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Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
October 28, 2012 9:03:09 PM

Basically, I'm a complete idiot.
I wanted to increase performance ingame for my Dell XPS L502X with Nvidia gt525m
I heard that old driver entries clashed with newer entries
So off I went to guru 3d to download driver sweeper
I downloaded it and then analysed nvidia. And then i clicked clean with all the entries checked without looking at it
I hadnt even uninstalled a driver
I restarted and windows 7 started in 800x600 resolution
then i clicked on nvidia settings in tray and it said "You are not currently using a display attacked to a nvidia gpu"
I have looked through every thread possible and nothing works
I dont have any working system restore points
And i really dont want to reinstall windows 7

I have rolled back the driver and nothing happened
I have uninstalled all nvidia drivers and then used driver sweeper
Still nothing works and it still says the same thing

Please someone have a fix for this
I cant do anything, i can barely play online tetris, let alone blacklight retribution

thank you, please help

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October 28, 2012 9:14:01 PM

So you removed the drivers. Did you install any different drivers?
October 28, 2012 9:28:36 PM

sorry I forgot to mention I installed the latest drivers for my gpu
And it still didn't work
Thanks for the really quick response
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a b D Laptop
October 28, 2012 9:54:17 PM

Didi you use drivers fron Dell's website, or Nvudias? I think you need to use the drivers from Dell on a laptop(mobile) video card.
October 28, 2012 9:58:42 PM

I used nvidias
And i can't find it on dell website
Just nvidia 3d driver on dells website
Please help
a c 213 D Laptop
a b Î Nvidia
October 28, 2012 10:43:27 PM

yeah do those step. and let us know how it goes.
October 28, 2012 10:58:04 PM

I'm gonna do It in the morning
Once again thank you
October 29, 2012 8:47:12 AM

Now when i uninstall nvidia graphics driver, after i restart vga compatible video controller drivers start installing and nvidia drivers are restored
October 29, 2012 9:42:23 AM

Im installing from dell now
will post results
October 29, 2012 10:25:49 AM

What i said about vga was wrong but its still not working.
here is an image of my dell\driver folder
in my c\nvidia folder there is only DisplayDriver
can someone please tell me what is in their NVIDIA folder because i need to know if i can copy from dell to nvidia
October 29, 2012 10:46:40 AM

No still not working can anyone help me
a c 213 D Laptop
a b Î Nvidia
October 29, 2012 11:50:34 AM

It doesn't matter where the folder is, did you just run the setup.exe to install?
Can you get into the bios to see if it might be disabled.

Instead of clicking on the Nvidia settings tray, do that it said on this link
October 29, 2012 12:44:26 PM

Yes i opened the dell file then its automatically extracted the files. And then i went to c:\dell\drivers\6PNDN and then ran the setup within that folder
October 29, 2012 12:45:32 PM

and just wanted to ask what am i looking for in the bios?