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Windows 7/ nvidia graphics card


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#1 macdadluke23

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:54 PM

recently upgraded my pc from windows vista 32 bit to a windows 7 32 bit. Problem is that my graphics card (nvidia geforce 9800gtx)keeps stopping and i get an error thats says" Display driver stopped responding and has stopped Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 257.33 stopped responding and has successfully recovered" I usually get this error or i get the blue screen of death keep in mind this never happen when i had vista so i know it is windows 7. Also the driver is the latest driver from nvidia/ Can someone tell me how to fix it because I do not want to go back to vista and spent $120 on windows 7.

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#2 macdadluke23

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:55 PM

Also i Found this solution from Larry D. Lawerence but the problem is that windows have a preconfigure driver for my nvidia 9800gtx graphics card so everytime i uninstall the drive/restart my pc it automatically installs the driver


1. Control Panel=>Windows Update=>Change Settings=>"Download updates but let me choose whether to install them".
2. Download the latest driver for your card from the nvidia website.
3. Go to Device Manager, select your display adaptor, and uninstall it, choose to also delete drivers when prompted.
4. Reboot computer into safe mode by pressing f8 when the computer boots, when prompted to install new display driver choose "never install a driver for this device"
5. Navigate to c:\windows\system32\drivers\ and rename the file nvlddmkm.sys to nvlddmkm_old.sys. Take note of the date of this file
6. Navigate to c:\windows\system32 and rename any other file of the same date as nvlddmkm.sys which begins with the letters 'nv'
For example:
nvcplui.exe becomes nvcplui_old.exe
nvd3dumx.dll becomes nvd3dumx_old.exe
etc..etc..etc..Repeat for all files with the same date as the file you found in step 5, they begin with the letters 'nv'
If it is too tedious to rename all the files, you can simply move them to a different folder.
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6a. For 64bit Vista / 7, repeat step 6 in c:\windows\sysWOW64
7. Reboot to normal Windows, if prompted again to install a driver choose "never install a driver for this device.
8. Install the driver which you downloaded from the nvidia website.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 02:15 PM

I have Windows 7 x64 bit with a Ge-force GT 430 never had any type of problem so I will try to figure it out.

download your GTX drivers http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-32bit-280.26-whql-driver.html (newest one) I have this one check it to be sure. I am going by what specs you said

click to installed after you agree and continue to the terms now your at the options go to advance options and leave all those components check go to "Perform a Clean Install" and check it. When this option is check it will deleted all the drivers related to NVIDA drivers/game profiles on your pc and installed the 280.26 drives and the related components

Hope that helps.

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