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Hey everyone...im having a series of problems here that i cant quite figure out. Ill lay it all out.

The other day I was playing Arcania, which i had just got, and my Gtx 480 sli config was heating up (upper 80s) I also noticed that my gpu usages were 99% and 97%. (I guess this is pretty common for this game as it is a ****ty poorly optimized port)

Anyways, during the game playing full load with 3d vision on my pc restarted. Heres where the trouble starts:

Im now having issues with my pc hanging on the windows startup screen as well as during the boot sequence. The only way to get it to start sometimes is to run a system restore. After restore I notice all my Nvidia drivers are removed except video driver (3d vision, hd audio, physx).

This is leading me to believe it is a driver issue instead of a PSU issues as I had originally thought.

Now all of the sudden my audio slider taskbar icon keeps popping up alternating messages "An Audio device has been unplugged/ an audio device has been plugged in".

Sounds like an audio driver problem right?

Uninstalled all my Nvidia drivers, restarted...used driver sweeper to remove traces...restarted...reinstalled driver suite. No luck.

Same audio weirdness, same startup problems...


Whats going on??
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Actually, it could also be a failing HD.
Are you able to reinstall new drivers for Nvidia?
Is your audio integrated?
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Originally Posted by valfarablaze View Post
Actually, it could also be a failing HD.
Are you able to reinstall new drivers for Nvidia?
Is your audio integrated?
Yes audio is integrated and yes I can reinstall drivers but the problem persists. I suspected it might be a harddisk problem. How do I know? Would a hdd problem cause an audio problem such as I detailed above? Why would system restore temporarily fix it like it does?
Ahh so many unknowns!
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When you go to Device Manager, what do you see regarding your video and audio devices?
How is Safe Mode behaving?
When you said that you are able to reinstall the drivers, is it still buggy? What sort of video related issues persist?
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device manager looks fine. no video or audio problems being shown. I uninstall all my nvidia drivers, run driver sweeper, reinstall drivers. Windows still freezes during startup and the audio problem persists. When startup freezed I run a system restore, which temporarily fixes the problem, but removes my Nvidia hd audio driver, physx driver, and 3d vision driver. When I reinstall the suite, the problems start again.

It really seems like a driver problem. but i had this driver suite since its beta stages and never had a problem....
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How does everything look when you install another driver? Maybe the previous one for example...
Also, does the freeze up occur when the computer restarts after the drivers are successfully installed?

Also please go to command prompt and run:
SFC /SCANNOW
to check for potential corrupted Windows files.
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post #7 of 9
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passed the scan with no problems.

I may have fixed the reboot problem, it seems it was a driver issues as i could start in safe mode no problem, and once the drivers were all uninstalled there was no freeze either so i think thats one problem down.

now as far as the audio problem...ever heard of this issue? Basically the sound works but with constant stutters and strange popping and clicking sounds. When i watch my volume slider it jumps up as these sounds happen...
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Nothing really comes to mind besides reinstalling your audio drivers :/
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ok well thank you for all your help +rep
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