Problem with MSI 9600GT graphics card updating

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azumaniwa

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Just recently bought myself a new computer, these are the specs

MSI P45 Neo2-FR motherboard
2x2gb Kingston ram
500gb seagate hdd
corsair 520w psu
MSI 9600GT graphics card
Windows xp SP2

Basically, i've updated everything, the mobo, bios and installed all other drivers except for the graphic drivers. When i do try to install the driver, having tried both from the cd provided and directly from nvidia's website (ver 178.13) http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_178.13_whql.html ; i get a notification during installation telling me that it is unsafe or something to continue installation as it is not known or something whether the graphics card i have is compatible with windows xp or something along that lines. I choose continue anyway (if i dont, it just aborts as if nothing happened) and after about a minute, just get a black screen with a "_" flashing on the top left. I reboot, get to windows xp loading page which then just hangs. From there i'd boot again in safe mode and system restore myself back.

Really don't know what's wrong so could someone please help me?
 
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Have you tried doing a clean uninstall of the drivers first? If you don't know what this is, then here are the steps:
1) Download and install Driver Cleaner Pro, just google it for the download.
2) Uninstall the drivers
3) Reboot, once the computer starts to reboot, start in safe mode
4) In safe mode, run the driver cleaner for Nvidia
5) install the new drivers

Tell me if that works.
 
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when you get to the flashing "_" WAIT! It can take up to 5 mins to install and get past it, sometimes longer. I had this and had the same worries, I just waited until itstopped, after which it was fine. I assume its just driver installation, it gets there eventually. :)
 
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Sometimes simple is the answer... I think I would as much amazed if my "modern" system started processing something, looking like DOS...
 

azumaniwa

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Hmm, with regards to uninstalling drivers; I don't think that'd be the problem since my pc is brand new and didnt have any drivers at all haha

And maybe I'll try the waiting thing, right now just a little too fed up to mess around with it, spent an awfully lot of time yesterday on it.

But I cant play many games on a simple comp D:
 

azumaniwa

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[update]
Tried waiting (waited for 20mins) and installing the driver from the device manager but to no avail D:
 
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Have you happened to try any older drivers out at all? Maybe see if it's a problem with those drivers and your system. Just a thought.
 

azumaniwa

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haha yea, i tried with 174.16 (the newest 1 being 178.13) and didnt work either D:
 
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Oh jeez, well I'm out of ideas then, hopefully someone else can come in here and give some better advice. Sorry I couldn't help out!
 
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