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Old Games, New Graphics Card Issue


wednesday 13

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Hi, I play a lot of PC games, old and new, and have had no problem running anything in the last year or so with my setup. However, since the last Nvidia update, many older games no longer run, each giving an error along the lines of there being no accelerated graphics hardware or no graphics drivers.

I have attempted to re-install my older working drivers via all methods, all guided by the Nvidia support team, however, nothing is running these games. The only option left is the either re-install windows or hope when windows 8 is released I can resolve the problem, but both are inconvenient.

I have noticed a trend, whch seems to be involving specific developers, for example, old microsoft games don't run, but lionnhead games from the same era with similar specs work.

I have attempted fixes that normally get these games running with this issue, but it is obviously a conflict with the actual graphics drivers that has caused a problem. Also, DirectX isn't the problem, which most forums seem to lead to, as all these games previously ran, and some even require DX9.

Has anyone else had this issue or know any way to resolve the problem?

PC Specs: CPU: i5 quad core 3.1ghz Graphics: Nvidia 520gt 2gb Memory: RipjawsX x2 4 GB DDR3 OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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wednesday 13

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That is my other option, but I'd need a new dvd drive first as mine is IDE on a SATA only board, and the adapter requires ACHI mode to run, which XP doesnt support. That's the dilemma I'm in unfortunately

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