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failure during nvidia gpu driver installation

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  • Control Panel
  • GPUs
  • Windows 7
  • Nvidia
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May 29, 2014 5:22:47 AM

A rather bizarre incident occurred yesterday. My nvidia control panel prompted that a new driver update was available (334.89) and when I tried to install it it failed during the process.
When I tried to revert back to previous driver it failed too.
I tried everything from driver cleaner to manual installation (which fails by prompting that access is denied).Therefore I am stuck in the middle of nowhere.
Any suggestions/help will be greatly welcomed

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a b $ Windows 7
May 29, 2014 7:40:17 AM

first auto updating is for the birds keep that turned off cause now you don't know what it has done ... I never understood the use of them driver cleaner things if you follow proper uninstall steps for that hardware it should be good . in my many years never had to use such things as that ....
so you cant go to add/remove programs and remove the cards driver and after it uninstalls it falls back to the windows generic default driver??
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a b $ Windows 7
May 29, 2014 7:44:51 AM

try to follow these steps and where I say install new card just remove your card from the slot and reseat it back in

start computer as normal-- got to add/remove programs--- uninstall all your old cards drivers and add on programs for the card--- shut down and then reboot back to desktop normally [ i dont like to do safemode here cause it my hide an issue ] and it should be running on the windows default driver to check-- go to device manager-display- right click your card [it may just say generic vga ] - property's - driver - and see that driver provider is microsoft- if so shut down and turn off psu switch unplug it wait a min or so push the power button like you normally do to start the computer to see if its discharged-- [if the computer comes on for like a second or two and dies it now discharged] then remove your old card and install the new card as proper install instructions show for your new card-- when you got everything in order and installed correctly [monitor and all] put power back to the psu turn on switch start up computer normally and let it boot to desktop and it should be running on windows default drivers if it looks good with no issues install your new cards drivers and and reboot as prompted. and hopefully all will be good to go. i like to download the driver from nvidia/amd to a file on the desktop and install it from there
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May 29, 2014 7:46:28 AM

Yep mate I initially tried it but even after the removal the problem still persists
Consequentially I tried the driver cleaner after surfing the net
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May 29, 2014 7:47:28 AM

I'll definitely give it a try thanks for the quick response
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a b $ Windows 7
May 29, 2014 7:55:53 AM

you need now to try to get it back to square one .. where the card has only the built in windows generic default display driver to run on
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May 29, 2014 10:52:35 AM

junkeymonkey said:
first auto updating is for the birds keep that turned off cause now you don't know what it has done ... I never understood the use of them driver cleaner things if you follow proper uninstall steps for that hardware it should be good . in my many years never had to use such things as that ....
so you cant go to add/remove programs and remove the cards driver and after it uninstalls it falls back to the windows generic default driver??

Well I rather took a more radical step
Performed a clean boot and everything worked like a charm
Well thank u once again for the suggestion
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a b $ Windows 7
May 29, 2014 11:01:50 AM

any time the manual way like I posted above is generally the better way . cause you got more control over whats going on.. like that driver sweeper may remove something you did not need it to or affect another program or file ....

so I'm glad it worked out for you and it stays going ... good luck
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