uesjd Posted June 16, 2006 Report Share Posted June 16, 2006 I'm trying to help solve a problem with the nVidia drivers on a Dell Inspiron 8200. The graphics card is a GeForce4 440 Go. The problem was a recurring BSOD pointing to nv4_disp.dll. The process so far: booting into Safe Mode, uninstalling the graphics card from Device Manager, uninstalling the drivers with Driver Cleaner (there is no nVidia entry in Add/Remove Programs), installing the latest Dell drivers, then rebooting. Upon reboot, XP detects the graphics card, but doesn''t identify it as an nVidia card. Instead, the entry in Device Manager reads "Dell 8200." I have tried to "install" the card manually from the Add/Remove control panel applet, with no success; when I get to the "Have Disk" stage, the Wizard won't even look for nVidia hardware (just ATI and Intel). I have gone through this process several times, always with the same result (and the BSOD problem persists). I have upgraded the Video BIOS with the most recent one available from Dell; that has not helped. In BIOS Setup, the card is properly detected/identified. Is the failure to correctly identify the card the result of a problem with WinXP, or with the Drivers, or with the Video BIOS? Will a newer driver from this site solve the problem? Also -- there is no nVidia Control Panel at all. Any advice would be welcomed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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