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Problems with my PC

AdditionalPylonsAdditionalPylons Registered User regular
Hey all.

I found an old copy of my Rainbow Six Lockdown,so i decided to install it. After the instalation,it installed some standard VGA graphic driver. Now i cant play my other games cause of that. I tried to install a geforce series 9 driver but it didnt fix it. I would be glad if anyone could help me with that problem.(I have an geforce 9400 gt)

Sorry for the bad english.

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  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Try using a driver cleaner of some kind to remove the VGA driver. Check to see if you can uninstall it from the Add/Remove programs menu first.

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Post 2 of this thread tells how to revert back to your older driver.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Wait a second, the game installed hardware drivers? What the hell were they thinking????

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  • ronyaronya Arrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Well, some old games do that. Really really old games cheerfully wipe over Quicktime 7 and DX9+ and so on with Quicktime 4 and DX 3.0 because they can't detect that you have a higher version. Think of all the games that refuse to run on XP and above because "requires Windows 95 or higher, will not run on NT". Who knew that Win9x would soon die a horrible death?

    Device Manager (see Frem's link) is probably the best solution... if nothing else, just uninstall the driver, then let Windows Update find one for you. Or download it directly from NVidia's website.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Actually, DirectX knows about crazy old games, and it doesn't let them overwrite DX. But it might happen with Quicktime.

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    It shouldn't happen with anything as new as Rainbow Six Lockdown, though. That game is from what, 2006? Why would it be installing drivers?

    Oh, snap. It looks like the game shipped with Starforce.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but there's basically two options in this situation. You can either update Starforce and have a massive security hole in your system (but have the game playable), or you can do a system restore and get your system back to it's previous state (but not be able to play the game).
    Technically there's also a third option which results in a playable game without Starforce cancer, but I am obligated not to mention it.

    I recommend a system restore. Howto for XP or Vista.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Frem wrote: »
    It shouldn't happen with anything as new as Rainbow Six Lockdown, though. That game is from what, 2006? Why would it be installing drivers?

    Oh, snap. It looks like the game shipped with Starforce.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but there's basically two options in this situation. You can either update Starforce and have a massive security hole in your system (but have the game playable), or you can do a system restore and get your system back to it's previous state (but not be able to play the game).
    Technically there's also a third option which results in a playable game without Starforce cancer, but I am obligated not to mention it.

    I recommend a system restore. Howto for XP or Vista.

    Oh, crap, Starforce.

    Yeah, just forget that game then. Lockdown is easily the single worse R6 game ever made, so you can just get R6 III, Vegas or Vegas 2 for cheap and be happy.

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