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February 22, 2014 6:07:08 PM

Hello everyone,

I am having some issues after updating to windows 8.1, suddenly my NVIDIA control panel is saying "You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU" but when i got to device manager i can see my GeForce GTX 670, no errors, updated drivers, and im trying to play games but it is just running WoW at below 15fps, when i was able to run ultra settings on WoW and get anywhere from 70 to 100+ fps, and im completely lost, dont know much about computers or anything, so any help is appreciated.

ive looked at some of the responses and spent about 2 hours using google to find an answer but no luck. hoping you guys can help.

thanks in advace

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a b Î Nvidia
a b * Windows 8
February 23, 2014 4:56:15 AM

Follow the steps below. If still problem persists let us know :) 
First of all download Driver sweeper from here: http://www.guru3d.com/content_page/guru3d_driver_sweepe... and extract it.
And download CCleaner from here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ and install it.
Then follow the steps below:
1. Uninstall your graphics driver through the control panel->Program and Features.
2. (Important)Restart and boot into safe mode.
3. Run Driver Sweeper and unistall all gpu drivers in your pc.
4. Restart and boot to the regular desktop.
5. Run CCleaner and remove registries.
6. Reboot
7. Install the new driver
8. Restart
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February 23, 2014 9:00:36 AM

brarboy said:
Follow the steps below. If still problem persists let us know :) 
First of all download Driver sweeper from here: http://www.guru3d.com/content_page/guru3d_driver_sweepe... and extract it.
And download CCleaner from here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ and install it.
Then follow the steps below:
1. Uninstall your graphics driver through the control panel->Program and Features.
2. (Important)Restart and boot into safe mode.
3. Run Driver Sweeper and unistall all gpu drivers in your pc.
4. Restart and boot to the regular desktop.
5. Run CCleaner and remove registries.
6. Reboot
7. Install the new driver
8. Restart


i went ahead and did as you said, but no luck, i still cant open the NVIDIA control panel, but device manager still detects my video card, i also ran dxdiag and under display it shows Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, no mention of an NVIDIA card at all, tried to run WoW as well and no change, fps still wont go past 10 for the most part
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a b Î Nvidia
a b * Windows 8
February 23, 2014 9:31:59 AM

Now try this if you have already tried that:

1. Open DriverSweeper and check "NVIDIA - Display" ONLY.

2. I recommend clicking analyze (bottom left) instead of clean (bottom right) because you can at least see what the program will remove.

3. It will ask you to reboot. This is important.

4. After reboot, do NOT (I repeat) DO NOT download new drivers from nvidia site. After doing so about 3 times, each installation worked, however said it failed to install nvidia control panel. so do the

5. Navigate to the following: start > search "windows update" > click enter > click # optional updates avialable". Look for anything that says "NVIDIA display". If there is nothing that says that, click check for updates on the left hand column.

6. Click on install, and simply wait. The problem here was that a few times, windows would come up with an error, and not install it. But finally, 3rd time, it installed.

7. Reboot, right click, and enjoy the site of the nvidia control panel option!!

Hope this makes Panel work correctly.
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February 23, 2014 10:12:45 AM

brarboy said:
Now try this if you have already tried that:

1. Open DriverSweeper and check "NVIDIA - Display" ONLY.

2. I recommend clicking analyze (bottom left) instead of clean (bottom right) because you can at least see what the program will remove.

3. It will ask you to reboot. This is important.

4. After reboot, do NOT (I repeat) DO NOT download new drivers from nvidia site. After doing so about 3 times, each installation worked, however said it failed to install nvidia control panel. so do the

5. Navigate to the following: start > search "windows update" > click enter > click # optional updates avialable". Look for anything that says "NVIDIA display". If there is nothing that says that, click check for updates on the left hand column.

6. Click on install, and simply wait. The problem here was that a few times, windows would come up with an error, and not install it. But finally, 3rd time, it installed.

7. Reboot, right click, and enjoy the site of the nvidia control panel option!!

Hope this makes Panel work correctly.


a real quick question before i do this, i was not able to find where to get DriverSweeper, but i was able to find 2 other similar programs, Driver Fusion, and Display Driver Uninstaller, which one should I use? or should i keep looking for DriveSweeper?
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a b Î Nvidia
a b * Windows 8
February 23, 2014 10:35:13 AM

chrisgv91 said:
brarboy said:
Now try this if you have already tried that:

1. Open DriverSweeper and check "NVIDIA - Display" ONLY.

2. I recommend clicking analyze (bottom left) instead of clean (bottom right) because you can at least see what the program will remove.

3. It will ask you to reboot. This is important.

4. After reboot, do NOT (I repeat) DO NOT download new drivers from nvidia site. After doing so about 3 times, each installation worked, however said it failed to install nvidia control panel. so do the

5. Navigate to the following: start > search "windows update" > click enter > click # optional updates avialable". Look for anything that says "NVIDIA display". If there is nothing that says that, click check for updates on the left hand column.

6. Click on install, and simply wait. The problem here was that a few times, windows would come up with an error, and not install it. But finally, 3rd time, it installed.

7. Reboot, right click, and enjoy the site of the nvidia control panel option!!

Hope this makes Panel work correctly.


a real quick question before i do this, i was not able to find where to get DriverSweeper, but i was able to find 2 other similar programs, Driver Fusion, and Display Driver Uninstaller, which one should I use? or should i keep looking for DriveSweeper?


it should be Display Driver Uninstaller, the one you should be downloading.
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February 23, 2014 11:17:39 AM

brarboy said:
chrisgv91 said:
brarboy said:
Now try this if you have already tried that:

1. Open DriverSweeper and check "NVIDIA - Display" ONLY.

2. I recommend clicking analyze (bottom left) instead of clean (bottom right) because you can at least see what the program will remove.

3. It will ask you to reboot. This is important.

4. After reboot, do NOT (I repeat) DO NOT download new drivers from nvidia site. After doing so about 3 times, each installation worked, however said it failed to install nvidia control panel. so do the

5. Navigate to the following: start > search "windows update" > click enter > click # optional updates avialable". Look for anything that says "NVIDIA display". If there is nothing that says that, click check for updates on the left hand column.

6. Click on install, and simply wait. The problem here was that a few times, windows would come up with an error, and not install it. But finally, 3rd time, it installed.

7. Reboot, right click, and enjoy the site of the nvidia control panel option!!

Hope this makes Panel work correctly.


a real quick question before i do this, i was not able to find where to get DriverSweeper, but i was able to find 2 other similar programs, Driver Fusion, and Display Driver Uninstaller, which one should I use? or should i keep looking for DriveSweeper?


it should be Display Driver Uninstaller, the one you should be downloading.


nothing so far, and now i have no idea what i did, but it seems i lost my sound as well, at this point ive cause more harm than help to my machine, any other tips?
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a b Î Nvidia
a b * Windows 8
February 23, 2014 11:22:37 AM

run audio drivers setup, and you will be good with your sound.
have you tried fresh install of windows?
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February 23, 2014 4:53:26 PM

brarboy said:
run audio drivers setup, and you will be good with your sound.
have you tried fresh install of windows?


is there any way to reinstall windows without removing all my files, i currently dont have any device where i could back them up, so id rather not have to wipe clean my pc. like i said, i know very little of pc's, please be patient with me.

as for the audio, i decided to do a system restore and it fixed it, but unfortunately the control panel is not working properly
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a b Î Nvidia
a b * Windows 8
February 23, 2014 11:17:32 PM

chrisgv91 said:
brarboy said:
run audio drivers setup, and you will be good with your sound.
have you tried fresh install of windows?


is there any way to reinstall windows without removing all my files, i currently dont have any device where i could back them up, so id rather not have to wipe clean my pc. like i said, i know very little of pc's, please be patient with me.

as for the audio, i decided to do a system restore and it fixed it, but unfortunately the control panel is not working properly


Install 32-bit windows if you have Ram not more than 4gb.
Or just try to delete or uninstall the newest updates that your windows downloaded and installed for you.
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February 24, 2014 8:57:39 PM

brarboy said:
chrisgv91 said:
brarboy said:
run audio drivers setup, and you will be good with your sound.
have you tried fresh install of windows?


is there any way to reinstall windows without removing all my files, i currently dont have any device where i could back them up, so id rather not have to wipe clean my pc. like i said, i know very little of pc's, please be patient with me.

as for the audio, i decided to do a system restore and it fixed it, but unfortunately the control panel is not working properly


Install 32-bit windows if you have Ram not more than 4gb.
Or just try to delete or uninstall the newest updates that your windows downloaded and installed for you.


well i use windows 8, 64-bit, i have 8gb of ram
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February 24, 2014 9:10:50 PM

I AM AN IDIOT AND SHOULD BE SHOT!

So I was messing with my actual CPU, (the entire rig) and noticed there is a second HDMI port, turns out I had my HDMI cable plugged in to the first port (motherboard?) and not to my actual graphics card. So I switched where the cable was plugged in and behold, NVIDIA Control Panel now works, and I'm back to running WoW at 80+ fps.

Brarboy, sorry for all the trouble I caused and thank you so much for all the attempts to help. IT 101 is check everything is plugged in correctly and here I am looking like an idiot because I didn't do so.

Again, thanks for all your time and effort.
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a b Î Nvidia
a b * Windows 8
February 24, 2014 11:21:15 PM

chrisgv91 said:
I AM AN IDIOT AND SHOULD BE SHOT!

So I was messing with my actual CPU, (the entire rig) and noticed there is a second HDMI port, turns out I had my HDMI cable plugged in to the first port (motherboard?) and not to my actual graphics card. So I switched where the cable was plugged in and behold, NVIDIA Control Panel now works, and I'm back to running WoW at 80+ fps.

Brarboy, sorry for all the trouble I caused and thank you so much for all the attempts to help. IT 101 is check everything is plugged in correctly and here I am looking like an idiot because I didn't do so.

Again, thanks for all your time and effort.


never mind, even you added something more into my experience :D 
I hope i would suggest the solution, if any one is going through exact problem. Anyway, have a great time.
Thanks for valuable post :) 
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September 28, 2014 4:08:01 AM

chrisgv91 said:
Hello everyone,

I am having some issues after updating to windows 8.1, suddenly my NVIDIA control panel is saying "You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU" but when i got to device manager i can see my GeForce GTX 670, no errors, updated drivers, and im trying to play games but it is just running WoW at below 15fps, when i was able to run ultra settings on WoW and get anywhere from 70 to 100+ fps, and im completely lost, dont know much about computers or anything, so any help is appreciated.

ive looked at some of the responses and spent about 2 hours using google to find an answer but no luck. hoping you guys can help.

thanks in advace


You need ti disable Fast Boot (thats what cause problem for me), and change it to Normal.
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December 7, 2014 9:27:07 AM

Disable PNP/PCI in bios that fixed my problem it wasnt a driver issue.
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April 11, 2015 4:26:32 PM

I had the same issue, and then discovered I had my monitor plugged into the wrong port. I purchased a VGA to DVI-I adapter, connected it to the correct port for the Nvidia card, and everything works perfectly now.
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November 5, 2015 4:09:04 AM

brarboy said:
Now try this if you have already tried that:

1. Open DriverSweeper and check "NVIDIA - Display" ONLY.

2. I recommend clicking analyze (bottom left) instead of clean (bottom right) because you can at least see what the program will remove.

3. It will ask you to reboot. This is important.

4. After reboot, do NOT (I repeat) DO NOT download new drivers from nvidia site. After doing so about 3 times, each installation worked, however said it failed to install nvidia control panel. so do the

5. Navigate to the following: start > search "windows update" > click enter > click # optional updates avialable". Look for anything that says "NVIDIA display". If there is nothing that says that, click check for updates on the left hand column.

6. Click on install, and simply wait. The problem here was that a few times, windows would come up with an error, and not install it. But finally, 3rd time, it installed.

7. Reboot, right click, and enjoy the site of the nvidia control panel option!!

Hope this makes Panel work correctly.


I have the same issue but only when i update my driver to 358.50 which is latest .
Please any solutions ?
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a b Î Nvidia
a b * Windows 8
November 25, 2015 5:26:23 AM

vinnyyyyyy said:

I have the same issue but only when i update my driver to 358.50 which is latest .
Please any solutions ?


i would say to revert back to previous version of your drivers.
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December 3, 2015 5:05:51 AM

brarboy said:
vinnyyyyyy said:

I have the same issue but only when i update my driver to 358.50 which is latest .
Please any solutions ?


i would say to revert back to previous version of your drivers.

But why i am not able to update my drivers ?
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January 22, 2016 3:45:11 AM

Do I need to remove INTEL Drivers as well?

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