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Windows 7: Monitor losing signal after installing GPU drivers (NVIDIA)

24 Jan 2015   #11
brettyb2006

Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit
 
 

Hi rvcjew,

I was just going to log into safe mode and then uninstall the drivers from control panel. Reboot then reinstall. And yes i am using SLI on my 560ti cards


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24 Jan 2015   #12
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brettyb2006 View Post
Hi rvcjew,

I was just going to log into safe mode and then uninstall the drivers from control panel. Reboot then reinstall. And yes i am using SLI on my 560ti cards
There are better ways to clean out after that but try this.

1. Uninstall via control panel.
2. Put one card in only and install.
3. Reboot, if all is good shutdown and install second card without sli bridge and boot.
4. Reinstall (without removing) drivers again and reboot.
5. If all is good shutdown put on bridge and boot and enable sli in nvidia control panel.
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24 Jan 2015   #13
brettyb2006

Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brettyb2006 View Post
Hi rvcjew,



I was just going to log into safe mode and then uninstall the drivers from control panel. Reboot then reinstall. And yes i am using SLI on my 560ti cards


There are better ways to clean out after that but try this.



1. Uninstall via control panel.

2. Put one card in only and install.

3. Reboot, if all is good shutdown and install second card without sli bridge and boot.

4. Reinstall (without removing) drivers again and reboot.

5. If all is good shutdown put on bridge and boot and enable sli in nvidia control panel.

Hey rvcjew,

Thanks for that I'll give that a go shortly and post back with an outcome

Thanks
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24 Jan 2015   #14
Moskis

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Do you have more than one pci-e x16 port that you can try on that board? Also updating your system specs on the forum would help much with this type of thing. Also what spiked in afterburner, was it temp or power consumption?
Intel i5-4690K
Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2x8GB)
250 GB Samsung SSD Basic 840
ASUS Z97-AR Motherboard
Zotac GTX 780 OC Graphics card

I think it was the GPU usage that spiked in afterburner.

I'm gonna try the other pci-e port on the board
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24 Jan 2015   #15
brettyb2006

Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit
 
 
Monitor losing signal after installing GPU drivers (NVIDIA)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brettyb2006 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brettyb2006 View Post
Hi rvcjew,



I was just going to log into safe mode and then uninstall the drivers from control panel. Reboot then reinstall. And yes i am using SLI on my 560ti cards


There are better ways to clean out after that but try this.



1. Uninstall via control panel.

2. Put one card in only and install.

3. Reboot, if all is good shutdown and install second card without sli bridge and boot.

4. Reinstall (without removing) drivers again and reboot.

5. If all is good shutdown put on bridge and boot and enable sli in nvidia control panel.

Hey rvcjew,

Thanks for that I'll give that a go shortly and post back with an outcome

Thanks

Hi Rvcjew,

I just followed your instructions and this has seemed to help. Everything seems to be fine now. Except I got an error saying "nvidia driver has stopped working but was successfully recovered"

It only seem to do it the one time, it now I think everything seems normal, so far!

Just wanted to say thanks

UPDATE:
just noticed after another reboot windows now hangs on the "preparing desktop screen" and getting the odd pc freeze. I removed the 2nd card, which seemed to be causing the problem. Im thinking a dead card possibly ? whats your thoughts ?
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25 Jan 2015   #16
Moskis

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Just a thought when you guys are cleaning your old drivers what are you doing to clean them, as in what method are you using to do it. Brettyb your issue may not be the same if you are using SLI, are you?
The other slot did not work. It worked for a longer while (30 minutes maybe) but same thing happened eventually. When I clean the old drivers I Uninstall, restart, remove all leftover files on the PC (Program files, Program files (x86), Local, Roaming, and then the regedit (All NVIDIA directories I could after a google search). I then also used Guru3d Driver Uninstaller.
This is so annoying, could it be the card?

Edit: The card was out of the computer for two hours before I attempted with the other slot. Could it be overheating?

Edit2: I just tried a GTX 760. It worked without a problem...
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25 Jan 2015   #17
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Moskis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Just a thought when you guys are cleaning your old drivers what are you doing to clean them, as in what method are you using to do it. Brettyb your issue may not be the same if you are using SLI, are you?
The other slot did not work. It worked for a longer while (30 minutes maybe) but same thing happened eventually. When I clean the old drivers I Uninstall, restart, remove all leftover files on the PC (Program files, Program files (x86), Local, Roaming, and then the regedit (All NVIDIA directories I could after a google search). I then also used Guru3d Driver Uninstaller.
This is so annoying, could it be the card?

Edit: The card was out of the computer for two hours before I attempted with the other slot. Could it be overheating?

Edit2: I just tried a GTX 760. It worked without a problem...
Yeah was gonna say seems you have a dead card on your hand or a dying one. It could be from the ram going bad and if you got nothing to lose and are brave give the baking thing a shot. How to: bake your GPU's. - EVGA Forums and if it is cause your cold solder on your ram is dying than yes this will fix it. I have done it successfully before but your card shows signs of a prob non ram issue and its just time to start over, that being said what do you have to lose unless you can RMA it of course.
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25 Jan 2015   #18
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brettyb2006 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brettyb2006 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post



There are better ways to clean out after that but try this.



1. Uninstall via control panel.

2. Put one card in only and install.

3. Reboot, if all is good shutdown and install second card without sli bridge and boot.

4. Reinstall (without removing) drivers again and reboot.

5. If all is good shutdown put on bridge and boot and enable sli in nvidia control panel.

Hey rvcjew,

Thanks for that I'll give that a go shortly and post back with an outcome

Thanks

Hi Rvcjew,

I just followed your instructions and this has seemed to help. Everything seems to be fine now. Except I got an error saying "nvidia driver has stopped working but was successfully recovered"

It only seem to do it the one time, it now I think everything seems normal, so far!

Just wanted to say thanks

UPDATE:
just noticed after another reboot windows now hangs on the "preparing desktop screen" and getting the odd pc freeze. I removed the 2nd card, which seemed to be causing the problem. Im thinking a dead card possibly ? whats your thoughts ?
Remove the second card look for any dust build up in your pci-e slot, then if there is none try your first card in that slot as the only card in (it can be in any pci-e slot and if it slows down it's negligible at desktop anyways) if it works with the first card in the second slot only then your card could be bad, if it does not work then your slot is going or is bad. If it works then try the second card in the first slot only to rule out card vs slot. Check your SLI bridge for damage as well (poke marks or scratches on the inside.
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25 Jan 2015   #19
brettyb2006

Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brettyb2006 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brettyb2006 View Post


Hey rvcjew,

Thanks for that I'll give that a go shortly and post back with an outcome

Thanks

Hi Rvcjew,

I just followed your instructions and this has seemed to help. Everything seems to be fine now. Except I got an error saying "nvidia driver has stopped working but was successfully recovered"

It only seem to do it the one time, it now I think everything seems normal, so far!

Just wanted to say thanks

UPDATE:
just noticed after another reboot windows now hangs on the "preparing desktop screen" and getting the odd pc freeze. I removed the 2nd card, which seemed to be causing the problem. Im thinking a dead card possibly ? whats your thoughts ?
Remove the second card look for any dust build up in your pci-e slot, then if there is none try your first card in that slot as the only card in (it can be in any pci-e slot and if it slows down it's negligible at desktop anyways) if it works with the first card in the second slot only then your card could be bad, if it does not work then your slot is going or is bad. If it works then try the second card in the first slot only to rule out card vs slot. Check your SLI bridge for damage as well (poke marks or scratches on the inside.

Hi rvcjew,

Thanks for that. I'll give that a go today and post back. If it is the board is there any reason as to why the one slot could die ?

Thanks in advance
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25 Jan 2015   #20
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brettyb2006 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brettyb2006 View Post


Hi Rvcjew,

I just followed your instructions and this has seemed to help. Everything seems to be fine now. Except I got an error saying "nvidia driver has stopped working but was successfully recovered"

It only seem to do it the one time, it now I think everything seems normal, so far!

Just wanted to say thanks

UPDATE:
just noticed after another reboot windows now hangs on the "preparing desktop screen" and getting the odd pc freeze. I removed the 2nd card, which seemed to be causing the problem. Im thinking a dead card possibly ? whats your thoughts ?
Remove the second card look for any dust build up in your pci-e slot, then if there is none try your first card in that slot as the only card in (it can be in any pci-e slot and if it slows down it's negligible at desktop anyways) if it works with the first card in the second slot only then your card could be bad, if it does not work then your slot is going or is bad. If it works then try the second card in the first slot only to rule out card vs slot. Check your SLI bridge for damage as well (poke marks or scratches on the inside.

Hi rvcjew,

Thanks for that. I'll give that a go today and post back. If it is the board is there any reason as to why the one slot could die ?

Thanks in advance
Luck of the draw, to humidity, to bad qc to dust build up and frying it. It only takes some bad placed esd to kill that stuff. If it's under warranty that is a rma worthy thing. If it's not the gpu of course.
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