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Windows 7: Strange Error Message Pops Up After New GPU Install

07 Jul 2017   #1
Busterbrown

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Strange Error Message Pops Up After New GPU Install

Yesterday I upgraded my GPU to a Nvidia GeForce GTX 970. It performs fine, but now I keep getting a strange error message that reads: "Cnext. Failed to create Open GL context for Format Q Surface Format (v.2.0....)."

I have no idea what that error message pertains to, but I suspect it's of more interest to developers and advanced users.

However, I'd like to get a grasp on just what it is, and how to resolve its constant popping up.


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09 Jul 2017   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I trust that you removed the drivers from the old video card and then reinstalled the drivers after installing the new card?
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09 Jul 2017   #3
Busterbrown

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

And I say to myself, "Durrrr!"

What is the procedure for that?

Thanks!
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09 Jul 2017   #4
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

First download the latest driver 384.76.
Run the installer and tick the box to Run a clean install.
IE to remove all old install and install the new.
I have assumed that your previous card was Nvidia if not then go to Radeon and find their uninstaller.
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10 Jul 2017   #5
Busterbrown

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

First GPU was a Radeon.

Thanks for the info.
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10 Jul 2017   #6
Busterbrown

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I just uninstalled all AMD / Radeon drivers from my system via the Control Panel.

The Open GL / Radeon not working error message has not popped up as it usually does.

Hope this settles the matter....
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10 Jul 2017   #7
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Well done, fingers crossed.
Oh and in the future when you update your Nvidia drivers, always tick the box to uninstall then re-install the new driver.
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10 Jul 2017   #8
Busterbrown

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Roger that, Mate.

Thanks for all.
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