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Windows won't start when installing ANY nvidia driver?

post #1 of 5
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So yeah, when the PC boots, it gets until the screen "starting windows" (where the logo normally comes up), but the logo doesn't show up, and it just sits like that for hours without anything happening...
As soon as I remove the nvidia drivers, it boots just fine, no hitch whatsoever... Any ideas?
SYSTEM:
i7 4770k
MSI GD-65 mobo
4GB DDR 3 (more/better arrives tomorrow)
PNY gtx660Ti
850W power supply
Windows 7 64-bit on a 120GB OCZ agility 3 SSD
1*64GB corsair SSD
2 normal HDD's
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post #2 of 5
I had a similar issue where windows would make my 2nd monitor the primary when it loaded and i had it turned off at the time when i was building the rig so it seemed like it wasn't working, just had to set the correct primary monitor in the nvidia control panel.
Check if your monitor plugged into the correct DVI/HDMI/Display port on the card.
Check your bios has the 3rd party PCI set as primary/default so windows is not switching to mobo display port.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
I only have 1 monitor, and I plugged it into the same port as before. The problem only started occurring after my upgrade to the new mobo/cpu. I do see an image, my PC simply freezes. Problem does not occur when I boot in safe mode, however it sometimes hang when loading certain files, but it seems to jam at random. Also, system recovery doesn't always load, it hangs at the white progress bar. Sometimes in the beginning, sometimes halfwY, sometimes in the end. 1/10 attempts actually give me system recovery...
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i, push/pull Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit iiyama 24" Logitech G19 
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Corsair 64GB OCZ 120GB Western Digital 1TB Caviar Green Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i, push/pull Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit iiyama 24" Logitech G19 
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post #4 of 5
hmmm could be a lot of things, I'm sure others can give troubleshooting tips as well. Here's a couple:
Are you OC'ing your CPU? If so, try putting it back to stock settings.
set your Memory to 1333 or 1600Mhz max to test stability.
Put the latest firmware on your MSI GD-65
Try removing your Nvidia card and just use the onboard video to see if it locks up.
post #5 of 5
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Everything is up to date and stuff, no OC,...
I'm so sick of it, I simply am reinstalling my OS (however it was a fresh install)
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Intel Core i7 4770K MSI GD-65 PNY Nvidia Geforce 660GTX 8Gb DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair 64GB OCZ 120GB Western Digital 1TB Caviar Green Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i, push/pull Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit iiyama 24" Logitech G19 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 800D Razer Ouroboros Roccat Taito Asus d2x soundcard 
Audio
Razer Tiamat 7.1 surround sound headset 
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Intel Core i7 4770K MSI GD-65 PNY Nvidia Geforce 660GTX 8Gb DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair 64GB OCZ 120GB Western Digital 1TB Caviar Green Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i, push/pull Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit iiyama 24" Logitech G19 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 800D Razer Ouroboros Roccat Taito Asus d2x soundcard 
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Razer Tiamat 7.1 surround sound headset 
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