Nvidia 5500 Board

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Norm, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Has anyone been able to get this board to work with Vista Aero Glass? When I
    install the Vista drivers from Nvidia's site and reboot I get a blue screen
    with some type of error message, but the computer reboots so fast I am
    unable to read it.

    If I install the drivers that come with the board Aero glass does not seem
    to work.

    Norm, Mar 17, 2006
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  2. Click Start > right click Computer > Click Properties > Click the "Advanced
    Systems Settings" link on the green pane > Click Advanced > under "Startup
    and Recovery" click "Settings" > under "System failure" > uncheck
    Automatically restart.

    You should be able to do this safe mode since you can't boot up in Real

    After doing this, startup in Real mode and tell us what the error messag
    says. Its possible the driver you are using is incompatible with the current
    5308 build.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 17, 2006
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  3. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Hi Andre,

    I am currently in WinXP, but will try what you suggest, although I have
    reinstalled the old drivers so that I can get back into Vista.

    The drivers I downloaded and installed stated that they were for the 5308
    build, which is why I asked if anyone else had been able to get them to

    The Nvidia site says to remove the old software before installing the new
    drivers, but my install of Vista does not have an option for Add/Remove
    Programs and I cannot find any reference to the Nvidia software under
    installed programs.

    Norm, Mar 17, 2006
  4. Norm

    Norm Guest

    I reinstalled the Vista drivers and this is the message I get!



    So it is the Nvidia driver, but I wonder if I did a new install of Vista,
    without any of the other Nvidia drivers, if it might work, since they say
    these drivers are for this build.

    Norm, Mar 17, 2006
  5. Im really interested in if you can ever get your card to work with aero
    because I was thinking about getting a 5500.. And if aero wont work I will
    have to look else where.. And I know that it is most likely the simple fact
    that vista is a beta and this is supposed to happen.
    Matt S. \(1033709\), Mar 17, 2006
  6. I would recommend doing a clean install also, to uninstall the nVidia driver
    that is installe with Vista 5308:
    Click Start > right click Computer > Click Properties > Hardware > Device
    Manager > select Display Adapters > expand it > select the installed driver
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 17, 2006
  7. Norm

    Travis King Guest

    The 5500 does work with Aero Glass - Norm's having problems with it, but it
    normally does work fine. If you're running a high screen resolution,
    however, (above 1280x1024) I would recommend getting something higher up.
    Make sure you get one with 256MB of video RAM or above for whichever you
    Travis King, Mar 17, 2006
  8. Norm

    Norm Guest

    I am running 800x600 so screen resolution should not be a problem.

    I tried uninstalling the driver, but Vista won't let me and updating only
    gives me the blue screen and error.

    I think I will try a clean install, possibly later today, but after the
    important stuff, like golf. :)

    Thanks for all the help and I will update everyone on what happens with the
    new install.

    Norm, Mar 17, 2006
  9. Norm

    Travis King Guest

    I think Aero Glass requires a 1024x768 screen resolution, although I'm not
    Travis King, Mar 17, 2006
  10. I think it does... I've tried lower, and I've tried the maximum 1280x1024
    and no luck with that :eek:( Could well be a video card thing?

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  11. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Matt, Aero Glass does work with the GeForce 5500 board. Windows found the
    board and installed native drivers that seemed to work quite well. I also
    installed the Beta driver from Nvidia and it is working well also.

    One warning though, do not install the software that comes with the board on
    Vista as there does not seem to be anyway to uninstall it and the beta
    drivers will not work with that software installed.

    I am running 800x600 resolution and Aero Glass appears to be working quite

    Thanks to all for the help.

    Norm, Mar 17, 2006
  12. Sorry for the late reply.. But thanks for the help.. Hopefully you'll see

    And we are talking about the old pci version not agp or PCIe..?
    Matt S. \(1033709\), Mar 26, 2006
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