Control Panel Won't Open
I recently downloaded and installed new GeForce 8200M G drivers (260.99) for my notebook. However, now the Nvidia Control Panel will not open. When I click it, the cursor changes to the hour clock for a brief second and then goes back to normal and nothing happens.

Any help please?
I recently downloaded and installed new GeForce 8200M G drivers (260.99) for my notebook. However, now the Nvidia Control Panel will not open. When I click it, the cursor changes to the hour clock for a brief second and then goes back to normal and nothing happens.



Any help please?

#1
Posted 11/20/2010 07:22 PM   
I recently downloaded and installed new GeForce 8200M G drivers (260.99) for my notebook. However, now the Nvidia Control Panel will not open. When I click it, the cursor changes to the hour clock for a brief second and then goes back to normal and nothing happens.

Any help please?
I recently downloaded and installed new GeForce 8200M G drivers (260.99) for my notebook. However, now the Nvidia Control Panel will not open. When I click it, the cursor changes to the hour clock for a brief second and then goes back to normal and nothing happens.



Any help please?

#2
Posted 11/20/2010 07:22 PM   
Here you go, if it helps:

Windows Vista Home Premium (x32)
AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-60
3.00 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G

Anything else?
Here you go, if it helps:



Windows Vista Home Premium (x32)

AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-60

3.00 GB RAM

NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G



Anything else?

#3
Posted 11/21/2010 03:17 PM   
Here you go, if it helps:

Windows Vista Home Premium (x32)
AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-60
3.00 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G

Anything else?
Here you go, if it helps:



Windows Vista Home Premium (x32)

AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-60

3.00 GB RAM

NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G



Anything else?

#4
Posted 11/21/2010 03:17 PM   
Can you try installing the following driver:

http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/nForce_Win7_Vista_x86.zip

Then reinstall the display drivers. It is possible the Control Panel files for your old chipset drivers are conflicting with the newer display driver control panel files.
Can you try installing the following driver:



http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/nForce_Win7_Vista_x86.zip



Then reinstall the display drivers. It is possible the Control Panel files for your old chipset drivers are conflicting with the newer display driver control panel files.

Please send me a PM if I fail to keep up on replying in any specific thread or leave a driver feedback: Driver Feedback

#5
Posted 11/22/2010 06:57 AM   
Can you try installing the following driver:

http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/nForce_Win7_Vista_x86.zip

Then reinstall the display drivers. It is possible the Control Panel files for your old chipset drivers are conflicting with the newer display driver control panel files.
Can you try installing the following driver:



http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/nForce_Win7_Vista_x86.zip



Then reinstall the display drivers. It is possible the Control Panel files for your old chipset drivers are conflicting with the newer display driver control panel files.

Please send me a PM if I fail to keep up on replying in any specific thread or leave a driver feedback: Driver Feedback

#6
Posted 11/22/2010 06:57 AM   
[quote name='ManuelG' date='21 November 2010 - 10:57 PM' timestamp='1290409056' post='1149856']
Can you try installing the following driver:

http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/nForce_Win7_Vista_x86.zip

Then reinstall the display drivers. It is possible the Control Panel files for your old chipset drivers are conflicting with the newer display driver control panel files.
[/quote]


Will try this too...and report back.
[b]Interesting as I have another notebook (similar) to the above setup, and installed the above linked nForce drivers:
Had v15.49_WHQL
Driver: v5.1.2600.171
Date: 6/29/2009

New nForce drivers:

Nvidia nForce 10/100 Mbps
Ethernet
Driver Date: 3/4/2010
Driver Ver: 73.3.0.0
Unsigned

Nvidia nForce System Management Controller
Driver Date: 3/22/2010
Driver Ver: 5.1.2600.208
Unsigned

Reinstalled v263.09, with modded inf, and Nvidia control panel icon and functions all responsive....Rt-Clicking desktop produces immediate Nvidia Control Panel function option..
:)
Manual G, Are these new_beta nForce drivers?

As these gave the following options to install:
1) SMBUS Driver
2) SMU Driver
3) Ethernet Driver
4) Storage Driver?[/b]
[quote name='ManuelG' date='21 November 2010 - 10:57 PM' timestamp='1290409056' post='1149856']

Can you try installing the following driver:



http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/nForce_Win7_Vista_x86.zip



Then reinstall the display drivers. It is possible the Control Panel files for your old chipset drivers are conflicting with the newer display driver control panel files.







Will try this too...and report back.

Interesting as I have another notebook (similar) to the above setup, and installed the above linked nForce drivers:

Had v15.49_WHQL

Driver: v5.1.2600.171

Date: 6/29/2009



New nForce drivers:



Nvidia nForce 10/100 Mbps

Ethernet

Driver Date: 3/4/2010

Driver Ver: 73.3.0.0

Unsigned



Nvidia nForce System Management Controller

Driver Date: 3/22/2010

Driver Ver: 5.1.2600.208

Unsigned



Reinstalled v263.09, with modded inf, and Nvidia control panel icon and functions all responsive....Rt-Clicking desktop produces immediate Nvidia Control Panel function option..

:)

Manual G, Are these new_beta nForce drivers?



As these gave the following options to install:

1) SMBUS Driver

2) SMU Driver

3) Ethernet Driver

4) Storage Driver?

#7
Posted 11/23/2010 03:08 AM   
[quote name='ManuelG' date='21 November 2010 - 10:57 PM' timestamp='1290409056' post='1149856']
Can you try installing the following driver:

http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/nForce_Win7_Vista_x86.zip

Then reinstall the display drivers. It is possible the Control Panel files for your old chipset drivers are conflicting with the newer display driver control panel files.
[/quote]


Will try this too...and report back.
[b]Interesting as I have another notebook (similar) to the above setup, and installed the above linked nForce drivers:
Had v15.49_WHQL
Driver: v5.1.2600.171
Date: 6/29/2009

New nForce drivers:

Nvidia nForce 10/100 Mbps
Ethernet
Driver Date: 3/4/2010
Driver Ver: 73.3.0.0
Unsigned

Nvidia nForce System Management Controller
Driver Date: 3/22/2010
Driver Ver: 5.1.2600.208
Unsigned

Reinstalled v263.09, with modded inf, and Nvidia control panel icon and functions all responsive....Rt-Clicking desktop produces immediate Nvidia Control Panel function option..
:)
Manual G, Are these new_beta nForce drivers?

As these gave the following options to install:
1) SMBUS Driver
2) SMU Driver
3) Ethernet Driver
4) Storage Driver?[/b]
[quote name='ManuelG' date='21 November 2010 - 10:57 PM' timestamp='1290409056' post='1149856']

Can you try installing the following driver:



http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/nForce_Win7_Vista_x86.zip



Then reinstall the display drivers. It is possible the Control Panel files for your old chipset drivers are conflicting with the newer display driver control panel files.







Will try this too...and report back.

Interesting as I have another notebook (similar) to the above setup, and installed the above linked nForce drivers:

Had v15.49_WHQL

Driver: v5.1.2600.171

Date: 6/29/2009



New nForce drivers:



Nvidia nForce 10/100 Mbps

Ethernet

Driver Date: 3/4/2010

Driver Ver: 73.3.0.0

Unsigned



Nvidia nForce System Management Controller

Driver Date: 3/22/2010

Driver Ver: 5.1.2600.208

Unsigned



Reinstalled v263.09, with modded inf, and Nvidia control panel icon and functions all responsive....Rt-Clicking desktop produces immediate Nvidia Control Panel function option..

:)

Manual G, Are these new_beta nForce drivers?



As these gave the following options to install:

1) SMBUS Driver

2) SMU Driver

3) Ethernet Driver

4) Storage Driver?

#8
Posted 11/23/2010 03:08 AM   
[quote name='ManuelG' date='22 November 2010 - 06:57 AM' timestamp='1290409056' post='1149856']
Can you try installing the following driver:

http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/nForce_Win7_Vista_x86.zip

Then reinstall the display drivers. It is possible the Control Panel files for your old chipset drivers are conflicting with the newer display driver control panel files.
[/quote]

Tried it. But it still didn't work. Same thing happens. The cursor changes to hourglass for a split second and then back to normal. I've never had this problem before the 260.99 update.

By the way, I'm not sure if this is relevant, but if I open task manager and look at processes and then open the control panel, the nvidia process shows up for a second and then goes away.
[quote name='ManuelG' date='22 November 2010 - 06:57 AM' timestamp='1290409056' post='1149856']

Can you try installing the following driver:



http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/nForce_Win7_Vista_x86.zip



Then reinstall the display drivers. It is possible the Control Panel files for your old chipset drivers are conflicting with the newer display driver control panel files.





Tried it. But it still didn't work. Same thing happens. The cursor changes to hourglass for a split second and then back to normal. I've never had this problem before the 260.99 update.



By the way, I'm not sure if this is relevant, but if I open task manager and look at processes and then open the control panel, the nvidia process shows up for a second and then goes away.

#9
Posted 11/24/2010 12:26 AM   
[quote name='ManuelG' date='22 November 2010 - 06:57 AM' timestamp='1290409056' post='1149856']
Can you try installing the following driver:

http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/nForce_Win7_Vista_x86.zip

Then reinstall the display drivers. It is possible the Control Panel files for your old chipset drivers are conflicting with the newer display driver control panel files.
[/quote]

Tried it. But it still didn't work. Same thing happens. The cursor changes to hourglass for a split second and then back to normal. I've never had this problem before the 260.99 update.

By the way, I'm not sure if this is relevant, but if I open task manager and look at processes and then open the control panel, the nvidia process shows up for a second and then goes away.
[quote name='ManuelG' date='22 November 2010 - 06:57 AM' timestamp='1290409056' post='1149856']

Can you try installing the following driver:



http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/nForce_Win7_Vista_x86.zip



Then reinstall the display drivers. It is possible the Control Panel files for your old chipset drivers are conflicting with the newer display driver control panel files.





Tried it. But it still didn't work. Same thing happens. The cursor changes to hourglass for a split second and then back to normal. I've never had this problem before the 260.99 update.



By the way, I'm not sure if this is relevant, but if I open task manager and look at processes and then open the control panel, the nvidia process shows up for a second and then goes away.

#10
Posted 11/24/2010 12:26 AM   
Still having this problem :(
Still having this problem :(

#11
Posted 11/29/2010 09:24 PM   
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