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Well Since a couple days ago the computer was running fine. But When I tried to delete the prosess (I forget) But it had to do with Mcafee. When I tried, the computer COMPLETLY froze. I had to restart. So when I restarted, the display all ALL messed up. So when I did Right click>properties>Settings it was on the lowest qualities. So I truned it up! But it just reset it's self to low quality. So that wasn't good. I went to go reinstall my graphics card driver, it gave me this warning that it was not tested for windows XP.(this is Nvidia 5500FX BTW) So I ignored that and continued on. After I restarted, the screen didn't even go on. So now, somehow I got it to work. But it keeps on saying that the driver was not compatible with windows XP even though it is. I think. (when you go to the nvidia site and download driver page it is Graphics driver>Geforce and TNT 2>WIN XP Correct?) I don't know whats wrong, but my display is all [bleep] and I hate it. All helpp WILL be appreciated. Thank you!


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Hello mmbundock and welcome to G2G!

Uninstall your existing drivers and then try installing the latest driver.

Are there any devices in device manager with a yellow exclaimation mark or a red cross?
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Hello ZEUS,
I tried that, and it still says that it hasn't been tested. I have no idea what to do now.
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does the driver say it's not compatable or that it hasn't passed windows logo testing?
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Yeah, thats it.

http://i3.photobucke...345/asdfghj.jpg


^^^ screenshot.

EDIT:meh kinda small

Edited by mmbundock, 11 May 2006 - 12:58 PM.

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have you tried choosing continue anyway?
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Yeah, many times. The display comes up absolutly horrible.


This is what happens when I try to load up any game.

http://i3.photobucke...ameproblems.jpg

Edited by mmbundock, 11 May 2006 - 01:23 PM.

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From the incredibly small screenshots I think it says that's it's detected different versions of the driver. Hmmmm.....

Try using Driver Cleaner, this will remove all Nvidia graphics card drivers then install the latest again.
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for anyone who can't zoom in on the image it says

NVidia display dirver files from different (incompatable) versions of the driver have been detected.

NVidia OpenGl acceleration is disabled in order to maintain system stability

to resolve this problem update the NVidia display dirver
the latest driver is available at www.nvidia.com


so yeah...uninstall the card...use drivercleaner to remove anything that says NVIDIA then install the latest driver
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K well I did the drivercleaner and everything and I believe the driver is installed. The only problem is that I can't reach the menu where you can change the color exc. (like color correction/gamma/brightness). And the error still comes up when I start a game. I need to turn Vsync off and stuff like that.

although,that won't fix the error.

Edited by mmbundock, 11 May 2006 - 03:15 PM.

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