View Full Version : Nvidia Driver Help!!!
02-11-2002, 12:56 PM
Whenever i play fs02, my comp freezes and crashes. I downloaded the latest driver from nvidia and installed it. This did not help at all. IS there something i have to do to get the new driver to be used???
Thanks alot for all your help!!
02-11-2002, 01:16 PM
Did you fully uninstall the previous driver and switch to the standard VGA driver that comes with Windows, before installing the new one? I had the same problem until I did that.
02-11-2002, 01:19 PM
Welcome to the freeze and crash club. Mine does it all the time. I have tried everything. All the tips, reinstalls, changed drivers, and everything else. My past hard drive crashed. A complete new system install. Complete new fs2002 install on it's own partition.
Tore the computer apart, cleaned all the dust out, reset all the boards, swapped memory chips around, changed a few around hoping to discourage any conflict, updated the sound files. Bought a new power supply to a 300 watt. Messed with different memory settings on the machine.
Changed the resolution from 85 to default 60 (helps a little).
I mean everyting I can possibly think of. My little bag of tricks is empty..
Fs2000 works fine, CFSII works fine, Crimson Skies works fine, Return to Castle Wolfenstein works fine. Janes, Fly III, B-17 and others work fine.
Come to fs2002 it freezes up, locks up, blue screen, reboots and just about anything else you can name.
It doesn't make a difference if it's a default plane or an addon.
All I can say is keep trying. It all depends on the machine, video card, memory, slider values etc etc etc..
Don't give up. fs2004 will be out around Christmas 2004. Maybe that will fix things or produce a new slew of problems.
You have to remember, it's a microsoft product not Activision.
02-12-2002, 05:03 AM
Nobody should have to put up with 60hz, it just aint civilized. As you say, it's microsoft and I suspect never mind power supplies and all the rest, its the os wherein lies your problem Try to have as little running as possible, disable screen savers and all power saving stuff, delete all Scheduled Task stuff, lose all virus protection and such like
just my 2 cents worth
I trust you are closing everything else down before running the flight sim. Do you use "End It All"? If not, give it a try and you might be pleased with the results although it seems you've tried everything.
02-12-2002, 05:37 AM
I also up-graded Nvidia drivers on an XP-Pro system. Lockups/freezes seemed tied to transition between screen resolutions (desktop to FS and vice versa) and whether a font is displayed at same time. In other words, if there is a script (Simulation paused, yada, yada) across the bottom of the screen at the time that resolution change is being negotiated such as happens when switching between 'window' and full screen, the PC freezes. And this seems to be the only program that is affected. I ended up going back to generic MS/XP supplied driver.
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