View Full Version : NVIDIA Driver & Windows XP

04-14-2003, 05:39 PM
I just downloaded the new NVIDIA driver(v43.45), and when I went to install it I got the following message:
http://davidaguilar.0catch.com/LWforum/nvidiaMessage.JPG] (http://davidaguilar.sohounion.com/LWforum/message2.html)
So I uninstall the existing NVIDIA driver(40.41) & rebooted , and again I got the same message, so this time I just ignore it & selected yes.

Then I got this other message:
http://davidaguilar.0catch.com/LWforum/nvidiaMessage2.JPG (http://davidaguilar.sohounion.com/LWforum/message.html)
I selected "stop installation"(because I was worry that it might damage my system)

Has anyone else gotten this message under Windows XP (home)SP1?
And, should I go ahead and still install it anyway?

system notes:
Sony Vaio PCV-RX650 (http://www.ita.sel.sony.com/support/specs/desktops/pcvrx650.pdf)
DirectX 8
Pentium 4
Windows XP (Home) SP1

04-16-2003, 12:30 PM
This happens because Windows XP has a native(built in) driver for Nvidia video cards. Usually the best thing to do is just install the new drivers and select continue anyway when it tells you that you already have a driver installed. There are ways to get XP from installing the native driver as soon as you uninstall your current drivers and restart your system, but you have to know the exact .inf files and the core Nvidia files that are embeded in XP. It can be a pain in the but because winXP will keep driver files in multiple directories in case the files are accidently deleted it can put them back.

04-17-2003, 04:06 AM
I find using nVidia's installer to update drivers under WinXP is problematic at best... Use the installer to save the driver files somewhere on your hard disk then use the Windows' Device Manager to update your drivers - far more reliable.

04-18-2003, 02:49 AM
I had no problem installing ANY nvidia driver onto my XP.

The best is of course using Detonator rip, or sg like that to remove the previous driver from registry.

Visit www.guru3d.com for more

04-18-2003, 08:50 AM
The best is of course using Detonator rip, or sg like that to remove the previous driver from registry.

I knew about Detonator destroyer, but never trusted it with the new detonators because it was so old. Detonator R.I.P. looks like it is very current. I will give this one a try in the future. This will save a lot of time because I usually manually remove them which is a pain in the rear.

04-20-2003, 06:18 PM
Thanks for the tips, I'll give it a try.:)

04-25-2003, 09:09 AM
I've never had any problems installing any of nVidias new 2000/XP drivers on my XP Pro machine. I have 41.90 right now...but I've seen a lot of stuff on the net about not going to 43.45 or whatever the new version is. but i've never had problems in the past, so I dont see how this could be a problem. any thoughts?