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nv4_mini.sys driver trouble

March 27, 2006 at 01:15:17
Specs: WinXP, P3 800/310mb

I am trying to install my NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 but the computer crashes and reboots during the installation. What can I do?

Specs:
CPU: PIII 800
RAM: 310mb
HDD: 37GB


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#1
March 27, 2006 at 08:26:19

AGP 8x , Your system probably only supports AGP 2x, Do you know if your AGP slot is 2 or 4x ? and does the card allow support for 4x? Just something to think about,,,

MSI 845e mb 1 gb ram and a p4 2.4n running xp ,win 2000 advanced server and win 98 SE alot to learn and I know so little !!!!


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#2
March 29, 2006 at 12:24:15

Its a pci card.
I can't even install the original integrated graphics card even after taking out the Geforce 4. I'm now suspecting that it has something to do with my mofo. Any suggestions?

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#3
March 29, 2006 at 21:12:38

Have you checked your Bios to see what the setting for video was? and Saved and exited after making the changes...

The original Graphics card?? Drivers should still be available for it,

Is it onboard video, AGP , or PCI , ?

Could be a hardware issue other than the motherboard, Like the Powersupply or just a setting in the bios. Being that it's an older system with trying to put in a high end video card the system may not of had the power, let alone the processing power to handle the card,

Could also try running a Memory test, to check for errors. ( I'm running an virus scan on my other computer , which is why I haven't provided the Link , It's got the text file, with the links. )

with Memtest , Googling for it will show the site easy enough,

If you have some sort of pc health status where certian voltages are displayed you may make note of them to see if they are + or - about 5% If they vary more than that the Power supply is probably getting ready to go bad, That should also be in the Bios..

If you can boot into the system, Running , " sfc /scannow " could also help

From the Info you've given so far I'd just have to say that the card you were trying to install was just too much card for the system, and not backwards comapatible enough to support the older drivers in the system, Is directx 8 or 9 installed ?

Sorry if what I've suggested seems to be of no help , Just offering the things that are usually some things to try first,

Bios , Memory Hole - Disabled

video Cache - Disabled
System bios cache - enabled
shadowing - Disabled
There are a few others I can't think of at the moment < will see about them Later, for tonite, I believe that'll probably be enough,,

MSI 845e mb 1 gb ram and a p4 2.4n running xp ,win 2000 advanced server and win 98 SE alot to learn and I know so little !!!!


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#4
March 30, 2006 at 20:28:23

Found this in another forum,,,

Use DirectX Diagnostics (dxdiag in run) go to the
Display tab and make sure that the VDD File it is using is NV4_mini.sys and not NV4.sys (or some other file)

To correct it goto this Key in the registry

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nv]

And change the Imagepath key to read System32\DRIVERS\nv4_mini.sys

And also this key

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nv4]

And do the same as above change the Imagepath key to read System32\DRIVERS\nv4_mini.sys

Close regedit and reboot.


Not sure it is related to your problem or not,

MSI 845e mb 1 gb ram and a p4 2.4n running xp ,win 2000 advanced server and win 98 SE alot to learn and I know so little !!!!


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