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nVIDIA FORCEWARE + nVIDIA 7900 GS


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MaverickSidewinder

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I recently installed the new beta forceware package...without uninstalling my previous drivers. Just today I read on the nvidia site that it is recommended to uninstall the display drivers before installing the forceware package. So I uninstalled my display drivers and re-installed forceware.

Now the problems come....VLC (VideoLAN player) will flash and disappear when I open it, and some games including GTA San Andreas won't start. Something peculiar happens: if I leave the green nvidia icon active (in the bottom right)...the game will just not start...if I exit out of the nvidia control panel (the green icon), the game will not start but an error window comes up saying the usual: "there has been a problem ,this app will now close bla bla bla"...

What should I do?

(could anyone tell me how to get the most updated drivers for my 7900 GS card without forceware...)

p.s. I also should state that when I was installing Forceware, windows xp (media center edition) told me that it was not a microsoft verified release so i could've cause problems with my computer...but everything runs fine except what i told u guys...

thanks!
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Neil Jones

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Beta drivers should not be used whenever possible. It will lead to issues like this for which you will have no support from, well, anybody really.
Best solution is head back to the Nvidia site and download the latest official drivers for your card/chipset. Then uninstall the Beta drivers, restart the computer and install the official drivers. This should sort things out.
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