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Hope someone will have a suggestion.

I bought a 5850 twin frozr at xmas, installed a driver and all seemed ok, except the occasional bluescreens (never experienced when I used my old 9800gtx).
A few days ago I figured I'd update the driver for the card, downloaded the latest (11.2) and followed the prompts. System rebooted itself, win 7 logo came up (dancing lights bit) then blackscreen and monitor light flashing (no signal). I gave it a few (maybe 10) minutes to get its act together before restarting, after trying to start windows normally, and safe mode, I gave in and allowed recovery to last known good.

Tried again today as windows updates was gently nagging me to update, so i tried it that way, with exactly the same result.

Windows is currently reporting (via device manger) driver date 21/11/10 version 8.801.0.0

Running win 7 pro x64, card at stock clocks/voltages.

Thanks


...kinda thinking it might be time for a clean installation of windows, but not sure I can be bothered with that right now
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Make sure you got rid of your old gtx card's drivers completely: easiest way without installing 3rd pary s/w is to put back in your old gpu and follow these steps. .Load windows, go to the device manager -> to you GPU -> properties. uninstall the drivers, then 'scan for hardware changes' it will relocate the last set of drivers installed before that, after its installed, repeat (uninstall the drivers, scan for hardware changes) repeat this untill there is only the standard VGA driver left, then DL Ccleaner (or whatever similarity you prefere) and clean your registry. then shut down and reinstall the new card, you can do the exact same with the new card, if you would like to start completly fresh with the new drivers your going to install. GL buddy
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thanks for the reply - currently refitting the nvidia card is not an option, but pretty sure everything was removed, ati card has been (almost) flawless for 3 months...

I've tried looking for a current removal tool without any success.
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The problem with that...problem is that it could be multiple things causing it. I would say reset the jumper/cmos so the system can redetect the gpu, which could be causing the driver update crashes, but its making it into windows before the crash. maybe worth a try though, if you haven't already.

Hopefully somebody with more experience will pop on and give you the answer your lookin for. it definitely looks like a software problem to me though.
Edited by Asmodean - 3/16/11 at 8:43am
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I gave in and formatted!

then installed 7 again, 1st set of updated required a reboot, to blackscreen

loaded in safe mode, >system>display driver and disabled it

then installed driver, and i have a working PC ...without all the junk it had on before
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nice going man, happy to hear
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