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post #11 of 19
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I'm at my wits end now. I have gone into safe mode and ran driver sweeper as well as driver fusion and had it delete all tracers of nvidia disply and physx. And yet, after reboot, while the display driver is gone, physx is still there. It is still on my programs list and because of that I can't reinstall it from any source because all it says is that I have the same or new physx version installed, so it cancels the installation. I don't know what to do.
post #12 of 19
PhysX is still -- where? Programs and Features, in Control Panel? You can make that disappear simply by editing the registry.

Do you have a C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX folder?

What happens when you navigate to "PhysX_9.12.1031_SystemSoftware.msi" and run it? Do you see this?

post #13 of 19
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Tried this, problem is still there. Going to try to boot into safe mode and run driver sweeper now.

Please don't do that. This guide should work for you. http://www.overclock.net/t/1150443/how-to-remove-your-nvidia-gpu-drivers
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PhysX is still -- where? Programs and Features, in Control Panel? You can make that disappear simply by editing the registry.
Do you have a C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX folder?
What happens when you navigate to "PhysX_9.12.1031_SystemSoftware.msi" and run it? Do you see this?

Somehow, by the grace of sweet baby Jesus, I got it fixed. After a system restore to undo some damage I did that would not allow my drivers to install I tried downloading the stand alone installer for physx. When I tried to run it, it said I needed to navigate to PhysX_9.12.1031_SystemSoftware.msi. Once I found it, apparently it was not in a file where it could be installed to or something. So after some searching I found a physx file, so I stuck it in there, ran it again, and presto, I was able to uninstall physx. After that I ran the new drivers I had downloaded. After that was one, I launched Metro 2033 and it works like a charm now. I am not even totally sure what I did, but I am sure as hell glad it's done. Thanks for the help everyone.
post #16 of 19
Good job! thumb.gif Have fun...
post #17 of 19
Help i'm having this exact issue right now and can't figure out how to fix it ?
post #18 of 19
http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx-9.12.1031-driver.html

NVIDIA PHYSX 9.12.1031

uninstall option then install

i just did this about a week ago
post #19 of 19
I thought I should post a quick reply about this, an issue I've had since I started using 2 x Nvidia 590's a couple of years ago.

For some reason the installing Physx_*.*.*_systemsoftware.msi package looks for the previous version during installation. This error occurs when it fails to find it. Normally I think this happens because of my regular habit of file cleaning, having only SSD's means I've learnt to keep file bloating to a minimun.

I circumvent this issue by copying one of the previous installers (C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\[version number]) into (C:\Windows\Installer)

i.e.

(Most recently I had issue with when installing PhysX_9.13.0604_SystemSoftware.msi from Nvidia v326.41 package.)
The steps I followed are this (I run Win7 x64, adjust to your according to the o/s version);

1. I used a search engine (Agent Ransack 2010 Release Build 762 - 2010.03.29.47911) to locate any PhysX* copies on my system.

2. I copied "PhysX_9.12.1031_SystemSoftware.msi" from "C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\320.18\Win8_WinVista_Win7_64\English\PhysX"

3. I pasted "PhysX_9.12.1031_SystemSoftware.msi" to "C:\Windows\Installer"

4. I then manually launched "PhysX_9.13.0604_SystemSoftware.msi" from "C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\326.41\PhysX"

5. installing should proceed and complete successfully.

*** A copy of the "PhysX*.msi" must be in "C:\Windows\Installer" for installation to complete***

Once in the past I simply used a copy of the PhysX*.msi I was installing as I had deleted previous Nvidia temp folders. I've never really bother to check if the installer simply confirms a backup copy is available in case roll back is required or whether its after something specifically from the old installer.
If you don't have any old copies and (downloading an old version is difficult) installation fails if you simply copy the installing PhysX*.msi to "C:\Windows\Installer", you can try using device manager to get the old version and rename it accordingly. if that fails, you will have to download an old version.

Hope this helps some of you.

Edit: You will note my new status smile.gif I regularly read these forums but don't normally have much to contribute, hence I registered thinking I may help some frustrated souls out there.
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