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December 24, 2012 5:29:09 PM

Hello guys,

I have been trying to install new Nvidia drivers and I got error message Nvidia Installer failed. I uninstalled the old drivers in hope this would help, but I am getting the same error message again. I tried several fixes from all over the internet but nothing helped me so far. What would You suggest?

Regards,

Tomas

December 24, 2012 6:38:36 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
have you tried driver sweeper?

http://www.guru3d.com/content_page/guru3d_driver_sweepe...

uninstall nvidia drivers then run this

reboot in safe mode run sweeper again

then install new driver

also right click nvidia driver installer and run as administrator


Thanks for fast reply mcnumpty23. Yes, tried this (several times), no effect. :/ 
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December 24, 2012 6:48:46 PM

have you tried installing it with your anti virus turned off?

shouldnt have to but you never know with computers

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December 24, 2012 7:31:38 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
have you tried installing it with your anti virus turned off?

shouldnt have to but you never know with computers


Yes, tried to install in safe mode too - still getting the same error. :( 
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December 24, 2012 9:14:05 PM

have you tried running sfc /scannow to see if you have any errors?

open command prompt as administrator

type sfc /scannow and press enter

theres a space between sfc and /scannow
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December 24, 2012 9:31:52 PM

Could be a bad download. Retry it again from Nvidia.
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December 25, 2012 6:44:43 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
have you tried running sfc /scannow to see if you have any errors?

open command prompt as administrator

type sfc /scannow and press enter

theres a space between sfc and /scannow


How do I run command as an administrator? When I right click cmd icon, I can't check "run as an administrator".

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December 25, 2012 6:45:43 AM

cball1311 said:
Could be a bad download. Retry it again from Nvidia.


Tried different downloads and also different driver versions, same problem. :( 
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December 25, 2012 6:57:45 AM

'Impossible'! NV fail NEVER!You altered that screen shot!Hahaha...Just kidding. ;) 
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December 25, 2012 7:13:01 AM

Try this it may sound stupid but it has worked for me and many others before.Turn off windows upate
Uninstall the drivers.
Download driver fusion http://treexy.com/
Reboot system in safe mode and run driver fusion.
Reboot again.
Re-downloaded drivers http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Turn on windows updates
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December 25, 2012 8:40:03 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
have you tried running sfc /scannow to see if you have any errors?

open command prompt as administrator

type sfc /scannow and press enter

theres a space between sfc and /scannow


Here is what I can see:

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December 25, 2012 8:40:57 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Try this it may sound stupid but it has worked for me and many others before.Turn off windows upate
Uninstall the drivers.
Download driver fusion http://treexy.com/
Reboot system in safe mode and run driver fusion.
Reboot again.
Re-downloaded drivers http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Turn on windows updates


Thanks for the tip bigcyco1. Unfortunately it didn't work. :(  It found some files, deleted them but I got the same error/fail again.
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December 25, 2012 10:01:24 AM

smurfik said:
Here is what I can see:

http://oi47.tinypic.com/htagdw.jpg



doesnt look like it ran the scan

might have got it wrong

its sfc /scannow

2 spaces between sfc and scannow

think i said one space before

and you must run as administrator

hold on--looks like in your image you put a space after the /

ie / scannow

should be /scannow

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December 26, 2012 6:33:40 AM

Scan found some errors, repaired them, but still can't install nvidia drivers. :/ 
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December 26, 2012 9:56:09 AM

Sounds like you might need a full system sweep, have you any strange processors active right now?

This could just be a good old virus issue.
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December 26, 2012 2:34:42 PM

Ok. Well let's see if we can narrow this down using the Event Viewer. Start -> Right-click Computer -> Manage. In Computer Management, click on Event View (left-pane) -> Windows Logs -> Applications. You will see a list of all of the applications and their installations. Scroll down until and check out the "MsiInstaller" entries under the "Source" column. You should see one for Nvidia with an error (red !). Read the bottom pane and see what happened while trying to install.
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December 26, 2012 4:08:26 PM

cball1311 said:
Ok. Well let's see if we can narrow this down using the Event Viewer. Start -> Right-click Computer -> Manage. In Computer Management, click on Event View (left-pane) -> Windows Logs -> Applications. You will see a list of all of the applications and their installations. Scroll down until and check out the "MsiInstaller" entries under the "Source" column. You should see one for Nvidia with an error (red !). Read the bottom pane and see what happened while trying to install.


I can't see any errors during the last couple of days, only two warnings (yellow) repeating.

First:



Details: 3 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-3842017709-317809457-3527198796-1000: Process 1660 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\SysWOW64\Fast Boot\FastBootAgent.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-3842017709-317809457-3527198796-1000 Process 1660 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\SysWOW64\Fast Boot\FastBootAgent.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-3842017709-317809457-3527198796-1000 Process 1660 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\SysWOW64\Fast Boot\FastBootAgent.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-3842017709-317809457-3527198796-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Second:



Details: GPClient
D9060000

What do You think?
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December 26, 2012 6:05:46 PM

I don't see anything that would be causing a driver installation failure. If you haven't tried it, boot into Safe Mode and try to install the drivers from there. See if they still fail. If they do, repeat the Event Viewer process and see if anything different pops up.
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December 28, 2012 9:12:20 AM

I checked the log twice and I can't see any error (red) messages from the last couple of days (only those two yellow warnings). O.o
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January 7, 2013 8:33:27 PM

Are you by any chance running Trusteer Rapport as a safety piece of software for your online banking? I have had Nvidia failed installs for months and months, and yesterday traced it to Rapport's use of temp folders. Rapport takes control of these and wont allow them to be deleted. Nvidia installer crashes when it cannot delete the same temp folders. A clue to this might be if you have a stack of unused user folders building up numbered 001, 002 etc inside your users folder. Seemingly Nvidia installer makes a new folder every time it tries to install and Rapport promply takes control of it and prevents deletion.

Rapport cannot be deleted conventionally. To delete it go into safe mode using F8 at start up and delete its installation folder manually. Also type %appdata% in your Start-Run box and delete the Rapport folder then inside appdata.

Restart machine as normal and delete the Rapport folders that will now be sat in your recycle bin.

Takes about 1 minute and ended months of annoyance for me. Rapport will not be reinstalled by me!!! - I have banking protection via my bitdefender package anyway.
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January 26, 2013 2:53:59 AM

smurfik said:
Hello guys,

I have been trying to install new Nvidia drivers and I got error message Nvidia Installer failed. I uninstalled the old drivers in hope this would help, but I am getting the same error message again. I tried several fixes from all over the internet but nothing helped me so far. What would You suggest?

Regards,

Tomas

http://oi48.tinypic.com/35ivoti.jpg



I just ran into the same problem, but here was my difference, and my fix. Today, I moved all my library folders to a secondary drive, so as not to encumber my SSD system drive. After which, I got the update message from Nvidia. I did the usual "download driver" and launched the installer from my download folder, which now is on a secondary drive. INSTALLATION FAILURE, just like your screen grab. I moved the installer to the "public download" folder, still on my SSD system drive, and Viola! Success.
Hope this helps.
Michael
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January 26, 2013 3:20:08 AM

smurfik said:
Hello guys,

I have been trying to install new Nvidia drivers and I got error message Nvidia Installer failed. I uninstalled the old drivers in hope this would help, but I am getting the same error message again. I tried several fixes from all over the internet but nothing helped me so far. What would You suggest?

Regards,

Tomas

http://oi48.tinypic.com/35ivoti.jpg


Just curious because I don't think you've mentioned it, what are the specifics of your machine? I've seen something similar to this in regards to a system being an nVidia chipset with integrated graphics and the drivers went haywire because they were getting confused as to where to look for control.

It partially also sounds like you might have what's referred to as a "ghost" driver pushing the error on the nVidia chipset hence causing the error in the first place.

Follow the process found HERE and then go in and remove the driver and try it once again. Also go and get GPU-Z and see what it is registering as your graphics option.
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February 16, 2013 6:32:10 AM

Had the same problem, what fixed it for me was, go to start, type in lusrmgr.msc under users delete updateuser, restart pc, install driver. The same solution is somewhere in Nvidia forums.
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March 30, 2013 1:14:26 AM

Ok, I finally solved the problem - I went to registry and deleted everything related to Nvidia. So if anybody is having a similar problem and nothing mentioned above is working, you can try delete Nvidia from registry. :) 
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