NVIDIA GeForce 256 Driver Download

NVIDIA Drivers

The GeForce 256 is a popular graphics card manufactured by NVIDIA. This driver fixes screen glitches, unwanted artifacts, stuttering or glitchy video and even screen tearing. This version of "gfxpro_w9x.ZIP" is rated (5 out of 5 stars) based on 631 downloads and 10 reviews. The uploader reports that this update will work successfully on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 2.5 MB.

10 Ratings

Supported Models



NVIDIA GeForce 256







Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows NT3.51, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1

File Name


5.3.3 (2000-08-01) via .inf

Uploaded By

DriverGuide (DG Staff Member) on 12-Sep-2003

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
WIN9X/NvCpl.dll 860.2 KB 6 Jul 2000
WIN9X/NVARCH16.DLL 19.5 KB 6 Jul 2000
WIN9X/nvmini2.vxd 197.8 KB 6 Jul 2000
WIN9X/nvarch32.dll 6.1 KB 6 Jul 2000
WIN9X/NvInst32.dll 73.7 KB 6 Jul 2000
WIN9X/nvdd32.dll 675.3 KB 6 Jul 2000
WIN9X/NvQTwk.dll 106.5 KB 6 Jul 2000
WIN9X/nvmini.vxd 208.1 KB 6 Jul 2000
WIN9X/AGP172e.exe 872.1 KB 5 Sep 2000
WIN9X/NVAGP.INF 48.8 KB 11 Sep 2000
WIN9X/VGARTD.VXD 25.6 KB 6 Jul 2000
WIN9X/nvdisp.drv 71.1 KB 6 Jul 2000
WIN9X/nvcore.vxd 305.8 KB 6 Jul 2000
WIN9X/nvOpenGL.dll 1.4 MB 6 Jul 2000
WIN9X/NVMODE.DLL 45.1 KB 6 Jul 2000

How to Update NVIDIA GeForce 256 Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the NVIDIA GeForce 256 driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter NVIDIA GeForce 256 into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the NVIDIA Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the NVIDIA website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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