Question on Updating Drivers

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Nvidia states that old video drivers be deleted before updating to new
ones. Before I blindly go about doing that, what effect will that have
on my system right after deleting the old drivers - will I then be able
to see anything on my monitor??
 
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>From: Dan Wenz djwenz@comcast.net

>Nvidia states that old video drivers be deleted before updating to new
>ones. Before I blindly go about doing that, what effect will that have
>on my system right after deleting the old drivers - will I then be able
>to see anything on my monitor??
>

When you reboot after removing the old display drivers, your monitor will be in
a basic mode. Not pretty, but functional until you install the new drivers.
 
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PawsForThought wrote:

> When you reboot after removing the old display drivers, your monitor will be in
> a basic mode. Not pretty, but functional until you install the new drivers.

Thanks - I had these irrational thoughts that after removal I'd have a
blank screen, not rational beecause I'm sure no hardware company would
have me do that to myself :)
 

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> Thanks - I had these irrational thoughts that after removal I'd have a
> blank screen, not rational beecause I'm sure no hardware company would
> have me do that to myself :)


Lol - You never heard of ATI then?
 

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How do you stop WinXP from auto-loading drivers back again? I used
add/remove programs to delete all Nvidia, but after reboot in normal or safe
mode XP just loads them back again! Used to be able to change the display
adaptor driver to 'standard PCI vga card', but it is not possible with XP
and FX5900, you cannot get it to give you the list of all hardware....

"Dan Wenz" <djwenz@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> PawsForThought wrote:
>
> > When you reboot after removing the old display drivers, your monitor
will be in
> > a basic mode. Not pretty, but functional until you install the new
drivers.
>
> Thanks - I had these irrational thoughts that after removal I'd have a
> blank screen, not rational beecause I'm sure no hardware company would
> have me do that to myself :)
>
 
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Manually switch to 640x480x 16 colors (or whatever the minimum XP needs,
maybe 256 colors), reboot, then uninstall the drivers.

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"Graham" <gts123@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> How do you stop WinXP from auto-loading drivers back again? I used
> add/remove programs to delete all Nvidia, but after reboot in normal or
safe
> mode XP just loads them back again! Used to be able to change the display
> adaptor driver to 'standard PCI vga card', but it is not possible with XP
> and FX5900, you cannot get it to give you the list of all hardware....
 

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Thanks!
"First of One" <daxinfx@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Manually switch to 640x480x 16 colors (or whatever the minimum XP needs,
> maybe 256 colors), reboot, then uninstall the drivers.
>
> --
> First of One
> Formula SAE Racing:
> http://fsae.utoronto.ca/
>
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> "Graham" <gts123@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:ljxbc.625$2T4.75@newsfe3-win.server.ntli.net...
> > How do you stop WinXP from auto-loading drivers back again? I used
> > add/remove programs to delete all Nvidia, but after reboot in normal or
> safe
> > mode XP just loads them back again! Used to be able to change the
display
> > adaptor driver to 'standard PCI vga card', but it is not possible with
XP
> > and FX5900, you cannot get it to give you the list of all hardware....
>
>
 
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On Fri, 02 Apr 2004 21:02:18 -0500, Dan Wenz <djwenz@comcast.net>
wrote:

>Nvidia states that old video drivers be deleted before updating to new
>ones. Before I blindly go about doing that, what effect will that have
>on my system right after deleting the old drivers - will I then be able
>to see anything on my monitor??

nVidia are right but I personally wish they would produce a utility to
actually do this for us...

I have tried all sorts of nVidia-get-rid-of utilities and NONE of them
atually works.. Every time there is more than a handful of files left
over and I don't know whether manually delete them or not. So,, just
how seriously do you take it..???

I have manually deleted upt to 20 more files - first checking them to
make sure they are nVidia driver files. No problems but just be
careful. Rather than blindly deleting them,, move them to a holding
folder, run your system for a while and see what happens. If it runs
sweet, dump them...

Each time somebody says "try this", I do try it,, then check later and
whoa-as-me,, there they still are, sitting in the system32 folder,,
the inf folder,, the help folder and so on...