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Windows 7: Windows won't boot after installing Nvidia GPU drivers

01 Apr 2014   #11
paceman04

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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Does it work before you install the graphic drivers?

Yes it does
If it works OK, why are you messing with it?
Are you suggesting I use the generic Windows video drivers? Because I'm pretty sure that's only what's on my computer that's working.


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01 Apr 2014   #12
gregrocker

 

Always use the drivers first that Win7 provides, as the first driver-complete OS. Only import those which are missing or problematic. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

System Restore to the first Restore Point after install, before the Updates problem happens.

Then run for awhile to see how it functions.

Now install each driver provided in either Important or Optional Updates, with reboots, until you find the one which is failing after running for awhile.

Next install small groups of other Updates, reboot, then run for awhile again to test performance.

When you reach an Update or group that fails, report back the Update involved, or System Restore to before the group was installed and install each Update singly until you find the one which is causing the problem, report back its name and number.

In most cases, just using this Install regimen will resolve the issue with no failure caused.
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01 Apr 2014   #13
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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Yes it does
If it works OK, why are you messing with it?
Are you suggesting I use the generic Windows video drivers? Because I'm pretty sure that's only what's on my computer that's working.
If your PC works OK with generic drivers, just use that.
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01 Apr 2014   #14
paceman04

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I've tried moving the card to the other slot on my motherboard. And also downloaded and installed the most up to date chipset drivers. Same problem, black screen.
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01 Apr 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

Are you going to even begin the steps I gave you?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Always use the drivers first that Win7 provides, as the first driver-complete OS. Only import those which are missing or problematic. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

System Restore to the first Restore Point after install, before the Updates problem happens.

Then run for awhile to see how it functions.

Now install each driver provided in either Important or Optional Updates, with reboots, until you find the one which is failing after running for awhile.

Next install small groups of other Updates, reboot, then run for awhile again to test performance.

When you reach an Update or group that fails, report back the Update involved, or System Restore to before the group was installed and install each Update singly until you find the one which is causing the problem, report back its name and number.

In most cases, just using this Install regimen will resolve the issue with no failure caused.

I think I've given you a dozen steps total and you've replied to maybe one. THese issues require thoroughness that misses nothing. The step skipped is often the fix.
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02 Apr 2014   #16
paceman04

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you going to even begin the steps I gave you?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Always use the drivers first that Win7 provides, as the first driver-complete OS. Only import those which are missing or problematic. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

System Restore to the first Restore Point after install, before the Updates problem happens.

Then run for awhile to see how it functions.

Now install each driver provided in either Important or Optional Updates, with reboots, until you find the one which is failing after running for awhile.

Next install small groups of other Updates, reboot, then run for awhile again to test performance.

When you reach an Update or group that fails, report back the Update involved, or System Restore to before the group was installed and install each Update singly until you find the one which is causing the problem, report back its name and number.

In most cases, just using this Install regimen will resolve the issue with no failure caused.

I think I've given you a dozen steps total and you've replied to maybe one. THese issues require thoroughness that misses nothing. The step skipped is often the fix.
Relax dude I don't have a lot of time on my hands to do this right now and I've been given a lot of different possible steps to try on this and other forums. I've tried some and haven't been able to get to others yet. I'm in the process of running your suggestion of update/reboot/repeat atm so I'll update when I find something. I'm running on a clean install of windows now.
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02 Apr 2014   #17
paceman04

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

A friend let me try his card in my system and everything ran perfectly after driver install..I also put my card in one of his systems and my original problem reoccurred, so problem solved: I need a new card. Luckily newegg will replace with little hassle. Thanks everyone for the suggestions and help.
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02 Apr 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

Glad to hear it. Let us know how it goes.
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