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Windows 2000 ADV server video problems

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I'm running windows 2000 pro on one computer, and i have another computer, same kind of computer, but running windows 2000 adv server

both computers are using a GeForce2 400mx or whatever its called.  I installed the drivers like you normally would from nvivida.com on win2000pro and all is fine.


on the windows 2000 server however, i still have a 'multimedia video controller' with a yellow exclamation on it....but in my display devices, i see the nvidia drivers installed correctly. But I guess not having that multimedia controller installed right, is limiting my resolution/color options. What do I need to do.
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by:BigC666
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howdy,

got to the device manager->hardware select the multimedia video controller, update drivers, when you get the window for where to look check windows update

hope that this helps
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by:jdeclue
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You may also want to check and see if you have onboard video and a video card as well. If BigC's advice doesn't fix it, let him know if you have multiple video cards (two video outpust on the back).

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by:bladefist
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Windows update? I already got service pack 4 installed...but ok ill try it...there is no onboard video
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by:jdeclue
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BigC didn't tell you to use Windows Update, I will let him respond.

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by:bladefist
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he said use windows update. i know exactly what he is talking about.
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by:jdeclue
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Oh, ok I see. You already installed the latest Nvidia drivers, right. If that did not work, then go into Add/Remove programs and do an UNINSTALL of the NVIDIA drivers. Reboot, when the OS comes back up and finds the card, hit cancel to "New hardware detected", and rerun the nvidia setup. If that doesn't work, let us know. There are more options.

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by:bladefist
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I've already tried that..what are the other options
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by:BigC666
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what i was talking about is in the device manager->hardware when you goto your vmultimedia video, click on the device goto update drivers search for drivers select the windows update choice, perhaps the drivers that you loaded on the pro won't work on the adv server, so by search the windows update site using the method that i described, possibly you will get the correct drivers for the adv server, i had this happen with win2kpro and win2k server.

hope that this helps
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by:jdeclue
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Well, I have done a little searching and it would appear that Windows Advanced Server does have issues with geforce2 mx400 video cards. I do not know all of the details but it does have something to do with the DirectX implementation. So... we probably need to figure out how to get you on some Microsft Generic nvidia drivers (the ones that come with the OS). What version of DirectX is on the server?

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by:bladefist
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Ya, the other solutions didnt work...

I'm at work, ill check the version out when i go on lunch, and i'll update it to the newest if you think i should
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by:jdeclue
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The only references I have found to failures with this card is with Directx 9 and Advanced Server.

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Could you please give us an update as to the question, and/or close it please. Thank You ;)

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