I tried to uninstall nvidia drivers, but did it wrong. Now I'm screwed & nothin works

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zarkovis

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The computer bugged out. said the drivers were missing. Tried to uninstall and then reinstall, but I wasn't able to uninstall them. What now?
 

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I edited your post for language. This is a family site and even if you mis-spell a word, we do get the meaning.

Next do the following;
1 Download the chipset/mb drivers for your mb
2 Download the nvidia reference driver from the nvidia site
3 Install chipset driver and reboot when prompted
4 Now attempt the install of the nvidia video driver. Choose to clean install the driver [that is an option during install]
 

zarkovis

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Sorry for the language, how will this work? I really don't want to make anything worse
 

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OK, you have already messed it up and most likely you deleted or removed either part or all of your chipset drivers. Reinstall those then attempt an install of the nvidia driver. If you do not have your chipset driver installed OR it is damaged/corrupted, the nvidia driver will not find the card.

Next it would really help if you posted ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb installed, exact cpu, exact pw supply, etc, etc. No one has any idea what we are working on [other than you]
 

zarkovis

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GPU : Geforce 660

RAM : 8gb

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570k

Windows 8

MB: ASUSTek Computer inc. p8z77-V Pro

So should I go along with your advice?
 

zarkovis

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OK, you have already messed it up and most likely you deleted or removed either part or all of your chipset drivers. Reinstall those then attempt an install of the nvidia driver. If you do not have your chipset driver installed OR it is damaged/corrupted, the nvidia driver will not find the card.

Next it would really help if you posted ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb installed, exact cpu, exact pw supply, etc, etc. No one has any idea what we are working on [other than you]
By those you mean nvidia chipset drivers or mb drivers?

If it is nvidia could you please help me locate them? as when I search all I see get is this.

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

I will wait until you reply before doing anything.
 

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GPU : Geforce 660

RAM : 8gb

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570k

Windows 8

MB: ASUSTek Computer inc. p8z77-V Pro
Is your graphics actually a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 ?

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zarkovis

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It didn't work.

I installed the asustek drivers, but the nvidia installer still won't find my video card.
 

zarkovis

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Thats the thing. 4 are grayed out and I can't uninstall them.

Does anyone have any other ideas?

Or maybe I should just uninstall the other two as well? I have no idea.
 

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If you are sure the card is fully seated AND you have tried a system restore, you could try system file checker. Failing that, I would think you are looking are reinstalling windows. Here is how to run sfc [note you need a real MS install disk and not a recovery type disk]

Click in the search window and type cmd. When command prompt appears, right click and choose run as admin. With your windows disk in the drive, type "sfc /scannow" without quotes and hit enter.
 
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