NVIDIA video driver crashing AutoCAD in Windows XP

Oct 19, 2010


Issue:

You have experienced a crash in Windows XP caused by your current NVIDIA video driver and want to know how to update your system to the latest driver for your video card.

The following system activities can result in a crash related to a faulty or incorrect video driver:

  • Switching between applications
  • Locking your system with a password
  • Opening the task manager
  • Activating the screen saver
  • Docking and undocking a laptop
  • Waking from Sleep mode
  • Waking from Hibernation

 

Solution:

Solution

 

 

Download the latest driver from nvidia.com and choose any driver version that is 259.57 or later:

Windows XP 32-bit:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/Quadro_Certified/259.57/259.57-Quadro-winxp-32bit-english-whql.exe

Windows XP 64-bit:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/Quadro_Certified/259.57/259.57-Quadro-winxp-64bit-english-whql.exe

Note: This driver will not display as certified however it should avoid the crashes experienced in the previous driver versions.

If you are experiencing this crash and are not using an NVIDIA graphics card, please refer to the following solution:

How to update your system to the latest certified video driver

Products:

AutoCAD;AutoCAD Architecture;AutoCAD Civil;AutoCAD Civil 3D;AutoCAD Electrical;AutoCAD Map 3D;AutoCAD Mechanical;AutoCAD MEP;AutoCAD P&ID;AutoCAD Plant 3D;AutoCAD Raster Design;AutoCAD Structural Detailing

Versions:

2010;2011;2012;2013

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