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NVIDIA Driver update now BSOD - Need Help ASAP

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September 14, 2013 4:21:05 PM

GeForce Experience told me there was a driver available for the GTX 760 4gb card I picked up last night. Thought I already had the latest driver but whatever I tried installing it.

I already had NVIDIA Surround up and running at 5040x1050. When the driver was installing, my screens went black and the center screen said it was unable to display the native resolution 1680x1050 and stayed like that for a while. I waited around 10 mins to see if it was just the install doing its thing but nothing happened so I hit the restart button.

When windows booted again the opening screen came up and looked normal but I guess when it tries to load the NVIDIA settings on startup something is jacked up and nothing will display on the monitors. I am currently in safe mode with networking so I can write this. I'm re-downloading the NVIDIA drivers from their site. Is there anything else I can do or try?
September 14, 2013 4:45:15 PM

Hi there,

You can always make a system restore to a point before you installed that driver,

Cheers.
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September 14, 2013 6:58:10 PM

Went in to safe mode, deleted the NVIDIA programs/drivers, restart, did a registry clean and a disk defrag. Waiting for the defrag to finish so I can try re-installing the last WHQL driver update. The last update (326.80) it tried to install is a BETA version. Hopefully this works... At least I'm not in safe mode anymore...
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September 15, 2013 4:52:39 AM

Tried the above THREE TIMES last night and tried 3 different sets of drivers. STILL having this problem. If it doesn't get fixed by this afternoon I am returning it and getting a radeon card.
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September 15, 2013 8:52:39 AM

OK WTF... For gits and shiggles I unhooked the R & L side monitors after deleting/installing drivers (using 320.18 that came with the card) and still no dice. I switched out the Dell monitor for the Samsung one and NOW I HAVE DISPLAY AGAIN! Tried switching around the cables but they are all good so I hooked up the Dell next to the Samsung and Windows wanted to switch to the Dell for the main screen. My Samsung went black and the error on the Dell showed up again. Unplugged the Dell and Win switched back to the Samsung. All fine again.

Did this driver update kill my monitor or are there some settings somewhere that want to throw 5040x1050 at the Dell. I heard NVIDIA Surround tricks Windows into displaying the resolution across all screens and I had NVIDIA Surround enabled during the driver update..
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September 15, 2013 10:01:02 AM

FIXED. Had to delete the monitor profiles in the registry here..

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\Configuration\

Now I finally have all 3 monitors back!
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December 13, 2013 5:27:20 AM

I dont know who selected that best answer but it wasnt correct and it wasnt the answer that fixed my problem. This has happened a couple times so far like someone just goes through and selects a random answer or has a second account and selects their answer as the best.
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