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Driver for GeForce FX Go5100


Neotenke

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For a while now I've been trying to update the driver for the graphics card on my laptop, mainly to play more up-to-date games. I came across this site and read the quickstart guide and the Modded INF guide and began downloading one of the later drivers from the driver forum (driver 91.33). I replaced the INF file with the modded one as per instructions and double clicked Setup in the 91.33 file. It installed fine and I restarted as the installation stated but when I logged in a blue screen with blurred writing flashed up for about half a second and the computer restarted once again. I tried again to be sure but it continued to happen.

I started the computer in Safe Mode and attempted to return to a restore point I made before I installed the driver. The computer restarted but upon logging in it said that the restore point cannot be restored and the blue screen problem persisted. I restarted in Safe Mode again and rolled back the driver so now I'm back to the original conditions and the problem has gone thankfully.

But now I am left with an out-of-date driver and am still unsure as to which driver I should download and install. Could someone please point me in the right direction and if possible give a more detailed and thorough installation guide than the one in the quickstart guide?

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The best driver for the GeForce 5x00 serie is the 67.66. So unless a program asks for a newer driver (ie Steam) there is no need to go past 67.66.

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The best driver for the GeForce 5x00 serie is the 67.66. So unless a program asks for a newer driver (ie Steam) there is no need to go past 67.66.

Ok thankyou. So what does the 'Go' part of the name mean because there don't seem to be many references to it?

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Go = Mobile versions of the GPU.

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I installed the 67.66 driver with the modded INF and at first it seemed fine - games worked that didn't work before worked and everything was running smoothly. When I tried the computer the next day it wouldn't even boot up - it kept restarting showing the blue screen again. I had to reinstall Windows which was effectively a hard drive wipe. Everything is back to normal now but I'm not sure if I should carry on with the drivers.

Assuming that I have done nothing to the graphics card now and it is at it's original settings, do I just install the new driver or do I need to uninstall the default driver through Device Manager?

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You probably didn't need to reinstall Windows at all, a boot in safe mode would do the trick of uninstalling broken driver. Try 84.25 this time.

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You probably didn't need to reinstall Windows at all, a boot in safe mode would do the trick of uninstalling broken driver. Try 84.25 this time.

Ok thanks but I tried every mode and nothing worked - a PC specialist told me to reinstall it so I'm pretty sure it was the right thing to do.

I'll try the 84.25 though, thanks.

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