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Nvidia driver problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wanadrive, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. wanadrive

    wanadrive Thread Starter

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    Windows Vista SP2. Athlon 3800+. 2GB Ram. Nvidia geforce 7300.

    A few months ago i found my pc was a bit slower than it had been. Also it had been crashing with a message about the display driver.
    The latest version is dated Oct 2012.
    I rolled back to the previous version, the crashing stopped and the pc seemed to be faster again.
    Unfortunately with automatic updates on the new driver kept getting downloaded again.
    So yesterday i rolled back to the previous version and switched off Windows updates.

    Unfortunately the result was that immediately after logging in the machine would freeze - probably withing say 10 seconds.
    It would boot in safe mode fine.
    I ran malware bytes and spybot s&d

    So then in safemode I disabled the device in device manager and now the machine runs fine, although using the built in graphics rather than the geforce card.

    It seems that I can't roll back the driver now in device manager (presumably as it is disabled). I tried removing the driver alltogether and then rebooting. The system automatically found the driver and installed it but on re-boot I still get the same problem.

    Any answers here for me or should i just ditch the nvidia card and get something else
     
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  3. wanadrive

    wanadrive Thread Starter

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    Thanks Trip...
    I'll try that
     
  4. wanadrive

    wanadrive Thread Starter

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    No joy.

    Followed your instructions.

    When trying to uninstall from the programmes/features I get

    error loading c:\programfiles\nvidiacorporation\installer2\installer.1nv12.dll

    I then use drive sweeper but the nvidia drivers are still present in the programmes/features.

    At that stage something is reoved as I get an error message in device manager that the driver is incomplete or damaged.

    I then reinstall the drivers from nvidia.

    The old problem then returns.
    Going to device manager in safe mode now shows no problems.
     
  5. Triple6

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    When you run the new nVidia installer it gives you an option to do a Custom install, after that it should give you an option to do a clean install and remove all the previous files and settings.
     
  6. wanadrive

    wanadrive Thread Starter

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    Still no good
     
  7. Triple6

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    No good as it the installer didn't work or it worked but you are still getting crashes? What motherboard do you have?
     
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