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Windows 7: gpu? nvidia drivers? please help!!!!

22 Apr 2010   #31
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

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6. On the Graphics Properties Page, select driver and click on Uninstall to uninstall the Graphics Drivers.
Stop right there.

Do not uninstall nvidia drivers in this way, else you will not be able to install new drivers. Make use of the nvidia uninstall utility in programs and features. There is registry data left over which renders the nvidia installer and manual install useless as the inf does not register the entire uninstall information.

Secondly.
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Download and install the most up-to-date drivers.(In Safe Mode)
Also restart when prompted.
No, do not do this either. Components of nvidia's driver will fail to install under Safe mode in XP, and the control panel may be missing in Vista if installed this way.

There is positively no reason to use safe mode (let alone driver cleaner) on vista and windows 7 as the folders that matter are untouchable by the app anyway (cannot remove files from c:\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository). Making use of the proper uninstallation tool should be good enough, though it may be required to make use of the Take ownership reg patch and search and remove the nv_disp folders from c:\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository, so the system does not automatically install an older driver.
Odd - i was told those steps by an nvidia person on their support forums, when i was fixing my HDMI cable issues. So, im quite sure their own person is correct, as it worked for me perfectly.

Though honestly, i think that you problem now i mostly with your own settings/customizations, nothing wrong with the drivers(maybe?) Maybe BIOS settings or something. Sorry - but thats all i'm experienced with.


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22 Apr 2010   #32
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

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Odd - i was told those steps by an nvidia person on their support forums, when i was fixing my HDMI cable issues. So, im quite sure their own person is correct, as it worked for me perfectly.
Sorry, but there is only 1 person from nvidia that actually posts in those forums, and he only responds to driver bugs and questions about fixes.

The rest are normal users like everyone else, even the majority of the site moderation there is just normal users.

Uninstallation via device manager is not the correct way, and it does not remove the uninstall information from the system.
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23 Apr 2010   #33
riclx

 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
What brand mainboard do you have.

If you like i could take a look using TeamViewer, it'd probably be faster to get the device info that way.
hi leonhart
its a asus m3n78-vm
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
anyone?
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23 Apr 2010   #34
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Have you installed the latest nforce drivers for that mainboard?
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24 Apr 2010   #35
riclx

 
 

do you mean the chipset drivers for the mobo? yes i have... the conflict desapears, but the crashes comeback....
or is there any particular nvidia driver that i can install ???
this is the aswer i get from nvidia support...
"Thanks for the update Ricardo. Does sound like there is a conflict between the co-processor and the graphics drivers, although I don't know why. Generally these type of video failures are due to over-clocking on the GPU, and I know most ASUS motherboard have an AI Over-clocking co-processor and I suspect that is what's being listed in the device manager. That co-processor is only required for system over-clocking so my recommendation is to turn this off. If the motherboard BIOS is set for over-clocking then installing the driver will activate this co-processor. Go into your system BIOS and disable all over-clocking and that should disable the co-processor. You can also right-click on the co-processor in the device manager and disable it. If this is the AI over-clocking co-processor then the only impact should be just the ability to over-clock.
If that is the ASUS AI Overclocking co-processor then it's only used for overclocking as far as I know, and should impact other system functionality. To be sure, monitor the system behavior with this off/disabled and see if you noticed anything. Most users I've worked with who had an ASUS board indicated this is only used for overclocking, you'll have to confirm with ASUs to be sure. But again if there was an impact you should notice as you use the system."
what do i do????
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24 Apr 2010   #36
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

i don't think thats it,

the co-processor driver is most likely the SMBus driver which is only used for accessing realtime system information regarding temperature and control over fans and fan speeds.

The crashes may be occuring from either the Network driver, or the Nforce IDE/SATA driver. Reinstall the chipset driver but deselect these in the setup application.

The fact the conflict goes away by installing the nforce drivers suggests the same.
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24 Apr 2010   #37
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

same happend to me with ATI Radeon HD 5750 and what i did was u i uninstalled each and every component regarding ATI .. the CCC and the drivers too and "cleaned up the registry regarding Catalyst Install Manager"
that worked for me..
I also uninstalled all my games ... may that help!
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24 Apr 2010   #38
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Catalyst is a messier application than any of nvidia's, you'll find at best 2 or 3 registry keys remaining after an uninstall with nforce of geforce drivers, while Catalyst and CCC leave 3-4x that.
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24 Apr 2010   #39
riclx

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
i don't think thats it,

the co-processor driver is most likely the SMBus driver which is only used for accessing realtime system information regarding temperature and control over fans and fan speeds.

The crashes may be occuring from either the Network driver, or the Nforce IDE/SATA driver. Reinstall the chipset driver but deselect these in the setup application.

The fact the conflict goes away by installing the nforce drivers suggests the same.
you mean the last driver by nvidia? deselecting those options right?

or the chipset driver provided by the mobo manufacturer?
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24 Apr 2010   #40
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

i prefer to use the latest official driver rather than vendor drivers, the vendor drivers tend to be out dated fairly quickly.
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