Can't upgrade drivers

By NV30 · 9 replies
Mar 20, 2003
  1. Hi,

    With my current system (in profile) I cannot upgrade my drivers. I currently run the 41.09s. Trying to install any other driver gives me an error 'device cannot start' after uinstalling the old drivers, rebooting and installing the new ones and then rebooting. Any ideas? :( The 41.09s don't look to be that nice of a driver.

  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    The 41.09's are beta drivers. You can try using the detonator destroyer tool to remove all traces of these drivers prior to installing new ones.

    Here's the link ...

    Detonator Destroyer
  3. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Problem is is that I have WinXP Home, and I don't think that Det Destroyer works with it. :-/
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I'd bet it works. Its just not "officially" supported. Now I can't personally vouch for XP Home, but it works on XP Pro. I've known several people to use it in Pro. I just dont' happen to personally know any Home users.
  5. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 275

    OK, I'll give it a go then.
  6. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Hmm, cannot support this platform. What do I do now?
  7. tkteo

    tkteo TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Would someone please confirm if the 41.09s are beta drivers? It's the "official" version on the Nvidia website (as in, if I click on the download drivers link for Win2k/XP, I get directed to the download page for 41.09.)
  8. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Sorry, my mistake (misleading info on another website), the 41.09's are 'official' nVidia drivers, but they are not WHQL certified.:blush:
  9. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    We are talking about your video card drivers and not any other driver’s right? If so, you could try reinstalling the 41.09s to the same location, and then try upgrading. The problem with NVIDIA drivers is that they don't like getting upgraded or downgraded for that matter, they are meant to be uninstalled fully before installing a newer/older version. I don't understand why you would want to uninstall the 41.09s since they are the latest detonators from NVIDIA. If you have a firewall and/or antivirus, you should disable these as sometimes they will block out necessary files from being installed. Good luck :grinthumb .
  10. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Yes, we are talking about video drivers. I'll give that a try. :)
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