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Windows 7: graphics card update messed up areo


13 Oct 2012   #1

win 7 prof 64
 
 
graphics card update messed up areo

So here is the story. i updated my graphics driver and a majority of my display is just weird. my transparency disappeared and i no longer have tab previews when i mouse over an icon in the task bar. so i ran the transparency troubleshooter and it came up with color depth to low and desktop windows manager service is not running. problem really is that the service is running and my monitor is set to true color 32 bit depth. i took a print screen snapshot to clearify a little.
if you notice there is more desktop room under my task bar in which my mouse can venture and i could place icons on. if anybody can help it would be greatly appreciated.


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14 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

What drivers are showing in Device Manager?

At a guess, you're on the Windows generic driver. No Aero Glass with that.
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15 Oct 2012   #3

win 7 prof 64
 
 

i downloaded the last working driver on my computer from nvidia.com and it the problem still persists all the same issues. iv tried reinstalling the driver already that did not work either.
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15 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FisherPric3 View Post
i downloaded the last working driver on my computer from nvidia.com and it the problem still persists all the same issues. iv tried reinstalling the driver already that did not work either.
Let me clarify:

Which drivers are actually in use?
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19 Oct 2012   #5

win 7 prof 64
 
 

this is the driver details. sorry for the late response im not getting my notifications.
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19 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

uninstall your video driver,reboot then download the previous driver before the latest driver.Also make sure it's using a theme with aero and not aero basic.
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19 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FisherPric3 View Post
this is the driver details. sorry for the late response im not getting my notifications.
OK, the NVidia drivers are installed. I'm not sure what the problem might be.
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25 Oct 2012   #8

win 7 prof 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
uninstall your video driver,reboot then download the previous driver before the latest driver.Also make sure it's using a theme with aero and not aero basic.
trick is when i reboot without the driver installed it locks up. so i booted in safe mode and installed the drivers
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28 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Uninstall the drivers from Control Panel... and re-install drivers and don't forget to restart in between install/uninstall.
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30 Oct 2012   #10

win 7 prof 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
Uninstall the drivers from Control Panel... and re-install drivers and don't forget to restart in between install/uninstall.
i tried uninstalling from the control panel like you said and i am still having an issue. i have another picture for further explanation. please somebody help me out here im so lost.

Update: i have tried uninstalling (from the device manager and the control panel) and re installing with a restart in between and i am still experiencing isues the trobleshooter recognizes FAKE issues and says that it fixes them and still i have no areo.

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