I tried upgrading my video card Nvidia but once i installed the new driver cd it apparently got caught up in my popblocker and caused my exec file to fail. Now none of my files open.I reied reloading windows xp, but still nothing. I don't have the original resource cd to reinstall to factory settings and drivers. is there anything I can do??
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First of all, you have to get a card that is an AGP. These are still out the, search online, that is your best option. Once you order a new card, it's simple, pull out the old video card, carefully. And then once the card is removed, you can carefully put your new one in.
Once you have the card installed physically, you will need to install the drivers for it, when you are in windows. If you card didn't come with a drivers cd, you can go to the manufactors website and find your particular card, download the driver. After its finished downloading, choose to install it, and then follow the instructions provided my the installation.
As described above it depends on the card. If you have two nVidia cards (TNT upward) and the nVidia detonator driver running you can just change the cards. I did that with my 16MB Elsa TNT and 32MB Asus Geforce2 mx a couple of time for testing after some major power supply problems. I had never problems with that.
If you try to replace a nVidia card with an Ati try as citronym suggested. It should work well.
But if you try to remove an Ati card better make a backup first. I did it once on my brothers computer and even use the original uninstall software that was on the driver CD. After installing his new TNT2 card he had massive problems with crashing games who worked before. I took a look and found quite a number of leftover files with ati in it in windows\system. I removed them all but there had to be other left. At last we ended up with a complete new installation. It was a new preset computer so it wasn't that worse but be careful with ATI cards! Maybe try it like Othe Hill suggested because I don't know the right way. Or check the ATI site to see if there is some help!
i have the same video card with the same problem. first off download the .zip version of your driver. Extract it on your desktop. then go to Start, Control Panel, System, Then Device manager. Once in device manager look for Display Adapters. right click on it then where it says standard tvga driver right click and then go to update driver. Choose Browse My computer, Then let me pick, then select have disk. go to browse and find the display folder located in the nvidia folder you extracted onto your desk top.
select the nvdha.inf file. then open it. scroll down the certificate list untill you see the first certicate for your video card then install. This is video only. its the same run down with your HD audio file the trick is use the .inf files. the hd you have to manually change in your sound option when uing hdmi
if you have an older graphic card swap it out with the new or if u have onboard video use it as your video. Once you boot up uninstall the nvidia drivers and turn off pc. Now reinstall the new card and install the drivers from the CD or the new ones from the nvidia site. Dont use the windows device manager.
The following was taken from http://www.busdrivergame.com/support.php#14Based on the below description, I believe your problem would be solved by updating your video card drivers. The ones that ship with the card on cd are always very old. Here is a link to get the new drivers from NVIDIA.You did not say, so I will assume you have Windows XP, if so, here is the link for the most recent driver:http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_175.19_whql.htmlIf you do not have XP, then go to this link and find one for you OShttp://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-usIf this works, I would appreciate a rating, I am new to fixya and would like to get a good rating. Thanks and Good Luck!!14. I get a message saying: We are sorry, but the operating system failed to provide the window to render game graphics in. Bus Driver immediately crashes with a Prism3D error.
There are several possible causes for this to happen. In most cases, the critical element of resolving the problem is upgrading video card drivers. (See #8 above)
Reportedly, some computer vendors ship new machines with the system preconfigured, but without proper drivers for the particular brand of 3D accelerator card installed, including OpenGL support. Make sure to always have proper up to date 3D card drivers installed.
Upgrades of certain Windows components (upgrade of DirectX, a Service Pack application) may require driver reinstallation afterwards.
You may have your desktop color depth (Color quality) in Windows set to 256 colors. Make sure you have Windows running in 16-bit or 32-bit color depth.
You may be using a very old computer with hardware capabilities below minimum specifications required to run Bus Driver.
Disable the existing video card in device manager and try again. The onboard video will always try to take first spot, so disable it ...your video will still work until you can install the new video card :)
After installing new windows you should install all drivers needed by you computer. You should have a a cd utilities nvidia graphics card if you have not then you scan the driver it in web. try search in this website. http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
if it is build in to the mainboard better go to the manufacturer website of your board. hope this help