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Windows 7: Unable to keep installed 8800 GTX driver

16 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
Unable to keep installed 8800 GTX driver

I installed W7 64 Bit 6 days ago and Im still trying to find a solution to my nvidia drivers. I have a dell xps 1730 with nvidia's 8800 GTX SLI. I have been reading several forums and posts and Ive done just about everything theyve said to do and still no luck.

Here's the scoop, so I have downloaded 186.03_notebook_win7_64bit_international_whql from the nvidia site and 18172_win7x64 from nvision along with the modded inf file. Have installed both as described on both sites.

Ok, this portion happens with the nvidia site driver. It installs just fine the restart where the issues begin. Once it reboots and begins to load W7 it freezes up the goes back to the bios and on to where it asks to do the starup repair thing or start window normal. So Ill hit start normal, same thing will happen. I choose to fix then I proceed to install all over again. Again, reboot same thing, I choose star normal and this time it goes to the screen where you see the cursor and it says welcome then suddenly crashes.

Now for the nvision site driver. Install is same both ways. Restart, goes thru bios now on this driver it hits the W7 and immediately gives BSOD. So I reboot, again same thing. Once more only this time it goes thru and Im able to get into W7 like nothing. Ok great, well not really. No nvidia panel, so I adjust the resolution go into driver manager to check the status and it says that it not working because it needs a restart, ok so I restart. Again BSOD over and over.

After every attempt I have to fall back to a previous restore point and still have had no luck.

Am I getting the wrong drivers? Is there something Im missing? Could it be just a W7 issue?

Any help would be great, links anything. if there's anything else I can provide just let me know. Thank you in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2010   #2

Win 7 pro 64 bit
8800 gtx

Yes i've been having the same issue this my 2nd RMA replacement of 8800 gtx.

I will need to contact the EVGA company... I think it is win 7 issue with Driver... I wish they can provide new graphic card for replacement
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Unable to keep installed 8800 GTX driver

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