Problem with installing updated driver- FX 5200

By SgtGang31
May 18, 2007
  1. I have NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (Windows XP) installed on my comp...I know...old card but it's what I've got right now.

    Here's the problem. I downloaded the updated driver for this card (94.24_forceware_winxp_english_whql) from the NVIDIA site, followed the driver installation tips and it won't install.

    Everytime I try to install the new driver, the Installshield program ramps up, starts to load it and then I get the error message... "

    "The NVIDIA setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware"

    This update says that it supports my particuliar card but it just won't install. Has anyone had this problem or knows why it's doing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    To install drivers from the internet:

    go into Windows Explorer, left click on Desktop, then File, then New and then Folder - name the folder XXXDrivers (where XXX = type, eg, AudioDrivers)

    go to the site for your driver, find the RIGHT one for your mobo and OS,(click on the nearest site to you if appropriate) and then download button - when asked where to 'save' the download specify your desktop folder XXXDrivers and wait until the download is complete.

    Once it is done, clear your screen and click on the desktop folder and then on the file inside - if it is a zip or rar file it will need to be unzipped or unpacked - make sure if you are asked to specify where to unzip/unpack to tell it to do so to the XXXDrivers folder.

    Once you are done that, uninstall the old drivers for the device and then select the device and specify update drivers and direct the search to the folder you made (don't let Windows do it).
  3. SgtGang31

    SgtGang31 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    First of all, thanks for the ultra quick response. Much appreciated.

    Okay...I saved the update to a new file (Video Drivers), it wasn't a .zip or .rar file so it didn't need to be's just an executable file with the installshield program attached and then I uninstalled the old driver.

    This is probably gonna sound stupid, but once I uninstalled the old driver, I can't seem to get back into the device to specify the update and direct it to the new file....what am I doing wrong??
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    With Nvidia maybe you HAVE to use the install exe - give it a try.
  5. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 119

    I have the same problem, only with the FX gave me the same error message
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