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Updating my drivers on windows xp (HP)


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Hey im new to this forum. And i am trying to update my drivers because they are out of date. im running into trouble with this though. I believe my drivers are NVIDIA Geforce 6500 and so i went to my official site to update and every time i try to download driver detective i get this "The wizard was interrupted before driver detective could be completely installed your system has not been modified." I have rerun this installation at least 30 times. I have virus scanned. stopped my firewalls etc and used tune up utilities 2010 to fix any problems on my computer hoping maybe that was the case. My computer is now defragmented because of it :). But would anyone here no why it wont work is it a simple fix such as reinstalling wizard or what?
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Hi cxtwo :)

Are you having any particular problem with the computer or the drivers? Reason being is that updating drivers will sometimes create more issues and sometimes the latest and greatest won't always work.

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basically i need these drivers updated so that i can play Dragon Age Origins. i can run the game etc but it gets laggy and low framerate when im not in a building its quite annoying. and i would like them updated so that i can.
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You are most likely looking for the video driver.
Lets verify what you have.
Lets see if we can get some system information.

Download and install PC Wizard 2010

Run the program and it will analyze your computer and then display the results.
In the upper left hand corner click on the floppy icon.
You will get a save as screen.
Change the range bullet "only this selection" to be "selected category".
Make sure that text is selected for format.
Click on ok and you will be given a spot to save it to.

Attach it to your response.
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ok i will do this now
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umm scratch what i just said lol ill do this now though

Edited by cxtwo, 26 June 2010 - 05:38 PM.

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i have attached the file and just for added measure copied it right here.


PC Wizard 2010 Version 1.94
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Owner:
User: HP_Administrator
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
Report Date: Saturday 26 June 2010 at 19:38

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<<< System Summary >>>
> Manufacturer : Hewlett-Packard Company
> Mainboard : Asus NAGAMI2
> Chipset : nVidia nForce 410
> Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ @ 2000 MHz
> Physical Memory : 1024 MB (2 x 512 DDR-SDRAM )
> Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
> Hard Disk : WDC (300 GB)
> DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H652L
> DVD-Rom Drive : RGT JKDU7GL2 SCSI CdRom Device
> DVD-Rom Drive : YXCHE OLUVCPQJC SCSI CdRom Device
> Monitor Type : Hewlett Packard HP vs17 - 17 inches
> Network Card : AR5005G 802.11a/b/g Wireless Network Adapter
> Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
> DirectX : Version 9.0c (October 2008)

<<< Mainboard >>>
> Manufacturer : HP Pavilion 061
> Mainboard : Asus NAGAMI2
> Bios : Phoenix Technologies, LTD
> Chipset : nVidia nForce 410
> Physical Memory : 1024 MB DDR-SDRAM
> LPC bus : Yes
> PCI Bus : Yes
> Bus PCI-Express : Yes
> USB Bus : Yes
> SMBus/i2c Bus : Yes
> Bus HyperTransport : Yes
> Bus QPI : No
> Bus CardBus : No
> Bus FireWire : Yes

<<< Processor >>>
> Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
> Frequency : 2000 MHz
> Number of Core : 2
> Support : Socket 939
> Cache L1 : 2 x 128 KB
> Cache L2 : 2 x 512 KB
> Voltage VID : 1.300 V
> FPU Coprocessor : Present
> Core 1 Activity : 0%
> Core 2 Activity : 0%

<<< Video >>>
> Current Display : 1280x1024 pixels at 60 Hz in True Colors (32-bit)
> Number of monitor : 1
> Monitor Type : Hewlett Packard HP vs17
> Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
> nVidia CUDA : No
> OpenCL : No
> OpenGL : Yes
> GDI Plus : Yes
> Direct2D : No

<<< IO Ports >>>
> Port installed : Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
> Port installed : Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller

<<< Drives >>>
> Number of Disk Controller : 3
> Number of USB-Disk Controller : 1
> Number of Hard Disk : 1
> Number of CD-ROM Drive : 1
> Drives Letters : C:\ D:\ E:\ F:\ G:\ H:\ I:\ J:\ K:\
> Drive C: (Hard Disk) : 61 GB available on 290 GB
> Drive D: (Hard Disk) : 613 MB available on 9 GB
> Drive E: (DVD-Rom) : 0 KB available on 0 KB
> Drive F: (DVD-Rom) : 0 KB available on 0 KB
> Drive G: (Removable Drive) : 0 KB available on 0 KB
> Drive H: (Removable Drive) : 0 KB available on 0 KB
> Drive I: (Removable Drive) : 0 KB available on 0 KB
> Drive J: (Removable Drive) : 0 KB available on 0 KB
> Drive K: (DVD-Rom) : 0 KB available on 0 KB

<<< Printers >>>
> Default Printer : Send To OneNote 2007
> Printer installed : Send To OneNote 2007
> Printer installed : Fax
> Universal Driver : Not Installed
> Spooler : 0 jobs in queue

<<< Devices >>>
> Type of mouse : PS/2 Compatible Mouse
> Type of keyboard : Enhanced Mulmedia PS/2 Keyboard
> Joystick : None
> HID Devices : No
> Modem : Data Fax SoftModem with SmartCP
> SCSI Host #0 : 1 Device(s)
> SCSI Host #1 : 1 Device(s)
> SCSI Host #6 : 1 Device(s)
> SCSI Host #7 : 1 Device(s)
> SCSI Controller : A4QCJ7VY IDE Controller
> SCSI Controller : A0VTOOIJ IDE Controller
> Drive : Generic- Compact Flash USB Device
> Drive : Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device
> Drive : Generic- SD/MMC USB Device
> Drive : Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device
> Trusted Platform Module : No

<<< Multimedia >>>
> Device Audio : Nvidia MCP51 High Definition Audio
> Audio Playback : Realtek HD Audio rear output
> Audio Playback : Microsoft Sound Mapper
> Audio Recording : Line in/Mic in
> MIDI Output : Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth
> MIDI Output : Microsoft MIDI Mapper
> Mixer Device : Realtek HD Audio rear output
> Mixer Device : Line in/Mic in
> Device multimedia : AVIVideo
> Device multimedia : CDAudio
> Device multimedia : Sequencer
> Device multimedia : WaveAudio
> Device multimedia : MPEGVideo
> Audio Compression : Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC
> Audio Compression : Microsoft ADPCM CODEC
> Audio Compression : Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC
> Audio Compression : Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC
> Audio Compression : DSP Group TrueSpeech™ Software CODEC
> Audio Compression : Microsoft G.723.1 CODEC
> Audio Compression : Windows Media Audio
> Audio Compression : Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec
> Audio Compression : Indeo® audio software
> Audio Compression : Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (advanced)
> Audio Compression : Messenger Audio Codec
> Audio Compression : Microsoft PCM Converter

<<< Network >>>
> Network : Yes
> Internet Connection : Yes
> RAS Connection : No
> Passport.Net : No
> Winsock32 : v2.02
> Network Connection : Wireless Network Connection 2
> Network Connection : 1394 Connection
> Network Connection : Local Area Connection
> Network Card : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
> Network Card : D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.B)
> Network Card : 1394 Net Adapter
> Share : 1 Resources
> Local Network : 1 Network Computer
> Local Group : 9

<<< Power Status >>>
> Power Status : Yes
> Battery : No
> Supply : Main supply
> Active Power Scheme : Energy Star
> ACPI Tables : 8

<<< Voltage, Temperature and Fans >>>
> Hardware Monitoring : SMSC SCH5017
> Voltage CPU : 1.13 V
> +3.3V Voltage : 3.32 V
> +5V Voltage : 4.97 V
> +12V Voltage : 11.88 V
> Processor Fan : 1002 rpm
> Chassis Fan : 2444 rpm
> Power/Aux Fan : 21176 rpm
> Processor Temperature : 33 °C
> Mainboard Temperature : 34 °C
> Power/Aux Temperature : 57 °C
> Hardware Monitoring : ACPI
> Thermal Zone : 40 °C
> Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 : Sensor DTS
> Core 1 : 33 °C
> Core 2 : 33 °C
> Hard Disk Monitoring : S.M.A.R.T
> Hard Disk WDC WD3000JS-60PDB0 : 35 °C

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
***** End of report *****
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Your video card is a : NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE

Your driver
Download to a location you can find.
Unzip the download.
Double click on the file. It is a executable. Follow the instructions.
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thank you very much i will try that now
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should i also click the update my drivers button too?
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how do i update them though? i have installed but for future reference how would i update them?
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I take it that you successfully updated the video driver and that you can play Dragon Age Origins.

If you want to see where all your driver versions are you can click the update drivers button in the link. Doing that will show you all drivers that are out of date.
The programs like UpdateMyDrivers and DriverScan will allow you to update only after you register.

I ran the program in the link and it found P/S2 mice and Keyboard (I don't have any. It also showed a 1394 card that I have disabled.
It does not recognize my monitor and shows 3 network adapters of which I have only had 1.

There are other ways to update drivers. This is using programs such as PC Wizard 2010, Everest, and Speccy to identify what is on a computer. You then go to the manufacturers web site and get the drivers for FREE.

As I stated earlier, we do not recommend to just update all drivers. We will update when there is a suspected driver issue or if it to resolve a problem like you had.
There will be a time when a new driver creates more problems than what it is supposed to resolve.
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Make sure you go directly to the Manufacturers website, You will know this because beneath all the info it will say NVIDID.com U will find your driver on that site. Everyone else is trying to make a Buck off of you by making you buy their software. Good Luck. I just used the site today!
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