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Alright, I've browsed a lot your website/forum lately, and finally I tried two different drivers for my GeForce 8600m GT, but both times I got the same response:

"Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device

Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.

NVIDIA GeForce 8600m GT

This operation returned because the timeout period expired."

And I got this message installing with have a disk method.

Then I tried by just clicking the setup.exe (always with the modded .inf). It finished the installation but the message I got said that there has been no changed made, but it still asked me if I wanted to restart my computer(?).

Both times it took awful a lot time to install the drivers, which I guess means that the drivers weren't suitable or they couldn't find the right location. Well this is just what I'm guessing.

Anyways if someone has any idea whats going on and could help me with it I would appreciate a lot. I'm still stuck with the very first drivers ever installed.

Thanks

jabbb

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uninstall the driver you have now and then use driver cleaner.

then try the ones recommended by nvidia on there web site

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Alright here's where the problem comes. If I uninstall the driver, then use driver cleaner and the new driver doesn't work I'm screwed, because I don't have any functioning drivers on my computer, just the ones that are currently installed, so unless I can save them somehow, I don't wanna delete them with driver cleaner.

I'm relating this information for another topic discussion that we're having in faq drivers section. Supermember zipper told me that if I uninstall current drivers with driver cleaner, I won't be able to restore my system with windows system restore.

So I don't wanna take the risk messing up my computer totaly and not have any back up plan..you get me?

I'm also saying this because I'm not so good with computers...and computers aren't good with me :)

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so what ?? if ull mess it up then just install new drivers ... why would u need backup for ?? and if u really want to have a sort of a back up then u can always download the original drivers at the MSI homepage.

Thx , Pistino01

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Because so far I haven't been able to install ANY graphic card drivers, so there would be no point trying new ones as so far none of them have installed correctly and it would just leave with some windows avg video card drivers at the end.

Anyway these drivers from MSi homepage..are they just for the video card or some kind of package...cos so far I haven't been able make much sense of their homepage. There's some liveupdate thing which works with active X, but the computer I need to update is not connected with interenet.

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  • 3 weeks later...

hello there!

i have the exact same problem as jabbb

i uninstalled my working drivers (174.31) for my 8600gt ran the cleaner in safe mode etc etc

now iam stuck with my graphics card in standard vga mode, it wont let me install any drivers not even my old ones! no matter if i use have disk or using the exe route

i know some others have this problem too has anyone managed to fix this?

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Try installing lv2g drivers (modded inf in the setup directory) with admin privileges or in safe mode.

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Reinstall your chipset drivers

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i managed to fix this problem:

for some strange reason my software licensing wouldnt start then i searched around and found out that a solution was to make sure your windows folder or system 32 folder was not set to read only, so i unchecked my windows folder from being read only. only then could i start the software license, then magically i could install the nvidia drivers...

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Yeah that is user privileges. Like I said, ensure you have admin rights.

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