Reflection problem


I'm writing this way to help you ... that's when my computer was in service (BIOS virus) SolidWorks does not work properly. When I've been looking at the reflection of the model and the material she just does not have. I raised the system again but the same thing is happening. The same thing is in KeyShot.
I was trying to get tutorials from Youtube (regedit and various programs), but it was silly.
Can you tell me how to repair or whether I may be missing some drivers ....... I would be very grateful to you.

Here is also the computer specification:

Processor: Intel (R) Pentium (R) D CPU 2.80 GHz 2.79 GHz
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
Graphics card: NVidia Quadro FX 1700
Bios version: 60.84.6a.0.12

I know that the computer is not a bit, but this service was the most commonly run by SW2012 SP4.0 and SW2013 SP3.0.

Attached I'll give you more pictures so that I can see the situation better. The first picture is the situation before, and the second is the current situation.

In progress grateful,


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3 Answers

Hi Kovan,
You have lost the RealView feature for your graphics card. According to the Solidworks web site, your card is supported and should be able to show 'RealView' (as it has done in the past), so the issue is an incorrect graphics card driver.
Unfortunately, the Solidworks website ( doesn't show solutions for older versions of Solidworks than 2015, nor for Windows 32bit systems - the greedy bastards at Dassult only caters for people on subscription that update every year. Same old story....!
You need to search for an older NVidia driver anno 2013 or thereabouts, and install this in order to get RealView working again.
Alternatively, you can keep the existing driver and perform a registry hack, as explained here:
This should get you back to where you were.

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Looking at the two images, I see differences, but it is not clear what you'd prefer.
I would turn off the material, and real view options, as well as realtime shadows and all of those other graphic "improvements".

As you said, the computer is not great, but it would most likely run a lot better if you put in additional RAM.

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First of all, I would like to thank you for your response.

When a picture was uploaded, there was a mistake. It is about the fact that in the first picture this state of affairs is after this service, and the other picture is before the service. Of course, in order to restore my condition to the old (as in the second picture), but I do not know how to do it.
I agree with you that the computer is pretty weak and that even at least 2GB of RAM will come in well, but before it worked on this configuration, everything was fine. It's just not clear to me that this happens suddenly and that neither I nor anyone I have asked to do so now can not afford to answer the problem.

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