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Windows 7 won't boot after installing Nvidia drivers

This is a brand new build with all new parts. I successfully installed windows 7 on my ssd boot drive, ran the disc to install all drivers for mobo. Windows seemed to be running fine at that point with no hang-ups. I don't have onboard video on my mobo so the dvi port on my gpu was supplying my video. I proceeded to install the newest Nvidia drivers from the website, Windows will now not boot: says 'windows error recovery'...gives me options to launch startup repair or start windows normally. Running startup repair only gives option to restore to pre gpu driver install state. Starting normally just goes to a black screen and stays there (with the pc still powered on). I have tried several clean windows installs and also tried loading the drivers from the disc that came with gpu and also from windows update. Each time the result is the same: Immediately after restart after gpu driver installation the problem occurs. I have triple checked the connections and everything seems to be in place. Thanks for any suggestions and thoughts in advance.
My System: Amd FX-6300
Asus M5A97 R2.0
Crucial M500 120gb SSD
CM Hyper 212 Evo
G-Skill Ripjaw X 2x4gb 1866
Windows 7 Pro
Gigabyte GTX 760 (Windforce edition)
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  1. Best answer
    Try removing the GPU, reset the CMOS, then reinstall the GPU, hook up power to it and try booting
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    Try removing the GPU, reset the CMOS, then reinstall the GPU, hook up power to it and try booting


    Followed these steps but I'm still getting the same problem
  3. paceman04 said:
    Tradesman1 said:
    Try removing the GPU, reset the CMOS, then reinstall the GPU, hook up power to it and try booting


    Followed these steps but I'm still getting the same problem


    I'm having similar problems. If I try to install any nVidia driver past 285.xx my pc wont boot to windows.
    Just sit there, then turns off display due to lack of video being displayed.
    I've tried two separate cards 8800gt and 8800gtx on two separate PC's Dell XPS 400 and a e-machines with the same result.
    They are reference cards from nVidia.
    Im not sure if my chipset can support the new drivers, or if the drivers for my chipset are out of date.
    I had to download Geforce Pcie management just to detect the card when first installed and I was under the impression that it came with all drivers for the chipset along with the pcie management software.

    The mobo's are E-machines MCP-73VT-PM with a 7050 chipset tied to a 620i nforce northbridge
    The other is a Dell OYC523 with a i945p chipset
    Tried on Fresh install of Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and Windows vista home premium 32 bit
    I'm Bout to use these cards as clays "skeet targets"
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