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Windows 7: nvida control panel wont install

29 Jul 2010   #1
Nithryok

windows 7 x64
 
 
nvida control panel wont install

Well last night I had my wife pick me up starcraft 2. Installed it was exicted launched the launcher screen goes black to load a cgi or opening splash screen and my screen just stays black....
So I did reasearch and blizzard said you need the most updated drivers for the game to work. I said ok went to nvida site download latest drivers 258.?? dont remember since im at work. go to install it and gets to the nvida control panel and it fails to install each time and makes my video card uninstall its self and reverts to default generic drivers. So I uninstalled all nvida drivers and programs restart the computer to install the new drivers and my pc detects the card and installs old drivers from 2009 dec.
This has just been a loop of an issue and i really want to play sc2. Any ideas?


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29 Jul 2010   #2
Nithryok

windows 7 x64
 
 

oh and my video card is a gtx 260
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29 Jul 2010   #3
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Rollback the driver by going to Control Panel > Device Manager > Display Adapter > Rollback Driver. If this does not do the trick you might have to go back through what I typed and Uninstall the gtx 260 then shut down and cold boot. Download CCleaner and DriverSweeper to clean out any nVidia stuff left over, nVidia drivers don't always like to be updated without being clean on some PC's.
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29 Jul 2010   #4
Nithryok

windows 7 x64
 
 

do ccleaner and driver sweeper clean out reg entrys as well? Since even when I uninstall the video card and delete all nvida stuff it auto finds a driver on the pc, prob in win sys32 folder or some where.
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29 Jul 2010   #5
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Yes, both clear driver components but to clean the Registry you have to run the Registry portion, best to do this in Safe Mode then reboot, it works very well and you can then choose a new driver to use. I have found the nVidia drivers vary a great deal and I swapped out my gtx 280m's in SLi for 2 ATi 4870's in CrossFireX and things are much better although when the nVidia 280's were right they were excellent, do a quick check on the Aurora Forum to see if there is a recommended version which would be a great help as a starting point.
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29 Jul 2010   #6
Nithryok

windows 7 x64
 
 

well I gave it a shot to no luck, called alienware had a tech remote into my pc, tried everything I tried and he said he couldent fix it and to contact blizzard. So i was like ha.. I'm better than him... and then after we got off the phone when to install my old drivers and now i get the same error as when I install the new driver fml...
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29 Jul 2010   #7
Everlong

 

Have you tried installing them in safe mode?
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29 Jul 2010   #8
Nithryok

windows 7 x64
 
 

After a few tries of uninstall/install I got my old drivers working.. so I now have drivers that date back to april 2010, so now this still remains. A) cant install new drivers B) when launching sc2 black screen then computer freeze
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29 Jul 2010   #9
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Don't be concerned that your drivers date back to a given date, the key to a good driver vs a great driver is a good driver works with most applications and a great driver works well with nearly all applications, there is no perfect driver that would meet all the possible combination's we have available, if there were there'd be no updates.

I am using ATi Catalyst 10.3 on my Alienware M17x, Catalyst 10.2 on my XPS Gen 1 and Catalyst 10.6 on my Studio XPS 435T/9000 reason being they are great drivers for the different PC's I own.
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29 Jul 2010   #10
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nithryok View Post
After a few tries of uninstall/install I got my old drivers working.. so I now have drivers that date back to april 2010, so now this still remains. A) cant install new drivers B) when launching sc2 black screen then computer freeze
Did you use driver sweeper properly? As in uninstall current driver, boot in to safe mode, use driver sweeper and clean Nvidia driver, boot back in to normal mode and Windows shouldn't install anything for your graphic card then install driver.
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