driver update to 327.23 ruined my computer

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Ignas, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Ignas

    Ignas New Member

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    Since I installed this trash in my computer Im experiencing screen tearing/flickering . I tried deleting folder I tried uninstall using Display Driver Uninstaller and nothing changed
    what is more interesting is that automatically driver search dont recognize my nvidia geforce anymore.

    I click on Display > resolution it shows some "generic non-pnp monitor on standard vga graphics adapter" in display and advanced settings, what is used to be my nvidia geforce. Dedicated, system, shared system are now n/a n/a n/a wtf is happening here? I dont know what to do

    http://i.imgur.com/FCEQBFY.png

    moreover I cant play devil may cry 4 anymore it crashes and says "ERRO3: Failed to initialize DirectX10" when I start it. Please help me
     
  2. RavenMaster

    RavenMaster Maha Guru

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    Weird, its been one of the best drivers for me tri-SLI setup. Very smooth and no flickering at all, no microstutter.
     
  3. mbk1969

    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    Change drivers from NVidia to Standard VGA (in Device manager). Then uninstall 327.23. Then install version which you had before.

    Edit: By the way. have you checked in release notes weather 327.23 supports your videocard?
     
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  4. RavenMaster

    RavenMaster Maha Guru

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    Also your GT 8600 is a very old card - it may be that the card itself is dying.
     

  5. Ignas

    Ignas New Member

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    Its already changed (not by me) to standard VGA as I said in original post.
    And I believe I dont know how to uninstall 327.23 can you help me?
    I dont know which version I had before, can I just install version previous to 327.23.
    I think it supports my video card
    By the way in Nvidia folder there appears to be two different drivers
    http://i.imgur.com/KjCMjdV.png

    Does this means something?
     
  6. Ignas

    Ignas New Member

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    You make me feel anxious
    I have this computer for like about 4 years and this started right after I installed this driver also this is mild tearing and only when I drag objects and scroll pages. I can still use computer well
    "the card is dying"
    is such a thing even possible unless computer is 100 years old?
     
  7. EdKiefer

    EdKiefer Ancient Guru

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    that folder is showing the drivers that were installed on your system .
    So it looks like you had 280.26 before .

    According to release notes the 8800GT is still supported

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/327.23/327.23-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf

    So try going to program installed in control panel and uninstall all Nvidia app .

    Then try installing either old 280 or 327 again .
     
  8. Ignas

    Ignas New Member

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    Thats another problem
    There is no nvidia apps in installed program list, no dirvers nothing
    I mean in Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features
    I tried using Display Driver Uninstaller with no results
     
  9. Veeshush

    Veeshush Maha Guru

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    Do you have any weird tearing/flickering or other visual oddities while the BIOS screen is shown during boot? If so then it's something hardware related with the card. You could also try booting with a Linux live cd to rule out it being a driver/Windows issue.

    And what exactly happens when you try to install the drivers?
     
  10. Ignas

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    I will see to it but firstly I would like to know how to uninstall that damned 327.23 driver if I cant find it in installed programs list in control panel
     

  11. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Run driver sweeper and scan for nvidia all 3 boxes and then latest ccleaner.
     
  12. Ignas

    Ignas New Member

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    So I cleaned nvidia files with driver sweeper, downloaded driver 280.26 it says "This NVIDIA graphics driver is not compatible with this version of windows"
    I didnt mention I just recently installed windows 7 I had windows vista with this driver most of the. But it should work with win7 it worked that short period of time before I installed 327.23 I believe
     
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  13. Ignas

    Ignas New Member

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    And please can somebody expalin me this "generic non-pnp monitor on standard vga graphics adapter" what is this? Where it came from? It appeared after I installed driver
    http://i.imgur.com/FCEQBFY.png
     
  14. bjoswald

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    First of all, don't bother with Driver Cleaner. You don't need that crap in 2013.

    Try this:

    1. Completely remove your driver from Add/Remove Programs
    2. Reboot
    3. Let Windows detect the generic WDDM drivers and install as needed
    4. Reboot
    5. Install newest NVIDIA driver, using Clean Installation option
     
  15. Ignas

    Ignas New Member

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    RESOLVED! (for now)
    I cleaned all nvidia files with driver sweeper and with ccleaner
    When I found and downloaded nvidia driver 186.81

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook_winvista_win7_186.81_whql.html

    computer can now detect my videocard, no more screen tearing
    I dont know if I will upgrade to 280.26 though
    Reminder not to download any new garbage nvidia drivers in the future from now on
     

  16. EdKiefer

    EdKiefer Ancient Guru

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    It means no driver is loaded . click properties there and see if it knows its Nvidia card . under driver it might have option to roll back, but if you updated OS I would not try it .

    Be specific in OS details was this a Vista 32bit or 64bit OS before .
    You updated to win7 32 or 64bit ?
    I can see you having problems if old system was 32bit and now your on 64bit . You need to install 64bit drivers .

    There no difference on driver DL for Vista-Win8 (you can tell by driver name) .

    Edit: glad you got it resolved , I missed you are on a laptop and not desktop .
     
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  17. Ignas

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    I managed to found 280.26 which works with my win7 32bit but when I started install process it said "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" now I installed 186.81 Im experience no screen tearing anymore and my computer detectcs videocard it seems
     
  18. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    186 is ancient. you ought to try 314.22, most people dont have any issues with it.
     
  19. elrazor

    elrazor Master Guru

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    Just drop your 8600 GT from window man..
     
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    Graphics cards die all the time, doesn't matter the age. My GTX 670 which I only have had for a year an a half just suddenly died recently. One moment everything was fine, I just had my web browser open and looking at things on the web. The next moment my screen goes blank. No warning just bam and it's gone. After trying my card in a different PCI-e slot and getting the same result No BIOS screen or anything on boot, but I could hear the Windows chime when Windows loaded. I then tried an older graphics card I still had and it came up fine. Fortunately the GTX 670 was still under warranty so I sent it off to repair.
     

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