I can't install PhysX(error 2738)
Hi, I downloaded the latest driver and it fails when it tries to install PhysX. I tried to install it manually but just gives the error 2738. I've seen a lot of other topics withthe same issue but none of them has a solution for my problem. I'm running on a win 7 x64 build and I don't have any PhysX version installed, because I tried to launch the Supersonic Sleed demo and it said so. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance, Mike
Hi,

I downloaded the latest driver and it fails when it tries to install PhysX.
I tried to install it manually but just gives the error 2738.
I've seen a lot of other topics withthe same issue but none of them has a solution for my problem.
I'm running on a win 7 x64 build and I don't have any PhysX version installed, because I tried to launch the Supersonic Sleed demo and it said so.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance,
Mike

#1
Posted 12/18/2012 02:56 PM   
The same problem has just happened to me. I take an error code 2738 when installing. I was using 306.97 version of NVIDIA. The new uptade came and I wanted to upgrade. When I tried to install, I had an error that was code 2738. I am waiting for your helps. Thank you. Sezer
The same problem has just happened to me. I take an error code 2738 when installing. I was using 306.97 version of NVIDIA. The new uptade came and I wanted to upgrade.
When I tried to install, I had an error that was code 2738. I am waiting for your helps.

Thank you.
Sezer

#2
Posted 12/18/2012 05:23 PM   
I thought I was the only one with this error, if someone solves this error please post it
I thought I was the only one with this error, if someone solves this error please post it

#3
Posted 12/18/2012 05:46 PM   
Same problem ... running on w7 x64 Need help ....
Same problem ... running on w7 x64

Need help ....

#4
Posted 12/19/2012 04:03 PM   
[url=http://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/526016/geforce-drivers/error-2738-fix-blame-your-old-antivirus-for-this-/]Error 2738 Fix - (Blame your old Antivirus for this)[/url]







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#5
Posted 12/20/2012 05:31 PM   
thanks a lot, :) Good solution for this problem.
thanks a lot, :) Good solution for this problem.

#6
Posted 12/20/2012 09:43 PM   
I have the solution!!!! All you have to do is to download this:[url]http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe[/url] My problem was related with McAffee AV that I previously had installed. That software removes all the traces and then I just was able to install PhysX again. Hope it solves your promblem too.
I have the solution!!!!

All you have to do is to download this:http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

My problem was related with McAffee AV that I previously had installed.
That software removes all the traces and then I just was able to install PhysX again.

Hope it solves your promblem too.

#7
Posted 12/21/2012 03:06 PM   
Thanks it worked, .... for me it was because of an old Kaspersky install ...
Thanks it worked, .... for me it was because of an old Kaspersky install ...

#8
Posted 12/22/2012 10:43 AM   
Okay so the solution posted by Sora, Did not work. My registry was already set up like that and im still ahving the problem. any one know what else to do?
Okay so the solution posted by Sora, Did not work. My registry was already set up like that and im still ahving the problem. any one know what else to do?

#9
Posted 12/28/2012 06:58 PM   
[quote="Sora"][url=http://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/526016/geforce-drivers/error-2738-fix-blame-your-old-antivirus-for-this-/]Error 2738 Fix - (Blame your old Antivirus for this)[/url][/quote] Tried this but my reg file was already setup like this. Anyone else kow what to do?
Sora said:Error 2738 Fix - (Blame your old Antivirus for this)

Tried this but my reg file was already setup like this. Anyone else kow what to do?

#10
Posted 01/07/2013 06:53 AM   
unable to save permission changes on inprocserver32 oh well, solved: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2808-take-ownership-file-folder-drive-registry-key-windows-8-a.html
unable to save permission changes on inprocserver32

oh well, solved: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2808-take-ownership-file-folder-drive-registry-key-windows-8-a.html

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#11
Posted 01/28/2013 08:09 PM   
Thankyou so much Sora. Your McAffee fix solved my problem
Thankyou so much Sora. Your McAffee fix solved my problem

#12
Posted 02/02/2013 04:31 AM   
This fix works for both 32 bit and 64 bit Win 7. Had same issue, nothing else worked. But this did. Note to Nvidia: Fix your installer please. http://yetanothercomputingblog.blogspot.ca/2011/12/error-2738-occurs-when-installing-msi.html
This fix works for both 32 bit and 64 bit Win 7. Had same issue, nothing else worked. But this did. Note to Nvidia: Fix your installer please.


http://yetanothercomputingblog.blogspot.ca/2011/12/error-2738-occurs-when-installing-msi.html

#13
Posted 05/27/2013 03:59 PM   
[quote="mikearmagedon"]I have the solution!!!! All you have to do is to download this:[url]http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe[/url] My problem was related with McAffee AV that I previously had installed. That software removes all the traces and then I just was able to install PhysX again. Hope it solves your problem too.[/quote] Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Even 2 years later, this is still a VERY useful thread. You know, when I removed McAffee from my system (over 2 years ago), I used their removal tool. But I decided to go ahead and use [i]your[/i] link and give it another shot, thinking maybe yours was a more updated version or something. Well, apparently, it was...or something. Either way, your idea was the [i][b]only[/b][/i] solution that worked for me and I tried then [b][i]all[/i][/b]. So if anybody out there thinks that it won't work for them because they used the removal tool already, think again, I'm glad I did. Thanks again mikearmagedon!!!
mikearmagedon said:I have the solution!!!!

All you have to do is to download this:http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

My problem was related with McAffee AV that I previously had installed.
That software removes all the traces and then I just was able to install PhysX again.

Hope it solves your problem too.


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Even 2 years later, this is still a VERY useful thread. You know, when I removed McAffee from my system (over 2 years ago), I used their removal tool. But I decided to go ahead and use your link and give it another shot, thinking maybe yours was a more updated version or something. Well, apparently, it was...or something. Either way, your idea was the only solution that worked for me and I tried then all. So if anybody out there thinks that it won't work for them because they used the removal tool already, think again, I'm glad I did. Thanks again mikearmagedon!!!

#14
Posted 08/26/2014 12:23 AM   
OK listen up anybody who is having this problem. What is happening is that Nvidia AND windows is being arent working together to remove PhysX. After three months of having to use old versions i finaly found the solution. First: Reset Windows installer. This link(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2642495) will take you to the microsoft website with actual windows instructions on how to do this.(its simple youre just creating a notepad file and saving it to run as a registry file) Second: Clear out ALL Nvidia files. This means drivers, documents, everything. You can try to do it all on your own which is what i did, or just use Display Driver Uninstaller.(http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html) I know its scary downloading stuff like this because a lot of it is malware. I used this same version, ran Avast checks on it, went through the files, there nothing bad in it. Just follow the instructions and its really easy. Using this method, i was able to update all my Nvidia drivers using the new GeForce update that came out. You can use this link to find the driver right for you(http://www.geforce.com/drivers) Just install that after you use DDU. Good luck to everyone, i really hope this works for you, please provide feedback because if this works for a lot of people ill post it on other sites to help out as many people as i can.
OK listen up anybody who is having this problem. What is happening is that Nvidia AND windows is being arent working together to remove PhysX. After three months of having to use old versions i finaly found the solution. First: Reset Windows installer. This link(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2642495) will take you to the microsoft website with actual windows instructions on how to do this.(its simple youre just creating a notepad file and saving it to run as a registry file) Second: Clear out ALL Nvidia files. This means drivers, documents, everything. You can try to do it all on your own which is what i did, or just use Display Driver Uninstaller.(http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html) I know its scary downloading stuff like this because a lot of it is malware. I used this same version, ran Avast checks on it, went through the files, there nothing bad in it. Just follow the instructions and its really easy. Using this method, i was able to update all my Nvidia drivers using the new GeForce update that came out. You can use this link to find the driver right for you(http://www.geforce.com/drivers) Just install that after you use DDU. Good luck to everyone, i really hope this works for you, please provide feedback because if this works for a lot of people ill post it on other sites to help out as many people as i can.

#15
Posted 09/20/2014 12:04 PM   
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