Old 09-03-2006   #1
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Need updated driver for nVIDIA card

Today when I was capturing video to my hard drive today my computer rebooted after about 45 minutes into a 2 hour capture.
As soon as the desktop came back up, an MS Windows Error message appeared that said,
"Computer restarted after an unexpected shutdown. MS Windows detected a possible device problem. The driver for the display device was unable to complete a drawing operation. Please check with the device manufacturer for a device update. Please tell MS about this problem. The display driver for nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 model 64(HP) seems to be responsible for the system instability".
My HP Pavilion 7955 came with the nVIDIA driver installed so nVIDIA is now telling me they don't support it and can't provide an undated driver.
This is the third time I have gotten a reboot while capturing video to my hard drive.
Can someone tell me where I can get an undated driver for my nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 model 64(HP)? I would appreciate any kind of help with this. Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2006   #2
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Re: Need updated driver for nVIDIA card

have you searched a google I did and came up with this page not sure they have what you need
http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/re...spx?bCatId=395
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arent there also generic drivers via nVidia www.nvidia.com try: http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
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Re: Need updated driver for nVIDIA card

The latest official drivers from nVidia that support TNT2 (all types) is the 71.89 Driver (April 14th 2005) from here
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Re: Need updated driver for nVIDIA card

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The latest official drivers from nVidia that support TNT2 (all types) is the 71.89 Driver (April 14th 2005) from here
I can confirm this is so.
I recently did a Windows re-installation on a box with a TNT2 card and none of the latest drivers are compatible. I had to revert to 71.98 to find a driver that would work.

Arcarax has done some homework and has provided you with what you need, including a link.
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Re: Need updated driver for nVIDIA card

Thanks to all who posted a reply. I really appreciate it effort you put in this. I'll let you know how it goes.

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I can confirm this is so. I recently did a Windows re-installation on a box with a TNT2 card and none of the latest drivers are compatible. I had to revert to 71.98 to find a driver that would work.
Do you mean to say you had to revert to the 71.89 (not 71.98) driver?
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Re: Need updated driver for nVIDIA card

A word of warning concerning drivers. I have a dell 8400 with the nvidia geforce 6800gt video card, using dells most current drivers. I have been using google earth to map fishing and hunting spots by looking at terrain features. I decided to try nvidia's purevideo to see if it improved anything. At the same time, I downloaded the most current nvidia drivers. After pulling up google earth, I could not see anywhere close to the detail that I was seeing before. I was shocked. I backed out the driver, and uninstalled the purevideo, and whala... I was back to seeing the detail I had seen before. Only download updated drivers to improve functionality, or to fix a known problem. Otherwise I would leave things alone...
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Re: Need updated driver for nVIDIA card

Thanks for the words of caution Harley. That was my feeling, because it's not clear which driver I need for an update of my particular card (nVIDIA RIVA TNT2). Some have said use update 71.89 and others say use an older version.

If I can revert back to my orignal driver if something like that happens to me I'll be OK with it. Will it be a problem to get back the original driver I had....if something goes wrong? How is that done?
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In control panel/system/hardware/device manager, you can select the device, select properties, and there is an option to roll back the driver.
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I think I'll take heed to your earlier caution and not update my vcard unless I get another error referencing it. I'd rather leave things alone if I can. But if I do, I now know how to go back to my old driver. Thanks Harley.
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I finally got my Display Adapter (nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 model 64) update installed. I believe it was version 61.77. I was messing around between versions 61.77 and 71.89 and one of them finally allowed me to change my display to enable me to select 1280 x 1024 resolution.....couldn't go any higher than 1024 x 768 prior to this. HP tech support (live chat) was not help. You guys helped me the most. Thanks guys, (I told you I'd let you know when I updated). I bought a new LCD Monitor that asked me to make sure my system supported 1280 x 1024 resolution so I got back on this issue and got the correct resolution. I hate the small size of the fonts though.......hard for an old man like to to see those tiny things.
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Sorry I am late to this but for Nvidia or ATI drivers and help it's hard to beat:

http://www.guru3d.com/
http://forums.guru3d.com/

They also have a huge driver library and all the utilities you could want.
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The latest official drivers from nVidia that support TNT2 (all types) is the 71.89 Driver (April 14th 2005) from here
That's what I had finally concluded Arcarax.....thanks for confirming what I was thinking.
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I finally got my Display Adapter (nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 model 64) update installed. I believe it was version 61.77. I was messing around between versions 61.77 and 71.89 and one of them finally allowed me to change my display to enable me to select 1280 x 1024 resolution.....couldn't go any higher than 1024 x 768 prior to this. HP tech support (live chat) was not help. You guys helped me the most. Thanks guys, (I told you I'd let you know when I updated). I bought a new LCD Monitor that asked me to make sure my system supported 1280 x 1024 resolution so I got back on this issue and got the correct resolution. I hate the small size of the fonts though.......hard for an old man like to to see those tiny things.
Right -click on desktop -> Settings -> Appearance -> Font size.

You can also use the "Advanced" button and individually change your font sizes for each part of windows

In firefox Ctrl+ will increae the size of your fonts. and Ctrl- reduce.
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Right -click on desktop -> Settings -> Appearance -> Font size.
I'm using Windows XP Home Edition and a right click on the desktop doesn't give me these choices. Why not?
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Re: Need updated driver for nVIDIA card

should be like this...

Right -click on desktop -> Properties -> Appearance -> Font size
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Right -click on desktop -> Properties -> Appearance -> Font size
Yes, it works that way....going to "properties" after the right click.

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