So now I have repeated the process of uninstallation, combined with using driver cleaner (in safe mode), reinstall with latest proprietary Nvidia 280.26 drivers. Same results.
Now here's where I'm lost.
When I receive the option to boot Windows 7/2008 SLIpatch vs just windows 7, should I be?
Just a note too, cuz it might be important. I am running an Ultra 550 watt, 1 HD, 1 SSD drive, no overclock. From the info I've read this should be enough, however the power supply provides two PCI-E plugs that I shared between them (in the right slots on the the card). On the left plugs I used some 6 pin into 2 standard 4 power extension plugs. On one of the cards, I have only 1 of the 4 pinners conected - leaving 3 pins unconnected.
Not sure if any of you tech heads know if this is connected (pun intended) to funking up the intial SLI setup. Know that there is no graphics load at the time, and 2nd cards seem to work fine in a physX configuration.