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Re: [SOLVED] - Nvidia Drivers Wont Install!

this "drive sweeper u speak off aint free at all! why lie? seems pointless to me.

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Re: [SOLVED] - Nvidia Drivers Wont Install!

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!

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Re: [SOLVED] - Nvidia Drivers Wont Install!

 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.

 

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Re: [SOLVED] - Nvidia Drivers Wont Install!

Can anyone help me with this? I tried everything described, nothing worked. Sad

WinXP SP3, NvidiaNvidia 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" NvidiaNvidia 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 NvidiaNvidia 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. Sad 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.

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Re: [SOLVED] - Nvidia Drivers Wont Install!

Heyas BB,

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?

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STaRDoGG wrote:

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. Sad
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.

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BB Shockwave wrote:

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):

How to roll back drivers on windows
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Re: [SOLVED] - Nvidia Drivers Wont Install!

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.

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Re: [SOLVED] - Nvidia Drivers Wont Install!

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:

  • Grab a copy of USB Devices View from Nirsoft (it's free), and look for anything suspicious. There may be a USB conflict/issue. Use it to uninstall or disable anything that sounds fishy, or related to display adapters. you don't really have to worry about uninstalling the wrong thing; when you reboot Windows should automatically re-detect them and install the drivers for them again anyway, unless you disable the device.
  • Make sure you followed step by step, the first post, including the TakeOwnership file attached to the post. It may be a permissions issue.
  • You have a (relatively, as far as Graphics cards go) somewhat old video card, and maybe NvidiaNvidia screwed up the driver(s) for your card in the version you just installed. Try installing some old/older/legacy drivers for it.
    Legacy .Nvidia Drivers. Yours is the "9 Series" so you just enter that + your Windows version in the selection boxes and you'll get a list of older drivers for your card, in your case going back to 2013. Since your card was manufactured in 2008 though, you'll probably be able to dig up drivers on other sites going all the way back to 2008 with a little Google-Fu. There're a lot of sites out there that store old drivers available for download just for times like this.
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Re: [SOLVED] - Nvidia Drivers Wont Install!

 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 NvidiaNvidia driver after this but i will update if it doesnt.

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