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Trouble with opening NVIDIA Control Panel

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A few days ago, I installed my recently-bought GTX 295. My and my friend used Driversweeper to remove my old NVIDIA drivers so that we could install the new ones. I was upgrading from a 9600GT to a GTX295. When we tried installing the new ones, they failed, so we tried restarting my computer. Windows wouldn't boot so after about an hour of trying to get Windows to boot, we decided it was time for my long-awaited re-install. 48 hours later, I've finally gotten a fresh Windows 7, and now that I've done so, I've still had problems installing the NVIDIA 310.90 drivers. After about the 15th attempt at installing them, they finally installed successfully. But now it won't let me open the NVIDIA Control Panel, so I can't enable SLI. After about an hour of googling, to no avail, FiX (my other friend) has told me to come here.

I'm running Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit btw.

Computer specs: http://pastebin.com/fpTNEKrH
Edited by drawesome55 - 2/12/13 at 12:12am
post #2 of 4
Try some of the slightly older drivers.
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From what I noticed is that driver installations can be very picky on what needs to be done,what not to do, or rolling back to older ones. There should be a guide around here in proper driver installation but I went ahead and just followed the one on the eVGA site through the 500 series (I'm assuming that this should work for all Nvidia GPUs).

Things to keep in mind though is to make sure your hardware is in proper working order (or stock settings) or else glitches can make everything go downhill. Make sure you download from a reputable source or just straight from the Nvidia site in general (not forgetting the right OS download). I've had some annoying driver problems in the past...only to find that it's my video cards being weird/defective/unstable. So I hope you get everything straight in going through the necessary steps of driver removal/installation.
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Sans Digital TR8UT+B Enclosure 8x500GB (RAID-50) Sans Digital TR8UT+B Enclosure 8x1TB (RAID-50) LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray Burner Swiftech Apogee Drive II 
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Swiftech MCR320 10x Sanyo Denki 9SG1212G101 (260CFM) 3x Sanyo Denki 9G1212G401 (130CFM) Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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post #4 of 4
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already tried, to no avail

This comment is a reply to BiG_LiG
Edited by drawesome55 - 2/12/13 at 12:44am
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