Solved: Forceware 71.84 doesn't detect my card!

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Burawura

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Hello all. I decided to switch to the newest version of the Forceware drivers for my Geforce 4 4200Ti graphics card today. I was running the 61.77 Forceware drivers, and planned on switching to the 71.84 (latest certified version) drivers. I created a System Restore point in XP, and then removed my old drivers via the Add/Remove Programs utility in the Control Panel. I then restarted my computer, and on startup Windows autodetected my graphics card. I cancelled out of the autodetect wizard in order to run the 71.84 install file, which I had already downloaded. Upon executing the install file, the drivers were unzipped to the temporary NVIDIA folder, but immediately after this I got an error message saying the NVIDIA installation could not detect a compatible display device.

I also tried getting windows to detect my card through the Add New Hardware util, but windows was unable to see my card there. I have no idea what could be causing this problem whatsoever. I was thinking maybe you folks could help me out with this one. Thanks for your time.
 

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You should not cancel the Found New Hardware Wizard but let it go through so that Windows installs its generic drivers. Once they are install the Forceware installation should work.
 

Burawura

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Well, I figured out what I had done wrong. When I uninstalled the previous display drivers, I also uninstalled my Nforce chipset drivers, thinking that they were an earlier version of forceware that I had not uninstalled (they were named "Nvidia Windows 2k/XP drivers" and the display drivers were named "Nvidia drivers" in the Add/Remove Programs list- confusing!). Because of the absence of chipset drivers, plug and play and the forceware install wizard would not detect my card when I tried to install. So I just downloaded the newest Nforce unified package, installed that, and then the forceware installation went as planned.
 
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