General discussion

Locked

Nvidia Graphics Driver & Windows XP

By Benjamin ·
Hello All

I have a VERY annoying problem that I would like some help with. I have a GeForce 4 Ti4600 graphics card. I have installed it and updated the drivers, etc. The problem is that if the machine has been off for a while, I get the Windows splash screen (the one with the orange bar going across) and then when it is supposed to load the desktop, I get a black screen. I turn the power off and turn it back on and it will usually fire up normally. On the odd occasion I get the stop error message implicating nv4_disp.dll as the problem. I have turned ACPI off, I have added minimum and maximum values for file caching (suggested by PNY) with no change. If anyone has a proven result, I would love to find out about it. Here are my specs: Custom built PC with SOYO KT133 motherboard with VIA KT133 chipset, GeForce 4 Ti4600 (PNY), 256MB DDR PC2100 RAM, AMD Athlon 1.3Ghz, Windows XP Home, SoundBlaster Audigy MP3+, Seagate Barracuda hard drive. Thank you in advance.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

16 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Nvidia Graphics Driver & Windows XP

by hinrgman In reply to Nvidia Graphics Driver & ...

You did not mention anything about your display/monitor.

Do you have the correct drivers for that and what resolutions/colors are you using??

Did you try changing any of those settings???

Collapse -

Nvidia Graphics Driver & Windows XP

by Benjamin In reply to Nvidia Graphics Driver & ...

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

Nvidia Graphics Driver & Windows XP

by Benjamin In reply to Nvidia Graphics Driver & ...

Sorry about that. I have a SONY TFT 17" LCD flat screen. I do have the latest drivers for this. I have the settings at default which are 60Mhz refresh and 1024 x 768 screen resolution. I know this monitor can go to 75Mhz but I get the error no matter what I set it at.;

Collapse -

Nvidia Graphics Driver & Windows XP

by Benjamin In reply to Nvidia Graphics Driver & ...

Apparently, this is a known probem with Nvidia and Microsoft (politics). My points will go to someone who has successfully implemented a work around (apart from buying and ATI card). Many thanks, Ben.

Collapse -

Nvidia Graphics Driver & Windows XP

by TheChas In reply to Nvidia Graphics Driver & ...

By all the latest drivers, I assume that you have installed the latest chipset driver from www.viaarena.com

Have you also checked for BIOS updates from SOYO?

I have 2 systems with VIA chipsets running XP with GeForce 2 MX200 video cards.
Neither system has sound-blaster audio though.

Have you tried the sound blaster and other plug in cards in different slots?

What are your BIOS settings in relation to AGP?
I use 128MB or 256MB for graphics aperature.
(somewhere between 2X video ram, and 1/2 system ram)
Is 4X mode enabled?
Drive level set to auto?
Try video bios both shadowed and unshadowed.

On the last XP system, I was not able to load windows with the Nvidia card in place, and ended up using an S3 card to get XP installed. It promptly went to black screen when completeing the install, and I fixed that by switching back to the Nvidia card!

Chas

Collapse -

Nvidia Graphics Driver & Windows XP

by Benjamin In reply to Nvidia Graphics Driver & ...

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

Nvidia Graphics Driver & Windows XP

by Neo119081 In reply to Nvidia Graphics Driver & ...

The problem is the AGP Gart from VIA, please proceed to download the latest build and installed manually, by going to Device Manager and uninstalling the current one. That will resolve your problem.

Collapse -

Nvidia Graphics Driver & Windows XP

by Benjamin In reply to Nvidia Graphics Driver & ...

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

Nvidia Graphics Driver & Windows XP

by HatchingGround In reply to Nvidia Graphics Driver & ...

Download the latest nVidia Detonator driver. I had a similar problem and this solved it.Hope this helps.

Collapse -

Nvidia Graphics Driver & Windows XP

by HatchingGround In reply to Nvidia Graphics Driver & ...

I should have mentioned (duh) that I had to do a factory pre-install and then load the os with the new Detonator XP drivers. It was the only way to rid the system of the conflict caused by the other nVidia drivers.

Back to Desktop Forum
16 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Related Discussions

Related Forums