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Nvidia GPU drivers dont install properly

Hello! I just recently put together a desktop with some old parts i had lying around. Bought a new hard drive and did a fresh install of windows 10. Im trying to update my evga gtx 590 gpu but it wont update. Ive tried to download the newest drivers from the nvidia site. Ive tried downloading it through the GeForce experience. Nothing works. What ends up happening is the computer tells me to restart for the updates to finish. after I restart the updates do not take place. when I try to download it again it just tells me to restart again. Ive googled so many things. Nothing works. Someone please help me.
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  1. Nvidia driver can be a b&%ch sometimes. Download correct driver package from nvdida site but don't run it, just leave it on your drive. Try display driver unistaller app:

    http://

    You have to boot your pc in safe mode and run it, it performs a compete wipe of your display driver and stops autoupdate. This should eliminate any screw up in drivers which might be causing this issue. After rebooting install driver from package you downloaded before. At least that's how I update my drivers. It never worked once when I tried to install through geforce experience so it became a habit for me.
  2. I tried uninstalling the drivers with guru already and it didnt work :/. I dont understand. Why is this so hard
  3. when you say when you say wont update? what specific error are you encountering? is it like device incompatible?
    and please state your motherboard as well? be sure you updated the BIOS and the drivers. especially your chipset (related to your PCIE) and sata drivers.

    if your motherboard is very old, the support site may have stop its support a long time ago. so we have no choice but to use 3rd party software like "driver booster". go download and run a scan. it will find drivers for you for your motherboard. ignore the "buy the pro" alerts. once its done you can remove that tool.
  4. The mobo is definitely old. How can i figure out the model of my current mobo? Also I never thought about it being a problem with the motherboard not being updated that actually could be a solution. Can you give me a link to the driver booster the last thing I want is to download a virus. Or before I even download the driver booster if I find a way to figure out what motherboard I have then I can see if the site still has updates for it.
  5. you can download CPUZ. it will tell you your motherboard name and biosversion
    heres the driver booster link
    https://www.iobit.com/en/driver-booster.php
    its definitely clean. ive been using this for 5 years already. there are also other popular ones like slim driver. driver easy.
    bios needs updates for device compatibility issues as well. like for ssd, gpu, cpus.
  6. I have a question you say you have a computer reinstalled windows 10 and you have a GTX590?

    Did you manually select your operating system and video card from the NVidia driver main page ?
    Did you run DDU in Safe mode before trying to clean your system of the old drivers ?
    (i.e. download DDU, then goto windows safe mode then run it)
    is your computer a prebuilt system like a Dell, or HP?
  7. Already did ddu in safe mode. This computer is essentially a bunch of working parts from all over the place. the motherboard is from a prebuilt Dell desktop i owned long ago. the graphics card is an old graphics card I had lying around which i know still works. I purchased a new power supply, added some new fans, and bought a new hard drive. This is literally just supposed to be something I can use when I visit my mother's house I have Googled a lot of solutions and the ddu solution including many more have appeared. all of them have not worked for me. the only solution I have not considered is what this gentleman stated which is that maybe the motherboard is very outdated because it's very old which it is.
  8. i just need to clarify one thing. you were able install the latest nvidia update right? if yes it means your board have no problem detecting your gpu. but why would you say that it "wont update"? im a bit confused on that matter. what is the exact error you got when you clicked on teh installer? did it finish with the install?
  9. 1) you state it will not uninstall the NVidia driver? so what error message do you get when you try to do so ?

    2) have you tried to clean your registry with auslogics registry cleaner, I have seen in the past on older system a corruption causing
    the system unable to remove/uninstall programs and running registry cleaner, and a reboot, permitted to solve the issue.
    https://www.auslogics.com/en/software/registry-cleaner/after-download/

    3)you could try to remove the current driver set with REVO (if the NVidia drivers show in the uninstall menu and let it clean the registry entries as well
    http://download.cnet.com/Revo-Uninstaller/3000-2096_4-10687648.html?part=dl-&subj=dl&tag=button
  10. There isn't an exact error on nvidia that it states. It just tells me to reset the computer to finish the updates and when I reset the computer no updates have taken place. the resolution is still incorrect and the Nvidia control panel is not there. And when I click on Nvidia GeForce again it asks me to update it as if it never updated to being with. Also once I finish restarting Windows has an option that pops up consistently saying "force to Reinstall Graphics drivers". I went to DirectX Diagnostic and it says Graphics device driver error code 43. But it only clarifies that In DirectX.
  11. also
    Quote:
    ought a new hard drive and did a fresh install of windows 10. Im trying to update my evga gtx 590 gpu but it wont update.


    Well that is odd. stating a fresh install of windows 10, have you installed all the O/S updates ? What version of Windows 10 you running?

    IF that GTX950, Dell was a big buyer of these cards, would it be possible it is a Dell co Bios GTX 950 ? look on the card does it have a dell part number on it ? then that would be the issue, would have top find where that card came from and get the old drivers for it. likely a windows 7 machine, and likely drivers will not work under windows 10.

    load up speccy (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard) and look under video card graphics details and what does it report the bios information about your card ?
  12. The Paladin said:
    also
    Quote:
    ought a new hard drive and did a fresh install of windows 10. Im trying to update my evga gtx 590 gpu but it wont update.


    Well that is odd. stating a fresh install of windows 10, have you installed all the O/S updates ? What version of Windows 10 you running?

    IF that GTX950, Dell was a big buyer of these cards, would it be possible it is a Dell co Bios GTX 950 ? look on the card does it have a dell part number on it ? then that would be the issue, would have top find where that card came from and get the old drivers for it. likely a windows 7 machine, and likely drivers will not work under windows 10.

    load up speccy (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard) and look under video card graphics details and what does it report the bios information about your card ?




    its a evga GTX590. lol
  13. The Paladin said:


    Let me be more specific with everything thats going on so we can go at this step by step. I grabbed a bunch of known working PC parts and built a desktop with them. the following parts are
    MoBo - Gateway G33M05G1
    Processor - Intel core 2 Quad CPU Q9300
    Ram - 6.0
    GPU - Evga 590 classified
    Power - 550w silver
    HDD - WD Black 1tb
    OS - Windows 10 Home

    Now after putting together all of this the PC had a fresh install of 10 and everything is functioning properly. When plugging in directly to the discrete GPU through VGA. the resolution is proportionate to the screen (the correct size) and looks just fine. When plugging in from MULTIPLE dedicated GPUs the screen either doesnt take up the whole screen or is not proper. I first attempted to download the current drivers from Geforce experience. When it attempts to download it what happens is it completes the download then says i must restart to finish. After restarting the computer the resolution is still not proper and Geforce still states i need to update my GPU as if an update never occurred after restart. i attempted uninstalling all nvidia drivers in my programs and just downloading the driver manually from the nvidia site. The same issue occurs where i have to restart and nothing happens. I downloaded DDU and uninstalled my Nvidia drivers in safe mode AND reinstalled the nividia drivers inn safe mode as well. did not work. tried removing a registry file people have stated causes driver update problems before restarting after geforce experience tells me to. didnt work. i click on the link you stated to remove the drivers from device manager. STILL didnt work. Downloaded a driver booster (which never in my life have i needed to do) to see if my MoBo needs a bios update. Fixed multiple drivers apparently but the GPU issue still persists. ive never been so frustrated in my life. i know im not a the best computer expert there is. but ive never had such a hard time with a stupid driver. at this point id prefer someone accessing my computer with teamveiwer. :(
  14. maybe try to update your PCIE controllers drivers first. sometimes other drivers wont work if the others are outdated. i have a gtx560ti with asrock h67d. with win10. asrock stopped support my board as well. so we have a similar build. so i wanna help you out. but no teamviewer tho. im on my phone on vacation rofl.

    but now i just realized how old your board is. its older than mine actually. its still running the gen2 processors. im not sure if its compatible with the pcie for your gpu tho. unsure but we shall try. lemme look into it.
  15. marksavio said:
    i just need to clarify one thing. you were able install the latest nvidia update right? if yes it means your board have no problem detecting your gpu. but why would you say that it "wont update"? im a bit confused on that matter. what is the exact error you got when you clicked on teh installer? did it finish with the install?


    alexxthegreaat said:
    The Paladin said:


    Let me be more specific with everything thats going on so we can go at this step by step. I grabbed a bunch of known working PC parts and built a desktop with them. the following parts are
    MoBo - Gateway G33M05G1
    Processor - Intel core 2 Quad CPU Q9300
    Ram - 6.0
    GPU - Evga 590 classified
    Power - 550w silver
    HDD - WD Black 1tb
    OS - Windows 10 Home

    Now after putting together all of this the PC had a fresh install of 10 and everything is functioning properly. When plugging in directly to the discrete GPU through VGA. the resolution is proportionate to the screen (the correct size) and looks just fine. When plugging in from MULTIPLE dedicated GPUs the screen either doesnt take up the whole screen or is not proper. I first attempted to download the current drivers from Geforce experience. When it attempts to download it what happens is it completes the download then says i must restart to finish. After restarting the computer the resolution is still not proper and Geforce still states i need to update my GPU as if an update never occurred after restart. i attempted uninstalling all nvidia drivers in my programs and just downloading the driver manually from the nvidia site. The same issue occurs where i have to restart and nothing happens. I downloaded DDU and uninstalled my Nvidia drivers in safe mode AND reinstalled the nividia drivers inn safe mode as well. did not work. tried removing a registry file people have stated causes driver update problems before restarting after geforce experience tells me to. didnt work. i click on the link you stated to remove the drivers from device manager. STILL didnt work. Downloaded a driver booster (which never in my life have i needed to do) to see if my MoBo needs a bios update. Fixed multiple drivers apparently but the GPU issue still persists. ive never been so frustrated in my life. i know im not a the best computer expert there is. but ive never had such a hard time with a stupid driver. at this point id prefer someone accessing my computer with teamveiwer. :(


    This ^
  16. marksavio said:
    maybe try to update your PCIE controllers drivers first. sometimes other drivers wont work if the others are outdated. i have a gtx560ti with asrock h67d. with win10. asrock stopped support my board as well. so we have a similar build. so i wanna help you out. but no teamviewer tho. im on my phone on vacation rofl.


    how do i do that?
  17. by using the "driver booster" tool i showed before. did it already finish updating?
  18. marksavio said:
    maybe try to update your PCIE controllers drivers first. sometimes other drivers wont work if the others are outdated. i have a gtx560ti with asrock h67d. with win10. asrock stopped support my board as well. so we have a similar build. so i wanna help you out. but no teamviewer tho. im on my phone on vacation rofl.

    but now i just realized how old your board is. its older than mine actually. its still running the gen2 processors. im not sure if its compatible with the pcie for your gpu tho. unsure but we shall try. lemme look into it.


    upon looking into what you said, my device manager shows i dont have realtek pcie gbe drivers. is this bad?
  19. marksavio said:
    by using the "driver booster" tool i showed before. did it already finish updating?


    yep. it didnt work :/ it did download some driver updates but non involving the pci or mobo

    Edit:
    Actually it says it did do updates on the PCIE port. but it still hasnt fixed the problem
  20. okay just checked your motherboard works with any gpu. i saw a build on the site using the same CPU with a 1050ti.
    btw i reread your statement awhile ago explaing verything u did so far. after your ddu clean in safemode, you were supposed to restart in normal and reinstall the nvidia driver there. not in safe mode. its advisable to run it in full window smode. so try again. repeat the ddu steps again.
  21. marksavio said:
    okay just checked your motherboard works with any gpu. i saw a build on the site using the same CPU with a 1050ti.
    btw i reread your statement awhile ago explaing verything u did so far. after your ddu clean in safemode, you were supposed to restart in normal and reinstall the nvidia driver there. not in safe mode. its advisable to run it in full window smode. so try again. repeat the ddu steps again.


    I will try again. also is it recommend to do it in safe mode with network or just safe mode?
  22. just the safemode minimal is fine. i dont think it matters anyways. :)
  23. It didnt work. Im guna go shoot myself now.
  24. well at least we know for sure its only just the nvidia driver issue we have to fix. :D same error right?
    so you tried the device manager. uninstall trick? and it still didnt auto install by itself when you refreshed? as suggested by @thepaladin?
    why not just try download all the windows updates first. and try to do the install again. who knows an update will fix your driver install issue
    you can also check on the Event Viewer logs as well.
  25. time out!

    Quote:
    When plugging in directly to the discrete GPU through VGA. the resolution is proportionate to the screen (the correct size) and looks just fine.
    so it works fine at this point ?

    Quote:
    When plugging in from MULTIPLE dedicated GPUs the screen either doesn't take up the whole screen or is not proper.

    wait! why do you have multiple video cards in this computer ?
  26. Best answer
    Okay guys! I figured out the problem. it was the MOBO. i bought a new one from craigslist that came with a cpu and memory. installed the gpu and i didnt have a problem. could have been a bad pcie slot. who knows. all i know is regardless the mobo was outdated and so was the cpu so i guess im better off. Thank you all for taking you time to help me with this issue and being patient with me. The fact is if you guys would have suggested all of these options i wouldnt have gotten to the conclusion that the motherboard was cause this issue. youre all awesome!
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