nvidia drivers on xp??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by vinyls, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. vinyls macrumors member

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    so last time i installed xp on my laptop, i decided to install my copy of bioshock on it.. only to find out that it couldnt run at the lowest setting (fps drops and not smooth turning etc..) - so i came on here with all my rants and raves about it and i was advised to download the latest drivers for nvidia

    i proceeded to do so and the process went smooth, untill asked to reboot.. i did so and i couldnt log onto my windows partition there after.. it would load windows, and just before the user menu came up it would reboot..

    i reinstalled xp recently and its all working perfectly.. so here comes attempt 2, any advice?? i dont want to go through the whole process again!!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    I'm curious, from where did you get the nVidia drivers? The reason I'm asking is nVidia only very recently began offering beta drivers for notebooks on their website; did you check to see if your GPU was supported? And, that's not even a guarantee, I tried to upgrade the nVidia drivers on my HP DV9700T, using the 'officia' nVidia drivers, and the installer wouldn't recognize my GPU. I ended up using hacked drivers from Laptopvideo2go (very satisfactory).
     

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