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    Nvidia Control Panel Crashing..

    Hey everyone. How ya been.

    Basically here's my problem. I'm trying to open the Nvidia Control Panel, and it crashes and gives me the option to check for solutions online.. and Nothing seems to get the Control Panel to open.

    Yes, I've done a Re Install of Drivers, I've updated and tried the 180.43, 44, 48 and then just did the 181.20's. Still doesn't work. I was then told that the 185 extreme G drivers helped someone with same problem. So I just barely installed those, with NO luck. It's still crashing. Basically I just got my new GTX 260 today and I now can run SLI, but I can't get the darn control panel open to enable SLI... I'm going crazy here.

    I googled the problem, and someone suggested I delete the nvapps.xml folder in the actual driver file location and then reinstall. I tried that as well.

    If ANYONE has any idea's on how to fix this I'm very open to suggestions. I've just installed NV system Tools, but if it's anything like nTune I don't want it near my system. lol.

    Please help me out. I wanna see these babies in action.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Nvidia Control Panel Crashing..

    i have the same problem. problem with nTune .. open and bluescreen.

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    Re: Nvidia Control Panel Crashing..

    I've NEVER liked or used nTune.. it's always had problems for me. but never the NV control panel. I'm stumped.

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    Re: Nvidia Control Panel Crashing..

    it seem Ntune doesn't work on x32 or x 64.. thanks to nvidia. perhaps u could try rivatuner instead. that one work perfect on x64. i run few search for few day on ntune crashing on x64 .. there plenty of people having those problem .

    try this
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download...2a801204461036

    evga Precision 1.4 that look more better.. going to try tonite

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    Re: Nvidia Control Panel Crashing..

    I already have eVGA Precision.. my problem is I can't get into the Control Panel to Enable SLI..

    all other programs like Riva, and precision are for overclocking and monitoring.

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    Re: Nvidia Control Panel Crashing..

    Have you still got NV system tools installed?

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    Re: Nvidia Control Panel Crashing..

    I have ran into this problems many a time and getting it to work is a crap shoot game... or so it seems.

    Things I have tried to solve my problem... in this order (your miles may very )

    A.- Go to Nvidia and download latest drivers for my OS (x64 + 181.20) and Nvidia System Tools (6.03 latest version 01-09-2008)

    B.- Get yourself a good Registry cleaner (I use CCleaner) or use Nvidia Driver Sweeper (careful, I have never had good outcome with it and I usually end up uninstalling my nForce drivers as well... not funny at all! )

    1.- Go to Safe Mode

    2.- Uninstall latest Nvidia Video Drivers... Do not Reboot

    3.- Uninstall PhysX drivers... Do not Reboot

    4.- Uninstall latest Nvidia System Tools (whatever Nvidia drivers left you have except for Ethernet or nForce chipset drivers, read option "B")... Reboot after this to Normal Windows.

    5.- Once at your normal desktop, run CCleaner and clean your registry from any Nvidia remants of those drivers you just uninstalled.

    6.- Install latest Nvidia drivers (181.20)... remember to "Run as Administrator"... Reboot

    7.- Install latest Nvidia System Tools (6.03)... again, "Run as Admin" and Reboot

    8.- Go to Device Manager and make sure your Monitor is there with its name and not just as a Generic P&P monitor or Generic Non-P&P monitor... don't ask me why this holds any water, as stated before, I really don't know what causes this error and this is just a temporary band-aid, at least for me.

    Good Luck and please, come back to tell us how it went, it may help others as well (aside from making me feel good that I have helped others and not just leech for help myself! )

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    Re: Nvidia Control Panel Crashing..

    No I deleted nvidia system tools, I deleted physx. all of it. Now physx comes with the driver..

    I'll try the above suggestion, I've already tried that a few times. I'm not on 178.24 and these didn't work either. is there a certain driver where there was the old Control panel, and now a newer one. that will work in SLI.. this is such ****. I'm so angry.. worked on this ALL night.

    I'll give the last guys suggestion a go. I have ccleaner, and driver sweeper. I'll run them both..

    All else fails. is it possible this is like a registry problem, and reinstalling vista might help?? although I've had no problems for months. Just this.

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    Re: Nvidia Control Panel Crashing..

    This is what my monitor info looks like.

    tell me this. I had my first GTX 260 with 2 monitors plugged it. I didn't unplug anything. I simply powered down my machine. then unplugged one of my monitors. Sold it.. added my new video card.. plugged my monitor into the Top card. turned on.. and now this is what I'm getting. the CP wasn't working before either. but maybe it's cunfused as last time it was on and what not, there was 2 monitors. I don't know. Should I be on Generic PnP monitor. or on something else. Here's what that option looks like. as I can't get into NV control panel. I do it from Display options in Vista.

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    Re: Nvidia Control Panel Crashing..

    That should be the right monitor. With SLI enabled, monitor 3 and 4 won't show as you can't use the 2nd card for an output with SLI.

    Have you got your second 260 in at the moment? Not sure it will help, but will Nvidia control panel open with only one 260 in?

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