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For the first time that I've been updating graphics card video drivers, an NVidia driver has caused a major crash of my system. During the install process, my computer screen(s) went black and the system went into a permanent loop. The only way I could get out of this loop was to unplug my system.I downloaded the 197.45 driver for Windows 7, 64-bit. I've never had ANY problems with NVidia drivers before this. It took several hours of OS repair and dropping back to restore points before I rescued my system. At some point during all this system restore, I lost my graphics tablet and the mouse function it provided. I had to drop back to using a USB mouse. I've never seen anything like this.If anyone has also had this problem, I would surely like to know what they found during an investigation of the problems. Perhaps I'm the only one - or not.ThanksFrank

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197.45 had been installed on my pc with normal operation, maybe you are only one.sir

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You're not the only one Frank. The 197.45 install program tried it's best to bork my system as well. Even after booting to safe mode and using driver cleaner Nvidia kept trying to do some automatic thingy. First time I've had a problem with a driver installation. Totally annoying driver install. Finally worked by booting normal.

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Sorry you had such a problem. I wonder if those that are having problems were going from a non 197.xx driver to the latest. I had a previous (last 197.xx) in my system when I installed the x.45's. If all those that had an older series driver set on their systems and then crashed out when trying to upgrade to the latest .45's should mention this, so as to have somebody else avoid a crash scenario.I had no issues of any kind in the install The 197.45's runs a GTX285 series as smooth as glass. A keeper.

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Thanks.I'm still stuck in an NVidia driver install loop. Never, have I ever seen anything like this. Using Bob's (w6kd) driver installation routine.

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"uninstall nHancer and the driver, boot to safe mode and run Driver Cleaner to get rid of any lingering artifacts of old drivers, then reboot and install new drivers."I've been using driver sweeper rather than driver cleaner, and I notice many NVidia files are still left on the computer after sweeping, residing in program files and program files (x86). I'm not computer knowledgeable enough to determine if that creates new problems when installing new drivers.

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Sorry you had such a problem. I wonder if those that are having problems were going from a non 197.xx driver to the latest. I had a previous (last 197.xx) in my system when I installed the x.45's. If all those that had an older series driver set on their systems and then crashed out when trying to upgrade to the latest .45's should mention this, so as to have somebody else avoid a crash scenario.I had no issues of any kind in the install The 197.45's runs a GTX285 series as smooth as glass. A keeper.
The answer to this question is no. I was upgrading from 197.13 - 64-bit Windows 7 driver.fb

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The answer to this question is no. I was upgrading from 197.13 - 64-bit Windows 7 driver.fb
I finally installed the new driver - it wasn't easy though. I installed driver sweeper but I was unable to boot my system in the "safe mode." That may have been the result of my second attempt to load the new NVidia driver. However, I did get the sweeper to work and removed all the NVidia "stuff." I think???Anyway, on the third attempt I did manage to get the new driver into the system. WHEW!!!! I hate it when that happens. :(

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"uninstall nHancer and the driver, boot to safe mode and run Driver Cleaner to get rid of any lingering artifacts of old drivers, then reboot and install new drivers."I've been using driver sweeper rather than driver cleaner, and I notice many NVidia files are still left on the computer after sweeping, residing in program files and program files (x86). I'm not computer knowledgeable enough to determine if that creates new problems when installing new drivers.
It might cause problems. There's a guy that goes by "theGryphon" in the forums for Driver Sweeper, and he has a custom profile download there that zeroes in on some old files/registry settings missed by the current nVidia profile that's built into the latest Driver Sweeper version.w/r/t the unresponsive system issues others are reporting here, the only time I've personally seen that happen is when an antivirus program interfered in the installation. Make sure your AV is temporarily disabled when installing any hardware driver.RegardsBob ScottColonel, USAF (ret)ATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VColorado Springs, CO

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For the first time that I've been updating graphics card video drivers, an NVidia driver has caused a major crash of my system. During the install process, my computer screen(s) went black and the system went into a permanent loop. The only way I could get out of this loop was to unplug my system.I downloaded the 197.45 driver for Windows 7, 64-bit. I've never had ANY problems with NVidia drivers before this. It took several hours of OS repair and dropping back to restore points before I rescued my system. At some point during all this system restore, I lost my graphics tablet and the mouse function it provided. I had to drop back to using a USB mouse. I've never seen anything like this.If anyone has also had this problem, I would surely like to know what they found during an investigation of the problems. Perhaps I'm the only one - or not.ThanksFrank
I just installed them today (replaced 197.13) without a hitch. Seem to work fine in FSX.Craig

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I updated 197.13 to 197.45 last night and it seemed to be fine so far. I'm getting very good FPS and great looking graphics.I still have a fan speed control problem likely related to the drivers but I work around it using RivaTuner to pump the fan up to 70% before flight.

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This 197.45 release is the best for my system since 186.18.
Solid driver. Not a single texture flash since installing them. There are also comments that this drive overclocks better.jja

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