View Full Version : my drivers are randomly uninstalling

04-25-05, 04:55 PM

I've had this problem for about a month now, and this is the 3rd or 4th times this has happened. I rebooted the computer today and when it came back up, my nvidia graphics card was useless. Under display>settings>advanced there is nothing. The adapter is blank and there isn't the usual nvidia tab. My refresh rate is terrible and just from typing this post I'm already getting a headache and becoming nauseous (yes, it is really that bad). Before I've kinda just uninstalled everything nvidia, reinstalled it, booted a couple times, wait a few hours, boot again, and it magically works. I want to know what my problem is. Everything under the device manager is fine and the nvidia drivers are listed in the add/remove programs list. Also, when I was browsing through everest, I noticed this

Power Management Properties
Current Power Source AC Line
Battery Status No Battery
Full Battery Lifetime Unknown
Remaining Battery Lifetime Unknown

I'm not sure if that means my battery is dead or I just don't use one.

Here are my system specs, they are kinda specific because I am using Everest.

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 1000 MHz (7.5 x 133)
Motherboard Name Intel Easton D815EEA (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, Audio, Video)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Solano i815E
System Memory 384 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (06/11/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS/GeForce2 Pro (32 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce2 GTS

Audio Adapter Creative SB Live! Value (CT4780) Sound Card

IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801BA Ultra ATA Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller D347PRT SCSI Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Maxtor 5T040H4 (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive Generic DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device
Optical Drive Lite-On LTN486 48x Max (48x CD-ROM)
Optical Drive SONY CD-RW CRX160E (12x/8x/32x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 38138 MB (26797 MB free)
Z: (FAT) 46 MB (45 MB free)

Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Network Adapter Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter(LNE100TX v4) (
Modem Conexant HCF V90 56K RTAD Speakerphone PCI Modem

Printer \\MOMNDAD\hp officejet d series
Printer Auto Canon Bubble-Jet BJC-250 on MATT
Printer Auto hp officejet d series on MOMNDAD
Printer Lexmark Z42 Color Jetprinter
USB1 Controller Intel 82801BA(M) ICH2 - USB Controller 1 [B-1]
USB Device Texas Instruments SilverLink (USB GraphLink) Cable
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device

04-25-05, 05:36 PM
Well, I uninstalled, reinstalled to no prevail. However, I figured out that I needed to update the driver manually in the device manager to get it to work again. That still doesn't explain how it suddenly stopped working though....