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    Video (XPP SP-3)

    Can't find a more relevant forum so I'll try this one because the OS is XPP.

    A lot of questions today in an all attempt to eliminate my freezing problem with I.E. 6.0 & Outlook 2000. I have tried to shut down all non-essential startup items in
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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    While I don't think that the nVidia program is causing your problems with Outlook (and Outlook is known to crash. You should see (if you haven't already) the problems the new beta Outlook is causing. looks like a good ol' small town stock car race. Crashes everywhere!!!), you might want to check in add/remove programs. Are there any nVidia programs installed that may be firing up nwiz? I have it successfully disabled, but seem to remember some other junk nVidia installed as well. I don't think you need any of it, unless you are overclocking your video card, or running dual monitors, or some such.

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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    Kip,

    Thanks but I don't see anything but an entry for the video driver in "Add or Remove Programs."
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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    Are you getting any error messages? And if so what are they.

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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    Hi hlewton,
    If you have a NVidia video card as I do, The nwiz.exe file is part of the Nview desktop manager that comes with the latest Nvidia drivers. It should be located in C:Nvidia/winxp/40.72 folder (if you have the latest drivers) You should also have an icon in the control panel to access this Nview Desktop Manager. Within this "manager", you should be able to disable this wizard if you wish. I DO use it without any problems, to adjust some of the color management items (many) that Nvidia has to offer.
    If you don't want ot use this you can uninstall it and accept all the default settings, I guess. I don't think it is the cause of the freeze ups you describe?

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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    Hi Cowboy,

    The only error messages I get are the dialog boxes that want you to forward the error message to Microsoft. They are very long. I can read them but not understand them. I haven't yet found a way to copy them so I could share the info.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    Hi Bob,

    I have the latest drivers ver. 41.09 but the only location I can find nwiz.exe is in the C:WindowsSystem32 folder. There is a "nwiz.ex_" in the nVidia directory but that is all I can find. I'm not familiar with the Nview Desktop Manager because I have never used it.

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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    OK so I think the reason you can't get rid of it lies with nView. Go to Control Panel>nView, and uncheck "Enable nView Desktop Manager". Then (with nwiz unchecked in msconfig), reboot, and nwiz should remain unchecked. Like I said, I don't think this'll cure what ails ya, but I know how these things can be annoying.

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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    hlewton, I you want a very good reference on configuring a bare bones boot for Windows services look at http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    Hi Kip,

    It wasn't checked but thanks for the help.
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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    Joe,

    Thanks, I'll check it out. I have been using, I believe it is, Black Viper's WEB site to help me make decisions.

    Sorry about that, I didn't even pay attention to the site until after I posted the above line but that is where I go to try to decide what to uncheck in msconfig.

    Thanks again
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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    Hi hlewton,
    That nwiz.ex_ is the compressed file for the Desktop Manager. There should also be a setup.exe file in the same folder that will reinstall the latest drivers and enable the Nvidia Desktop Manager with icon in the control panel to set preferences, etc. Give it a shot.

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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    Bob,

    I just installed the latest drivers yesterday and that desktop manager didn't install. That's OK by me except for the fact that I can't get rid of the "nwiz.exe" in msconfig. I'll try doing what you suggested above but don
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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    Hi hlewton,
    If push comes to shove, I guess that should do it. Did you check for that setup.exe file in the Nvidia folder?
    also check for any mention in your start folders.

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    Re: Video (XPP SP-3)

    Bob,

    Did you check for that setup.exe file in the Nvidia folder? also check for any mention in your start folders. Yes
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