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Windows 7: Nvidia drivers problem

26 Oct 2009   #1
mikits

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Nvidia drivers problem

Hey
Recently I made fresh install of Windows 7 home premium x64. Everything was fine except Nvidia drivers. It starts installing, then it loads like quarter and stays like that about 10 minutes. Then installer says that no modifications made and try again later. I have tried 190.62 and 191.07. Anyone know whats the problem and how to fix it?


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26 Oct 2009   #2
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Where did you get the drivers from?
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26 Oct 2009   #3
mikits

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

From official Nvidia website.
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26 Oct 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is it this one?
NVIDIA DRIVERS 191.07 WHQL
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26 Oct 2009   #5
JDN

Windows 7
 
 
NVIDIA, Drivers, Crashes, etc

OK. Here's what I've experienced and learned so far. Am running an HP with NVIDIA 7900 GT/GTO card. Upgraded (clean install) from XP to W7. Installation finished 99.99%. Crashed. Flickering screen. Restarted. Said all was ok. Started using PC. Tried to view a graphic. Crashed. Flickering blue screen. No error message. Just blue. After troubleshooting with MS for hours, they said I needed to disable the NVIDIA card and tell HP I needed an updated driver (was using the new ones like you). HP said, tough luck. Pay us 99$ for a driver. I told them that was silly.
Next I uninstalled the card, rebooted and searched windows updates. It found an ATI driver and installed it. PC worked fine with better graphics than the giant icons on my screen after removing the nvidia card (vga mode). BUT, went to view graphics and they looked terrible. SO..
Put card back IN machine. Did NOT install W7 drivers for it. Then discovered I could change the default viewer from W7 photo viewer (new default) to photoshop. Now it works fine. Have the card in, minus new driver...it is using whatever default is built in as an alternative. Again, try changing your default photo viewer from W7 photo viewer to something else like photoshop. For me this temp workaround is doing the trick. There is obviously a problem with the NVIDIA card, W7 default photo viewer, and the drivers out there. Hope this helps.
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26 Oct 2009   #6
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDN View Post
OK. Here's what I've experienced and learned so far. Am running an HP with NVIDIA 7900 GT/GTO card. Upgraded (clean install) from XP to W7. Installation finished 99.99%. Crashed. Flickering screen. Restarted. Said all was ok. Started using PC. Tried to view a graphic. Crashed. Flickering blue screen. No error message. Just blue. After troubleshooting with MS for hours, they said I needed to disable the NVIDIA card and tell HP I needed an updated driver (was using the new ones like you). HP said, tough luck. Pay us 99$ for a driver. I told them that was silly.
Next I uninstalled the card, rebooted and searched windows updates. It found an ATI driver and installed it. PC worked fine with better graphics than the giant icons on my screen after removing the nvidia card (vga mode). BUT, went to view graphics and they looked terrible. SO..
Put card back IN machine. Did NOT install W7 drivers for it. Then discovered I could change the default viewer from W7 photo viewer (new default) to photoshop. Now it works fine. Have the card in, minus new driver...it is using whatever default is built in as an alternative. Again, try changing your default photo viewer from W7 photo viewer to something else like photoshop. For me this temp workaround is doing the trick. There is obviously a problem with the NVIDIA card, W7 default photo viewer, and the drivers out there. Hope this helps.
I can't believe HP wanted you to buy a driver for $99! That's completely ridiculous .
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27 Oct 2009   #7
mikits

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Yes, it is.
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27 Oct 2009   #8
Brian1031

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Wow...I did the same thing clean install from XP to Win 7 x64 and I have an Nvidia 8500GT but I got my drivers from the BFG Tech website(the manufacturer of my card) and installed them after my installation completed and had no issues.

So, if you know who made your card you might try the manufacturer website for drivers.
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27 Oct 2009   #9
mikits

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian1031 View Post
Wow...I did the same thing clean install from XP to Win 7 x64 and I have an Nvidia 8500GT but I got my drivers from the BFG Tech website(the manufacturer of my card) and installed them after my installation completed and had no issues.

So, if you know who made your card you might try the manufacturer website for drivers.
I have also BFG card. But BFG website sends to Nvidia website.
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27 Oct 2009   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikits View Post

I have also BFG card. But BFG website sends to Nvidia website.
As it should. Doesn't matter who made the card, Nvidia still writes all the drivers for them.
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