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Drivers wont install, mess with visuals

By acolotus · 8 replies
Sep 16, 2008
  1. heres my setup

    160 gig western digital HD
    16 bit soundcard
    Asus P5GC-MX/1333 Socket 775 Motherboard
    2gigs ddr2 ram
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E7200 - BX80571E7200
    SATA DVR-2910A5PK DVD-/+RW Drive
    BFG 8400GS PCI-E 512MB Video Card
    Rhino Panther 450W ATX Power Supply\

    after i installed windows, i began installing drivers... i wet video card first.. when i installed those drivers.. the diaplay was set at 600x800, 4bit color.. i couldnt raise it. i found uninstalling the drivers fixed that problem. i then tried to install the mobo drivers.. but the setup gave me an error saying it could not open the setup file.. so i browsed disc contents and when i found the setup file... it gave me another error saying that the file was the wrong type of applicatiion... so from there i asked a friend of mine for advice.. he told me to re-install windows and do the mobo drivers first thing.. i did that, but wound up with the same errors as before, i looked carefully at the driver instructions, which told me i needed windows xp service pack 1 first. i went back, installed the sp, and tried again.. but no progress. if anyone could help, that would be greatly appreciated!
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Not exactly !

    You need Minimum SP1
    But... You should actually have Minimum SP2 (most drivers NEED this)
    Ideally SP3 if you really must know

    Please press the GO button, to update all your drivers

    Some Service Pack (SP) will pop out a warning message in your default browser, under the address bar
    Click on the message "Install ActiveX Control" to continue the installation.
  3. acolotus

    acolotus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    actually, i do have sp3 installed right now... it still wont work... and does that "go" button install all the necessary drivers?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    It should take you to all your Downloads for your Asus system
    From there you can select any/all drivers to download and install
  5. acolotus

    acolotus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks alot
  6. acolotus

    acolotus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well... i did the online driver thing via asus's website... and im getting more errors...
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    lol :) Sorry to smile, (in your frustration) but updating the drivers is worth it

    You could actually have a Virus or Trojan or something, it may be best to do a full scan.
    Have a look at:
    New Preliminary Removal Instructions
  8. acolotus

    acolotus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i dot think thats it... i tried it without an internet conection and it gave me the same problem....
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    It's a clean install with SP3, and you have downloaded all the drivers and the drivers fault (during install I think?)

    Other than Virus/Malware or Hardware issue. The only other option is you have installed faulty drivers already.
    You can use Add/Remove programs to uninstall any drivers not correct for your system
    Or use DriverSweeper to remove them
    Or even go to Device Manager, to select and remove them (Start->Run-> devmgmt.msc)
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