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Viewer2 doesn't work. "graphic driver failed" or needs an update???


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See  http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Graphics-cards/ta-p/700073 for reliable links to drivers for your graphics card.

When you upgrade your viewer, and especially if you have been having problems recently, it is often wise to do a "clean re-install" instead of trying to load the new version on top of an existing one.  That way, you won't inherit any damaged files as you move from one to another. 

(1) Find the folder (probably in the /Programs directory on your C: drive) where the exe file for your viewer is.  Delete the folder.

(2) Find the folder with the user settings file for your viewer are (probably in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data . Delete it.

(3) Find the folder with the local settings files for your viewer in it (probably in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data . Delete it.

(4) Then install the new version of your viewer.

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It's impossible to make that judgment without knowing what computer the OP has. If it was working fine for a couple of days after the viewer upgrade, the problem really is nothing more serious than the graphics card drivers. Many people are seeing that message as they change LL viewers recently.

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See  http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Graphics-cards/ta-p/700073 for reliable links to drivers for your graphics card.

When you upgrade your viewer, and especially if you have been having problems recently, it is often wise to do a "clean re-install" instead of trying to load the new version on top of an existing one.  That way, you won't inherit any damaged files as you move from one to another. 

(1) Find the folder (probably in the /Programs directory on your C: drive) where the exe file for your viewer is.  Delete the folder.

(2) Find the folder with the user settings file for your viewer are (probably in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data . Delete it.

(3) Find the folder with the local settings files for your viewer in it (probably in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data . Delete it.

(4) Then install the new version of your viewer.

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