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

24 Jan 2015   #1
Moskis

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Monitor losing signal after installing GPU drivers (NVIDIA)

Every time i install the GPU drivers for my Zotac GTX 780, the computer starts crashing a minute or two after the boot. I can access the desktop for a short period of time before the monitor goes black and/or loses signal. Sometimes I can't access it at all.

There are no problems when not having any GPU drivers installed.

I have tried the following;
* Installing older GPU drivers (several old versions, wiped all old files both manually and by using software)
* Reinstalling the OS (changing from win8.1 to win7)
* Turned off automatic Windows Update so that they don't interfere with NVIDIA's (GPU drivers)
* Changing the cable and monitor

Feels like I've tried everything and nothing works!


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24 Jan 2015   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Its possible something has happened to your card hardware wise but probably not likely. It was working fine before and you updated then started having these issues, or it's a new card and you are having the issues from the get go? the drivers you tried were these correct? NVIDIA DRIVERS GeForce Game Ready Driver WHQL

EDIT: Also for the future there is a GPU category. http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/
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24 Jan 2015   #3
Moskis

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I got in for five minutes, thinking I had solved it, but instead I got the error message "Display Driver Stopped Responding and has recovered" twice before the monitor showed "No signal"

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Its possible something has happened to your card hardware wise but probably not likely. It was working fine before and you updated then started having these issues, or it's a new card and you are having the issues from the get go? the drivers you tried were these correct? NVIDIA DRIVERS GeForce Game Ready Driver WHQL

EDIT: Also for the future there is a GPU category. http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/

I never updated. It just happened over night. It worked fine for months and suddenly this happened. I've tried wiping the old drivers and I'm certain it's the correct drivers. I tried several OLD versions but nothing works.
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24 Jan 2015   #4
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

To test it being a issue with your card or your monitor try booting into something like a live cd of ubuntu if you can. that will rule out windows and their drivers. sounds like card keeps trying to put your monitor into a resolution or possibly refresh rate state it can not accept. Does it run fine in safe mode?
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24 Jan 2015   #5
Moskis

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
To test it being a issue with your card or your monitor try booting into something like a live cd of ubuntu if you can. that will rule out windows and their drivers. sounds like card keeps trying to put your monitor into a resolution or possibly refresh rate state it can not accept. Does it run fine in safe mode?
It runs perfectly fine in safe mode. Even without drivers it runs without a single problem. It's so odd because I have not updated anything nor have I changed anything and this just happened randomly. I could try changing the refresh rate from 60 to 50 on the monitor, but I've also tried my LCD TV. Feels like it could be a overheating problem but it seems to run at 40 degrees celsius. Also sometimes it works for a minute, last time it worked for 5 minutes but each time I restart it in a row, it doesnt work at all. Only if I let it rest as far as I know.
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24 Jan 2015   #6
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Might be an issue with the mode it is is in with no drivers (low power and prob only 2d), then with drivers all that amps up. I would install something like EVGA precision and see what it thinks is happening with it.
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24 Jan 2015   #7
Moskis

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Might be an issue with the mode it is is in with no drivers (low power and prob only 2d), then with drivers all that amps up. I would install something like EVGA precision and see what it thinks is happening with it.
Problem is I can't keep the computer on while drivers are installed. I had MSI Afterburner on without drivers and it spiked to 100% a few times, but I don't know how precise it is without drivers. Once I install the drivers I get problems. Only thing I can think of right now is try my brothers 760 and see if the same thing happens. I just don't understand why this is happening. Any other thoughts?
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24 Jan 2015   #8
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

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?
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24 Jan 2015   #9
brettyb2006

Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit
 
 

Hi there,

I am having a similar problem after a fresh install of windows. My pc keeps getting no signal after boot and getting to the "loading windows" screen. I'm yet to find a fix.

However, everything in safe mode seems to work perfectly..

I'm going to try an uninstall/reinstall of my nvidia drivers and see if that helps. The problem has only seemed to occur since windows updates etc
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24 Jan 2015   #10
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

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?
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