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Windows 7: Dual Monitor

05 Jun 2009   #11
Jverse

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tukas View Post
Tried that also, says the same thing ''Version mismatch''.

Give this a shot bud, (at your own risk)



If you have tried nearly anything to get the panel back, but with no results, then try these steps below:

Step 1: Make sure you install nVIDIA 185.xx driver (latest preferred). Install by any means so the driver worked. (nVIDIA control panel of course couldn't be launched because of some version mismatch/dll error/hanging explorer or whatever (otherwise you wouldn't read this post)).

Step 2: Download an application called "Universal Extractor". It's a freeware and can be found at softpedia.org. Install it.

Step 3: Go to "C:\NVIDIA\WinVista\185.85\IS\Display\". There must be an exe file called "NvCplSetupInt.exe". If you installed Universal extractor with shell integration, just press the right mouse and extract it to subdir with universal extractor (otherwise use the start menu). Universal Extractor will provide several extraction methods - try any of them till the job is done successfuly. P.S>The Universal Extractor might be needed to run as Administrator.

Step 4: Go to the extracted directory and once again using universal extractor extract the "NVIDIA Control Panel.msi" to a new subdir.

Step 5: Depending on the used extraction method the subdir's folder layout might vary, but there must be single directory containing *.dll, *.exe, *.cpl and *.xml files. Check their presence and reboot into safe-mode.

Step 6: Once in safe-mode navigate to the folder containing those dll/exe/cpl/xml files. Copy all of them and paste them into "C:\Windows\System32\" replacing any same files.

Step 7: Reboot normally and go to windows control panel and check if nVIDIA panel works. It should work (if it doesn't - a) you did something wrong, b) this method won't work for you). If it works - well done! But we're still not done. The driver must be initiallized at startup correctly so that the display brightness/gamma/color and other settings were loaded at startup.

Step 8: make a text file and paste in this:[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run]
"NvCplDaemon"="RUNDLL32.EXE C:\\Windows\\system32\\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup"
"NvMediaCenter"="RUNDLL32.EXE C:\\Windows\\system32\\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit" . Chenge extension to *.reg and add these keys to registry.

Step 9: Now reboot. No errors should occur and the driver must load correctly including autoloading display profiles.


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05 Jun 2009   #12
Tukas

Windows 7 Build 7127 x64 (Clean Install)
 
 

Thanks for the idea tho. I've just tried it and Universal Extractor gave me this error ''Line -1: Error: Unable to execute the external program. The requested operation requires elevation.''. I've tried to extract the exe with all three options, the first said it cant be extracted because exe is InstallShield installer, the second gave that error and the last did nothing at all.
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06 Jun 2009   #13
Jverse

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tukas View Post
Thanks for the idea tho. I've just tried it and Universal Extractor gave me this error ''Line -1: Error: Unable to execute the external program. The requested operation requires elevation..

Run as administrator.
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06 Jun 2009   #14
Tukas

Windows 7 Build 7127 x64 (Clean Install)
 
 

I've just did everything you said and everything works just perfectly. Just had to add ''Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00'' line to the top of the reg file for Windows to be able to recognize the file as registry file... Many thanks from me
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08 Jun 2009   #15
Jverse

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Awesome, I am glad it worked. Hopefully everyone else with the Control Panel missing from nVidia can use this workaround.


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