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Nvidia Video Drivers Make Me Restart Loop

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  • Graphics Cards
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June 15, 2012 1:38:06 PM

Hello, I have a new computer and am having problems with my video card. Everything works fine except for that I have low resolution as I have not yet installed any drivers for my video card, BUT when I do install drivers and the machine restarts it acts like a normal startup but once at the loading windows screen the process just starts over, almost like the computer restarted it self, to stop it I have to go into safe mode and deinstall the driver in control pannel then I can go back into normal windows, but with low resolution etc. Every time I log in as normal after deleting nvidia windows loads the "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" I guess this is why the quality is so low.

It seems any drivers for the video card just make the computer restart over and over, any ideas?

Thanks in advance!


System info:
120gb ssd
2tb hard drive
Msi GeForce Gtx 560 ti 1gb
Asus m4a88t-m amd motherboard 880g socket
2 corsair 4gb ram
Amd phenom 2 x6 2.7 ghz
Win7 64 bit
850 watt power supply
Asus vs238h-p 23" monitor

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June 15, 2012 2:16:20 PM

well the driver installation will cause the video card to work properly maybe it does not have enough energy to run when the driver is installed? have you plugged both pci 6pin power cables to the GPU???
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June 15, 2012 2:55:05 PM

ricardois said:
well the driver installation will cause the video card to work properly maybe it does not have enough energy to run when the driver is installed? have you plugged both pci 6pin power cables to the GPU???


Both are connected.

Note: When it does the restart loop thing, both fans on the video card turn off
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June 15, 2012 4:15:53 PM

One thing you can try. When you uninstall the drivers, be sure to also use Driver Sweeper to clean the rest up, and then delete the install directory in your C drive. Restart windows and then install the drivers again.
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June 15, 2012 5:30:29 PM

Thanks for the responses, trying these ideas now, also, do I need to install the first driver first? Or can I skip to the newest one?
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June 15, 2012 5:42:05 PM

I tried all that you suggested and I get the same restart loop problem, I think that both fans turn off on the video card during this, or at least at the end of the windows loading screen. Any ideas?
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a b U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 6:00:14 PM

can be a GPU problem or a PSU problem, maybe your psu isn't handling properly with a gpu using so much energy? it is not something common on a 850W PSU only if it is defective or if it is a very generic PSU, probably it is from a good brand isn't it?

the coolers are turning off because the gpu is turning off, this could be happening due to high temperatures or wrong overclock also, but if it is new, i would try returning it.
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June 15, 2012 6:03:48 PM

Just got this:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8008201038
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\061512-40841-01.dmp
C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-42666-0.sysdata.xml
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June 15, 2012 6:38:00 PM

Do you have Visual C++ 2008 Redist installed? If not, try using the same steps to clean up your drivers (make sure you clean up everything that says ATI or NVIDIA), install Visual C++ 2008 Redist, and do another clean reinstall of the drivers.

If that doesn't work, I would try the card on another computer to verify that it's not working, and then get an RMA.

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June 20, 2012 8:13:02 PM

Tried that, same problem, I contacted nvidia, they said it was defective.

Just revived new one, same problems.
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June 20, 2012 8:52:26 PM

I have a 850watt thermatake
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June 20, 2012 9:14:34 PM

Is it so hard to write the exact model?
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June 20, 2012 9:15:03 PM

tr2 rx-850ah3ch
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a c 291 U Graphics card
June 20, 2012 11:29:30 PM

Okay so that power supply is definitely powerful enough. However, it might still be faulty. Do you have a friend in whose PC you could try your card or the power supply?
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August 3, 2013 8:37:56 PM

I had the identical problem. I also found that switching back to my old card did not solve the problem. It turned out to be my Power Supply. The 5V rail on my PSU was shot. New PSU, great success.
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