Last night I installed a new PCI NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 on my system. My uncle and I had quite a time convincing XP to stop automatically searching for and installing drivers for my old integrated Intel card. However, we eventually solved this problem, but now whenever I right click on my desktop, the computer freezes and a moment later the typical error message box pops up saying that Windows Explorer has had to shut, would I like to send a report. Then, after sending the report or not, another one pops up saying that my DrWatson Postmortem Debugger needs to shut. So I either send the report or don't, but the computer never comes back. My mouse still works fine, but I can't do anything but c+a+d and shut down. I have run AdAware and a House Call scan, neither of which showed anything. I have also run my Symantec AntiVirus scan and have McAfee Security Center installed. The other topics I have found that describe my problem are usually rooted down to spyware, and since it just started after installing the new card I really think it is related to that and not spyware. We downloaded the updated drivers from NVIDIA, and I am pretty certain I have all of the settings correct within the program to allow nView options in the desktop right click menu. Any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated!
Okay, I think I've figured out that my problem is definitely driver related. I created another account to see if the same problem was happening over in it. So, when I logged onto the second account, it reloaded the drivers to my integrated Intel graphics card. Mad, I got out of it and came back over to my main account and of course the drivers were also loaded there. Now both cards seem to be functioning together. I can right click my desktop and it registers the menu features of the NVidia card, but my Intel Extreme Graphics is in the tool tray. I opened my Sims 2 game (one of my main reasons for wanting the new graphics card) and from what I could tell it was running fine and off of the 3D card. The only problem was, I used to be able to change camera angels by holding down the wheel of my mouse and now I can't. I guess my two main questions are 1) is there a problem with leaving both cards installed and 2) since I would prefer not to do that, is there anyway I can solve the original problem? Are there other drivers I need to get rid of? When I visited my device manager *before the reinstall of the drivers* there were still tons of other things listed as "Intel R" that were not under display controls.
Edited by AffirmationChick, 09 August 2005 - 07:01 PM.