1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Help me figure out the problem with my driver

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by SlushboxTeggy, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

    Messages:
    9,392
    Likes Received:
    245
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Basically, translate this for me and tell me how to fix it. It comes up occasionally and really doesn't affect normal performance but obviously a blue screen cant be a good thing.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,577
    Likes Received:
    696
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
    install newer video driver.
     
  3. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

    Messages:
    9,449
    Likes Received:
    225
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Location:
    Central Texas
    :werd:

    Download the new one, uninstall the old one, reboot, and select the new one when it says "omgwtfdevice found"
     
  4. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    8,632
    Likes Received:
    420
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2003
    Looks like these two fine gentleman hooked you up already. So I will just mosey right along.
     
  5. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,670
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
    i also suggest running driver cleaner or driver sweeper in safe mode to remove traces of the old stuff so it wont interfere.
     
  6. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

    Messages:
    9,392
    Likes Received:
    245
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Where would I find the newer versions of the driver?
    How do I run a cleaner or sweeper?
     
  7. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

    Messages:
    10,279
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southern Oregon Coast
    nv4_disp is the name of one of the primary nvidia display drivers. since it doesn't seem like you're really experienced with computer technician type stuff, I'd skip the driver cleaner stuff. Figure out what nvidia video device you've got and go to the driver section of nvidia.com and grab a new version. You should be able to find the device name in the documentation or device manager. It looks like a laptop, so you could probably just go to Dell and find the device associated with your model laptop.
     
  8. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,577
    Likes Received:
    696
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
    even still pope, nvidia puts out newer driver releases before manufacturer and most of the time its just the same thing, branded. gotta check the website.
     
  9. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

    Messages:
    10,279
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southern Oregon Coast
    that's what I was saying, get the drivers from nvidia, point was that he might be able to find which chip he's got from dell based on the notebook details
     
  10. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,670
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
    Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

    go there, download and install. then go to device manager and uninstall the video adapter or whatever it has under nvidia DISPLAY (not chipset). then reboot computer and hit F8 at post or just keep hitting F8 after reboot. go into safe mode and run program. just click on nvidia display/video and clean driver.

    then go to dell and get the latest driver. you could go to Welcome to NVIDIA - World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies and get it but you will need to know the video chipset.
     
  11. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

    Messages:
    9,392
    Likes Received:
    245
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Well I did a Google search to see what I could find. Found a program that would do a scan for free. Well 27 out of date drivers later I bought a $30 program, played with it for under an hour, and everything is up to date and seems to be working fine. Guess we will see if I get another blue screen or not.
     
  12. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,670
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
  13. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

    Messages:
    9,392
    Likes Received:
    245
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    New Jersey
    For an hour of my time vs. hours of frustration searching for 27 drivers it was worth 30 bucks. I consider it a convenience fee really.
     
  14. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

    Messages:
    10,279
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southern Oregon Coast
    Those programs exist specifically to get you to pay for the illusion that it's fixing a problem. Chances are it didn't update any of your drivers at all, and you're out your $30.
     
  15. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

    Messages:
    9,392
    Likes Received:
    245
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Well I haven't had a problem since. If I bump this thread ready to kill then I agree with you.

    BTW, awesome quote in your sig.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page