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Windows 7: I can't view Nvidia Control Panel

02 Jan 2010   #1
StarYasmin

windows 7 Home Edition
 
 
I can't view Nvidia Control Panel

I can't view Nvidia Control Panel nor I can't update either..

First I wanted to get the updated driver of my NVIDIA driver here:

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers


I went to their site, got the 195.62 version window 7 x64 (I have windows 7 x64 installed) it would download a bit and then My screen would go black and a lil music note would play, my screen would turn on after it ends and the installing window would finish but it would say:

InstallShield Wizard Complete
The system has not been modified. To install this program at a later time, run the installation again.

Click Finish to exit the wizard

I quickly assume, maybe something is blocking it? , I disable my firewall, my AV and it's firewall, and User Account Control Settings, I lowered it to Never notify.

I rebooted, tried again, same thing happens. So I thought maybe it isn't comparable? but I have a GTS 250 NVIDIA geforce, with windows 7 x64, and downloaded the one with those specifications ofc.

Not only that but from the beginning I couldn't view NVIDIA control panel either.

When I click NVIDIA control Panel, a pop up says"

The NVIDIA Display Panel Extension cannot be created.

Possible reasons include:
Version mismatch. Resintalling display drivers may solve this problem.

I been thinking of maybe erasing my NVIDIA drivers and reinstalling, but I'm afraid it won't download or "allow" me to download the driver of NVIDIA to make my graphic card work as it is now...

Any other way to fix this without Uninstalling my NVIDIA driver?

And why, when I try to download updated NVIDIA driver would it make my screen go black (This part I'm think it's modifying the resolution of my screen or something?) and a music note would play? It gives me the impression as if it's blocking it but I don't know what it means exactly... and it doesn't do that to anything else I have downloaded either.

*If this is the wrong place to post this, I apologize since I'm new and kinda desperate for an answer.


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02 Jan 2010   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Theri are some things we need like your system specs filled out. If a laptop the maker and model # ThanksI can't view Nvidia Control Panel-usercp-1.png


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02 Jan 2010   #3
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

ive jumped to ATI now so i cant be sure about the process, but does the NV control panel show up in the ''programs & features'' list..??
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02 Jan 2010   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
ive jumped to ATI now so i cant be sure about the process, but does the NV control panel show up in the ''programs & features'' list..??
Shows up in control panel, As Nvidia control panel
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02 Jan 2010   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I can't view Nvidia Control Panel-capture.png

Are you saving the file or are you trying to run it as it is downloaded (in other words, which option did you select as shown above)? I recommend that you should always save files that you download and then run them from the downloaded location. Although I don't have the same graphics card as you, I use the same 195.62 driver as you are trying to install and have no problems regarding the control panel.


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02 Jan 2010   #6
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
ive jumped to ATI now so i cant be sure about the process, but does the NV control panel show up in the ''programs & features'' list..??
Shows up in control panel, As Nvidia control panel
no....what i mean is, is it a separate app which can be uninstalled or is it intergrated into the display driver...???
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02 Jan 2010   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It's integrated.
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02 Jan 2010   #8
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
It's integrated.
ahh....that's a bummer

if you cant get it running, try this app NV Tweak, i think its an NV control panel alternative.
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02 Jan 2010   #9
StarYasmin

windows 7 Home Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Theri are some things we need like your system specs filled out. If a laptop the maker and model # ThanksAttachment 45173
Done
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02 Jan 2010   #10
StarYasmin

windows 7 Home Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Attachment 45174

Are you saving the file or are you trying to run it as it is downloaded (in other words, which option did you select as shown above)? I recommend that you should always save files that you download and then run them from the downloaded location. Although I don't have the same graphics card as you, I use the same 195.62 driver as you are trying to install and have no problems regarding the control panel.
Yes I have, I saved it and then run it.
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