Proper proceedure is to double click the installer Icon for the Nvidia driverset.
A dialog box will open for the extraction location (use default)
The driver will unpack itself and begin the install process.
It is done this way for a reason.
Many users have different OS and config installs, and Nvidia uses it own features to avoid those config issues.
Are you reporting that the regular proceedure does not work?
You state that "i put the nvidia file into its own file and attempted to extract the file that way"
If the Nvidia installer is NOT working correctly, then you either have a bad download or your system/config has a very serious issue.
<message edited by maniacvvv on Thursday, December 01, 2011 8:50 PM>