Some background: My computer restarted for what could only be Microsoft Updates. Upon restart, got the white lines on my screen that means the video card driver is probably hosed. The icon in device manager shows a small yield sign, and says "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)" I've tried the usual:
-I restored to a point before the updates. Still not working. Sure enough, when checking the installed Windows Updates, the latest was from 5/24, which was way before my card stopped working.
-I updated the driver to the most recent version (18.104.22.16852, 2/5/2015). Not working.
-Tried less recent drivers. Not working.
-Uninstalled the video card hardware from device manager, scanned for hardware changes, and still no go.
-Read a guide that told me to do a "completely fresh" install the required me to go into add/remove and uninstall all version of Nvidia software (I had about 6 r 7 in the list, so I thought this was a good first step) and then delete all Nvidia folders/files from C:/. While I didn't do the whole guide (It wanted me to do stuff in the registry), this didn't work either.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, thanks!