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ok so i wanted to try the new physX drivers, but seeing as i have 174.74 forceware i thought ill update to 177.79 first.
it installed fine however when i rebooted my rig; it restarts its self before it gets past the "loading windows" screen, when it boots for the second time it says
"error loading window...." "boot with last knowen configeration OR start windows normally...." ect.

so if i choose to start windows noramally the same problem occurs.
if i choose to start with last known config it boots fine but rivatuner and GPU-Z say i still have 174.74 forceware

i tryed installing the 177.66 forceware but same problem :banghead:

PLZZZ HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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ok so i wanted to try the new physX drivers, but seeing as i have 174.74 forceware i thought ill update to 177.79 first.
it installed fine however when i rebooted my rig; it restarts its self before it gets past the "loading windows" screen, when it boots for the second time it says
"error loading window...." "boot with last knowen configeration OR start windows normally...." ect.

so if i choose to start windows noramally the same problem occurs.
if i choose to start with last known config it boots fine but rivatuner and GPU-Z say i still have 174.74 forceware

i tryed installing the 177.66 forceware but same problem :banghead:

PLZZZ HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have you got your Graphics card OC'd? It might be worth booting into safe mode, and disabling any 3rd party apps that could be affecting the drivers.

nhancer, rivatuner, etc.
 
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ok so i stopped rivatuner running at startup with no result.
then i went through add or remove programs in control pannel, but still the same problem.
so then i hit msconfig with vengeance and still failed to boot with the new drivers.
when i thought all hope was lost i found a program called nTune so i uninstalled it... and thats when the shit hit the fan!
now my computer fails to even get to the loading windows screen instead it just flashes some kind of blue screed which i have only have time to read on word of: DRIVERS!!
so i booted in safe mode and restored the system it's original state, but still no forceware!!!!
any one else got any suggestions ????
 

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ok so i stopped rivatuner running at startup with no result.
then i went through add or remove programs in control pannel, but still the same problem.
so then i hit msconfig with vengeance and still failed to boot with the new drivers.
when i thought all hope was lost i found a program called nTune so i uninstalled it... and thats when the shit hit the fan!
now my computer fails to even get to the loading windows screen instead it just flashes some kind of blue screed which i have only have time to read on word of: DRIVERS!!
so i booted in safe mode and restored the system it's original state, but still no forceware!!!!
any one else got any suggestions ????
plug the drive in another machine, copy all data off.

format/reinstall OS, and watch more cowboy bebop while you wait.
 
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is it rly worth reinstalling windows for new forceware ?

on a closer look at add-or-remove programs i found that i could ininstall the existing 174.74 forceware... but should i????
 
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plug the drive in another machine, copy all data off.

format/reinstall OS, and watch more cowboy bebop while you wait.
You sound like Dell tech support :slap:
Well... except for the cowboy bebop part :p

Jeno, give this thread a read... it just might be what you need to get the new drivers working right.

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=52502

Good luck, hope it works out.
 

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imo its just that when things go wrong with drivers it tends to take a lot of work to clean it up. if his system isnt even booting properly after using safe mode, its best to backup all data and start fresh than try and get a dodgy, unreliable OS to work
 
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Those drivers worked fine for me. They don`t like your system for some reason.
 
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did you remove your old drivers before installing the new ones?
 
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isnt 177.79 vista drivers? or am i completely wrong
 

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yes they are the latest for xp is 175 . 179 is vista
 
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no... should i ????
yes when installing drivers make sure that all your old ones have been removed. If you didn't then im pretty sure this is the route of your problems.
 
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no... should i ????

That's what the link I posted is about... how to completely remove old video drivers.
 
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yes they are the latest for xp is 175 . 179 is vista
WTF so the latest forceware is only avalible on vista!!!! >:#
does this mean i should finally give vista a try...... lol jk :D


*downloading* 175.19
uninstalling old forceware soon.
thanks for all your help guys :toast:
 

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yep well they are the newest for xp vista ones have direct x 10 support
 
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Actually, 177.79 whql candidate is available for all oses and is now the recommended download for xp and vista if you check nvidia's site out!
Oh and always use add/remove programs and uninstall the old drivers first, reboot and install the new driver.
 

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i just did the search on the site for xp and they said 175 for xp so
 
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i see
 
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Oops, sorry, just noticed it was a 9600gt, guess you do have to use the older driver.... was thinking about my own card...

Edit: no I was kind of right, the 177.79s do work with 9600gt, just not recommended yet. You need to use the beta search.
 
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Oops, sorry, just noticed it was a 9600gt, guess you do have to use the older driver.... was thinking about my own card...
9600Gt is in the supported products list.
 
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Yeah I saw, just forgot to use beta search..