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NVIDIA control panel application

#1
When I do a right mouse click on my display (to look at my screen settings) I get the following error message:

NVIDIA control panel application, 3.3.532.01 has stopped working
NVIDIA Control Panel Application Error.PNG
My system:
OS Name: Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit)
Version: 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002

How can I fix this problem?
I have attached a image of the error that I see.
 

My Computer

System One

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    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU,E8500 @3.16GHz, 3166 Mhz
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    EVGA
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    4GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
    Sound Card
    RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    250GB
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    Logitech
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    Logitech
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    Bredband

richc46

Staff member
Vista Guru
Gold Member
#2
Welcome
I would start with the graphics driver
Go to device manager, make sure that the graphics driver is up to date and that no yellow markers are anywhere to be seen.
Make sure the the tree, in the left panel, is not open anywhere and open tree indicates a problem in that area.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
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    6 gig
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    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
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    Dell USB 4 button optical
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    Dell USB
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    DSL provided by ATT
#3
Sounds like a corruption of sort with the nvidia shell extension.

Best thing to do is grab the most recent driver for your card off the nvidia site.

Completely uninstall the old driver (physx, 3dvision etc), reboot and run the new ones.
 

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    Xeon X3360
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    P5W64 WS Pro
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    Corsair XMS2 8gb @ 5-4-4-12 833mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce GTX470 SC+
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Extreme Gamer Fatlity Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung T200
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD 1TB RE3
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughower 750w
    Case
    NZXT Lexa Silver
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS10x Extreme
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    Razer Lycosa Mirror
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MrNeeds

PC Geek
Vista Guru
Gold Member
#4
For some strange reason recently most of my programs have been crashing out, and I found out it was caused by DEP stopping programs from crashing my computer, eg/ fallout 3, safari, 3connect application. all have a similar crash window as VIRSTO, maybe you can try the DEP fix for your application.

Simply right click computer and select properties, click on advanced system settings on the left and click on performance settings, a new window should open with tabs, click on "Data Execution Prevention" tab and click add, now select the program that is crashing which should be located in C:/Programs Files/NVIDIA corporation/Control Panel Client... select "nvcplui.exe" and it should add it to the list you saw before, click apply and try again with opening the control panel now :-)

MrNeeds
 

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    Evga NF78-CK-132-A 3-Way SLI
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    8Gb DDR2 Corsair Dominator @ 1066Mhz 5-5-5-15
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    EVGA 560 GTX SC FTW 1GB
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    Realtek ALC888 7.1 Audio, Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Headset
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    Dell S2409W 16:9, HDMi, DVI & VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
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    Samsung 7200rpm 250Gb SATA,
    Samsung 7200rpm 750Gb SATA,
    WD 7200rpm 1TB SCSI SATA.
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    Xigmatek 750W Quad sli quad core 80% eff
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    Antec 900 Gaming Case
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    Zalman CNPS9700-NT NVIDIA Tritium, Dominator RAM cooler
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    Razor Lachesis Banshee V2 Blue, 4000DPI
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    Logitech generic keyboard
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