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Help installing Nvidia FX5500 Graphics card.

by Ledd101 / January 25, 2006 8:28 AM PST

Hello Everyone, well I'm having problems installing my new graphics card, I put it into the pci slot and everything, and uninstalled my old intel graphics card, and took that one out of my computer. When I turned on my computer the mouse pointer was HUGE and when I went to my desktop every icon was 4 times bigger and I couldnt find or see my start menu or quick tab (whatever its called that has all the icons on the right corner of the screen). PLEASE help, I tried pushed the start button and the start menu didnt come up. Also when I tried installing the new graphics card through the CD rom it said that its not microsoft certified and doesn't have a microsoft logo and if I install then I could have the possibilities of viruses. I'm running a dimension 3000,windows XP.

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Just install the drivers. (please)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2006 8:33 AM PST

Many drivers are not certified. And it does NOT mean it opens the door to viruses.


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by Ledd101 / January 25, 2006 8:36 AM PST

But what about everything being litteraly blown up on my desktop and screen? Everything 4 or 5 times bigger, if I install the card will everything be proportionate and small like how it was before?

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It means the drivers are not installed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2006 8:43 AM PST
In reply to: Thanx

You can't set the higher resolution until the drivers are installed. Imagine the poor owner that wants to fix the large mouse pointer before installing the drivers?


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Ok but
by Ledd101 / January 25, 2006 9:06 AM PST

I installed the drivers and it said setup complete and everything, the only problem is im still having trouble with the huge pointer and icons. I tried to go to control panel but it says "error has occured yada yada yada do you want to send this report to microsoft?". I just need to set these settings and im done but I cant do that if it wont let me into controll panel.

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Try the other way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2006 9:09 AM PST
In reply to: Ok but

Right click on the desktop, properties and you'll get to the display settings.

If that errors out, note your OS again so we use the other display driver cleanup methods.


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Thanks, It worked
by Ledd101 / January 25, 2006 9:24 AM PST
In reply to: Try the other way.

I right clicked on desktop and went to properties and it worked, thanks a lot bro.

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Now That It Is Working
by CG-TG / January 25, 2006 10:06 PM PST
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