Graphics problems

  yogibear 01:34 28 Jul 2009

NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro

I have the above graphics card installed but, since I had to format my pc and reinstall everything, the screen is all jerky, esp when viewing web pages.

I have tried to download the updated drivers from NVIDIA, but they refuse to install. I get the following mesage:

"Error: The NVIDIA setup programme could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit"

Well the same setup worked just fine pre reinstall, so what could have changed?

  yogibear 01:45 28 Jul 2009

This is my current setup

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600) MICRO-STAR
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.60 gigahertz AMD Sempron
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL
CO., LTD MS-7142 1.00
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 06/20/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
620.14 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
306.77 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A [CD-ROM drive]
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202J [CD-ROM drive]

MAXTOR STM3320820A [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 0, s/n
5QF32ES4, rev 3.AAE, SMART Status: Healthy
SAMSUNG HD300LD [Hard drive] (300.07 GB) -- drive 1, s/n
S0A4J1TA118652, rev WK100-12, SMART Status: Healthy 1280 Megabytes
Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 1024 MB
Slot 'A1' has 256 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0)320.07 GB228.26 GB free
f: (NTFS on drive 1)300.07 GB78.51 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accountslast logon

local system accounts
Guest26/07/2009 01:23:09

Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account EPSON
Stylus Photo R200 Serieson USB001
Microsoft XPS Document Writeron XPSPort:

Controllers Display
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller - 0571 NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model
64 Pro [Display adapter]
HSP M19W2 [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n 739NLM02A7045, September 2007)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
VIA SATA RAID Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (4x)
VIA USB Enhanced Host Controller Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver
Communications Other Devices

1394 Net Adapter
Atheros AR5005GS Wireless Network Adapter
primary Auto IP Address:

Dhcp Server:
Physical Address:

VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address:

Networking Dns Server:

VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
Generic USB Hub
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub (5x)
Virus Protection [Back to Top]
McAfee VirusScan Version 99.9.99
Realtime File Scanning On

  rdave13 01:57 28 Jul 2009

After the format and reinstall of your OS did you use the motherboard drivers installer disc?

  mooly 07:53 28 Jul 2009

NVidia drivers are a real problem, I had the same issue (Vista notebook) in trying to "force" a driver on to the system... same message.
Have no idea whether XP does this but in device manager under display adapters, first "check for updated driver" in my case it said the most up to date was installed (Generic driver, jerky graphics... no accelerators etc).
Just going from memory now... there is an option (tick box ?) to check for "compatible hardware" or something... all on the update driver tabs, and you can find a list of MS drivers (NVidia ones) that will install by selecting them.
Obviously create a restore point first. I got a driver to install this way with no problem, yet that same driver wouldn't install from a file from NVidia. Sorry can't be more precise on exactly how to do it... if you can even on XP.

  yogibear 09:17 28 Jul 2009

Thanks for that Mooly, I'll give it a go if the pc will stay stable enough for long enough.

rdave13, no I didn't as I don't have the disc. I'll download it from the manufacturers site and give it a go.

I ran Driver Detective before the format and downloaded latest versions of all out of date drivers, kept them on slave HDD, so I would have thought they would be ok to install.

  yogibear 09:58 28 Jul 2009

Well, I can't find out what the motherboard is because the system hangs just sfter boot up. Bloody annoying.

  Bob The Blob 11:52 28 Jul 2009

Open the pc and look at the motherboard for the name.

  yogibear 17:11 28 Jul 2009

Well, sussed out what the mobo is. QDI Legend K7VM400M with a VIA chipset: northbridge KM400, southbridge 8237/8235.

Website is Chinese and some of the download links don't work, there's no facility for contacting them either.

So, has anyone out there got the CD that comes with this particular mobo please?

  Bob The Blob 20:23 28 Jul 2009

Have you run windows update? This could install a few of the drivers for you.

  yogibear 20:37 28 Jul 2009

Bloody hell, sorry about this but I must look like a real nutter!

Besides my pc being a tad iffy, I've also been working on my lads pc which I've just had to format. Seem to have the two of them lumped together on the same thread, sorry. Just lost job and head all over the place.

Mine is the one with the MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-7142 1.00

Yes, I've run windows update and it's all up to date, just this graphics prob. I got a new monitor for Chrimbo, and thought this could be the problem but been in touch with the manufacturer and they say it only needs drivers when it goes on a Vista system.

So I'm left with the graphics card which won't update from the manufacturers site.

  Bob The Blob 12:57 29 Jul 2009

That graphics card is so old now, it came out in 1999. Why don't you just get a new cheap graphics card?

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