Battlefield 2 Video Problem
Posted 21 July 2005 - 08:50 AM
Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:09 AM
Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:47 AM
When I browse to uninstall, I see the NVIDIA drivers plus two patches for the old version. In your opinion, do I uninstall those too? And from an older post from Austin 0, he told Vgamer before he/she installs their NVIDIA drivers that they should get Driver Cleaner, remove the driver, then boot into safe mode and run cleaner TWICE each time deleting all it finds. Then reboot and install the new drivers.
Okay, this is great but I have not started up in safe mode before....
Can you tell me what steps to start up in safe mode and give me your advice about the above steps before I begin uninstalling/installing? Thank you in advance for any help.
Posted 21 July 2005 - 12:03 PM
Posted 21 July 2005 - 02:37 PM
Posted 21 July 2005 - 02:55 PM
Sony VGN FS500P
Pentium 770M 2.71 Ghz
2Mb RAM/100Mb HD (5400 rpm)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
Spire case (they rock if you need a case)
Thanks again for helping me solve this problem!
Posted 21 July 2005 - 06:02 PM
ya clean install all the drivers a new driver update doesn't mean its going to work sometimes u have to role back to older drivers I keep my old driver install files just uncase I need them and u need to maybe look at updating the motherboard and vidiocard bios..........
IF the game was functioning properly prior to the driver update, you need to roll back your drivers. Use a driver cleaner utility (available for free on the web) or remove them using control panel (usually sufficient). Re-install the drivers that were working and you should be fine. In the 'Add/Remove Programs' component of Control Panel, both of your drivers should be listed as 'NVIDIA drivers' or similar. The BF2 CD includes the most up to date, fully functional NVIDIA drivers. Turn on autorun for the ROM device you are playing BF2 from, insert the CD / DVD and a menu will come up. Move to the 'advanced menu' if need be and select 'install NVIDIA drivers', having removed the old drivers first.
IF the game was not functioning properly prior to the update, those visual defects would indicate that your card doesn't support an aspect of the game. You may be able to remedy the problem by altering certain video settings in the in game options menu.
Posted 21 July 2005 - 08:58 PM
Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:23 PM
Just to further my pain levels I started up Battlefield 2 and received the same old and by now tired message that my drivers were not up to date.
What are my options besides the sales bins at ebay? Seriously there must be a way to work around this problem. Thanks again for getting me this far. I know there must be a way to fix this.
Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:47 PM
When are you getting the 'no compatible drivers' message? When you attempt to install the drivers?
Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:50 PM
When I run the installer for version 77.72 either from the download or from the rom for Battlefield 2, I receive the error message when the wizard runs. The screen cuts to a black image filled with serial images and then the error message appears...
The only thing that has changed from my first post. When I check the HD under NVIDIA there is only 1 folder and the title is for the xp 77.72 release. When I look inside the folder there is an installer program there as well. I still am getting the update drivers message from Battlefield 2... is this just another copy of the program... ?
Are there steps that I missed from the above scenario that I could try? I am not sure how to proceed and any advice would be appreciated. If there any ideas out there I would be really grateful to hear anything. Thanks.
Posted 22 July 2005 - 12:07 AM
If that is so, you shouldn't have any folder in your 'Add / Remove programs' list with NVIDIA Video drivers.
What do you mean when you say the 'Sony has an automatic updater'? Is this the same as the standard windows XP 'new hardware alert' that pops up after you install a video card, sound card or other peripheral device? If so, it should say 'windows will now install drivers for this device' and give you the option to perform an auto installation or to select appropriate drivers, right?
Is it at this stage that you are trying to install the updated video drivers from the BF2 CD?
Sorry - I'm trying to visualise the process which sounds entirely different from that which I see on my desktop when installing new components!!
We'll get there!
Edited by KGH, 22 July 2005 - 12:09 AM.
Posted 22 July 2005 - 12:27 AM
Re: the folder setup that was at the end of the installation. I uninstalled and so forth then started the nvidia installer. At this point the error message appeared and the installer shut down. At that point I tapped the Vaio updater icon at the bottom and went directly to the Sony site where I downloaded the driver and patch that came with the system. The date of the software is 2/2005. I assume that this is the 77.30 folder I saw at first posting. Your comment about getting there gave me hope.
And I saw the last post and wonder if you could tell me how you worked the miracle? If anyone is interested I went to notebook forum and found somebody with a S460 asking about updates and the response was pretty interesting but would only update to 77.62 drivers after working through a bunch of steps. A last resort?
Again I am sorry that I described the steps without clearly stating what I did. I did the full uninstall, clean, install then the installer stopped me. That's when I restarted and went online to download the old drivers from Sony.
Posted 26 July 2005 - 10:24 PM
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