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"The default video drivers provided with Windows XP do not have robust Open GL support. Upgrade your drivers if you have Windows XP as soon as possible."

 

I'm getting this message on the neverwinter nights help site....because my GeForce4 video card is having problems working with windows xp within this game.

 

Does this really mean I have to upgrade my windows xp drivers ???? I've only put it on the pc a few months ago ? And if so, do I have to go to microsfoft site to find the upgrade ?

 

 

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Guest StevieH84

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M8 you need to start by visiting the makers of your graphics card

for that open gl driver,also what version of direct x have you got on the pc..

think this is latest gforce driver and it supports open gl 2.

Version 78.01.Release Date September 2,2005

driver here....

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_78.01.html

Graphics Cards Supported..

GeForce4 MX 420

GeForce4 MX 440

GeForce4 MX 440-SE

GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X

GeForce4 MX440SE with AGP8X

GeForce4 MX 460

GeForce2 MX Integrated graphics

GeForce4 MX Integrated graphics

GeForce4 MX 4000

GeForce4 Ti 4200

GeForce4 TI 4200 with AGP8X

GeForce4 Ti 4400

GeForce4 Ti 4600

GeForce4 Ti 4800

GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE

 

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cheers mate........I thought this is what I had to do, but I thought xp was supposed to find its own hardware....

 

sigh.......

 

just to clarify, will downloading this one driver work for all ge-force cards ... as mine is a few years old now ?

 

I bloody hate having to run patches and things !!

 

 

 

 

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Sorry for not switching on Stevie .......

 

hectic week at work...

 

then the stress inflicted by this football club and waiting for the day this Souness nightmare ends..

 

leaves you feeling weary....anyway the card is a Ge-force 4 mmx440 with AGP8X....I will go and do it mate..

 

I could do with that pint of lager you were on about !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Pint lol,after todays performance we need a few barrels hehe...

yeah that driver is ok for this card,you will need to uninstall the

old ones before putting the new ones on.then the game will be

sound for you.keep me posted m8,will be around all day tomorrow

if you need help.

ps worth mentioning.....

Good Info Here:

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nvidia.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php

Drivers should always be uninstalled before updating to newer drivers.

To uninstall your current NVIDIA Display Drivers from your system,follow

these steps:

 

1) Go into your Control Panel

2) Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon

3) Select the NVIDIA Windows Display Drivers from the list of programs.

4) Click Change/Remove or Add/Remove button.

5) Confirm with Windows that you wish to continue with the uninstall

 

Note: A prompt appears asking whether you want to delete all of the saved

nView profiles.

If you click Yes,all of the nView software and all of your saved

profiles will be deleted.

If you click No, the nView software is removed, but the profile files

are saved in the Windows\nView directory on your hard disk. If you take advantage

of the nView profiles, you may wish to keep your custom nView profiles.

Once the driver files have uninstalled,Windows will request that you restart your

computer to complete the uninstallation.

 

 

 

 

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What will happen is windows should pick up that the driver needs installed,

when its rebooting,when it does direct it to that new driver file,if it doesnt go

to start menu,then RUN and click the BROWSE button,direct it to that file you

downloaded,hit the OK button.to install the new driver,windows will use its own

VGA Driver till you get the new one installed.

If your worried ,make a system restore point,so you have a backup m8..

there shouldnt be any probs,but display drivers can be a pain sometimes..

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all seems to be spot on matey....it didn't save my refresher rates etc so I have been re-doing them...thought I had it set at 75hz but must have been 60....neverwinter nights works too. Great.

 

Actually, when I upgraded to xp I did the diagnostic and it said that my soundcard, printer and open GL wasn't compatible, but as the graphics have worked up to now I hadn't touched the graphics card....so the diagnostic in the end turned out to be spot on.

 

Much appreciated tks

 

 

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Guest StevieH84

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That refresh prob is a bug m8,with NVidia cards,theres a fix tool here

if you need it..

Info......

NVidia Refresh Rate Fix is a program which can be used to change the default 60Hz

refresh rate under Windows XP and Windows 2000 with NVidia display adapters.

You only need to run this program once after you have installed (or reinstalled)

your display adapter drivers.No other procedures are necessary.

Get It Here

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Guest StevieH84

Oki Doki

best keep that little tool m8,case you need to reinstall/uninstall that driver again..

well glad its sorted now..This case looks closed now...

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