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Windows 7: Nvidia Graphics Card causes screen to freeze.

15 May 2017   #1
Riff88

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Nvidia Graphics Card causes screen to freeze.

Hi,

My CPU is an Intel Celeron 430 / 1.85GHz. I have Windows 7 - 32 bit. Ram is 3GB - Dual DDR2 - 800. My Motherboard is an ECS Elitegroup FSB 1333 / G3IT-M7

I recently installed a PCI express Nvidia Gforce 210 Graphics card (DDR3) on my PC. I also installed its driver which I got from the Nvidia website.

Ever since the instillation my screen keeps freezing, no matter if I work on MS Word or run my antivirus. When the screen freezes the only way to shut the PC down is by force.

I donít really need the graphics card since I donít do gaming or watch many movies, but a friend insisted that we put it in. So I went to Programs and Features and tried to uninstall the drivers, but it told me that I cannot uninstall because ďother installationsĒ need to finish.

When I press shutdown, it tells me there are five updates waiting to be installed and that I must not turn off my PC. So I leave it on. Itís been 14 hours and it is still installing Update 1 of 5.

Yesterday I installed 12 Windows Updates and they all updated and installed. I did not install any new updates, so I donít know where they are coming from.

I donít want the graphics card and its drivers, if itís gonna cause problems I just do very basic work on the PC. How do uninstall all of it?

Thank you in advance for your help.


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15 May 2017   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Use DDU to purge the current driver before reinstalling the latest Nvidia drivers (342.xx). If that driver version has the issues, downgrade to a pre-341 driver.

Also, why did you buy such an ancient card? It's a discontinued EOL GPU which is no longer supported by Nvidia. I have seen a number of people complaining about the stability of the legacy drivers on the GeForce forums but no new drivers are planned for pre-Geforce 400 series.
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16 May 2017   #3
Riff88

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Use DDU to purge the current driver before reinstalling the latest Nvidia drivers (342.xx). If that driver version has the issues, downgrade to a pre-341 driver.

Also, why did you buy such an ancient card? It's a discontinued EOL GPU which is no longer supported by Nvidia. I have seen a number of people complaining about the stability of the legacy drivers on the GeForce forums but no new drivers are planned for pre-Geforce 400 series.
Thank you for the advice.I didn't buy it, a friend had a spare one, and had suggested we put it in. I don't really need it, I realize that now.
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