TechSpot

Video card

By chaoslegend
Feb 27, 2008
  1. so yesterday, my graphics seem to work fine. Then, i downloaded Nvidia, and restarted my computer. A message appeared, and there was 3 options
    1st option: restart your computer trying to reinstall (i tried this, but it gave me a blue screen of death)
    2nd option: ask you later (the next time you turn on your computer
    3rd option: never asked you this again on this computer

    well, i was suppose to clock the 2nd option, but i accidently clicked the3rd option. Now, my graphics is horrible. i tried to fix it with system restore, but it says that it cant restore it to that point, and a tried another, but still didn't work. I tried using Nvidia again, but it says that "Setup detected that the operating system in use is not Windows Vista [32-bit]. This setup and its associated drivers are not designed to run only on Windows Vista [32-bit]. The installation will now be terminated."

    So, is there anyway i could get the graphics back to normal when i bought it? I dont want to spend $200 to buy another video card. My computer is a Hp Vista.
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Download the appropriate drives, and place them where you can find them.
    Then use Device Manager to remove or disable the troublesome ones,
    then reboot and install the new driver.
    You can use a simple registry editor to remove the bad install... if you are familiar with registry work at all.
     
  3. chaoslegend

    chaoslegend TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so what drives should i download? i cant find anynow
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Download the drivers from here by selecting the appropriate OS and video card series. It'll take you to a page where you can download the latest drivers for your card.
     
  5. chaoslegend

    chaoslegend TS Rookie Topic Starter

    rage_3k_moiz, that was where i downloaded from, but it just ruined my computer's graphics
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    There may be other older driver downloads from nvidia.com that you could try.
    As I do not know your system specs, it is difficult to say.
    Preferably write in all your system specs to your Profile

    In regards to "3rd option: never asked you this again on this computer"
    This is just saying don't ask again, ie you decided not to restart (not sure why) and you decided not to be asked (accidently)
    This just means that you need to restart when you want to (but it must be done to complete the install)
     
  7. chaoslegend

    chaoslegend TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. chaoslegend

    chaoslegend TS Rookie Topic Starter

    will it help if i could unplug and replug in the video card?
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Go to here: --> http://www.hp.com/country/us/en/welcomeBC.html#Support
    Using Internet Explorer

    Click on the black box, that says Start Detection

    This will show you all your Drivers and what system you have.

    You can then either download the video drivers again (knowing they are correct)
    Note: you will need to go to Add/Remove Programs to remove the current driver before installing the new downloaded driver

    You can then also update your Profile
    (answering Yes to show your specs)

    Please try that.
    And report back with results
     
  10. chaoslegend

    chaoslegend TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i did that and this is what happened
    http://s271.photobucket.com/albums/jj147/chaoslegendz/?action=view&current=p.jpg
     
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  12. chaoslegend

    chaoslegend TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i think installing from Nvidia downgraded my video card, and i cant get it back to normal now
    EDIT: i fixed it now
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...