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Old October 7th 03, 01:34 AM
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Default NVIDIA GeForce2: Seeking the Latest Compatible Drivers & Installation Instructions

10/6/03


REQUEST:

1. I need to know how to obtain the latest _compatible_ drivers for an
NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro Video Card.

2. I need simple, detailed, and correct instructions on how install
these drivers so that it will run properly on my Windows XP PC with a
1.2 Ghrz Athlon processor, SoundBlaster Live 5.1 soundcard, and 512 MB
RAM.

2(a). These instructions may(?) include guidance on how to reverse the
effects of my prior attempts at installing what were apparently(?)
incompatible drivers (See HISTORY, below).


HISTORY:

Recently, I downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Update Website an
updated version of the drivers that they _represented_ as being
compatible with NVIDIA's GeForce2 Video Card.

The driver they offered wasn't compatible. It took serveral "blue
screens" -- and reboots -- before I could get my computer to start
properly. Prior to this download, there were no problems. Clearly
something was wrong ("Thanks" again, Microsoft!).

In an attempt to resolve the problem, I went directly to NVIDIA's
website, seeking support for this issue.

No support was provided. What NVIDIA laughingly calls "support" are
some FAQ's (I wasn't able to find any that addressed this issue) and
links to their latest drivers.

In the hope that downloading the latest driver NVIDIA offered for the
GeForce2 _might_ fix the problem, I downloaded and installed what the
company _represents_ as being the compatible driver -- Detonator FX
Drivers, Version 45.23 (August 13, 2003).

This driver also failed to function as installed -- More blue
"screens" & reboots.

On Google Groups, I located at least one posting that seemed to
address this issue. The posting was titled "GeForce2 MX/MX 400 and
Drivers 45.23" and can be linked he

http://www.google.com/groups?selm=bj...&output=gplain

I _tried_ to follow the advice contained therein, but was apparently
not able to delete all of the old NVIDIA drivers recommended by the
poster (When I tried to install the Driver 45.23, I was told that
there were still copies of the old files that needed to be
overwritten.). Nor am I eager to repeat this file-purging effort,
lest I get rid of files that may screw up my computer more so than it
is already!


CURRENT SITUATION:

At present, I am making do with a generic driver which does not scroll
particularly well. I need a driver for my GeForce 2 Pro Video Card
that is both fully compatible and functional, and I need to know how
to properly install it.

Here's hoping someone out there can provide partial or -- better yet
-- full assistance of the kind requested above.

Thanks are offered in advance to all who can.

John Burke

  #2  
Old October 7th 03, 02:15 AM
Helion
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Feel like I was just supoenaed....

"Anonymous" wrote in message
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10/6/03


REQUEST:

1. I need to know how to obtain the latest _compatible_ drivers for an
NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro Video Card.

2. I need simple, detailed, and correct instructions on how install
these drivers so that it will run properly on my Windows XP PC with a
1.2 Ghrz Athlon processor, SoundBlaster Live 5.1 soundcard, and 512 MB
RAM.

2(a). These instructions may(?) include guidance on how to reverse the
effects of my prior attempts at installing what were apparently(?)
incompatible drivers (See HISTORY, below).


HISTORY:

Recently, I downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Update Website an
updated version of the drivers that they _represented_ as being
compatible with NVIDIA's GeForce2 Video Card.

The driver they offered wasn't compatible. It took serveral "blue
screens" -- and reboots -- before I could get my computer to start
properly. Prior to this download, there were no problems. Clearly
something was wrong ("Thanks" again, Microsoft!).

In an attempt to resolve the problem, I went directly to NVIDIA's
website, seeking support for this issue.

No support was provided. What NVIDIA laughingly calls "support" are
some FAQ's (I wasn't able to find any that addressed this issue) and
links to their latest drivers.

In the hope that downloading the latest driver NVIDIA offered for the
GeForce2 _might_ fix the problem, I downloaded and installed what the
company _represents_ as being the compatible driver -- Detonator FX
Drivers, Version 45.23 (August 13, 2003).

This driver also failed to function as installed -- More blue
"screens" & reboots.

On Google Groups, I located at least one posting that seemed to
address this issue. The posting was titled "GeForce2 MX/MX 400 and
Drivers 45.23" and can be linked he


http://www.google.com/groups?selm=bj...&output=gplain

I _tried_ to follow the advice contained therein, but was apparently
not able to delete all of the old NVIDIA drivers recommended by the
poster (When I tried to install the Driver 45.23, I was told that
there were still copies of the old files that needed to be
overwritten.). Nor am I eager to repeat this file-purging effort,
lest I get rid of files that may screw up my computer more so than it
is already!


CURRENT SITUATION:

At present, I am making do with a generic driver which does not scroll
particularly well. I need a driver for my GeForce 2 Pro Video Card
that is both fully compatible and functional, and I need to know how
to properly install it.

Here's hoping someone out there can provide partial or -- better yet
-- full assistance of the kind requested above.

Thanks are offered in advance to all who can.

John Burke



  #3  
Old October 7th 03, 05:08 AM
BJ
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Likewise. Wonder why someone so totally in the dark tries to do something
like this?
"Helion" wrote in message
om...
Feel like I was just supoenaed....

"Anonymous" wrote in message
om...
10/6/03


REQUEST:

1. I need to know how to obtain the latest _compatible_ drivers for an
NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro Video Card.

2. I need simple, detailed, and correct instructions on how install
these drivers so that it will run properly on my Windows XP PC with a
1.2 Ghrz Athlon processor, SoundBlaster Live 5.1 soundcard, and 512 MB
RAM.

2(a). These instructions may(?) include guidance on how to reverse the
effects of my prior attempts at installing what were apparently(?)
incompatible drivers (See HISTORY, below).


HISTORY:

Recently, I downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Update Website an
updated version of the drivers that they _represented_ as being
compatible with NVIDIA's GeForce2 Video Card.

The driver they offered wasn't compatible. It took serveral "blue
screens" -- and reboots -- before I could get my computer to start
properly. Prior to this download, there were no problems. Clearly
something was wrong ("Thanks" again, Microsoft!).

In an attempt to resolve the problem, I went directly to NVIDIA's
website, seeking support for this issue.

No support was provided. What NVIDIA laughingly calls "support" are
some FAQ's (I wasn't able to find any that addressed this issue) and
links to their latest drivers.

In the hope that downloading the latest driver NVIDIA offered for the
GeForce2 _might_ fix the problem, I downloaded and installed what the
company _represents_ as being the compatible driver -- Detonator FX
Drivers, Version 45.23 (August 13, 2003).

This driver also failed to function as installed -- More blue
"screens" & reboots.

On Google Groups, I located at least one posting that seemed to
address this issue. The posting was titled "GeForce2 MX/MX 400 and
Drivers 45.23" and can be linked he



http://www.google.com/groups?selm=bj...&output=gplain

I _tried_ to follow the advice contained therein, but was apparently
not able to delete all of the old NVIDIA drivers recommended by the
poster (When I tried to install the Driver 45.23, I was told that
there were still copies of the old files that needed to be
overwritten.). Nor am I eager to repeat this file-purging effort,
lest I get rid of files that may screw up my computer more so than it
is already!


CURRENT SITUATION:

At present, I am making do with a generic driver which does not scroll
particularly well. I need a driver for my GeForce 2 Pro Video Card
that is both fully compatible and functional, and I need to know how
to properly install it.

Here's hoping someone out there can provide partial or -- better yet
-- full assistance of the kind requested above.

Thanks are offered in advance to all who can.

John Burke





  #4  
Old October 7th 03, 07:02 AM
Biz
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I run the 45.23's flawlessly on a GF2 MX card. SO the problem is your
system NOT the drivers. Perhaps the 30.82's are more suited to your system.
They are available from www.nvidia.com, go to downloads drivers archives
section....

Follow the friggin instructions in the readme file included with the drive
download. it couldnt be simpler...

"Anonymous" wrote in message
om...
10/6/03


REQUEST:

1. I need to know how to obtain the latest _compatible_ drivers for an
NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro Video Card.

2. I need simple, detailed, and correct instructions on how install
these drivers so that it will run properly on my Windows XP PC with a
1.2 Ghrz Athlon processor, SoundBlaster Live 5.1 soundcard, and 512 MB
RAM.

2(a). These instructions may(?) include guidance on how to reverse the
effects of my prior attempts at installing what were apparently(?)
incompatible drivers (See HISTORY, below).


HISTORY:

Recently, I downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Update Website an
updated version of the drivers that they _represented_ as being
compatible with NVIDIA's GeForce2 Video Card.

The driver they offered wasn't compatible. It took serveral "blue
screens" -- and reboots -- before I could get my computer to start
properly. Prior to this download, there were no problems. Clearly
something was wrong ("Thanks" again, Microsoft!).

In an attempt to resolve the problem, I went directly to NVIDIA's
website, seeking support for this issue.

No support was provided. What NVIDIA laughingly calls "support" are
some FAQ's (I wasn't able to find any that addressed this issue) and
links to their latest drivers.

In the hope that downloading the latest driver NVIDIA offered for the
GeForce2 _might_ fix the problem, I downloaded and installed what the
company _represents_ as being the compatible driver -- Detonator FX
Drivers, Version 45.23 (August 13, 2003).

This driver also failed to function as installed -- More blue
"screens" & reboots.

On Google Groups, I located at least one posting that seemed to
address this issue. The posting was titled "GeForce2 MX/MX 400 and
Drivers 45.23" and can be linked he


http://www.google.com/groups?selm=bj...pol.co.u k&oe
=UTF-8&output=gplain

I _tried_ to follow the advice contained therein, but was apparently
not able to delete all of the old NVIDIA drivers recommended by the
poster (When I tried to install the Driver 45.23, I was told that
there were still copies of the old files that needed to be
overwritten.). Nor am I eager to repeat this file-purging effort,
lest I get rid of files that may screw up my computer more so than it
is already!


CURRENT SITUATION:

At present, I am making do with a generic driver which does not scroll
particularly well. I need a driver for my GeForce 2 Pro Video Card
that is both fully compatible and functional, and I need to know how
to properly install it.

Here's hoping someone out there can provide partial or -- better yet
-- full assistance of the kind requested above.

Thanks are offered in advance to all who can.

John Burke



  #5  
Old October 7th 03, 08:36 AM
Me
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Using the Add/Remove programs from within the control panel - Remove the
Nvidia drivers.
restart.
Don't attempt to install any drivers yet.
Download a Detonator removal program to fully remove the remains of the
drivers.
Search for Nasty File Remover or Detonator Destroyer.
http://www.softnews.ro/public/cat/12/1/12-1-28.shtml
http://www.guru3d.com/detonator-destroyer/
Read the instruction before removing files.
After another restart then install the Latest Nvidia drivers by running the
included setup.exe




"Anonymous" wrote in message
om...
10/6/03


REQUEST:

1. I need to know how to obtain the latest _compatible_ drivers for an
NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro Video Card.

2. I need simple, detailed, and correct instructions on how install
these drivers so that it will run properly on my Windows XP PC with a
1.2 Ghrz Athlon processor, SoundBlaster Live 5.1 soundcard, and 512 MB
RAM.

2(a). These instructions may(?) include guidance on how to reverse the
effects of my prior attempts at installing what were apparently(?)
incompatible drivers (See HISTORY, below).


HISTORY:

Recently, I downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Update Website an
updated version of the drivers that they _represented_ as being
compatible with NVIDIA's GeForce2 Video Card.

The driver they offered wasn't compatible. It took serveral "blue
screens" -- and reboots -- before I could get my computer to start
properly. Prior to this download, there were no problems. Clearly
something was wrong ("Thanks" again, Microsoft!).

In an attempt to resolve the problem, I went directly to NVIDIA's
website, seeking support for this issue.

No support was provided. What NVIDIA laughingly calls "support" are
some FAQ's (I wasn't able to find any that addressed this issue) and
links to their latest drivers.

In the hope that downloading the latest driver NVIDIA offered for the
GeForce2 _might_ fix the problem, I downloaded and installed what the
company _represents_ as being the compatible driver -- Detonator FX
Drivers, Version 45.23 (August 13, 2003).

This driver also failed to function as installed -- More blue
"screens" & reboots.

On Google Groups, I located at least one posting that seemed to
address this issue. The posting was titled "GeForce2 MX/MX 400 and
Drivers 45.23" and can be linked he


http://www.google.com/groups?selm=bj...&output=gplain

I _tried_ to follow the advice contained therein, but was apparently
not able to delete all of the old NVIDIA drivers recommended by the
poster (When I tried to install the Driver 45.23, I was told that
there were still copies of the old files that needed to be
overwritten.). Nor am I eager to repeat this file-purging effort,
lest I get rid of files that may screw up my computer more so than it
is already!


CURRENT SITUATION:

At present, I am making do with a generic driver which does not scroll
particularly well. I need a driver for my GeForce 2 Pro Video Card
that is both fully compatible and functional, and I need to know how
to properly install it.

Here's hoping someone out there can provide partial or -- better yet
-- full assistance of the kind requested above.

Thanks are offered in advance to all who can.

John Burke



  #6  
Old October 7th 03, 09:21 AM
Dodge Tom
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Have you ever updated DirectX to 9.0?

(even this videocard you have now isn't DX9, just a DX7 card. It will run
fine in DX9 but not act like a DX9 card as pure DX9cards such as GeForceFX
series and ATI 9500 and up series CAN.)


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Old October 7th 03, 08:28 PM
Anonymous
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"Helion" writes...

Feel like I was just supoenaed....


Your reply to my request for assistance was neither helpful, nor even
especially witty.

Just _what_ were you trying to prove?

JB
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Old October 7th 03, 08:36 PM
Anonymous
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"BJ" writes,

Likewise. Wonder why someone so totally in the dark
tries to do something like this?


Your reply to my request was both unproductive and offensive.

But then, I suppose I should expect no less from someone who has
choosen for himself the moniker "BJ".

Weren't you ever taught not to act out in this manner in public?

JB
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Old October 7th 03, 09:15 PM
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"Biz" writes

I run the 45.23's flawlessly on a GF2 MX card. SO the problem is your
system NOT the drivers. Perhaps the 30.82's are more suited to your system.
They are available from www.nvidia.com, go to downloads drivers archives
section....

Follow the friggin instructions in the readme file included with the drive
download. it couldnt be simpler...


At least this reply imparts one piece of useful information.

After thoroughly removing NVIDIA'S Detonator 45.23 driver,
reinstalling it, and continuing to experience start-up slowness and
crashes, it seems that this driver is indeed incompatible with my
system. I installed the 30.82 driver, and everything now seems to be
functioning normally.

For directing me to the 30.82 driver, I thank you.

However, please note:

1. Page 8 of the release notes for the 45.23 driver list my NVIDIA
videocard (The GeForce2 Pro) as one of the devices supported by it.

2. NVIDIA's Software Downloads Page likewise guides all users of its
GeForce Videocards to the 45.23 driver as being the latest compatible
driver. _No_ mention is made of the 30.82 driver as an alternative.

I was attentive to the instructions given for installing this driver.
Your insinuation that I was not is uninformed and presumptuous.

The download instructions are indeed "friggin", but -- in my situation
at least -- they were hardly simple.

Hence my query.

JB
  #10  
Old October 7th 03, 09:21 PM
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"Me" writes...

Using the Add/Remove programs from within the control panel - Remove the
Nvidia drivers.
restart.
Don't attempt to install any drivers yet.
Download a Detonator removal program to fully remove the remains of the
drivers.
Search for Nasty File Remover or Detonator Destroyer.
http://www.softnews.ro/public/cat/12/1/12-1-28.shtml
http://www.guru3d.com/detonator-destroyer/
Read the instruction before removing files.
After another restart then install the Latest Nvidia drivers by running the
included setup.exe


Thank you for directing me to the Detonator Destroyer utility.

Thank you as well for the civil and professional discourse.

JB
 




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