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Old 10-24-2004, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Re-Install Driver Every Restart?

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I'm new to the forums, and I've really been needing some help with this topic. Recently, I bought a Mad Dog Multimedia Video card bacsed on the NVidia GeForce 5200fx chipset. It is a PCI card. The card works fine, but there is only one thing. Every time I restart Windows, I have to re-install the drivers. It is like Windows just used them for that session and then got rid of them. So, ever time Windows boots up, I have to re-install the drivers for the cards full capabilities to work. Here are my system specifications:

Processor - AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Mobo - MSI Via KLE 133 (6378)
RAM - 256mb SDRAM
Video Card - MDMM Conquerer GeForce 5200+ PCI
OS - Windows XP Pro w/ SP2
Drivers - NVidia v. 53 or v.61 (I've tried them both)

What should I do? Help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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Old 10-24-2004, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try installing it in safe mode
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Thanks TheMajor, but it still didn't work. I rebooted into Safe Mode, and the card looked fine. I re-installed the drivers anyway. After I went back into Windows in normal mode, I got an error message - This Device Cannot Start (Code 10). I know the only solution to this is to re-install the drivers, over again. Do I have to do this every time I reboot?
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Could the drivers be installing to a temp file, perhaps?
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I'm quite sure that they are not being installed to a Temp file. I just looked at what drivers the card was using, and I identified them in the Windows/system32 dir and Windows/system32/drivers directory. I checked my entire windows/temp dir and could not find any related files eiter.

"This device is working properly.

The drivers for this device will be uninstalled when the machine is restarted. Any changes you make to this device will not be preserved.

You need to restart your computer before the changes you made to this device will take affect.

If you are having problems with this device, click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter."

Is the message I recieve. Troubleshooter doesn't help.
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