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Windows 7: Problems with new nvidia driver??

27 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Problems with new nvidia driver??

I have a strange(not common) problem..
I installed a few days ago the new nvidia driver 260.89.I did a clean isntall.When it prompted to restart it didn't restart my pc.I had to use the reset button.After that I could'nt restart my windows it simply said shutting down, and after that black screen(no video signal), and nothing happened.I tried to reinstall an older driver but the same problem, the driver installed correctly but the restart didn't work.In safe mode same problem.I managed to resolve by disabling the VGA card from the device manager and enabling after restart.But today the problem came back, and now it isn't working with the disable of the VGA card.
Can someone help me pls, because I cannot restart my PC from windows, only with the reset button.The shut down is working perfectly, only the restart doesn't.
Thank you!

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27 Oct 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I had a problem somewhat similar, except that my system crashed with an 0x124 BSOD, and wouldn't boot past the login window, until after running chkdsk /r.
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27 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I tried chkdsk /r but it didn't helped
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27 Oct 2010   #4
Orbital Shark


Hi baric,

You could try the following...
  1. Boot into safe mode
  2. Click the Start menu and in the search box type device, look for Device Manager and click it
  3. Cick the arrow next to 'Display Adapters', right-click your display and choose 'Uninstall'
  4. Click the 'Delete the driver software for this device' box then click OK
  5. Reboot your computer
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This will force windows to use the 'Standard VGA Adapter' and re-install the default driver for your device. You can then try downloading the driver again or the previous driver from their archives.


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27 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I tried but it didn't helped :After I uninstalled in safe mode as u said with Delete the driver software for this device, I did a restart(forced with reset button) and the windows installed a WDM driver for the card.But the problem is the same

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28 Oct 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

try running this utility: Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from

and there is a new driver already 260.99 maybe they fixed the last one?
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28 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I have no idea what this 260.89 version is. I am subscribed to nVidia's newsletter and they regularly send me emails with notifications for new driver versions. My card is close to the one the OP has, installing 260.99 worked fine, no need for a restart at all.
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28 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Try downloading the latest driver fr your card from Nvidia to your desktop>unzip or unpack the driver then stop.Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Go to device manager>display adapter>update driver software>browse my computer>let me pick>have disk>browse to where you have the driver downloaded to>run the setup.exe file> or click or double click the .inf file and seee if it will install
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28 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thefabe:I cannot install the diver like that because there is no inf file in the main directory(English), and with the setup.exe file doesn't working.So I installed running the setup.exe but it didn't help

kword88:I removed the drivers with the diver sweeper, but the restart still not worked, I installed the 260.99 driver after that, but it didn't help
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28 Oct 2010   #10

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

if you are able to boot your computer successfully, i would say run driver sweeper again (after uninstall), and reinstall your last driver that worked.
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