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Hey,
I've posted this also on a Nvidia Tech support forum but you guys always solve my problems and i think it would be rude not to give you that chance now :whistling: Well for the past..awhile... i've been trying to dl a driver for my nvidia geforce 4 mx ( currently version 6.14.0010.7777 (english) ). Yes it is very old, in fact i don't believe i have even installed a new driver since buying my computer.

Well here's the problem, i go to the Nvidia official site and download the appropriate driver, and install it and restart etc. Well i restart and come back with the settings all default ( like the 800x600 ) so i change all that and try to enter various games ( for example Counterstrike Source ). When i try to play these games they turn all wierd like the screen has a bunch of red and green lines and everythings really distorted. I could probably get a screenshot if you want. But anyways this distortion problem happens on like all games and therefor i system restart back to when i have had the original driver. I've never really bothered dealing with the problem ever since.

NOw if you could help me that would be great :blink: Oh and btw if this isn't in the proper section than tell me what to put it in/move it :help:

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One problem with Nvidia is that you need to uninstall the old drivers for the cards before installing new drivers. Usually the drivers are in the add/remove cpl in control panel. Really, you are quite lucky as most of the time double sets of video drivers causes a repeative reboot of windows before it even gets to the desktop. You usually have to do a repair install to fix it.

I would remove all nvidia drivers, then reboot the computer to double check that they are gone, then install the new drivers.

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Should i 'remove all nvidia drivers, including display' or excluding display?
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If you have display drivers along with Nvidia drivers in the add/remove panel it is because you have on-board video with the motherboard. Since the on-board video is disabled in the bios so you can use the nvidia card you do not have to remove the drivers from add/remove. They are not being used anyway and if you need to switch back to the on-board video the drivers are there.

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EDIT: OK well i did all the installing right. But again when I play the game it is distorted. However it isn't as distorted as it was because now its more b lack and white and i can barely see anything. Know whats wrong?

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Edited by ldude69000, 20 October 2006 - 07:43 PM.

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Now you need to adjust your display settings. Is only the game very dark?

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no the game's buttons were all messed up, and when i clicked ( well what i thought was the server button... the whole screen was black so i had to guess the place of the server button), a bunch of servers came up and everything was all wierd like the words were white boxes...should i just give u a screenie?

Edited by ldude69000, 21 October 2006 - 09:13 AM.

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