My video card is reaking havoc!! :-()

Posted on 2001-06-15
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Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I have an Elsa Gladiac GeForce II video card, I accidently deleted the drivers, but reinstalled them. I believe my problem now lies at an update to the drivers since I only gave them the origional drivers. The errors I get include screen freexe up in IE and other graphic programs like ACDSee. Also When leaving my comp on overnight to d/l from say a newsgroup, upon the next day the screen is locked up. Even after disabling screen saver and power saving, and hard disk turn off settings.
It says I have a driver version I know that there are several drivers to d/l from Elsa sight. Though not a one specifically says updat drivers in general. They all have a little xtra like revelater patch and so on...
Which one do I need and Is this my only problem??
Question by:RAD
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To test if this is really a driver issue, get the Detonator(tm) drivers straight from NVidia.  www.nvidia.com and see if the system is stable using them.  For generic cards, they're better than the manufacturers' but for an Elsa card, you should see about switching back to whatever is stable from Elsa.  Meanwhile, stable or unstable operation under the Detonators will determine whether your lockups are driver related.

Give them a try and report back.

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PS - When I said the Elsa drivers are 'better' than the Detonator from NVidia, I meant in terms of performance for the Elsa card's particular capability.  NVidia's own drivers are *absolutely* rock solid for reliability.


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Download and save this driver file to a place you will remember (Desktop?)if it is for your adapter.


Restart in safe mode. In Device Manager, remove all video adapters. Restart in safe mode. Check to see that your video adapter is listed as Standard VGA. Restart. Your adapter should be recognized by the New Hardware Wizard. Install the driver. Good luck.

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Or use the above procedure, and install the drivers that came with your adapter.

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Well, apparently it solved most issues (freezing up screens, and leaving on overnight. What I did notice is that my MPGs take a little while to load now.
other then that - its all good :-)
thank you RAD

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