Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Asus M2N-SLi Deluxe MB
AMD X2 5000+ CPU
Corsair XMS2 6400 C4 2x1GB RAM
Antivirus: AVG 7.5
I had Asus EN8500GT as my graphics card for some time, but it was only 256MB
RAM and I wanted a little more power and 512MB ram for HD movies so I got a
Asus EN8600GT instead.
I uninstall the drivers, shut down my computer, remove the card, install the
new and start up again.
The screen goes into VGA mode (of course) and the new hardware wizard starts
and tells me that it's installing a driver for a display adapter (VGA
The wizard says it's searching through the folder with preconfigured
drivers, but this takes a very long time (10 mins). In the mean time windows
update reports a new update - and that is the driver (so someone has
detected the correct card). The wizard ends with giving me the 3 choices:
Try again, ask me next time, or never ask again.
If I answer "ask me next time" I can launch the nvidia driver setup, but
this only gets half way through installing the drivers and then it sits for
10 minutes before reporting a failure.
If I run windows update the same thing happens - it takes 10 minutes and it
reports a failure (with a number that I have deciphered to mean timeout).
I expected a faulty graphics card of course, but continued to test with a
different card (a EN8500GT 512MB that I have on a different media center -
so almost the exact same card). The same thing happens
I had no trouble detecting the card or installing drivers when I installed
Driving me nuts
Any help is appreciated..