Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Driver Woes!

  1. #1
    mutantbass head Lee H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    M28, Manchester
    Posts
    14,204
    Thanks
    337
    Thanked
    671 times in 580 posts
    • Lee H's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 Carbon Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 8700K Unlocked CPU
      • Memory:
      • 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3200 LPX
      • Storage:
      • 250GB 960 EVO + a few more drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 6GB Palit GTX 1060 Dual
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 750W Modular Blue
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T White Edition
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 PRO
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Asus MX279H & 24" Acer 3D GD245HQ + the 3D glasses
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media

    Driver Woes!



    Why is it that most manufacturers only seem to release more and more "updated" drivers for XP and not the other varients of windows like XP64 and of course XP MCE2005.

    For example, the latest drivers for MCE2005 for Nvidia graphics were released February 7, 2006 with the addition of a few updates and the inclusion of a few SLI profiles for games, yet their normal XP drivers seem to be updated every few weeks at the present time.

    Now here's the fun part. More and More people are buying systems now with MCE2005 and Mesh, Evesham and a few other systembuilders are all offering SLI systems now with MCE pre-installed yet Nvidia seem to be just not bothered with this OS and have left the drivers to rot and as such newer games that are released do not have SLI profiles within the drivers which in turn is causing headaches with issues. I did install the standard XP drivers but all this resulted in was BSOD's until they were removed and the MCE drivers were reinstalled.

    Looks like I've got to fork out even more money to get an OS now that has driver updates on a regular basis and of course updated SLI profiles

    I've posted a nice polite post on the nvidia forums - but I've seen more life in Cliff Richard's Undercrackers than on that forum in all honesty and do not expect to get a reply for them soon.

  2. #2
    Sexual Force johnny02004976's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    2,694
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    ive had to resort to dual booting XP64 with XP Pro becuase of the lack of driver support with XP64 - what i find even more irritating is the fact that microsoft branded products dont even have driver support for its own OS
    Contrary to the odd name and translucent-grey color, Pocari Sweat does not taste like sweat
    Hardware:

    Main PC
    - See 'My System'
    Server - Athlon XP 1700+, 1GB, 500GB HD
    Laptop - Compaq AMD Turion 64 X2, 60GB HD, 1GB
    Media Centre Shuttle - P4 3.0 Skt 775 Shuttle, 1GB, 120GB HD
    NAS - 400GB
    Home Entertainment - Xbox 360 with 37" HD LCD TV, Acoustic Energy Aegis EVO A speakers (5,1), Yamaha RXV359 AV reciever
    Media Centre II - X2 4000+, 1GB, 400Gb Vista Ultimate


  3. #3
    mutantbass head Lee H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    M28, Manchester
    Posts
    14,204
    Thanks
    337
    Thanked
    671 times in 580 posts
    • Lee H's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 Carbon Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 8700K Unlocked CPU
      • Memory:
      • 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3200 LPX
      • Storage:
      • 250GB 960 EVO + a few more drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 6GB Palit GTX 1060 Dual
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 750W Modular Blue
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T White Edition
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 PRO
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Asus MX279H & 24" Acer 3D GD245HQ + the 3D glasses
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media
    That's the point - you should not have to a dual-boot to get the best out of your system.

    Why waste another 6-10+ Gb of space for an OS to play games and then reboot to watch and record TV (in my case)

  4. #4
    Will work for beer... nichomach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Preston, Lancs
    Posts
    6,137
    Thanks
    560
    Thanked
    138 times in 99 posts
    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable
    Agreed - and it's worse when you realise that XP Home is EOL'd this year - Pro'll go into extended support (and I reckon they'll do the same as they did with NT4 and 2K, i.e. cancel the scheduled service pack because of "lack of demand"...NT4 SP7 or 2K SP5 anyone?), but Home'll be dead. MCE will still be in its primary support cycle. It's shocking that manufacturers aren't paying attention to this and supporting MCE properly.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    251
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    6 times in 6 posts
    Windows XP64 was released about a year ago now and was in testing for a year before that. Still I can't find drivers for a few things, and these are pretty popular components, for the drivers I can find there are no related applications (my EMU soundcard has drivers but no app therefore is useless).

    Why the hell did AMD and Intel make such a who-ha about 64 bit if they werent going to put pressure on both Microsoft and the component manufacturers to fully support it. It more and more looks like xp64 is dead in the water. I only pray that Vista helps.

  6. #6
    mutantbass head Lee H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    M28, Manchester
    Posts
    14,204
    Thanks
    337
    Thanked
    671 times in 580 posts
    • Lee H's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 Carbon Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 8700K Unlocked CPU
      • Memory:
      • 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3200 LPX
      • Storage:
      • 250GB 960 EVO + a few more drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 6GB Palit GTX 1060 Dual
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 750W Modular Blue
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T White Edition
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 PRO
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Asus MX279H & 24" Acer 3D GD245HQ + the 3D glasses
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media
    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach
    It's shocking that manufacturers aren't paying attention to this and supporting MCE properly.
    After all the millions Microsoft spent on advertising this to the masses as the solution for their digital home it looks like instead of being an "easy and carefree" solution, it actually has caused me more hassles than it's worth.

    Now, would MS let me swap my MCE for another XP as I am not willing to spend another 70 pounds on another OEM copy? No I thought as much. So now I'm stuck in a moral quandry in regards to "obtaining" XP to get the best out of my system.

    It is a truely shocking situation indeed, and just to rub salt into the wound they have all the BETA drivers for every flavour of windows (EXPECT MCE2005) in the sun at the following page

    http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_do...etadriver.html

    Now if that's not a mockery of Microsoft's vision of a digital home I don't know what is.

    I hope for the sake of the end users that the media centre edition of Vista when it's released has better support than MCE2005.
    Last edited by Lee H; 26-05-2006 at 12:30 PM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. SiL 3114 Driver causes BSOD
    By Vimeous in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 25-08-2005, 04:57 PM
  2. Sound Blaster Audigy 2 & ZS Beta Driver 2.05.0000 with OpenAL support
    By chiyau in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-04-2005, 05:06 PM
  3. 6800LE driver woes :(
    By Paul Adams in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-01-2005, 09:10 PM
  4. Troubleshooting - Software & Driver problems
    By Steve in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-07-2004, 06:30 PM
  5. nForce IDE Driver v4.12 Review (Released March 31st)
    By LayZeh in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-04-2004, 09:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •