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Can't install/uninstall Nvidia drivers

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May 24, 2013 8:15:09 AM

When I tried to upgrade my Nvidia drivers from 314.22 to 320.18 my pc crashed. When I followd an online guide to fix this problem, it told me to remove the drivers from "Device manenger", which turned out to be a bad idea. Because of that my driver installation seems to be locked: I can't install new ones (Windows crashes with a BSOD for SYSTEM_THREAD_EXEPTION_NOT_HANDLED or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) and I can't uninstall the old ones through "Programs and Features", which fixed my previous driver update problems. System recovery didn't help, nor did ccleaner or driver sweeper. I tried Memtest 86+, but it tells me there isn't a problem. I also tried to disable my Intel 4000 Graphics and uninstalling it's driver, but it also didn't help.
I also can't enter my Nvidia-configuration panel anymore.

All help is apreciated!

System specs:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K (stock speed)
Graphics: Msi GTX660 ti Power Edition OC
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 2x4GB DDR3-1600
Sound: Asus Xonar DG
Network: Asus PCE-N15
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB
HDD: 2x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB in RAID1
PSU: Corsair GS800
Cooling: Corsair H100i
Other: LG DVD-burner (don't remember the type)
OS: Windows 8 64-bit

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May 24, 2013 8:23:01 AM

Boot using F8 "Safe Mode".

1. Uninstall drivers as normal
2. Run registry editor to remove all things nVidia
3. Reboot to safe mode
4. Install new drivers
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May 24, 2013 10:38:41 AM

Thanks for the (fast) help! I didn't even realize the solution was that easy.
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