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Cycle of black screen & shutdowns Win8.1x64 Nvidia driver

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    Windows 8.1 x64

    Cycle of black screen & shutdowns Win8.1x64 Nvidia driver

    Hello all,
    I will try to post a dump file the next chance I have in getting into safe mode. I have an Asus
    CM6870-CA010S with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 card. It has been running like a dream since I got it in April, then I performed the 8.1 update, and innocently updated the drivers. Bad plan. For the past week I've fallen into the labyrinth of uninstalling the card, subsequent iterations of the drivers, clearing registries, performed the "Refresh," all after reading the forums here, on Nvidia's boards, anywhere I can get logical info. I finally found what I thought was the perfect recipe, uninstalling totally in safe mode, deleting the folders orphaned from uninstalls, cleaning the registry, disabling Window's automatic downloads for drivers and hardware... etc. I had solid uptime for an hour, and I'm not a gamer, and hadn't yet tested my main objectives- Photoshop and Premiere. But HD video was great, and I finally thought I had it licked. Then, black screen. I have no BSODs. The system seems to shut down so fast that it doesn't have time to make dump files, and WhoCrashed.exe keeps pointing to nvlddmkm.sys as the culprit when a dump is made, with either pagefile or IRQL not less or equal errors. I'm so done. After trying virtually every solid recommendation I can find, I'm about to throw in the towel and either get a whole other brand of graphics card, or take it to the super expensive judgmental hipster repair shop. This post is my last hope, and I'll try to get a dump file the next chance it gives me enough uptime to collect one- and getting into Safe Mode with F8 is seemingly very random. I appreciate in advance your help, while I brace for any oversights made on my noob post.
    Thanks much!

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    Hmmm... Not sure whether it will solve your problem, but it's surely worth a try. Have you tried the "clean install" of the drivers? To do so you must select customized installation and enable this option when selecting components to install. It's not "magic" but it overwrites any previous settings which may be helpful if any of them were causing that situation.
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