File needed to install Video drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NotBold_Fortune, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. I was wondering if anyone knew which file or files are needed to install video drivers.

    I deleted something I shouldn't have...actually, I saved what I deleted, so I have the file. I just don't know which one I need to put back.

    Let me explain the symptoms. If I go into safemode, the screen looks all fuzzy and off-colored, like I need to degauss my monitor.

    And I can't update my video drivers. When I try to update from nVidia I get an installation error. When try to update the drivers from Windows Update it fails to install.
     
  2. Nick M

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    I would delete all your existing video drives, as in deleting your video card in device manager, and letting windows find the card itself, then you can install drivers ok, i would say.
     
  3. Thanks, I tried that. It made everything worse. Even my desktop got weird, and Windows didn't find the driver. I had to re-install to get back to my drive image.

    I need to know the files names or do a complete re-install.
     
  4. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Do you think doing a Windows recovery install may help?
     
  5. Shrek

    Shrek Kenya believe it...

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    hmm,maybe a complete reinstall of windows could be the only way to get round the problem.
     
  6. Nick M

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    I'm not into fixing application problems. If something goes wrong, I back up files, and reinstall windows XP. That fixes everything for me :) There is most likely a better soultion though. I suggest someone moves this thread into an appropriate topic. That may more help will be found.
     
  7. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Hi Bold :D

    I want you to say this to yourself before you go to sleep tonight

    dll's are good, I must stop deleting dll's [​IMG]

    ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Nick M

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    Deleting DLLs is very bad. Like putting a blindfold on someone really stupid. They can still hear you, but they won't do the right task..

    ( lol what a bad association )
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    since you have all the folders, just reinstall all folders in question, and delete one at a time
     
  10. "dll's are good, I must stop deleting dll's "

    Yeah, yeah, yeah.

    And what fun would that be? :p
     
  11. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    LOL

    Bold you could write a book

    1,001 ways to break XP

    :p :p :p
     
  12. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    bold is the kind of guy that loves to hit his thumb with a hammer, cuz it feels so good when he stops...hehe

    great to see you buddy...[​IMG]
     
  13. Yeah, but someday...

    Just wait until I get XP down to 300MB, with just 200 system files doing the work, and this old machine out-performs the supercharged systems of today.

    You'll all be coming to me, saying, "Bold, please tell me which files to delete."

    They laughed at Columbus. They laughed at that deaf composer guy. They laughed at Martha Stewart....well, yeah.

    Anyway, the day shall come for my ticker-tape parade. :)
     
  14. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    hahahahhahhaa


    YOU SHOW UM EH BUDDY !!! lol :D
     
  15. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    bold...I just have fun with you...you knwo that...I learn quite a bit from your deleting files posts.