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NVidia FX 5200

I should have left well enough alone!! I downloaded drivers from Nvidia.com for the NVidia FX 5200 and installed them.

After that the PC (XP) would start to load and then lock up ( it would stop on the loading bar). I had to go to setup (F2) and change to "onboard" video to get windows to load. What happened? I tried reinstalling again but no luck.

When I go to Ctrl panel - System - device manager, it shows it as being there with no problems??

HELPPPP!!! It's "driving" me nuts.


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Vid ?

In reply to: NVidia FX 5200

On this machine I've found the vid drivers from the maker are the ones that work.

I've tried some of the newer nvidia one-size-fits-all drivers and noticed some quirks.

Sometimes when you bring in a new driver and try to put it over the top of an old driver things get twisted.

Sooo, d/l the new driver to some temp area.
Use add/remove and remove the old driver.
Reboot and let windows get itself sorted.
Navigate to the temp area and run the installer for the new driver.

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In reply to: NVidia FX 5200

I use ver 6.14 and it wortks for me. Now, when I had Me as the OS, I got some weird results. It settled only after constant playing with it. Getting the latest driver didn't, it made it worse. Stay away from beta versions or those outisde of vendor supplied. I use XP now and it works well.

You got to delete or get rid of the old drivers, so un-install and then pick the dafult video that the OS has to offer. Once the drivers are gone, then reboot, it should remain at default, now add any new drivers from a working dir. and allow it to auto-select, don't tweak at all. Once it settles, then reboot and see if its working, now tweek away, but don't apply as it should refer back to old setting in 10-15sec. if you can't make heads or tails. I suggest you know what your monitor/LCD is capable of for its best setting(native) and leave well enough alone. Make sure the FX5200 is cooled properly, my fan seized on me during all this and had to replace before it settled into a higher

tada -----Willy Happy

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