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Cannot Upgrade video Driver NVidia


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#1 DaphRox

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

I have not been able to update my video drivers for a very long time. Every time I try I get a message that the update failed. I've been on the Nvidia forums and no attempt to resolve has worked. I have an ASUS G2 with a Nvidia 8600m GT Card.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

latest drivers:
http://majorgeeks.com/downloads35.html

Edited by zbd, 02 January 2013 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

Thank you, but I have downloaded that driver and it fails to install with the NVidia installer. it just tells me installation failed. They had posted something about a registry entry from a virus program but that does not exist in my registry. Is there a way around using this?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

Did you uninstall the old drivers from Remove Programs before installing the new drivers?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

No I haven't I was worried that if I removed them and can't install them I would be screwed. Would setting a restore point give me the option to go back to actually having the drivers still there?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

Would I remove all of these?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:43 AM

I am getting so frustrated, my computer will not let me uninstall the NVidia drivers, everything I try ends up with "failed to remove" What can I do now?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Are these drivers the only things you can't uninstall?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

I have tried in safe mode...I've had so many problems with Vista that I am ready to reformat this whole laptop and start over with another OS. I've gone to CNet and downloaded an uninstaller to try and remove that way and it did not work either. :angry:

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Are these drivers the only things you can't uninstall?


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

Try the method below.

This is an excerpt from a tutorial at EVGA forums.

Uninstalling our current Nvidia driver is quite simple and straight forward (at least something is easy)

Simply go to START, Control Panel and click on "Programs and Features" (then allow the list to populate)
Scroll down to the "N" entries and you will find a section that all start with "Nvidia" (see example below)

Dont panic if you see more Nvidia listings than shown in the screenshot. This is completly normal, as you may have previously installed other Nvidia driver components. You may see such extra listings as the Nvidia HD audio, Nvidia Update, Nvidia 3D Stereoscopic driver, Nvidia 3D controller and Nvidia Control panel... Ect.
*Important note: Users of older motherboards with Nvidia chipsets may see Nvidia listings that are unreleated to the Display Drivers. Before proceeding as noted below, you MUST know what the chipset listings are, and AVOID uninstalling them. If you uninstall Nvidia Chipset drivers, your system could become non functional and require a OS reinstall.

Now, one at a time.. highlight every Nvidia entry (except the Graphics Driver!!!!) and click "uninstall"... wait till each one is done and says its finished, before proceeding to the next listed entry. Do -ALL- of them until nothing is left but the "Graphics Driver" (with some older drivers it may list "Display Driver" instead...)
EDIT*Important note: If while uninstalling Nvidia display components, the system asks for a RESTART after uninstalling any component (except the Graphics Display) and it wont let you proceed when choosing "restart later", then its OK go ahead and restart and pick up in the Control Panel/Programs and Features where you left off. (thanks to user jdookie for pointing this issue out)

-> -> DO NOT UNINSTALL THE "GRAPHICS DRIVER" entry, untill ALL other entries have been done FIRST <- <-

**this is where alot of users make a mistake, by failing to completly uninstall/remove all the other Nvidia entries before they uninstall the Graphics/Display Driver. Dont make a mistake here, or after your all done installing the new driver... you will have to come back and do it all over again.

OK, there are no Nvidia entries left on the list except for the "graphics driver".

Highlight it, and choose Uninstall The system will ask for a RESTART, you should now do so!!

Edited by dc3, 05 January 2013 - 11:44 AM.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Thank you, I will try that and let you know the results. And yes, it seems to be the only think that I cannot uninstall to date. :busy:




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