Nvidia Video Drivers Make Me Restart Loop

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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  1. 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???
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Here are the two files it says may help to describe the problem.

    http://www.sendspace.com/filegroup/1MuIhBLF4gltB4rIKOCg9w
  9. 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.
  10. Tried that, same problem, I contacted nvidia, they said it was defective.

    Just revived new one, same problems.
  11. You still haven't mentioned what power supply you have. Wattage is irrelevant:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-power-supply,2862.html

    Tell us the brand and the model.
  12. I have a 850watt thermatake
  13. Is it so hard to write the exact model?
  14. tr2 rx-850ah3ch
  15. 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?
  16. 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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