I installed the Forceware 169.09 beta release of the new drivers for Win XP. But doing this prevents me from running any samples that come with the CUDA SDK.
The examples do not run stating “unspecified driver error”.
For the simpleGL the error is -
Line 138 is : CUT_DEVICE_INIT();
All samples give the same error at exactly the same instruction - initialization.
I tried installing the drivers in the following two ways -
Running the exe
Using the steps in the readme.txt (Updating the driver through the device manager)
Rolling the drivers back to the 163.71 Forceware lets me run the samples without any problems.
Another thing I noticed was that when I installed the 163.71, it created separate folders for WinXP and Win2k drivers in the NVIDIA folder. But the 169.09 only created a Win2k folder with all its files inside that. The readme in that folder does say that this driver is for Win 2k/XP- home/professional and also for Win2k3 Server. I double checked that the setup file I downloaded was for WinXP. At least the file name says -
I also tried all the monitor configurations - single monitor, horizontal span, dual view. None of them work.
And yes, I did restart my machine - several times.
Did I miss something? Any help/comments appreciated.