i took your advise, went to install updated nvidia graphics drivers and 1/8 the way into the install my screen resolution went to lowest possible resolution and now the install failed.
physx system software 9.10.0514 Not installed
HD audio Driver 126.96.36.199 Not installed
Graphix Driver 260.99 Failed
3D vision Driver 260.99 Not Installed
That was what was in the box below the failed nvidia graphics driver message