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Computer wont boot after installing GPU drivers.

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May 25, 2013 5:46:59 PM

PC Specs:

i5 3570k
Asus P8-Z77-LX
EVGA 660 TI 16GB
G.Skill
Intel 520 SSD
WD 1TB

I need some serious help here guys. Everything was working perfect up until about 5 hours ago. I was playing battlefield 3 and the game randomly crashed.. I figured hey, a new driver must be out because this game is buggy as hell. So I checked the Nvidia website and I see a new one released two days ago. I install it, try playing again but I am getting random crashes even on the desktop, going to a black screen, when the display comes back on I see a notification telling me that a graphics driver has stopped responding but has recovered. This was going on for hours until I tried rolling back the driver, But the same thing kept happening. I use Driver Sweeper to remove all traces etc. This didn't fix anything so I reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled a fresh copy of windows. (I know, big leap but it was a new build and I had all my files saved on the other HD). No big deal.

So fast forward until now, I can't even boot to windows unless I am in safe mode. Can anybody help me out? I really don't know where to go from here, almost at a dead end.

The new driver for the 660Ti is 320.18 and the previous version I was using is 314.22. If you guys need any more info, let me know.

Thanks.
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May 25, 2013 7:08:01 PM

ThEre been some bios updates from asus to fix issues with the new nvidia cards. Make sure your mb has all the updates. Asus mb if running it in performance mode can sometimes have issues. Make sure running in standard mode.
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May 25, 2013 7:14:24 PM

make sure in your system C: (no driver Nvidia ) ... go bios .. select onboard graphic -save - change cable DVI/HDMI to onboard , go windows .. if your system detect 660ti install the driver from CD, after finish reboot and go bios again select PCI for first .. and then get blacksreen , remove DVI/HDMI cable to 660ti .. reboot again .. good luck
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May 28, 2013 10:47:16 AM

smorizio said:
ThEre been some bios updates from asus to fix issues with the new nvidia cards. Make sure your mb has all the updates. Asus mb if running it in performance mode can sometimes have issues. Make sure running in standard mode.


Thanks, but I have the latest 1801 bios, also reset CMOS. Everything is stock right now.
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May 28, 2013 10:47:48 AM

henydiah said:
make sure in your system C: (no driver Nvidia ) ... go bios .. select onboard graphic -save - change cable DVI/HDMI to onboard , go windows .. if your system detect 660ti install the driver from CD, after finish reboot and go bios again select PCI for first .. and then get blacksreen , remove DVI/HDMI cable to 660ti .. reboot again .. good luck


Did exactly as you said to no avail. Still unable to boot into Windows.
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May 28, 2013 10:59:52 AM

Sounds like failing hardware honestly.
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May 28, 2013 11:04:27 AM

smeezekitty said:
Sounds like failing hardware honestly.


That's what I'm afraid of, but it would be fine to get a new one anyway. I don't see how a brand new $300 card could go to shit in under two months of LIGHT use. I'm not much of a gamer at all, maybe a couple times a week i'll start up a FPS.
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May 28, 2013 11:05:37 AM

Did you install the MVP software from the mb cd that bonds the ipgpu to te gpu??? I would boot into safe mode use msconfig turn every thing off in start up. Check for two installed anti virus softwares. Then try updating the mb chipset drivers. One of them may be damaged. Also make sure your mb running in standard mode in the bios.
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May 28, 2013 11:32:31 AM

smorizio said:
Did you install the MVP software from the mb cd that bonds the ipgpu to te gpu??? I would boot into safe mode use msconfig turn every thing off in start up. Check for two installed anti virus softwares. Then try updating the mb chipset drivers. One of them may be damaged. Also make sure your mb running in standard mode in the bios.


Hm, I might be an idiot and possibly skipped over the MVP software. I will check that and report back.
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May 28, 2013 11:41:50 AM

The MVP software was very buggy. It locked up a lot of people windows installs at boot.
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May 28, 2013 11:47:10 AM

smorizio said:
The MVP software was very buggy. It locked up a lot of people windows installs at boot.


I'm not even sure if i had it to begin with when i first built this thing, but anything is worth a shot at this point. Thanks again.
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