Ok, it's get stranger.
I put the card back in to get the error code and it works
I then realise i have no tv-out option, so i install the driver on the disc that came with it and re-boot.
I then get the error screen as windows is loading.
Into safe mode ,roll back to previous driver, re-boot ,and it's ok, still no tv-out though.
I am now on the latest driver from nvidia v188.8.131.52.
Now, am i right in thinking that if i flash the vga bios with the version that was on it originaly, put the old driver back in, i should be ok ??
Can this be done?
and why wont the latest bios and driver work together anyway??
i'm desperate for some answers.