View Full Version : Nvidia driver/directX problem

27-04-2005, 04:54 PM
I've got a computer running Windows 2000 and an MX440-SE. I just installed the latest drivers from the Nvidia website and DirectX 9.0c (so that I could play a new game). When I boot up to Windows, the picture is very badly distorted, sometimes the images disappears completly and comes back after a second, still very badly distorted. If I remove the Nvidia drivers and boot normally using the default Windows graphics drivers, it works fine. Or if I boot in VGA mode, it works fine (the same thing probably).
Unfortunately, I installed them at the same time and rebooted, I didn't install one and the reboot and then install the other, so I have no idea if it is the drivers or DirectX causing the problems. I've heard the MX440 is only compatible with DirectX 8.1, is this true? Could this be causing the problems? If it is true, how can you revert to DirectX version 8.1?

Any help will be greatly appreciated, the computer isn't mine so I need to get it fixed ASAP.

27-04-2005, 05:01 PM
The version of DX is not an issue, Being a DX8 card means that it can't render DX9 effects,not that it will cause issues when installed on a comp running DX9.

And no,you can't revert back to an earlier version of DX,...well you can but it serves no purpose and is fraught with peril.

I would suggest you download and run Drivercleaner which will remove all traces of the Nvidia driver from the system,and then just to be safe get the latest release driver from the card manufactuers site (its a long shot but I have stumbled across 1 or 2 cards that spat the dummy when i tried to use Nvidia released drivers)

Driver cleaner http://www.drivercleaner.net/

27-04-2005, 05:42 PM
Depends on your game too - what are the min Graphics card requirements for it? You should probably look at a getting a nwere card if you are into games......

27-04-2005, 07:19 PM
I don't really care about the game anymore, this isn't my computer, my computer has a Radeon 9550 (soon to be 6600GT w00t!). I just want to get it fixed as it is a friends computer. The game said it needed DX9.0c (Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30). Thanks for your help

27-04-2005, 07:50 PM
my computer has a Radeon 9550 (soon to be 6600GT w00t!).
Cool. get your friend to buy one too. :thumbs: