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Windows 7: Windows desktop manager fails at EVERY boot

30 Sep 2013   #1
Jeff869565

Windows 7 home premium
 
 
Windows desktop manager fails at EVERY boot

After installing the latest nvidia driver for the gtx580 I get the message,,,windows desktop manager had stopped working. It happens every boot. After searching the net...I reverted to an aero theme,,,same problem,,reinstalled the latest driver again, same problem, run sfc /scannow, no reported issues, but same problem. Checked under services and it is set for automatic setting. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.


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01 Oct 2013   #2
gregrocker

 

Can you System Restore to before you installed the driver?

Establish a Clean boot disabling the unneeded Nvidia bloatware and everything else in msconfig>Startup and >Services (after Hiding all MS Services) besides AV, any synch, stickies or Gadgets. The rest are freeloaders.

Work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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01 Oct 2013   #3
Jeff869565

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

Greg,,thank you for the reply. I did restore to a prior point,,,only to have no video driver present,,,it then downloaded the current version, I did a clean boot as instructed,,,still have the same problem.
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01 Oct 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

Is there an earlier Restore Point that will revert to the previous Display driver before this one was updated causing the issue?

If not try reinstalling the older driver. Older drivers are queued in Device Manager>Display Adapter>Update Driver>Browse>Let me Pick
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01 Oct 2013   #5
Jeff869565

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

There was no earlier date,,,nor were there any older drivers,,,however I did the let me pick and chose the original off of the nvidia cd that came with the machine...it started but then I got a message that windows found the driver but encountered a problem and was not able to finish. Also went to the nvidia website,,,downloaded an earlier driver from there,,chose to install just the driver...it failed. So,,,I'm left with the latest driver,,,but the desktop manager still fails on boot. It appears that for now once I clear the message, things seem to run. I'm just Leary what's causing this.
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01 Oct 2013   #6
gregrocker

 

Enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then run all Important and Optional Windows Updates to completion. After each requested reboot check for more drivers until there are no more.

There may be a performance update required before driver will install so always install all Important and Optional Updates except Bing and Essentials which are truly optional.
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02 Oct 2013   #7
Jeff869565

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

I installed all the updates...except for four that failed, picture attached, ironically one is an nvidia, but it's for audio and not sure if that's important. The error code is 800f0203. The other video card for vision tek fails also.


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02 Oct 2013   #8
Fr0st777

Windows 7/8 Pro 64bit
 
 

I would make sure to delete every graphics card driver and try a clean driver install.

Therefore make sure that no older/broken driver for graphics card is stored in
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\(country code folder) and "File Repository" subfolder.

Also check with the Autoruns-tool from Sysinternals that no graphics driver is left loading in Autorun.
AutoRuns for Windows (there is a "drivers" tab)

You gotta be careful on both operations to not delete other drivers and you'll need to find exact names
for the drivers in both locations.

Autoruns lets you uncheck drivers that are loaded without deletion so you might start off with that.
Use Autoruns as Administrator.
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02 Oct 2013   #9
gregrocker

 

One of those Updates that failed is a Display driver. Try installing the failed Updates again repeatedly.

If the Display driver will not install, import it from the Support Downloads webpage for your model Display device. Don't install the full software package, just the driver. If it fails try an earlier driver. There are several generation WHQL and Beta drivers queued when I search for 580 driver at http://www.geforce.com/drivers. Use also the auto-detect function for both Graphics and if necessary Chipset.
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