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Windows 7: BSOD after updating to 304.48 and trying to enable SLI with Evga 580's

19 Jun 2012   #1

windows 7 Pro x64
BSOD after updating to 304.48 and trying to enable SLI with Evga 580's

So my pc was working fine until I did a clean install of the latest nvidia beta driver 304.48.

I did a clean install from 301.42 and it did initially crash then I rebooted and tried it again. I have since tried multiple times going back and forth between both drives using revo unintaller pro, and ccleaner to clean things up.

But, now neither driver allows me to activate SLI. The PC just crashes instantly.


Windows 7 Pro x64 SP 1

ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard updated to latest driver.

I5 2500K stock.

Evga 580 gtx Superclocked sli reference Evga 580 gtx

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DD, G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

Antec High Current Pro HCP-1200 1200W ATX12V

x2 Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 256GB SATA III SSD

Asus VG278

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Problem Devices:
Not Available	ACPI\INT33A0\0	The drivers for this device are not installed.
The above appears to be an Intel driver for your motherboard; possible Smart Connect?

Problematic Software:
Start Menu\Programs\Driver Genius Professional Edition	Public:Start Menu\Programs\Driver Genius Professional Edition	Public
Start Menu\Programs\TuneUp Utilities 2012	Public:Start Menu\Programs\TuneUp Utilities 2012	Public
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Crashes are being caused by your Intel graphics driver: igdkmd64.sys

It may be related to the missing Intel device driver mentioned above. Install all Intel drivers from your motherboard support site, especially the Intel Smart Connect driver ver:2.0.1083.0 listed there. I would also suggest disabling the Intel graphics driver in Device Manager if you are using the NVIDIA graphics cards.

Also, use the following steps for re-installing display card drivers or swapping the drivers/software:
  1. Download the drivers you want for your display card(s)
  2. Click Start Menu
  3. Click Control Panel
  4. Click Uninstall a program
  5. For NVIDIA:
    • Uninstall the NVIDIA Graphics Driver (this should uninstall all NVIDIA software and drivers)
    • Restart your computer
    • Make sure NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver, NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player, NVIDIA HD Audio Driver, and NVIDIA PhysX System Software are not still listed under Uninstall a program through Control Panel
    • If any remain of the above, uninstall one at a time
    • If asked to restart after uninstalling any of the above, do so, and continue uninstalling any remaining NVIDIA items until all are removed
  6. Restart your computer after uninstalling drivers for all display cards
  7. Install the driver you selected for the display cards once Windows starts
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2012   #3

windows 7 Pro x64

Wow, thank you. I was going nuts I cleaned my pc. I tested both cards, in a different tower. Tried different sli bridges nothing worked. But after I installed that intel driver and then disabled it SLI finally works. Awesome
My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Great news! When you are sure the problem is solved, let us know and you may also mark the thread solved. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 BSOD after updating to 304.48 and trying to enable SLI with Evga 580's

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