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Hello

My GTX 280 recently died on me after 2 years of service so i decided to pick up a 6970 i installed it and the drivers today.

But i cant get remove the old nvidia drivers as i dont have an nvidia card present, does anyone know any way of bypassing this? I have tried uninstalling in safe mode but it does not let me either.

Because of this some games are now also saying they cant start as PhysXloader.dll is missing, this must also be to do with drivers i think.

Any help appreciated.

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running driversweeper in safe mode should do it
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running driversweeper in safe mode should do it
Will try that when im back from work later and report back. Thanks for the quick response.
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Oh make sure you only check the Nvidia Display box, you can leave anything else unchecked. I accidentally checked everything first time I used driversweeper and twas a headache to get everything working again.
    
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I went into safemode and tried to use driver sweeper, but when i select the driver and click run it switches to a blank tab on the program and does not uninstall the nvidia driver. I really dont know what to do as i cant just bring my 280 back to life.

I also cant play metro 2033 because of the physxloader.dll error which happened when i got my new card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jwcw View Post
I went into safemode and tried to use driver sweeper, but when i select the driver and click run it switches to a blank tab on the program and does not uninstall the nvidia driver. I really dont know what to do as i cant just bring my 280 back to life.

I also cant play metro 2033 because of the physxloader.dll error which happened when i got my new card.

You do not need to be in safe mode to use driver sweeper. Try running it again as administrator.

You will need to uninstall your physx drivers as well and reinstall. Once reinstalled, restart steam and your issue should be fixed. (eventhough you dont have physx card, you will still need the drivers installed for Metro 2033 to run.)
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You do not need to be in safe mode to use driver sweeper. Try running it again as administrator.

You will need to uninstall your physx drivers as well and reinstall. Once reinstalled, restart steam and your issue should be fixed. (eventhough you dont have physx card, you will still need the drivers installed for Metro 2033 to run.)
I managed to remove anything it said to do with nvidia, but everything sitll shows in my program list and the folders are still there in program files but i can not delete certain parts as it says there are in use.

Really dont know what to do now :/
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maybe your onboard chip is an nvidia?!
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Originally Posted by jwcw View Post
I managed to remove anything it said to do with nvidia, but everything sitll shows in my program list and the folders are still there in program files but i can not delete certain parts as it says there are in use.

Really dont know what to do now :/

Did you restart your machine after driver sweeper completed its process?
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I have now managed to remove everything from anywhere in the system so the drivers or any files to do with them are no longer present, but the problem is the programs still show up in my program list.

Also if i run ccleaner i get around 100 registry errors to do with the nvidia drivers, should i fix them as im no using ati drivers or not?
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