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Nvidia control panel problems

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 26, 2010 7:49:24 PM

I just installed the latest drivers for my evga 9800gt thru Windows Update. Now all of my games (except Need for Speed Shift demo) stop working about 30sec into the game. Went to Devise Manager and rolled back the drivers and solved the game problem. BUT now I can’t open the Nvidia Control Panel! When I try to open the Nvidia Control panel I get this error. “The Nvidia display panel extension cannot be created.
Possible reasons include:
Version mismatch. Reinstalling display drivers may solve the problem.”
SOOOO, I downloaded the latest driver from Nvidia website and received an error: “Error Code: -5005 : 0x80070002 has occurred while running the setup. Close other applications and try again.” I rebooted my computer and tried again but still the same error. I then tried to download the same driver from evga’s website but had the same results.
Next, I downloaded driver sweeper and swept all of my Nvidia drivers away, rebooted and tried again to install the driver but still had the same error.
Finally, I did a system restore and got the old driver reinstalled. But still received the same error when trying to open the Nvidia control panel. The driver that was giving me the problem is v.196.21.
I don’t care if I have the old driver I just want to have my games running smoothly and Nvidia Control Panel working correctly.
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February 26, 2010 7:52:44 PM

Have you tried the 196.34's?
February 26, 2010 8:20:42 PM

No, I couldnt find it. any direction? Thanks.
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February 26, 2010 8:27:38 PM

Thanks do you know if i can get this download from the nvidia website? I have Vista 32bit.

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February 26, 2010 8:30:39 PM

Never let windows install hardware drivers. OS updates, fine, drivers no.

This accounts for about 40% of the "requests for help" I get.

ID Windoze Update signals a new driver available, make a note of it, go to the manufacturer's web site and get it there.
February 26, 2010 8:34:21 PM

You can get the driver from Nvidia, you just have to select the beta drivers. I got 196.34 today from Nvidia.
February 26, 2010 8:38:00 PM

mousemonkey, thanks so much, downloading now going to see of it works later.

Jack, found that out early in this game of driver updates. caused me to many probs. thanks!
February 26, 2010 9:10:36 PM

still downloading... (slow internet) any other suggestions?
February 27, 2010 2:38:26 AM

Ok, the download downloaded but gave me the same error "“Error Code: -5005 : 0x80070002 has occurred while running the setup. Close other applications and try again.” would like to get fixed asap. Please HELP!
February 27, 2010 5:17:09 PM

bummer didnt work... back to box one. and out of ideas. Sill in need of ALOT of HELP>.
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April 23, 2011 1:21:06 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
May 3, 2011 1:32:11 AM

Best answer selected by jctwibell.