Originally Posted by ackack
Just to double check, the only place I have to remove old drivers from is the add/remove programs menu correct? If I do this and restart the computer recognizes the 6800go asks if I want to look for updates, I choose no no no. Then it pops up a window saying new hardware installed and if I go back to the add/remove program list nvidia drivers has reappeared. With the new card it does not even post bios, there is no screen activity at all when I boot. I did get the card from ebay, but the seller was very reputable, and I have insurance on the part if it is in fact broken. (hopefully it is not). I figure I may try to flash the machine back to the inspirion 9300 and either repeat the whole process, try to get another card, or just give up and buy another 6800go.
Ok this might be your problem here. To remove the old drivers you need to do the above yes, but before you do that you need to go into your device manager, bring up the GPU properties window and click uninstall drivers. To save time, just in case you don't know how to do this. There are a few ways to get into the GPU properties window but here's a way. Click "start", "my computer". In the my computer window, click view system information. In the window that pops up click on the hardware tab and then the device manager. Expand the Display adapters field and right click on "geForce Go 6800" and click properties. In the properties window click on the "drivers" tab and click the button that says "Uninstall Drivers" You'll get some safety message IIRC, and something about saving your nVIEW profiles, save them or not it's up to you. An unistall status window should pop up and then your display, again IIRC, will shift to a resolution of like 800x600 (this may not happen until you restart), and then
go into the add/remove software window and unistall nVidia software (sometimes uninstalling the drivers does this for you). If you get the install manager pop up telling you that a new device has been found and where should it get drivers, just click cancel. There used be some great freeware called DriverCleaner Pro that helped remove any left over registry remnants from the old drivers but it's not free anymore. I think it's like $30 to buy now but I am not sure about that. If you start getting glitches with the new GPU then it may be that you need to get this and clean up but you should be fine I think. After that try putting in the new card and report back.