Windows 7 64 bit GTX 560 Display Driver Issue

I have recently built a new PC from scratch, currently I am experiencing an issue which I believe to be a display driver issue.

When I attempt to install my graphics driver (Nvidia Geforce GTX 560) and attempt to reboot my PC it proceeds past the POST screen and onto the "Loading Windows" screen, after the logo appears and finishes loading, instead of it moving on to my login screen it hangs on a blank BLACK screen with just my mouse pointer visible.

Regardless of how many times I reboot my PC it always hangs right after the windows logo screen, I have attempted to do restores about 10 times and each time I restore I boots up fine, until I install the display drivers and attempt to restart. It does boot up in safe mode, and works fine on fresh installs.

I have tried running the repair tool on the windows 7 disc, and in safe mode with no avail it tells me nothing is wrong. I attempted to run the start up repair and that also says nothing is wrong.

When I go into Device Manager under Display Adapters after I complete a system restore it does say "Nvidia Geforce GTX 560" and that it is working properly. Although it says I need to reboot to complete the update, which must be because this particular working system restore point was created after I installed the driver but before I restarted my pc. The only issue is when I go to restart my pc it hangs on the black screen again.


OS: Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
CPU: Intel i7 2600k 3.4ghz
MOBO: P8z68-v PRO
Graphics Card: EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 560
Memory : 8GB DDR3 1333mhz Ram
PSU: 950 Watt
500g HD
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  1. 1. Download latest driver to HD
    -WHQL Latest
    -Latest Beta

    2. Uninstall the GFX drivers

    3. Use reg cleaner like CCleaner to remove all things nVidia

    4. Reboot .... Do not let Windoze install new drivers, search for new drivers or do anything.

    5. Install latest driver.

    you can try the beta .... if it works great .... if not try the latest WHQL driver.
  2. JackNaylorPE thank you very much for your quick response.

    1. I downloaded the latest WHQL (280.xx.x) one.

    2. I uninstalled the GFX driver in add/remove programs.

    3. I used CCleaner to clean my registry of 2 nvidia files, although I just scanned it, is there a way to specifically target nvidia files I might have missed?

    4. I also used driver sweeper as well as uninstalled the Nvidia Display Adapter in device manager.

    5. I rebooted and installed the new driver, rebooted when the driver installation prompted me too and it hung at the black screen with just the mouse pointer again.

    6. Currently am in safemode and my device manager says the nvidia geforce 560 is my active adapter.

    My programs have
    Nvidia 3d vision controller driver 280.19
    3d vision driver 280.26
    graphics driver 280.26
    audio driver HD
    physx system software 9.10.0514
    Nvidia Update 1.4.28

    All installed. Still won't work.
  3. Dxdiag

    Time of this report: 9/18/2011, 21:25:10
    Machine name: xxx-PC
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    System Model: System Product Name
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/05/10 19:13:52 Ver: 08.00.10
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
    Memory: 8192MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 8168MB RAM
    Page File: 1419MB used, 14915MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

    DxDiag Notes
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.

    DirectX Debug Levels
    Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    Display Devices
    Card name: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: NVIDIA
    DAC type: 8 bit
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1201&SUBSYS_14603842&REV_A1
    Display Memory: n/a
    Dedicated Memory: n/a
    Shared Memory: n/a
    Current Mode: 1600 x 1200 (32 bit) (1Hz)
    Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
    Monitor Model:
    Monitor Id:
    Native Mode:
    Output Type:
    Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
    Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.7533 (English)
    Driver Version:
    DDI Version: unknown
    Driver Model: unknown
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 5/21/2011 06:01:00, 15223912 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp:
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-5141-11CF-F31B-D0290FC2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x1201
    SubSys ID: 0x14603842
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Driver Strong Name: Unknown
    Rank Of Driver: Unknown
    Video Accel:
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    D3D9 Overlay: n/a
    DXVA-HD: n/a
    DDraw Status: Not Available
    D3D Status: Not Available
    AGP Status: Not Available
  4. for what its worth ~I have the same prolem ...but no solution !
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