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Old 19th Jun 2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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Updating GeForce 6200 driver = broken?

Got a GeForce 6200 as a cheap card to tide me off until I can get a new machine. Slow, but works fine... sorta.

I downloaded the driver update from NVidia. About five times, actually. Every time I install it, after rebooting, the screen resolution drops to crap and for all purposes the computer acts like it doesn't recognize the driver.

What gives?
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Old 19th Jun 2008, 12:35 PM   #2
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I can only help with general advice:
Have you uninstalled the old one before you installed the new one?
If you have done that but it didn't work you could try to use DriverCleaner to get rid of potential remnants.
Don't use that windows-popup to install the new driver but cancel that before it installs anything and only use the installer of the driver.

Also some of the newer drivers don't support some older cards anymore if I read right (I could be wrong). I think one of the newer ones only supports the cards back to the 6800 or was it the 6600?
Make sure you picked one that supports your card. This "one driver fits all" approach seems to have been abandoned.

My 6600GT was not properly recognized by the system because even with the driver it didn't get that it was an agp card. I installed mainboard drivers and that fixed it. Maybe you need (new) mainboard drivers too.
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what are mainboard drivers?
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I reiterate, what are mainboard drivers?
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