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Hi All, I am having trouble with my nvidia graphic card...as soon I install its driver the screen starts flickering and nothing comes up and remains blank, but system works fine with normal system vga driver. I don't want to install the nvidia's orginal driver and want to carry on working with system driver, but as soon I restart the machine XP automatically installs the nvidia driver. I want to stop XP to install the driver without asking, how can I do that? Any help will be highly appriciated, Thanking you and best regards.
ASKED: March 15, 2006  10:01 AM
UPDATED: March 20, 2006  4:49 PM

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You could do a few things really quickley to fix your problem. Try a different VGA slot or make sure that it is seated properly on your board. Re-install the driver and if you still get the black screen then reboot and when it comes back up change you Refresh Frequency Rate 70 hertz 60 hertz. You want to drop the refresh frequency in your display advanced properties. Then re-install the drivers. If that does not work you may have a corrupt driver so try downloading a recent driver off the net and if that fails then just get a new card. Hope this makes sense.

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  • Petroleumman
    Hello, In the mean time you can use Device Manager (My Computer -> Manage)to disable the Nvida card. This will force the system to use the on board card instead. When you resolve your problem with the Nvida card you can enable it again. Good luck!
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  • Inamhaque
    Oops!!! Its got worst...I tried lowering the frequencey...not worked then tried changing the slot...no use, then I disabled the nvidia card and guess what no matter how hard I tried it nothing come up on the screen... So I am writing this reply after reformating my system partition...This time how ever I didn't installed the nvida driver and using the system default...It works fine with it. However guys..is there any option in XP to stop it installing the plug and play driver automatically on restart...It re-install it even if we uninstall it from device manager ! Any clue please!
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  • Poppaman2
    In order to disable the Plug and Play feature in Windows XP (Home or Pro), disable the Plug and Play service in the "services" control panel (under "administrative tools". You might also wish to remove (delete) the driver for a problematic device while booted into Safe Mode, as disabling the system restore feature (the process by which Windows XP re-loads system files it "thinks" are corrupt) does not always work properly.
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  • Arji5139
    It sounds like maybe your monitor is not able to support the default resolution/refresh rate of the driver. Is it a relatively new monitor? You might want to double-check it's supported resolutions.
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  • Stevesz
    What is the source of this new driver? If it was downloaded from the MS update site, then just go back to your old one. I've never had success with an nVidia driver downloiaded from Microsoft. If it is from the vendor of the card you have, visit their site and look for possible solutions.A feww years ago, I screwed things up so bad, I had to go to nVidia to down load the driver. I found two drivers--one, the Microsoft "approved" driver and another, unapproved driver. Naturally I downloaded the approved driver, which did not work. It did all the same things the one form the MS site did--i.e. video was so screwed up that I was blind and only know tih keyboared shortcuts or hitting the power switch were available to get back to a screen tha could be worked with. Downloading the unapprved version resolved all the issues. Go figure. However, if you do find more than one current driver available, you'll probably want to try until you find one that works. I don't see any great need in updating a video driver, unless it addresses a specific problem. Steve//
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  • EDtHeAd
    I just now went through this same problem with the Windows Update provided drivers and nVidia GeForce2 drivers. I went to the nVidia website www.nvidia.com and downloaded the latest WHQL drivers for GeForce cards. I installed it and all is running well. Strangely, Windows reports the driver as not having passed the certification by Microsoft. No matter, that and a $5.00 bill might get you a mocha latte. Anyway, it is another avenue you may want to take to resolve your problem. HIH
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  • Inamhaque
    Hi All, thanks for your suport and time...but the driver not which one I install doesn't work with it....but finally by chance I installed the java kit on my system and KABBOOOM...well strangly enough but it have solved most of the peoblem...now it doesn't install itself or crash on start up. Hope you guys might find it useful...Thanks once again for your kind and sincere efforts.
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