I'm wondering if you good people might be able to help me. I know I'm running a slightly rubbish OS, but I'm not great at computers and haven't got round to upgrading...
Anyway I recently bought Myst 4 revelation - my girlfriend and I are big fans of the series. I installed it but it said that it couldn't play unless I installed more up to date drivers for my graphics card. It installed DirectX 9.0c for me.
My graphics card is an NVIDIA 6800M2 GeForce2MX_200/MX_100 (whatever that all means). It was installed with a driver called 6X00 for WinME. I went to the NVIDIA website and installed the Geforce and TNT2 driver for Win ME.
Upon rebooting my computer went haywire - windows would start booting up my usual stuff, then the monitor screen would turn off completely and lights would flash up and down. The monitor would not go back on. So i booted in safe mode and deleted lots of nvidia files, which allowed me to boot windows again and re-install the old drivers.
Unfortunately now I seem to be stuck with 32 colours or something. And when I boot up i get a message about a missing NVstartup file in NVcpl.dll. And my computer seems to crash a lot too.
What can i do? Do i need a new graphics card? Or a new operating system?
Any pointers would be much appreciated