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BSOD with nVidia beta drivers in Windows 8

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August 11, 2013 9:11:30 PM

I downloaded the latest Nvidia beta drivers (the one that brings the GeForce Experience and Shield support), and then rebooted my computer. After playing some Kerbal Space Program, I put my computer to sleep. When returning and waking my computer, within seconds I got a BSOD with an error such as KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT
_HANDLED. This only happens when I wake my computer from sleep, and has been happening for a few days. I analyzed the minidump with Blue Screen Viewer, and it's my Nvidia drivers (nvlddmkm.sys and nvhda64v.sys).

I tried rolling back my drivers and then rebooted, and the problem persisted (same drivers causing BSOD still), so I redownloaded the beta drivers from Nvidia's website and performed a clean install of all of them. Unfortunately, this did not fix the problem either - it's still the same drivers causing errors. What can I do to get my computer to work correctly again!? It doesn't seem like a beta driver from Nvidia would be this unstable, so I'm wondering if there may be another issue.

System Specs:
-MacBook Pro (mid 2012) w/ Windows 8 Pro 64-bit via bootcamp
-Intel Core i7 CPU @2.6GHz
-8GB DDR3 RAM
-Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 1GB

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August 11, 2013 9:17:56 PM

Yes, your next move after a possible re install of windows is to AVOID ALL 320.xx drivers. Stick with 314.22 drivers and ALWAYS read up on www.geforce.com forums for a few weeks after ANY driver release beta or not, for problems. I was forced to modify 314.22 drivers for my GTX 780 just to actually play games and have a useable system.

Edit: You CAN download the GEFORCE experience separately. Some others may have a different experience / suggestion for you, but it's what worked for me and several others at geforce forums.
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