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Nvidia Drivers, missing on boot.

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April 11, 2013 12:12:54 PM

Hi All,

I have searched and googled this like mad and cannot find any answers or issues similar to what i'm having. (Maybe I just suck at googling)

For the last week i've been having a massive problem with my Nvidia Drivers.

Every time I boot my computer, it seems that the graphics drivers are either failing to start or just disappearing.
No errors show anywhere i've looked.
Firefox Crashed on startup, chrome will load, but will not open any pages.
Steam fails to start, as does Razer Synapse.(both of these are set to start on boot)

When I open the Nvidia Control Panel (which starts like normal) The Preview box is blank.

http://i.imgur.com/gn6Z1NN.png

If I re-install the drivers, everything works fine again, (above image was post install, usally its just an empty box where the preview is)

Until I reboot my machine. Then its back to square one with nothing working untill i re-install.

I've tried reinstalling as admin & forcing a clean installation, neither of which worked.

Does anyone have any ideas

Spec: (exerpt from DxDiag, can provide it all if needed.)

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
BIOS: BIOS Date: 01/11/12 09:28:52 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8164MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Driver File Version: 9.18.0013.1422 (English)
Driver Version: 9.18.13.1422
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/15/2013 06:53:06, 17990800 bytes

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April 12, 2013 2:02:26 PM

Hmm... strange. I would wonder about a virus. But first, make sure your system is clean of registry errors and resource hogging junk. Run CCleaner and do the clean and registry both.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Then I'd uninstall the gfx driver again and run driver sweeper from safe mode.
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4266-driver-sweeper.h...
Have it remove any remnants of AMD, Nvidia, and ATI graphic driver files it finds. Re-boot and do the above CCleaner one more time, and then install the latest driver for your O/S and card. You may also want to go to windows system configuration/start up and uncheck any items you don't need. they all steal resources. For comparison, I have 6 checked.

Finally, run a FULL virus scan with a good virus pgm. Also, I like to keep Malwarebytes running to eliminate malware.
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