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detonator problems / SoftQuadro

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Posted by DrDan on September 29, 2001 at 15:15:16:

Hey, Guys!

I recently heard of a program called SoftQuadro, that will force the computer to use my LeadTek GeForce2 MX 200 32MB 64 as a Quadro 2 card. This is actually quite usefull for me. Having gotten the program, I though 'what the hell - i'd better update my drivers too. Those websites are always recomending I have the latest drivers.' So I download nVIDIA's detonator XP (21.something) for windows 98, and I am told that '... the program is not a valid Win32 Application'. Hmm... maybe it got corrupted in transfer. Let me try again. So I download it again. Still no luck.

So that's part of my Detonator problem.

Eventually I get my hands on Detonator 12.something. I restart in safe mode, open the graphics adapter tab of the display settings control panel, and click 'change'. I go through the steps to uninstall the drivers, and click 'finish'. I am told that my graphics adaptor is still 'GeForce 2 MX 200/100'. Maybe if I restart... nope, it's still 'GeForce 2 MX 200/100'. So I decide to install the Detonators anyway.

I run the setup.exe program, before it completes installing I run SoftQuadro, direct it to C:\Windows\Temp, it patches nvcore.dll, and I complete the installation. I restart, log in, and my screen goes weird... (this happened to me once when I tried a resolutian too high for my 15" monitor - 1024x768, but it can only handle 800x600). Very weird indeed. That's all I can explain it as. Well last time it happened, I solved it by resetting my display in Safe Mode. So, back to safe mode I go. Apply 640x480 16 colors, and restart. My screen now looks ok, (well, actually, it doenst. No screen @ 640x480 and 16 colors looks ok. But as OK as it can...). Now please change it to 800x600 32bit colors? But no, my computer doesnt want to hear anything about it: 'The Settings will be applied when the computer is restarted'. OK, so restart. And the settings have not been applied. Damn.

SO I go back to Safe Mode and reinstall the (non-patched) Detonators. I get a 'No nVIDIA graphics card was detected on your system' error. Big Damn.

I get out my LeadTek CDROM, and reinstall the detonators 6.something. Everything's OK, and I am now slap-bang in the middle of Square One again.

Can anyone help me?

Oh, and one more thing: is LeadTek's WinFox REALLY nessesary? It takes SOOO long to load!


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