Help Need Fix For Nvidia Graphics Driver 266.58 Crashing

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by darren2010, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. darren2010

    darren2010 MDL Member

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    Can Anyone Please Give Me A Fix For My Nvidia Graphics Card 6150LE Driver Which Is 266.58 For 32 Bit Operating System Running Windows 7 Ultimate It Crashes And Recovers.
     
  2. jjjhs

    jjjhs MDL Novice

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    Use an older driver: nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-32bit-260.99-whql-driver.html
     
  3. aznkid25

    aznkid25 MDL Member

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    I've also been experiencing a similar problem with my Nvidia GeForce 7000M graphics card in Windows 7 ultimate on my laptop.
     
  4. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    You should stick to the Driver that has not given you any issues. If it's working good then leave it be, if not then update.
     
  5. Kouryu

    Kouryu MDL Senior Member

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    people update drivers to try to get the best performance out of their system... if we all stuck to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality, we'll all still be using Windows 95 :)
    But, if there are any issues, the no brainer thing to do is to use what worked for you last, not try to fight something that's obviously broken
     
  6. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    I used to regularly update Nvidia drivers but somehow the last stable release for me was 258.96. Huge reports on Nvidia and other forums of many issues in 260.xx drivers. Still the problems keep on persisting. Initially because of frequent weekly updates (190.xx to 258...) and later on because of various issues with Nvidia (260.xx series and later), I always make a system image before installing a new driver. That has saved me from 260.xx headaches and the medicine works in 10 mins (just do an image restore).

    I think Nvidia has a guide on uninstalling drivers and so has guru3d/driversweeper. Never tried that because I do not need to because of the above method.
     
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  7. Shonk

    Shonk MDL Junior Member

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    what sort of crashes are you lot getting

    sometimes when i flip back to the hdmi port on the tv
    it makes the hardware detected sound for the monitor
    thats when things go south
    looking at the event log it has trouble starting the panel driver
    i have only had this the last few days

    if i dont reboot quickly it will lock up