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Windows 7: Computer crashes after NVIDIA driver update

28 Nov 2013   #1
rithvik

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Computer crashes after NVIDIA driver update

I have a samsung 300V laptop with
Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Intel core i7
8 gb ram
NVIDIA gt 520MX graphic card
When I tried to update my NVIDIA driver it installs perfectly and it prompts me to restart the laptop. When I restart the windows logo appears and then the startup repair screen appears showing something about hardware changes and I have to restore my computer.
I really want to update my driver to play new games. Please help.

P.S. There is something called NVIDIA Optimus on my PC.


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29 Nov 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi rithvik, Welcome to Sevenforums.

First off uninstall the drivers that are installed for your Nvidia card. Also, please update your system specs. After uninstalling the drivers, clean bits of old driver with Driversweeper. After that do a clean installation of the drivers.
Sometimes, installing the drivers over the other can cause system crashes.

Keep us posted.
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29 Nov 2013   #3
rithvik

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My samsung laptop model number is NP300V5Z-S01SA
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29 Nov 2013   #4
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You might want to avoid GeForceExperience unless you absolutely need it.
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29 Nov 2013   #5
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rithvik View Post
My samsung laptop model number is NP300V5Z-S01SA
Thanks for the update. So, did you remove the drivers and installed the new ones?
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29 Nov 2013   #6
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try turning off onboard graphics in your bios. I take it you have 2 graphics adapters in your laptop? Just use one adapter, the NVIDIA gt 520MX graphic card. And see about disabling the Optimus software, which I think is causing your issue, not the driver itself. But first the bios, if not possible see if you can tell Optimus to use just the 520MX on maximum performance nonstop.
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30 Nov 2013   #7
rithvik

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks archer and crankypenguin I did a clean install and it updated perfectly
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30 Nov 2013   #8
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Glad the issue got resolved. So, did you do clean installation of drivers or OS?
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01 Dec 2013   #9
rithvik

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The drivers
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01 Dec 2013   #10
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Good. Always follow the same procedure to update the drivers.
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