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Nvidia graphics driver update fails... now my pc doesn't detect my gpu?

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July 29, 2014 7:41:01 PM

Saw there was a new driver for my Nvidia MSI gtx 770 2gb.
I downloaded it and let the Nvidia installer do an express installation... it detects compatibility, then has me accept user agreement. Then when it tries to install the drivers it just says it failed to install.
So I ran it again, this time I did custom installation and opted for a clean install... Well after a minute or so it went black screen... and stayed black for over 15+ minutes with nothing changing. I could still see my mouse pointer when I moved it but that's it... So i had to restart the PC by holding down the power button.

Now my PC doesn't even detect my graphics card... It's running of the motherboard graphics and in device manager there isn't even a graphics adapter listed.

What a headache.
How can I get my PC up and running again. I really don't care about the new nvidia driver 340.52...
What's my quickest fix for this mess?

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July 29, 2014 7:44:19 PM

Go to the control Panel and uninstall the drivers you have there now. Reboot and install drivers again. Also make sure your Windows is up to date.
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July 29, 2014 7:46:16 PM

Or just reload, reinstall with clean install (custom) install option.
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July 29, 2014 7:49:29 PM

Use Driver fusion to remove the driver and all associated parts. www.treexy.com select display driver and nvidia. This will remove all of the driver installation parts and not just the driver. Basically it will do a clen wipe of all things from the Nvidia display.

EDIT: I have had issues in the past with the driver removal tool that Nvidia and AMD uses. I like Driver fusion as it will remove it all in one shot and never leave the driver installed.
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July 29, 2014 7:50:39 PM

You don't need to. The installer gives you the option to do a clean install.
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July 29, 2014 7:52:59 PM

i7Baby said:
You don't need to. The installer gives you the option to do a clean install.


And it does not always work. Some times it will leave the driver and remove just the control panel interface. Not to mention is does so much more than just display drivers.
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July 29, 2014 7:58:20 PM

I avoid 3rd party software - creates too many problems.
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July 29, 2014 8:03:14 PM

This is one you should look into. For removal there is little that can beat it. I agree that 3rd party software can cause issues but this one only runs when you tell it to, remove what you tell it to so no issues arise with it unlike most other 3rd party software. I have run this for years and never had an issue with it. If you get the paid version it will clean out all registry entry's also but I find that useless to do in most cases as the new driver rewrites them anyways.
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August 7, 2014 7:37:51 PM

I'm following this thread now as well, because the EXACT same thing happened to me this morning. Win 8.1 pro 64bit, Palit GTX770 4Gb. Tried updating from a June 2014? driver to the latest 340.52 and kaboom failure and card no longer in device manager.

In the interim (I previously tried to uninstall drivers and re-install old ones) I did a restore point (luckily from 24hrs ago) that has fixed things. But now I'm too scared to muck around with things more in case I lose that restore point as well.

So try your luck with doing a restore point (http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/fl/system-resto...) and wait out an experts advice.

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August 14, 2014 9:08:57 AM

number of folks having problems with 340.52 driver. Go back to 335.22
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September 10, 2014 5:12:20 PM

I had the same problem with nVidia Geforce 710m when he asked me to update to 340.52, after reboot on nvidia geforce experience exit the error screen and my pc didn't detect the graphics card; but i solved it by downloading the 340.52 driver manually from here http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk (you must specify your nvidia card model before download it) after the download run the set-up and when he asks you select the custom installation and bar clean instalation after this and now let you install the driver. Got It (This no require reboot). With this procedure you also reinstall nvidia control panel). This problem is probably caused by an error during the driver installation.
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February 18, 2015 4:37:12 PM

Max090 said:
I had the same problem with nVidia Geforce 710m when he asked me to update to 340.52, after reboot on nvidia geforce experience exit the error screen and my pc didn't detect the graphics card; but i solved it by downloading the 340.52 driver manually from here http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk (you must specify your nvidia card model before download it) after the download run the set-up and when he asks you select the custom installation and bar clean instalation after this and now let you install the driver. Got It (This no require reboot). With this procedure you also reinstall nvidia control panel). This problem is probably caused by an error during the driver installation.


How did you get past the system check not detecting your hardware? I can't get to any type of custom installation options because I can't get past the system check.
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February 18, 2015 8:21:45 PM

I've been having an issue trying to update my graphics card ever since the beginning of November or so. I have a GTX 760n on Win 7 64 bit. The clean install option also doesn't work at all, I've tried numerous times now. After trying the driver straight from Nvidia's website though instead of through their little app thing you install, my pc won't give me a resolution above 1600x1200 or so when it's a 1080p monitor. So now my rig is all messed up.
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