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Today I decided to re-install Windows 7, just to get a new os to start from. Everything worked fine before reinstalling Windows, and appears to work afterwards. That is, until I try to install the Nvidia drivers for my GTX 460.

I have tried using both drivers downloaded from the internet and from the disk that came with my card. Whenever I install the driver, the computer proceeds to boot normally. Once I boot into Windows, however, the error appears.

The desktop background looks normal, except that it only takes up about a third of the center of the screen, and is surrounded by black. There is no taskbar, and when I move my mouse to the edge of the screen it continues to go where I can't see it. Whenever I try to launch task manager by pressing Control-Alt-Delete, the screen goes black. It appears that I can still choose options from the menu by using the arrow keys and pressing enter, as I can hear log on and off sounds, but there is no visual.

Once back to the desktop, I cannot open anything except for context menu on the desktop. This allows me access to the control panel, but, whenever something is launched, nothing happens. I have tried pressing start and typing programs to start them, and I believe that the computer is responding, as my hard drive works and the busy icon appears, but nothing happens.

Has anyone else had this problem, or does anyone know what could be causing it? I tried looking for a similar issue, but all of my searches turned up errors with windows not booting.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Gigabyte Z97X-SOC FORCE EVGA 980 Ti Crucial 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Hitachi Deskstar Crucial M4 Intel 750 H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro ASUS PG278Q Novatouch Thermaltake 800W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600C SteelSeries Sensei Steelseries QcK Soundblaster Z 
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M-Audio AV40 Dayton SUB-1200 Sennheiser HD 700 Schiit Magni 2 
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