this "drive sweeper u speak off aint free at all! why lie? seems pointless to me.
Hello, January 11th here in Tokyo, Japan. Your instructions and "TakeOwnership" Registry file solved the issue for me. Custom Built ASRock X58 Motherboard Intel i7 950 CPU @ 3.06Ghz 12GB Ram 64GB SSD Boot Drive 4TB Western Digital (2x2 GB) in RAID 0 PALIT GeForce GTX 980 Super JetStream ( 4GB) Great Stuff!
I can not thank you enough. This worked perfectly for me! It took a long time for the take ownership to run but afterwards, I was able to install my video driver.
Can anyone help me with this? I tried everything described, nothing worked.
WinXP SP3, Nvidia GeForce 9800 card. Worked fine until this morning when I stupidly decided to update the driver. Downloaded driver 350.12 straight from NVida, was told it installed fine, then restart and WHAM my desktop goes back to 1024*768. Yay.
Ever since then, whenever I start my PC it notifies "new hardvare" Nvidia 9800 GT, and if I go with the hardware wizard, pretends to install the driver - but as soon as I close the wizard, it starts again and again... if I reboot, same thing happens. If I start the driver update manually, they always end with "Install Failed". I tried safe mode, tried removing all Nvidia dlls and files - with the Driver Sweeper, or manually, I tried safe mode THEN - I tried removing and putting back the card, NOTHING. It's incredibly aggravating, especially on the long weekend due to May 01. the system sees my card, it's working fine, yet the bloody driver won't install, no matter what I do - I tried installing older drivers, or from the GeForce Experience, same result of failed install.
Any help would be appreciated.
I know it's not as nice as having the latest drivers, but just to troubleshoot (and/or get this problem out of the way) did you try a plain old System Restore, to a point before you installed the driver? Or doing a "Rollback Driver" when you click it's properties sheet in the Device Manager?
did you try a plain old System Restore, to a point before you installed the driver? Or doing a "Rollback Driver" when you click it's properties sheet in the Device Manager?
At this point any driver would be better than not being able to play any games or even view anything in proper resolution (1600*1200 is the highest now)
I tried system restore, and it came back with a message that there are no changes to un-make. Aftewards, I tried uninstalling-reinstalling before wanting to try a restore to an earlier date, but found all my restore points mysteriously gone.
Rollback driver? I cannot find this. In my Device Manager, I only see "Display" under Video Devices, and even that's not always showing. My video card never "gets there" to appear now anymore - it would, after a successfull install and restart, but as I explained above that never happens.
Rollback driver? I cannot find this.
I'd have to fire up my VMWare XP machine to look and see if it's the same for sure, but on Win 8.1 it looks like this (and going from memory alone, I think it's the same):
As I said, my problem is that I have NO driver right now. So it's not in device manager anywhere. It was uninstalled and the new update - or any older driver - CANNOT be reinstalled.
You do have a display driver installed, or else you wouldn't be able to see anything but a black screen. Whether or not it's displaying (or displaying properly) in the Device Manager is something else.
You're going to have to do a trial & error on the exact cause of everything, so some things to try are:
I have a rather simple fix for this that worked for me. I just used system restore and restored my system after copying any new datta to a usb harddisk. I just dont like having to download 3rd party programs to fix my pc. Not sure if its going to let me install the new Nvidia driver after this but i will update if it doesnt.