Detonator and WinXP
post-194290
Thread Starter
Post #1 of 8

penvzila

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
912
Reaction score
11
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Posts
912
Likes
11
When i try to run the driver package from nvidia.com, it hangs up at 78% every time (in winxp). Anyone else have this? Know how to fix it? Note: I do not have SP1.
 
     Share This Post       
post-194325
Post #2 of 8

ray4jc

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 18, 2002
Messages
347
Reaction score
10
Joined
May 18, 2002
Posts
347
Likes
10
you could *try* downloading the drivers from elsewhere

ray

ps:usually works
 
     Share This Post       
post-194372
Post #3 of 8

jlo mein

In some place that's not Canada ....the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Joined
Nov 13, 2001
Messages
1,719
Reaction score
19
Joined
Nov 13, 2001
Posts
1,719
Likes
19
works for me...
 
     Share This Post       
post-194434
Post #5 of 8

Duncan

Headphoneus Supremus
Moderator
Joined
Jun 26, 2001
Messages
13,162
Reaction score
1,263
Joined
Jun 26, 2001
Posts
13,162
Likes
1,263
and me...

That being said... if you do a windows update, the latest NVidia drivers are lurking in their driver update section too... if all mirror sites and other options fail... driver update could be a good last resort??
 
     Share This Post       
post-194535
Post #6 of 8

Eagle_Driver

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jun 22, 2001
Messages
6,446
Reaction score
25
Joined
Jun 22, 2001
Posts
6,446
Likes
25
The NVidia driver on the Windows Update site is version 30.87. NVidia already has the Version 40.72 on its site - but it's a WHQL Candidate "beta" driver. The latest WHQL-certified driver on NVidia's site is still version 30.82 as of this writing.
 
     Share This Post       
post-194543
Post #7 of 8

john_jcb

This is a customized witticism.
Joined
Mar 27, 2002
Messages
5,684
Reaction score
13
Joined
Mar 27, 2002
Posts
5,684
Likes
13
I have Service Packs 1 and the latest drivers and have not had a problem. Actually, boot-up seems a little quicker. Overall XP has been the best OS I have seen from Microsoft to date.
 
     Share This Post       
post-194569
Post #8 of 8

Eagle_Driver

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jun 22, 2001
Messages
6,446
Reaction score
25
Joined
Jun 22, 2001
Posts
6,446
Likes
25
And with version 30.## or earlier Detonators (that includes the latest version available on the Windows Update site), you may also need to download and install a third-party patch to fix monitor refresh rates. You see, all of those older versions have a bug that switches your refresh rate to an eye-straining 60Hz when running Direct3D or OpenGL games or apps regardless of which resolution that you're running the app at. (Version 40.7# of the Detonators have a built-in refresh-rate fix - but it works only with Direct3D apps/games, not OpenGL apps/games.)
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top