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Hello all, i recently found your wonderfull site and decided to post a problem i have recently had.
i am not the smartest computer person, so, bear with me. 1 day i went to turn on the computer and got an error message in blue, i inserted the xp boot disc and repaired/rebooted with that. now, everytime i log onto my desktop, i recieve the following message:

nwiz.exe - Bad Image
The application or DLL C:WINDOWSSystem32\nvwddi.dll is not a valid Windows Image. Please check this against your installation diskett.

I did see another post similar to my problem, but figure better be safe then sorry. Other then that, I am not sure how to go about fixing this problem, any help is greatly appreciated! :whistling:
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nwiz.exe is a part of NVidia's Nview features installable alongside it's graphics hardware products. This application will give the user access to additional features which allow the configuration of up to 32 monitors on a host, or to expand the desktop across many monitors. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this is down to user preference.

http://www.neuber.co...s/nwiz.exe.html

You could re-install the Nvidia software or disable that part of it
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ok, ill try uninstalling or re-installing that. i downloaded it because i play counter-strike and it said my video drivers were out of date or something along those lines.
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Is it a card which uses forceware?
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i am not sure, all i did was follow a link through steam to download a NVIDA update or something.
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Could you post the make and model when you have run Everest

Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for display / video adapter

Look at the manufacturer’s site for the suitable drivers for your Operating System


If you are unable to find them, please post the make and model here before you download anything

Please set a system restore point before you install anything
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Ok, my video adapter- NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X (Dell) (64 MB)
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Download and save this version, not the latest beta version

http://www.filehippo..._forceware/?951

Download and install
Tune Up 2006 Trial

Use add / remove to uninstall the Nvidia drivers

Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then also from system tools, run disc defragmenter

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, (all files will highlight), right click any file, click delete, confirm then reboot.

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Disable the anti virus programme then click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Check the anti virus programme is running

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

Install the downloaded Nvidia drivers

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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ok, ill try that when i get time. the computer seems to be getting worse by the minute. In the meantime, i will be backing up my computer and preparing it for a reformat.
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Hope it goes well
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thx 4 ur help :whistling:
ill proly be back in the near future :blink:
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