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Windows 7: Windows won't get past Start Up screen with Nvidia drivers enabled.

01 Dec 2013   #1
Nakitu

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows won't get past Start Up screen with Nvidia drivers enabled.

This started about a month ago when a system restore completely mucked up my computer. I've managed to fix most of the problems (NoelDP is a wizard) but I can't get past the start up screen with the Nvidia drivers enabled. I think I managed to get past it once after a clean install but then I kept getting BSODs. It could be an outdated BIOS (when I click on @BIOS in the GIGABYTE folder in 'All Programs' I get a BSOD) but I really want to know if there are more options before I start mucking around with BIOS flashing.

The graphics card I have is a GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660 and I've done clean installs of at least 3 different Nvidia driver versions.


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01 Dec 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Nakitu mate this is the right driver for the card - not the top one as it is beta and I would if I were you dump the AVG and pick a different security.


Drivers | GeForce

Best Free Antivirus Software - I would personally not pick AVG or MSE from this list
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01 Dec 2013   #3
Nakitu

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No, I've tried previous working versions along with the newest WHQL/beta drivers for the right graphics card. I use AVG in conjunction with MalwareBytes; it does the job as long as I don't go to fishy sites (I doubt it's related to the problem). Could you suggest things to try before I try flashing the BIOS?
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01 Dec 2013   #4
cryptoncore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

AVG has actually caused me a lot of problems in the past. for your motherboard sometimes there is chip-set drivers like for mine there is one and i need to use them for my graphics to display correctly. So it might help if you download the right drivers.

-edit- if there is any specific for yours?

-Second edit- There is device specific check the link below:

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=4150#dl

It might not even help but having all the drivers installed will probably do a world of good.
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01 Dec 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Like crytoncore has said mate the AVG is really not a good player and in my humble opinion I would never have it on board as many years ago I had an untold number of problems with it on board.

It is also very hard to get rid of too I found and that in itself speaks rams to me but the choice is yours.
I gave you some options and this is another link I did not mention last night.
Probably the Best Free Security List in the World section 2 is the real time stuff the rest is a good list of other stuff you can use for all sorts of problems.
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02 Dec 2013   #6
Nakitu

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Erm, aside from computer security...
I've reinstalled the chipset drivers (as suggested by CryptonCore) and I'm going to go test it right now.
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02 Dec 2013   #7
Nakitu

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No, didn't change anything. Is it possible that Windows unintentionally messed with the bios of my graphics card?
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02 Dec 2013   #8
cryptoncore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

Have you installed any new programs lately, any new windows updates?
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02 Dec 2013   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nakitu View Post
No, didn't change anything. Is it possible that Windows unintentionally messed with the bios of my graphics card?
Not possible at all mate. On that score, you're fine.


When you say clean install of drivers, are you talking about just uninstalling through programs and features?

Sounds like you'd be better off using Driver Fusion to remove all nvidia drivers/settings etc as well.



Uninstall the nvidia drivers. In safe mode since you can't boot properly.

Run Driver Fusion select Display> Nvidia

Reboot normally and re-install the nvidia drivers.

If the PC is still Blue screening afterwards, you might have to start a thread in the BSOD section to determine whats actually causing the blue screens.
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03 Dec 2013   #10
Nakitu

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No, this all started with a system restore gone wrong so if there is a program causing it, it's not obvious.

I've already used Driver Sweeper and turned off automatic installation of drivers. I've just used my old disc that came with my GPU and installed something called Gigabyte OC Guru for diagnostics but that gave a BSOD too . This has been the case with accessing @BIOS in All Programs as well so it seems like every driver related to my graphics card crashes. I have GPU-Z which shows that my graphics card is at least alive, but I don't know how well...

Is there like a main driver specific to GIGABYTE graphics cards that needs fixing?
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