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Startup Repair Offline - Bad Driver - Caused by Nvidia Update?!


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#1 Unsetelex

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 02:10 AM

Alright, I'll save you any boring or long-winded overly verbose introductions, although I realize by saying that I may have already exceeded the allotted time for this introduction. Nonetheless, I'm getting a boot error wherein after the windows splash screen, the system hangs, screen goes black and resets. Startup repair doesn't work and I get the bad driver error as described in this thread:
 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/504168/another-user-with-the-windows-7-startup-repair-offline-bad-driver-issue/

Now, I'm convinced that this has been caused by attempting to update the drivers for my Nvidia GTX 660 because the computer crashed as I was installing the driver. Here's the thing though: It's crashed twice before while attempting to install the same driver, but I was able to use startup repair to restore functionality those other times. This time however, I figured I would attempt a clean install for the driver because it hadn't worked before (checked the "clean install" box when installing Nvidia GTX 660 Driver 344.11  WHQL). This, unfortunately, turned out to be the catalyst control center for my current predicament. It may also be related to Avast as I just recently installed their new internet security suite and I've read that it could cause conflicts with Nvidia. Also, it could have been that I was not only downloading something at the time, I was also watching a video as it was installing the driver, which I imagine is like the PC equivalent of lighting a cigarette while attempting to refuel your vehicle; Sure you look cool, but it's ill-advised all the same.

 

Now, startup repair doesn't work and I'm dreading losing all my precious... um, documents and stuff. Fortunately, I've done a bit of homework and I managed to run Farbar Recovery Scan, the results of which are attached.

 

I'd like a bit of help building a FixLog if one of you would be so kind. From what I can see, it definitely seems like Nvidia was installing a bunch of stuff right before the crash, now I imagine the idea is to go in and delete some of those, or am I getting ahead of myself?

 

Anyway, thanks lads!

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 09:11 PM

At this point, it seems that without a fixlog, my only other option is to reformat and attempt a clean install.

 

If any mods or other users have seen this and can offer or are perhaps working on a fix, a reply saying they've seen the thread would be much appreciated, thanks!



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