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Desktop Freeze

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November 21, 2009 3:34:14 PM

Well, after trying to fix the various glitches with my GTX 295, I decided to roll back the drivers to the earliest available version (181.71, Windows 7 x64) to see whether that would do anything. I booted into Safe Mode, and uninstalled Nvidia Drivers from Programs and Features. I rebooted into Safe Mode again, and ran Driver Sweeper to clean any remnants. I rebooted a third time into Safe Mode and installed the 181.71 drivers. I boot normally, and the desktop worked fine until a few minutes in. The taskbar freezes (clock freezes, no tooltips when mousing over system tray, Start menu does not work), and the desktop does too (clicking on icons does nothing). Only some programs freeze (Dxdiag and Task Manager always do, but Opera and Windows Live Messenger do not). I had the same problems after doing the same thing, but for the 195.55 drivers. Safe Mode, however, does not have this problem. Any possible reason (besides my card giving up the ghost)?

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a b \ Driver
November 21, 2009 5:25:03 PM

try running your PC w/ the onboard graphics... if the issue goes away, you have a bad video card, or a bad power connection.

You can check your PSU and see if it can handle your card. the 295 is a monster
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November 21, 2009 6:00:30 PM

arges86 said:
try running your PC w/ the onboard graphics... if the issue goes away, you have a bad video card, or a bad power connection.

You can check your PSU and see if it can handle your card. the 295 is a monster

A) No onboard
B) 750w isn't enough? (Corsair TX750w)
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a b \ Driver
November 21, 2009 6:04:54 PM

that should be enough power,
are you sure you have one 8-pin and one 6-pin power connector hooked up to it?
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November 21, 2009 6:17:07 PM

arges86 said:
that should be enough power,
are you sure you have one 8-pin and one 6-pin power connector hooked up to it?

Yes, one 6 pin and one 6+2 pin hooked up properly.
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a b \ Driver
November 22, 2009 3:24:19 AM

what exactly are the 'glitches' that you were experiencing
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