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Armchair_Commando

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#1 13 years ago

OK, my friends has an e-machine with 1gb of ram, amd xp3000+cpu, and an nvidia fx5200 gpu. he was having problems with his games so i told him to try and uninstall his drivers and reinstall the newest nvidia ones (78.01). He uninstalled them using the add/remove programs tab, and now when his computer restarted it got past the windows loading screen and then the following message came up (it was something like)-75mhz-60hz frequency out of range, try different resolution- this is all the arther it starts up. does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? thanks in advance




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#2 13 years ago

Well u advised him wrong, ur meant to just download the new drivers the old ones will be deleted when u install new ones - well done




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#3 13 years ago

Did he install the new ones? If he did then go back to the old one he had and if he didn't then install the new ones!1




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#4 13 years ago

thanks for the quick responses. to clear a few things up, the new drivers cant be installed because the booting never gets to the desktop. i told him booting into safe mode would probably work so he could install the new drivers, but we couldnt find the option to boot into safe mode. Pressing f2 brought up bios options and f10 brought up options for booting from CDs or floppys. I thought it was f8 but he said he tried it and it didnt work. thanks again for the suggestions.

o, and jakkc, theres no reason to be snide. i told him to uninstall his drivers because when i upgraded my laptop drivers to the catalyst mobility drivers i had to completely uninstall my old drivers with driver cleaner. just installing the new drivers over the old ones caused a big drop in performance because they were conflicting. i figured that it would work for my friend as well.




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#5 13 years ago

Do what :SilentScope: suggested...If that doesn't work, ask C. :p

EDIT: Yeah Jakkc, stfu. :D




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#6 13 years ago

Go to the manual that hopefully came w/ your pc for instructions. If it is digital(a pdf on the pc) go to the website of the computer manufacturer.




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#7 13 years ago
Armchair_CommandoPressing f2 brought up bios options and f10 brought up options for booting from CDs or floppys. I thought it was f8 but he said he tried it and it didnt work. thanks again for the suggestions.

Try F12 or Delete once, one of those might bring up the boot options (on my PC its F12, and on my old Emachine its Delete).

Jakkc, you don't know what your talking about, have you ever read Nvidias guide for installing drivers... i guess not.. since they tell you to uninstall your old drivers before you install the new ones. :rolleyes:




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#8 13 years ago

Isnt safe mode F8 o_O ? I always thought it was F8....




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#9 13 years ago

Again i thank you all for your help, have a beer:beer:, ill forward this info to my friend and hopefully its will get him up and running again.