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GTX770 Not being Found By Nvidia Driver Install

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July 14, 2013 9:02:27 PM

Title says it all. I installed a GTX 770 today and can't use it. Windows installs a basic driver or whatever and when I go to install Nvidia's drivers, I get a message saying they can't detect my hardware or something like that and installation fails.

I don't know what to do to fix it. Help please.
July 14, 2013 9:37:53 PM

Do you have the power plugged into it?
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July 14, 2013 11:18:47 PM

1. Never, I repeat NEVER, let windows auto install any drivers once ya initial build is complete.

2. Uninstall all GFX drivers.

3. Make sure all cables connected to cards (One 8-pin or 6+2 pin and one 6-pin) and that card is in primary PCIE x 16 slot (read MoBo Manual)

4. Boot Windows and don't let Windows install anything, use safe mode (F8 on boot) if it insists.

5. Install latest nVidia drivers.
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July 15, 2013 8:32:09 AM

That's sage advice except I have no idea how to not let windows auto install drivers. As soon as the computer booted up, it installed all the generic drivers for USB, display, etc... IS there a way to have Windows not do that? Oh I see:

4. Boot Windows and don't let Windows install anything, use safe mode (F8 on boot) if it insists.

At any rate, I figured this out. Instead of using Nvidia's general software that tries to auto detect your hardware, I just downloaded the specific drivers for that card and installed. Everything is working peachy now, thanks guys.
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