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Basil the Rat
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Greetings,

I have a nvidia driver prob. I can't unistall them and I can't re-install them. When I try either I get the attached error message. They still show up as installed under the windows program manager (Win 7), even if I delet the nvidia directories and then use driver cleaner to sweep them out. I'm using 560 GTX cards (SLi) and they only show up as a standard video adapator in device manager - because of this my screen res is all out of sorts!

Any ideas? Ta in advance.

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Are you able to rollback the drivers?

Alas no, roll back is not possible as it is greyed out. The computer sees my Nvidia cards as default VGA controllers, yet as I said in programm manager the Nvidia drivers still appear to be installed. I would try a system restore but I'm away from home, and the external hardd drive that my pc usually backs up to. I neglected to bring it with me!

Any fixes with this are greatfully recieved.

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Have you got an integated graphics card? It may help if you disconnect the nvidias for a bit, get onto the intel, try uninstalling everything from the onboard and then re-attach and reinstall everything.

I kinda hate graphic cards drivers.

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Try running the Driver Cleaner under Safe Mode with VGA (press F8 just after POST screen)

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Tried that - no dice. Bit of a bummerso far...

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Try turning it off and back on again.

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It looks like the Hardware IDs are matching any in the INF file... Not sure the following wil work, but worth a pop;

Try downloading the modded INF from the following site, it is aimed at laptop nvidia cards;

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/enhancer

You will have to know what version of the driver you have - if not, then download the latest one from nVidia and use the appropriate version...

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I know I'm being thick, but how do I use that site you directed me too? I select the driver I want, click submit, then it refeshes back to the same screen asking me to select a driver version.

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I know I'm being thick, but how do I use that site you directed me too? I select the driver I want, click submit, then it refeshes back to the same screen asking me to select a driver version.

I don't think you are being thick... I think the site is a little busted at the moment... :( I'll keep playing - I've tried FF and IE....

There is a forum, not sure I am registered there anymore - but might register and let them know it isn't working. When it does, this thread seems to have a lot of info to get you started;

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/14640-how-to-use-the-modded-inf/

Try these for now;

32bit - http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/29692-v30553-windows-7vista-32bit-nvidia/

64bit - http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/29693-v30553-windows-7vista-64bit-nvidia/

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It could be an inf prob - looking at the message I get when I try updating the driver through device manager. I'm using driver version 301.42, which is the latest driver Nvidia have for these cards.

Thanks for the help so far - some light is starting to appear at the end of the tunnel!

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It could be an inf prob - looking at the message I get when I try updating the driver through device manager. I'm using driver version 301.42, which is the latest driver Nvidia have for these cards.

Thanks for the help so far - some light is starting to appear at the end of the tunnel!

Try the v305.53s... the INF file should have your card included. Remember these aren't "official" Nvidia Drivers so don't worry if the nvidia site looks older...

Use the "modded INF" link on the following links for the 301.42 drivers;

32 bit - http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/29508-v30142-windows-7vista-32bit-nvidia-mobile-oem/

64 bit - http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/29509-v30142-windows-7vista-64bit-nvidia-mobile-oem/

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Tried the 64bit version - no luck. It is just a case of running the installer once the driver from that site is downloaded?

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Having re-read the inf file instructions, I'm a little confused. Clicking on any like to 'download an inf' takes me to a page of text and command lines. I'm I supposed to cut and paste that into the Nvidia driver folder. If so where? That forum is vague on that part. Thanks for the help you've given me, btw.

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Sorry for the delay - had an early night!

Almost there, I think there are a few help links on the site, but essentially, the easiest thing to do is right mouse click on the "Modded INF" link and do save as, it should then prompt you to save it as nv.inf (or something similar) then after extracting the driver installer, replace the INF file in the set of files you have just extracted.

I'll look for the help - you are right, it is a little light on info up front - techie sites seem to do this for some reason, but I am sure the help is there somewhere...

Just a bit further down from the downloads, there is a "quick start" link, I think it has most of the information you need...

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/9243-forceware-updaters-quickstart-guide/

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