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CAV620
03-10-2014, 07:27 AM
I have a TriCaster Pro with an NVIDA 7300GS video card. The hard drive died, I have a new hard drive, and I am trying to rebuild the system. I can load Win XP(SP2), but when I load the current NVIDIA driver (as indicated by this thread http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?120306-Tricaster-Pro-drivers-needed ) I get a BSOD related to the NVIDIA DLL. So I loaded XP(SP2) and then updated to SP3 (and all required patches) and loaded the NVIDIA driver. That also did not work, I was getting screen updates about every 10 seconds! I then tried loading XP(SP2), updating to SP3 (and all required patches) and then loading the NVIDIA driver from the MS Update site, same problem.

I assume I need an older version of the NVIDIA driver, but do not know which release or where to find old drivers. I really can't afford the time to keep trying various combinations until I hit upon the one that works.

Help! (Thanks)

Buddy.Hannon
03-10-2014, 07:45 AM
Try this page:

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

CAV620
03-10-2014, 08:26 AM
From that link I can get the current driver (which does NOT work correctly) and older drivers, back to version 275.33 (June 1, 2011), but I don't know *which* version driver to go with.

Buddy.Hannon
03-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Start with the oldest one and see if it works. What
year is the machine from?

Here's a link for a driver from 2007
http://www.nodevice.com/driver/GeForce_7300_GS/get37242.html#.Ux4SrfldWSo

CAV620
03-10-2014, 01:55 PM
The problem is an interaction between three things:
1. The NVIDIA card
2. The OS
3. The video device driver

I can look up the age of one of the three (the card), I have no way of figuring out what the exact OS image on this unit was (it had a hard disk fail). Getting the combination wrong means having to reload the OS from scratch. I have already done that 4 times now, and each time it takes over 1/2 a day. As I said earlier, I do not have the time to just keep trying random combinations until I manage to find one that works.

The date code on the original hard drive was 2006.