows update for nforce Nvidia driver that wont update. My computer still seems to work just fine without it. Do I need to update it? I don't even know what it does. Any advise would be great, or if you need more info I can write back when I get home. I left all the specs on my home computer. But I thought this question would be vauge enough you may be able to help without it. Thanks.

Answer:What does Nvidia driver do?

No, don't update the drivers with the Windows version! They are not as good as the ones from nVidia themselves and may even hurt your system. Just say no. Oh, the nForce ones are for your motherboard.

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Question: Nvidia Driver

The driver from Nvidia which I was using was 355.60 which was the latest WHQL release. When I upgraded from the RTM to build 10525 the Nvidia Driver was downgraded to 353.49 which was put out last April. I find this very strange that MS would do this. The only way I found out was that Nvidia GF started to show that there was an update ready so I checked their site expecting a new driver and found that it was the same drive I was using with The RTM. I am wondering if anyone else noticed this?

Answer:Nvidia Driver

I noticed that when I upgraded my 10240 Pro Insider to 10525, that my Nvidia driver reverted from 355.60 to 353.82.
I also noticed in the Device Manager that I needed to manually update my Intel chipset drivers. All is good now.

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Question: Nvidia driver bug

is there some way that i can send an e-mail or something to Nvidia about D3 bugs?? i want to use d3 but when i shutdown sometimes it gives a "Windows Protection Error" there has also happened to other people in the software forum. now we pinpionted on vid card driver. any suggestions?? only happens on windows ME

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Question: nvidia driver

I need to uninstall an nvidia driver that is malfunctioning. After about 5 minutes of being logged on to the computer the screen becomes garbled and un-usable. When trying to remove the driver in the control panel it says it is removed and that the computer needs to restart. After restarting the computer the same problem will happen, no matter how many times i try to uninstall it. My computer was performing excellent without the driver besides the fact that when i was scrolling the screen would move slowly. I would also like to know what kind of driver to install to stop the scrolling problem from happening.

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I'm trying to update the graphics drivers on my wife's laptop (VPR Matrix 200A5, see dxdiag report below). I go to the Nvidia website (VPR hasn't updated driver links in ages) and I download the appropriate driver install program (66.93_win2kxp_english.exe) and run it. It seems to install okay, but when I do the reboot, my driver version and date has not been updated. What am I doing wrong, and how do I get the update to work? I'm getting desperate, and I'd greatly appreciate any help from anyone who knows the answer to this. Thanks Much.


System Information
Time of this report: 1/13/2005, 20:09:05
Machine name: PORSCHE
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: vpr Matrix,Inc.
System Model: vpr Matrix PC
BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Mobile CPU 2.00GHz
Memory: 510MB RAM
Page File: 140MB used, 1106MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems foun... Read more

Answer:Nvidia Driver Help Please

Your issue seems to be along the same lines as mine, driver doesn't remain the current driver and must be reloaded, if I read your post right. Well, whoever replies to either of our posts, they may end up helping 2 people...

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Currently I am running 81.85 for my 6600gt. I noticed that 81.95 came out 11/22/05. I havent heard anything on the new drivers, should I install them?

Answer:Nvidia driver 81.95

here are some reviews.....

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i have a xp machine with a graphics card called nVidia Geforce 7300 LE (i think) and ive heard that the latest drivers are bad for older gfx cards. so which driver should i update it to because i want it to be fast as possible for games and i dont want to make problems for my system. ps. sorry if my english is bad. The driver i have right now i cant remember but i will find out.

Answer:nVidia driver Help !!!

okay ive just remembered i have the driver 178.13 and my card is nVidia geforce 7300 LE.

so which driver should i install ???

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i have installed & uninstalled driver update for 34nvidia tnt 64 graphics card so many times in have lost count each time i update, my pc either freezes with mouse & sometimes mouse still moves . ctrl,alt & del does not work at all so i restart on machine. i need to update card as some games are not working

Answer:nvidia driver

i used to have this problem when i had a creative soundblaster live soundcard working with my AOpen Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 card. there was an incompatibility problem that was only solved by removing this card. do you have it or something similar?

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Question: Nvidia Driver

Hello I recently installed Windows 7 and I am having trouble enabling my Nvidia gforce 5500 graphics card. When I go device manager I can see it listed there and it says its enabled but when I right click my desktop and try to change the reolution its not there?? I can enable my integrated graphics card which says "Standard VGA Graphics Card" but the resolution is horrible. Any help???

Answer:Nvidia Driver

Quote: Originally Posted by RMZ06

Hello I recently installed Windows 7 and I am having trouble enabling my Nvidia gforce 5500 graphics card. When I go device manager I can see it listed there and it says its enabled but when I right click my desktop and try to change the reolution its not there?? I can enable my integrated graphics card which says "Standard VGA Graphics Card" but the resolution is horrible. Any help???

try udpadint the driver for the graphic card.

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Question: Nvidia Driver

Hello. My computer started restarting itself over and over again recently. Its also been loading up with an error message saying "the system has recovered from a serious error". I sent of the error report which said theres a problem with my nvidia graphics driver. So i went to the nvidia website and downloaded an update for the driver and installed it. However now my computer screen goes black periodically and then comes back on again, also parts of the screen get scrambled. I tried going back to an older version of the nvidia driver but now its started restarting itself over and over again. Any suggestions? Nvidia Geforce4 MX420 and XP Home edition.Error code from error report: BCCode:100000ea BCP1:8318D900 BCP2:83909538 BCP3:F7B59CB4 BCP4:00000001 OSver: 5_1_2600 SP:2_0 Product:768_1Any help appreciated.

Answer:Nvidia Driver

Latest Geoforce driver is 78.01. I had plenty of problems with 77.77, which is unusual for Nvidia drivers. Try removing all your old ones and installiung the latest.

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Question: nvidia driver

Hi there, I'm a proud owner of a T61p, 2,5GHz, 3GB ram and a nVIDIA Quadro FX 570M. I use the latest video driver from the lenovo site. Everything is ok. On the last weekend I tried the latest driver from (180.43) and it indeed boosts up the performance for my latest games (Fallout3, Far Cry 2). But Sleep and Hibernation didn't work anymore, so I reinstalled the lenovo driver. Is there any other way to get the latest nvidia drivers?Or does Lenovo bring out drivers frequently? This is my first notebook from Lenovo and I couldn't find anything on their site.

Answer:nvidia driver

kurtzenter, "does Lenovo bring out drivers frequently?" The answer seems to be "No." There have been several threads on this forum, asking the same question. You're welcome to look through the older threads. Centex 

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Question: Nvidia Driver

I'm a bit confused. I have the latest Nvidia driver installed but WU has come up today telling me to install Nvidia driver update for Nvidia High Definition Audio. At 264Mb I'm not sure if this is the video driver or for audio. I don't use their audio anyway as I have a good sound card.

Answer:Nvidia Driver

Just hide it. I have the same problem and, as I have no enhanced audio add-ons, I have no need for it. Your sound will be fine, but average quality, without it, on the Windows defaults. I also found it was installed in the "Programs and Settings". I removed it from there, as well.

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I try to keep additional stuff installed by different apps, hardware-related software & drivers to a minimum level.

As you all know default nVidia installation setup installs a lot of stuff most of us may not need. I typically disable 3D drivers (don't game at all) and PhysiX driver. I can't get rid of nVidia audio driver even though I use a separate sound card . Well, I can live with it...

However I do wonder if I actually need the WMI driver. The driver description suggest I do as it's related to communication with displays. Can anyone advise me on that? Can I remove this or is it necessary for proper system operations?

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How do I know if I have the best drivers for my card? I updated them not that long ago but is there any performance enhanced drivers that work good on a GeForce 4400 TI card?

Answer:What Nvidia Driver is Best?

The latest driver would be the 61.77's. Just go to and put in your specs. It should work for your TI 4400.

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Question: NVIDIA driver

I have a question about the driver of one of my devices. I ran this sort of scanner to see which device drivers were out of date and it said that my 'NVIDIA N-Force PCI System Management' driver was. So I tried to find one at, but you get a whole bunch of types of this device and I don't know which one mine is. Any suggestions?


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Look here for all the info about your motherboard you need.

Foxconn WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS - HotHardware

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Question: best nvidia driver

has anyone tried the 6.50 drivers? are they any good?? does it give any errors in win ME?? if they are not good, which version is the best??

Answer:best nvidia driver

6.31 or 6.34 seem to be most stable. 7.52's where leaked today but haven't heard good or bad yet and didn't install them myself.

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I recently posted a problem with certain programmes like BBCi player crashing on my computer and it appeared that it may have started after I had installed the above driver.

Satrow responded to me and suggested that I update my adobe flash player and also revert to the last working display driver.

I followed the first piece of advice which improved the performance of these programmes but not the second since I thought that the problem was resolved. But it wasn't and the problem re-occurred. So I reverted to driver version 260.99 and lo and behold the problem has not re-occurred.

I have noticed in the Nvidia forum that others have had this problem but none has suggested Satrow's fairly obvious suggestion about rolling back or re-installing an older driver and that thread is locked so I can't air this matter there.

So for the benefit of others with this driver I am suggesting that there is some circumstantial evidence to suggest there is a defect with this driver and I post this FYI.

Thanks Satrow :wave

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Question: Nvidia Driver help

I'm pretty new to Bleeping computer, and i was referred by a friend to see if you could lend me a hand with a driver problem. Well, closer to an annoyance than a problem really.
I have a old Nvidia driver installed that came with my 8800GTS video card, and i am really preferable to the 1600 x 1200 resolution, unfortunately, some of the more recent games such as Call of Duty: World at War, have required me to update drivers to the latest version, where in lies my problem. This new version has pulled my resolution to 1650 x 1250, and i cannot go back to the way it was without uninstalling this driver, and reinstalling the old one. This new resolution makes many of my shows i watch on the monitor square instead of widescreen (i use a 22inch widescreen, and i want the full benefit of it).
My question to you is: is there any way i could get my 1600 x 1200 resolution back without uninstalling this driver, or somehow changing some settings*? or any other methods possible.

*note: in the settings tab of display properties, 1600 x 1200 is not able to be selected.

Thank you

Answer:Nvidia Driver help

See if you can do this:Select "Start" > "All Programs" > "Nvidia Corporation" > "Nvidia Control Panel" > "Control Panel" This will open your Nvidia Control Panel. To the upper left of the window go to "Select a Task", and under that expand "display" by selecting it.Under display select "Manage custom Resolutions" in the window select the "Create" button. This dialogue box will allow you to create a custom resolution for your HDTV video out.I don't know if that will change your monitor's resolution in the same way; however this is a start for you to get going in the right direction.Also here is a Google Page of Links which will take you the Nvidia forums where I'm sure your question can be answered with more authority. can also find out about updating your drivers there as well.Hope this helps!ranger72

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Question: NVidia Driver

I have a Nvidia GeForce 2 GTS 32MB (Dell) with the latest driver from Dell. I see that the NVidia site has a new driver called Detonator Version 28.32. Does anyone know if this driver will be OK for my card? It is the only driver shown. I am running Win98SE.Thanks.

Answer:NVidia Driver

should be, ONly complain I heard about it was that the overclocking tweaks weren't working.

You can get different versions of the drivers here, official and beta(leaked)

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Question: Nvidia driver

Today, i've reinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium on my Lenovo Z570 i5-2430m, 6 gb ram, nvidia 540m. Before, i had an icon which told, what programs are running on nvidia. The video drivers are from intel and nvidia website, because they were newer. Do i need to install another program, or....?I also tried to install the driver from lenovo website, but the icon didn't appear. 


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Answer:Nvidia driver

Click on desktop with the right mouse button and open nvidia control panel, then on the top click on desktop and make sure all of them are checked or just check any of those that you desire. If this helps, please mark this answer with "Accept as solution".

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Question: nVIDIA driver

I'm trying to find the driver that supports:nVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600 (MSI G4Ti4600)   I reformatted drive and reloaded ME and the graphics are distorted.  I'm thinking I need to reinstall the driver for this card.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,Marlene

Answer:nVIDIA driver

You probably should just re-install it. Or, re-configure your video settings to something lower. Also, check to make sure you are on 32-bit.

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i have a winfast a250 ti4200 64mb graphics card and run xp pro i have had problems with my system restarting randomly through the blue screen ive traced it to the nvidia graphics driver ive run detonator deleter and now could do with advice as to which is the best version to use now

Answer:the best nvidia driver for xp

use 41.09 m8 from the nvidia website at click here

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Question: Bad Nvidia Driver

Even with Pro and driver installs disabled, still learning about that, let Win 10 install driver. Got notified of a new driver from Nvidia. Would not install because it could not find my video card. Finally got it back with an old driver still on the machine. Too late to check it all out.
What would happen to someone that didn't know anything ? Send the repair bill to Microsoft ?

Answer:Bad Nvidia Driver

I noticed something similar. Perhaps MS will issue a fix in the near future. Though I can't say anything as drastic as a repair would be required, just another driver.

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Question: Nvidia 3D driver

Hi all

I installed the latest Nvida driver 190.38 for my 9600GT and I just noticed that I now have Nvida Stereostopic3D drivers installed under programes and fetures. I am never going to be using this so just wanted to know is safe to remove and will it affect anything thing else?

Answer:Nvidia 3D driver

I've been deleting it with no noticeable side effects so far so I say its safe to delete.

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