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Control Panel not opening up.

Post by thereisnospoon » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:29 am

I recently upgraded my graphics card to the Geforce 8800 GTX. I installed the latest drivers from the nvidia site. The problem is, whenever I try to open the control panel, the desktop blinks but nothing opens. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but to no avail. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Control Panel not opening up.

Post by DMB2000uk » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:32 am

Go run driver cleaner pro to completely remove all driver traces. Then try re-installing the card and drivers (might help if you re-downloaded those too).

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Re: Control Panel not opening up.

Post by kenc51 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:13 am

Also try Start / Run and type "control"

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Re: Control Panel not opening up.

Post by thereisnospoon » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:05 am

kenc51 wrote:Also try Start / Run and type "control"
Ah, I meant the nvidia control panel. Sorry I was not clear.
Is there a way to access it through Start>Run or some other way? I only need to get my fps up from 60 to 100.
Go run driver cleaner pro to completely remove all driver traces. Then try re-installing the card and drivers (might help if you re-downloaded those too).

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Yes, I've tried this four times, and there's no change.

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Re: Control Panel not opening up.

Post by XFX Support » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:04 am

If that driver is giving you problems try using the new NVIDIA beta driver. Also keep in mind the driver release notes state that at times it could take up to a few minutes for the NVIDIA control panel to respond after the driver install.

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Re: Control Panel not opening up.

Post by thereisnospoon » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:42 pm

XFX Support wrote:If that driver is giving you problems try using the new NVIDIA beta driver. Also keep in mind the driver release notes state that at times it could take up to a few minutes for the NVIDIA control panel to respond after the driver install.
A friend of mine recommended me to try the beta drivers. I have tried that aswell, but still the same results. My computer has been on for over a day now, and still nothing. :P Maybe it's not the drivers fault, as I have tried to uninstall/install so many times.

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Re: Control Panel not opening up.

Post by CMcguire » Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:03 am

Are you using vista... can you open the windows control panel? if not its probably what happens with my pc... for some reason the verification stuff seems to switch off or something and i have to reset it all the time..
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Re: Control Panel not opening up.

Post by thereisnospoon » Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:55 am

CMcguire wrote:Are you using vista... can you open the windows control panel? if not its probably what happens with my pc... for some reason the verification stuff seems to switch off or something and i have to reset it all the time..
I'm using XP and I can open the windows control panel.

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Re: Control Panel not opening up.

Post by ikjadoon » Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:02 pm

Hmm...I personally don't like Driver Cleaner, as I heard it left files left over. Try this program http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1655 in Safe Mode because it won't delete files that are in use, like your display driver files. Safe Mode, AFAIK, uses a generic VGA driver.

Amazing how only 60MB of files can make a a $700 purchase (tops) worthless.

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