probs w/ xp and geforce updates

By filthy_mcnasty
Apr 17, 2003
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  1. Recently (yesterday) I updated both my video card driver (GeForce3 Ti200) from NVIDIA's site and WinXP from windows update.

    after this all happened i started getting page fault errors upon booting my machine so basically i had a worthless chunk of hardware.

    long story short, i solved the issue by booting into safe mode and rolling back the display driver to one supplied by windows update and now things are working again.

    my purpose in posting this here is just a heads up to anyone who might be in this same situation as i was. i also had to temporarily disable the program "stylexp" but dont think it was the problem. so yeah, anyone with the same situation might not want to update one or the other, but then again maybe it was my computer telling me that it's format time =).

    hope this saves someone a pain in the neck.
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    Format time? I don't think so. The problem was probably related to you using Windows Update. If you had Detonator drivers for your GeForce card, and you update using Windows Update, it doesn't update the Detonators, it installs WDM drivers which may conflict with the Dets if they were not removed first. I wouldn't recommend using WDM drivers unless there is some problem your system has with Dets, or if there is some reason you don't need better performance than what the default drivers can give.
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