View Full Version : Nvidia drivers not installing! PLEASE HELP!

04-02-2009, 02:52 PM
Hi i just uninstalled my old 180.44 drivers with driver cleaner.NET and installed the new 181.22 drivers for my GeForce 9800GT. I installed them but it doesnt show. my Vista Aero isnt woring my games dont work.

I have an XFX 8800GTS 320mb installed as a dedicated physx card. But it didnt stop me from my last driver installation. So im guessing its not the problem.

Heres the error message i get when trying to run mirrors edge (these are the drivers for best performance 181.22):

"Failed to create DXT texture. This game requires DXT support. If you have manuall disabled it, please re-enable and try again."

Speedy Gonzales
04-02-2009, 02:56 PM
Is this game from a torrent??

04-02-2009, 02:58 PM
no lol i bought it online at gamesman.co.nz how come?

Speedy Gonzales
04-02-2009, 03:01 PM
Coz, some of the sites that say this error, have to do with the torrent versions.

Go to the control center wherever this is and tick Support for DXT Textures

04-02-2009, 03:04 PM
well i typed control centre in the search box in the start menu and i clicked it but nothing happened. Btw i have a NO CD patch for all my games. But i dont have any games downloaded.

And i stress NONE of my games work. its as if the driver wasnt even intalled.

04-02-2009, 03:16 PM
i am going to do a system restore from a few hours back and see how that goes... ill get back with the results

Deane F
04-02-2009, 05:12 PM
When you upgrade a Nvidia Forceware driver you need to clean out the old one properly. Basically, after using the Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs and uninstalling Nvidia drivers - and after the restart - go to the Windows/System32/Drivers folder and delete any file starting with the letters "nv" - before you install the new Forceware driver.

04-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Another way of dumping the old Drivers is to use Drive Sweeper (http://downloads.guru3d.com/Guru3D---Driver-Sweeper-(Setup)_d1655.html)- you can select to remove only the Graphic Drivers -

WARNING: Deane - dumping all drivers with nv - may also remove chipset or other nVidia drivers.

Then install the new drivers as per normal.

04-02-2009, 06:45 PM
ok fixed it. i did a system restore cleaned the drivers with driver cleaner again and uninstalled physx as well. Installed new drivers and the new physx drivers. ALL GOOD :)

Thanks for the quick replies and the help.

04-02-2009, 07:43 PM
WARNING: Deane - dumping all drivers with nv - may also remove chipset or other nVidia drivers.

Yes I wondered why my internet wouldn't work after uninstalling my old Nvidia graphics drivers on my Nvidia chipset based mother board. Uninstalled the ethernet drivers as well.

04-02-2009, 07:51 PM
I found the shadow support in 181.22 to be less than stellar, I think its best to stay with 180.44 for the moment.