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OK, Ive done this twice now with the same results.

I uninstall drivers, clean with DriverCleaner Pro, then install the 84.21's. Right when it begins to install, my screen flashes a few times, then goes blank and doesnt come back. I have to manually reset and it seems the drivers installed ok but I am not sure.

Anyone else come across this?
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Did it erase your chipset drivers as well? (nforce based), because that is what happened to me yesterday.

Unistal ALL nivida drivers, reboot, driver clean, reboot, reinstall, reboot....then it should work.

These new drivers seem to be a little buggy, I prefered the 81.98's more.

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Yeah, the second time I cleaned everything nVidia. It still knocked out my monitor.

It truly is becoming a pain to get this new rig on its feet. I've been an ATI guy for a long time and never had any of these problems.
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Its supposed "to knock out your monitor". When you unistall the drivers, the resolution decreases and it becomes "laggy". Don't worry, eveything should be up and running soon.

BTW, I used to be an ATI guy. But the deal I got with my current GPU was too good to pass up.:***:
    
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No, its when Im installing. I uninstall, clean then when I install - right when the drivers start to load, my monitor goes blank and doesnt come back until I reboot. Really weird, I've never had that happen loading drivers before.
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Corrupted file? Conflicting resolutions?

Try downloading the file from a different host....that has worked for me in the past.
    
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Same thing was happening to me when I got my 6800LE, When I finally got the drivers to Install (I do so by just trying over and over again) every time I would play a game about 15 minutes in the black screen of death would happen, one time I got a Corrupted Video Screen (Looks like a whole bunch of colored lines all over the place). It all ended with an rma, hopefully your problem wont.
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post #8 of 14
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Yikes- I hope thats not the case.

But what really strikes me as strange about it is the monitor goes blank right when the drivers begin to install but when I reboot, the drivers seem to be installed fine. I just dont like the fact that my screen cuts out. Hopefully its just a buggy set. I havent had any in-game issues as of yet so I guess I will just keep my fingers crossed.

Also, in the driver release notes, it says that the 84.21's are updated for use with the 7900GT and 7900GTX cards. So does that mean these are the only drivers I can use or are the the 81.98's compatible with my 7900GT cards?
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As long as your games fine, dont worry everything is OK. When i installed the newer drivers on my little bros comp, the screen went black for about two seconds and everything came back up fine, so that means that these new drivers are probably supposed to do that (for some reason). With my 6800XT, after the screen went black, it would STAY black and the computer would completly freeze, as long as you werent having anything like that happen you should all good.

I am not sure about the 81.98 drivers being compatible with you cards.

If you want to make sure that you cards are running ok, try running a few benchmarks (3Dmark2005 and 06) and make sure that they run good (no artifacting or freezing) or try to play a game for an hour or two.

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As long as your games fine, dont worry everything is OK. When i installed the newer drivers on my little bros comp, the screen went black for about two seconds and everything came back up fine, so that means that these new drivers are probably supposed to do that (for some reason). With my 6800XT, after the screen went black, it would STAY black and the computer would completly freeze, as long as you werent having anything like that happen you should all good.

I am not sure about the 81.98 drivers being compatible with you cards.

If you want to make sure that you cards are running ok, try running a few benchmarks (3Dmark2005 and 06) and make sure that they run good (no artifacting or freezing) or try to play a game for an hour or two.

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