Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Unable to access nvidia control panel-

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
December 6, 2012 1:07:30 PM

I have a geforce-gtx-260 in my computer. I currently am playing the game Pool of Radiance:Myth Drannor (2001 I think). I believe it's normal aspect ratio is 4:3 which means there are black bars on the sides. Recently though, the screen has been stretched out and I can't get it back to the 4:3 ratio even when using a system restore.

I had this problem before and was easily solved by going to the Nvdia control panel and and select
"use Nvidia's scaling with fixed-aspect ratio". But when I click on the nvidia display control panel now it says, "the Nvidia display panel extension cannot be created.
Possible reasons include: Version mismatch. Reinstalling display drivers may solve the problem".


I've uninstalled my drivers, deleted the nvidia folder from the C drive rebooted and tried reinstalling the most up-to-date drivers and it failed. I tried the same thing with the previous driver and even tried it again with the newest beta driver from 2 days ago. All of them had a nvidia screen saying that installation failed.

I'm at a loss because I cannot access that nvidia control panel. Any suggestions for this extremely frustrating problem would be helpful.

a b Î Nvidia
December 6, 2012 2:02:21 PM

Try running the driver cleaner I think you can find it on guru3d.com Then try a reinstall of the newest .70 drivers otherwise you will have to search through your application logs to see what is casuing the install problem thats never fun...

Thent
m
0
l
December 6, 2012 5:12:58 PM

thank you, I will give it a shot when I get home and post a reply.
m
0
l
Related resources
December 7, 2012 6:40:15 PM

I contacted a nvidia rep and told me to wipe out the driver with something I think called driver fusion which it did. then i tried a fresh reinstall and still got an error. The rep was thinking that I may have to reinstall my OS.
m
0
l
December 8, 2012 12:56:57 AM

What computer and gpu do you have? Not all cards can use the reference driver.


You may just need to take ownership of the FileRepository folder if permissions have gotten whacked.
m
0
l
December 8, 2012 1:13:08 AM

popatim said:
What computer and gpu do you have? Not all cards can use the reference driver.


You may just need to take ownership of the FileRepository folder if permissions have gotten whacked.



I have no idea what taking ownership of the file repository means but here are my specs:

------------------
System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 12/7/2012, 22:09:22
Machine name: JIM-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7522
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6134MB RAM
Page File: 2263MB used, 10002MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode


---------------
Display Devices
---------------
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 260
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05E2&SUBSYS_0CDD19F1&REV_A1
Display Memory: 3684 MB
Dedicated Memory: 873 MB
Shared Memory: 2811 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: ACER X223W (Analog)
Monitor Model: Acer X223W
Monitor Id: ACR0050
Native Mode: 1680 x 1050(p) (59.883Hz)
Output Type: DVI
m
0
l
!