Running W7 ultimate 32 bit. My graphics card is a Nvidia GTX280. Problem- When I run a game or even Spider Solitaire, the screen gets covered in a pattern and pixilates (at one point it was shutting my screen down to power saver mode)
Will use this game as an example - Rainbow 6 Las Vegas - I have downloaded all latest patches and also drivers 196.21 and beta driver 196.34. I booted in safe mode and removed driver, then did a clean with Driver SWEEPER and installed new driver as above. All
worked well until I turned machine off. On next startup all was the same again so went through the process with Beta driver - same result again.
I checked the driver in Device manager and what seems to happen is that Win 7 uploads its own signed driver everytime as follows
File Version 188.8.131.5293
Driver date 14.05.2009
Now this is an old driver but keeps reinstalling itself no matter what I do. How do I get 7 to accept the new driver? The funny thing is it affects Spider Solitaire but not Frecell on the freebie Windows games - go figure. I am totally at a loss and fed up
rebooting my machine with what is obviosly a Windows problem and no support there now as I'm told to contact my comp manufacturer. Sorry but he is miles away from me since I moved.
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Uninstall the graphic card driver from device manager.
Follow these steps:
1.Go to start and type in
device manager in the search box and press enter. 2.Then right-click on
display adapters and click on uninstall 3.Click on
Action and select Add legacy hardware. 4.Click on next and click on
install the hardware that I manually select from a list. 5.Now click next and then select
display adapters. 6.Click on Have disk and browse to the folder where you have saved the Windows 7 driver. 7.Follow the instructions to complete the installation.