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Windows 8.1 Nvidia Driver Issue

  1. #1


    Suffolk
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Nvidia Driver Issue


    Hey guys ,

    over the last few days I have had the odd message letting my know my Nvidia driver failed any ideas ?

    GPU is a MSI GTX 660 Ti 2GB OC Edition

    driver installed is 332.21

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  2. #2


    India
    Posts : 1,034
    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64


    Hi, Welcome to 8 forums.

    Did you get any message like "Drivers have stopped working" while you were playing games or watching a video recently?

    If yes, did you update the drivers over the old one? Follow this,

    Roll back to old drivers and check if the issue still persist. Downclock the card a bit. Sometimes OC can cause drivers to crash.
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  3. #3


    The automatic installation of 332.21 failed twice on me in the past 2 weeks I don't know why - can you get a corrupt installation? GPU is an MSI GTX 670.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Always latest driver is best.

    It happened because of the issues we fixed here: BSOD Windows 8.1 Kernel Security Check Failure on Windows?

    Most notable and probable: pcouffin.sys
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  5. #5


    Suffolk
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Always latest driver is best.

    It happened because of the issues we fixed here: BSOD Windows 8.1 Kernel Security Check Failure on Windows?

    Most notable and probable: pcouffin.sys
    arh ok many thanks ill keep an eye on the events from now onwards
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Quote Originally Posted by DeskTopGeek View Post
    arh ok many thanks ill keep an eye on the events from now onwards
    That's a good idea and is never going to hurt, so cool. But...on a machine that's setup well, you'll never need to.

    I admin all sorts of machines here at my home, 7 Windows boxes, and various other ones for neighbors and family members elsewhere. The last time I looked at Event logs was probably over 2 years ago. (It's because I know what to put and to stay away from very well.)

    Every time I run Ccleaner w/ CCEnhancer plugin (which is often since I'm good like that lol) it blasts the logs to file pergatory, a.k.a. delete.

    So, hopefully your machine will be like that soon too, if it not already is. Use it, enjoy it and forget problems. heh
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    I use Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit and have a Galaxy 760 card and was trying to upgrade to 344.11 and kept getting
    the 'Nvidia installer failed' message. After reading forum after forum and running DriverSweeper, Safe Mode, going

    into the registery and deleteing anything that referenced Nvidia, trying to install older versions even the one I

    was using previously, 'Run as Administrator', manually installing the driver through the 'Device Manager', the

    driver in Windows update wouldn't install either . Nothing worked so after several days of reading forums and trying

    everything I could think of I was about ready to yank the card out and throw it in the trash and go buy an Radeon.

    What finally worked for me was I thought I would go into Run/msconfig and see what programs were running and

    possibly preventing the driver from installing. I noticed on the 'General Tab' 'Selective startup' was selected so I

    thought I would try 'Normal startup' and after rebooting I was able to install the driver with no problems.

    Hopefully this will help someone.
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