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Old December 28th 03, 07:26 PM
Simon
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Default Driver update for old graphics card

I have an old 32mb Nvidia geForce graphics card that was shipped with my
Dell back in early 2000. I wanted to update my drivers, so I went to
Control Panel - System - Device Manager tab - Display Adapters. It says
"NVIDIA GeForce 256." When I click on Properties, it says Harware version
016 and on the Driver tab it says Date - 07-16-2002. If I click on Update
Driver on this tab it has CD-Rom drive and Specify a location checked.
After choosing What I want to install? The updated driver, I click next
and it says location of driver C:\WINDOWS\INF\NVDEA.INF. After choosing
Next, an Insert Disk box pulls up that says Please insert the disk labeled
'NVIDIA Compatible Display Driver Disk 1', then click OK. This disk was not
sent to me, that I'm sure.

I thought I should go to the NVIDIA homepage and look. I went to the
Download Drivers section and chose Graphics Driver, GeForce and TNT2, and
then Windows 95/98/ME. It comes up with Forceware Version: 53.04. Is this
what I need? Or do I need to do some type of archive search for the latest
driver for MY graphics card? Let me know if there is any information need
to help answer this question. Any help appreciated for a newbie.


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Old December 28th 03, 11:30 PM
Eric Booth
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"Simon" wrote in message
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I have an old 32mb Nvidia geForce graphics card that was shipped with my
Dell back in early 2000. I wanted to update my drivers, so I went to
Control Panel - System - Device Manager tab - Display Adapters. It says
"NVIDIA GeForce 256." When I click on Properties, it says Harware version
016 and on the Driver tab it says Date - 07-16-2002. If I click on Update
Driver on this tab it has CD-Rom drive and Specify a location checked.
After choosing What I want to install? The updated driver, I click next
and it says location of driver C:\WINDOWS\INF\NVDEA.INF. After choosing
Next, an Insert Disk box pulls up that says Please insert the disk labeled
'NVIDIA Compatible Display Driver Disk 1', then click OK. This disk was

not
sent to me, that I'm sure.

I thought I should go to the NVIDIA homepage and look. I went to the
Download Drivers section and chose Graphics Driver, GeForce and TNT2, and
then Windows 95/98/ME. It comes up with Forceware Version: 53.04. Is

this
what I need? Or do I need to do some type of archive search for the

latest
driver for MY graphics card? Let me know if there is any information need
to help answer this question. Any help appreciated for a newbie.


Try the 53.04 it should be OK
Eric Booth




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Old December 29th 03, 01:15 AM
The Black Wibble
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"Simon" wrote in message
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I have an old 32mb Nvidia geForce graphics card that was shipped with my
Dell back in early 2000. I wanted to update my drivers, so I went to
Control Panel - System - Device Manager tab - Display Adapters. It says
"NVIDIA GeForce 256." When I click on Properties, it says Harware version
016 and on the Driver tab it says Date - 07-16-2002. If I click on Update
Driver on this tab it has CD-Rom drive and Specify a location checked.
After choosing What I want to install? The updated driver, I click next
and it says location of driver C:\WINDOWS\INF\NVDEA.INF. After choosing
Next, an Insert Disk box pulls up that says Please insert the disk labeled
'NVIDIA Compatible Display Driver Disk 1', then click OK. This disk was not
sent to me, that I'm sure.


That INF file is associated with your currently installed drivers. I think Windows was looking for the
pre-installation driver components which it can not find because the drivers are already installed and set up,
and the pre-installation stuff has long since been deleted.

I thought I should go to the NVIDIA homepage and look. I went to the
Download Drivers section and chose Graphics Driver, GeForce and TNT2, and
then Windows 95/98/ME. It comes up with Forceware Version: 53.04. Is this
what I need? Or do I need to do some type of archive search for the latest
driver for MY graphics card? Let me know if there is any information need
to help answer this question. Any help appreciated for a newbie.


Download 53.04. Don't do a driver update from System Properties. Just temporarily disable any anti-virus you
have running and click on the file you've downloaded to begin the installation process.

Tony.


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Old December 29th 03, 10:18 AM
Flow
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I recommend the 44.03 or the 41.09 for cards that are non FX.
So that's upto the GF4 cards.I tried 53.xx and i don't like it,
it really looked to me that these drivers are for the FX card series and not
the older ones.
Also benchmarking showed that the 40.xx series were much faster.
The 30.82 are still the most stable drivers for any Geforce card,the 40
series are the fastest.

"Simon" schreef in bericht
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I have an old 32mb Nvidia geForce graphics card that was shipped with my
Dell back in early 2000. I wanted to update my drivers, so I went to
Control Panel - System - Device Manager tab - Display Adapters. It says
"NVIDIA GeForce 256." When I click on Properties, it says Harware version
016 and on the Driver tab it says Date - 07-16-2002. If I click on Update
Driver on this tab it has CD-Rom drive and Specify a location checked.
After choosing What I want to install? The updated driver, I click next
and it says location of driver C:\WINDOWS\INF\NVDEA.INF. After choosing
Next, an Insert Disk box pulls up that says Please insert the disk labeled
'NVIDIA Compatible Display Driver Disk 1', then click OK. This disk was

not
sent to me, that I'm sure.

I thought I should go to the NVIDIA homepage and look. I went to the
Download Drivers section and chose Graphics Driver, GeForce and TNT2, and
then Windows 95/98/ME. It comes up with Forceware Version: 53.04. Is

this
what I need? Or do I need to do some type of archive search for the

latest
driver for MY graphics card? Let me know if there is any information need
to help answer this question. Any help appreciated for a newbie.




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Old December 30th 03, 01:22 AM
Ronald Martin
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Thanks for the advice. Where would I find those older versions on the
NVIDIA website? Sorry, but I can't find them. Appreciate any help

"Flow" wrote in message
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I recommend the 44.03 or the 41.09 for cards that are non FX.
So that's upto the GF4 cards.I tried 53.xx and i don't like it,
it really looked to me that these drivers are for the FX card series and

not
the older ones.
Also benchmarking showed that the 40.xx series were much faster.
The 30.82 are still the most stable drivers for any Geforce card,the 40
series are the fastest.



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Old December 30th 03, 12:05 PM
Flow
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http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_archive.html
in the archive link

"Ronald Martin" schreef in bericht
...
Thanks for the advice. Where would I find those older versions on the
NVIDIA website? Sorry, but I can't find them. Appreciate any help

"Flow" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I recommend the 44.03 or the 41.09 for cards that are non FX.
So that's upto the GF4 cards.I tried 53.xx and i don't like it,
it really looked to me that these drivers are for the FX card series and

not
the older ones.
Also benchmarking showed that the 40.xx series were much faster.
The 30.82 are still the most stable drivers for any Geforce card,the 40
series are the fastest.





 




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