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Can't install any nvidia driver (various errors)

  1. #1


    Italy
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Can't install any nvidia driver (various errors)


    Yesterday I was playing Dota 2 when suddenly I got a black screen and "display driver has stopped working and has recovered."
    Right after, I tried to open the game again. There was no way of getting it working.
    Any other game was also not working. The first thing I did was, of course, trying to reinstall the driver.
    I tried to install the lastest driver (337.50 beta) and I got only "installer has failed".
    I also tried with many other older drivers and such, with no result.

    Other things I tried:

    • Clean install (from custom install options)
    • Hard clean install (Deleting all nvidia files before)
    • Display Driver Uninstaller safe mode + reboot and install (same error)
    • Install in safe mode (installer error)
    • Register again WMI files (nothing changed)
    • Take ownership of various folders containing drivers (nothing changed)
    • Directly install INF files using devmgmt (gives error code 28)
    • Changing some registry values regarding vbscript that fixed it for other people.
    • Use Windows Update. "1 update was not installed" + error 80070002
    • sfc /scannow
    • Rollback from devmgmt
    • Restore to a early system point where it was working (couldn't restore, no matter what point I choose)


    Nothing worked. It just won't install. Now I'm stuck with Microsoft base driver and can't play anything.
    Here's the installer log, the only part with errors: Log (full log attached)
    Event viewer shows nothing.

    My system specs: CPU-Z Validator 4.0

    I think it's probably a miracle if I get this working without refresh/reinstall Windows.
    Thanks for your help and time reading this
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    Last edited by TheGatorade; 18 May 2014 at 21:18.

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  2. #2


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    windows 8.1


    Did you try to remove the videocard physically from the system and reinstall it and let windows dectect it.
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  3. #3


    Italy
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by lifetec View Post
    Did you try to remove the videocard physically from the system and reinstall it and let windows dectect it.
    Yes, I ran windows with my integrated card, turned the pc off, re-install the card and reboot.
    It got recognized as new hardware and Windows installed the base (generic) drivers.
    Nvidia drivers still fail to install.
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    windows 8.1


    Could you try updating the windows base driver via windows update. And if it recognize it as an nvdia card than install the latest nvdia driver.
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  5. #5


    Italy
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by lifetec View Post
    Could you try updating the windows base driver via windows update. And if it recognize it as an nvdia card than install the latest nvdia driver.
    Windows Update fails to update any graphics driver.
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Grabbing at straws here. Maybe disable the integrated graphics in device manager, reboot and see what happens.
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  8. #8


    Italy
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Grabbing at straws here. Maybe disable the integrated graphics in device manager, reboot and see what happens.
    It's not there in device manager when another GPU is installed.

    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Already tried, nothing changed.

    I'll have to refresh system files probably.
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  9. #9


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by TheGatorade View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Grabbing at straws here. Maybe disable the integrated graphics in device manager, reboot and see what happens.
    It's not there in device manager when another GPU is installed.

    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Already tried, nothing changed.

    I'll have to refresh system files probably.
    Unless a hardware problem. I've never had to refresh for graphics problem. Good luck and please let us know how it works out.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1


    Have you a spare/other (or borrow)videocard which you can install and see if that is installing the nvdia drivers. To see if your current card is faulty or broken of if it is your windowssystem.
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