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Nvidia Drivers Fail

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October 11, 2012 12:22:54 AM

Hi!

I'm updating my drivers for my GTX 460 and I get a failed screen here:



Now I know that the problem is not the specific driver because It happened last time with the previous driver but I guess I forgot to make a thread at the time :p 


Things I found from Google that did not work:
Tried doing a clean install.
Tried running the setup.exe directly.
Tried running in administrator.
Tried renaming the folder from NVIDIA to NVIDIA Corporation.

Thanks in advance! :D 

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a b Î Nvidia
October 11, 2012 12:25:42 AM

did you clean install using nvidia clean install option or did you use third party driver sweeper program such as driver sweeper/fusion?
October 11, 2012 12:42:21 AM

Err no I used Nvidia's clean install option.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 11, 2012 4:12:53 AM

then try using driver sweeper. uninstall all nvidia driver then boot in safe mode to run driver sweeper. reboot and try reinstall the driver once again
October 11, 2012 7:26:50 PM

Okay I did that and now I can't even get up to my native resolution and I can't detect my second monitor:



So that didn't work..
a c 171 Î Nvidia
a b \ Driver
October 11, 2012 7:30:00 PM

Do you know how to access the system32 folder in Windows?
October 11, 2012 7:35:21 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Do you know how to access the system32 folder in Windows?


If this is a serious question my serious answer is yes.
a c 171 Î Nvidia
a b \ Driver
October 11, 2012 7:39:12 PM

insane21m said:
If this is a serious question my serious answer is yes.

You might be surprised to know that there are folk who have no idea what that means, go to that folder and delete any and all Nv.dll files that you find then reboot and try installing the driver again.
October 11, 2012 8:11:14 PM

Mousemonkey said:
You might be surprised to know that there are folk who have no idea what that means, go to that folder and delete any and all Nv.dll files that you find then reboot and try installing the driver again.


Woot.
That seemed to do the trick.

Only thing is though after I restarted my computer to complete the instlatton I got a CMD window popup after I logged in but before I saw my taskbar that said something like "C:/Nvidia*: [Y/N]" and I just did Y enter then everything else seemed normal.
a c 171 Î Nvidia
a b \ Driver
October 11, 2012 8:50:20 PM

insane21m said:
Woot.
That seemed to do the trick.

Only thing is though after I restarted my computer to complete the instlatton I got a CMD window popup after I logged in but before I saw my taskbar that said something like "C:/Nvidia*: [Y/N]" and I just did Y enter then everything else seemed normal.

I'm glad it worked for you, I've never liked nor trusted those driver sweeper programs myself and deleting the .dll files has usually always worked for me unless its a Windows issue that is preventing the driver from installing.
a b Î Nvidia
October 12, 2012 12:03:57 AM

Mousemonkey said:
You might be surprised to know that there are folk who have no idea what that means, go to that folder and delete any and all Nv.dll files that you find then reboot and try installing the driver again.


thanks for the tip mouse. i'm looking for this as well. what do you think about nvidia own clean install option?
October 13, 2012 7:40:58 PM

Mousemonkey said:
You might be surprised to know that there are folk who have no idea what that means, go to that folder and delete any and all Nv.dll files that you find then reboot and try installing the driver again.

Do you mean EVERYTHING that starts with nv and ends with dll?
a c 171 Î Nvidia
a b \ Driver
October 13, 2012 8:25:48 PM

renz496 said:
thanks for the tip mouse. i'm looking for this as well. what do you think about nvidia own clean install option?

You're welcome and that option has been working OK for me so far so I have no complaints.
gossip555 said:
Do you mean EVERYTHING that starts with nv and ends with dll?

Yes pretty much, if you are not sure about a file then check its properties to make sure its an Nvidia file.
October 14, 2012 4:20:53 AM

One more thing, just to make sure and absolutely sure, I searched nv.dll in my system 32 folder. Delete ALL of those? Or only the nv prefix files in system 32 folder itself, and not the other folders? Finally, I have never messed around with system 32 files before, how do you get permissions to delete something in there?
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