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I can't play any game for more than a second after it loads in, screen goes black flashes a few times. Error !'s show up in the bottom right tray and then the game becomes unresponsive. Get bsod a few times. I tried the last 3 official nvidia drivers and updated direct x. Anyone have some incite on what could be going wrong?
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Did you use Driver Sweeper to fully remove the remains of the old drivers?
    
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I can't play any game for more than a second after it loads in, screen goes black flashes a few times. Error !'s show up in the bottom right tray and then the game becomes unresponsive. Get bsod a few times. I tried the last 3 official nvidia drivers and updated direct x. Anyone have some incite on what could be going wrong?
What error message did you get from the BSODs?
Click (right or left) on that ! on the system tray and what is the error message?
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ZOMG!!!!! A nvidia driver problem. Quick everyone bash nvidia and vow to never purchase it again and tell EVERYONE you know that nvidia drivers are bad...j/k, lol. Sorry had to. But in your case, I would check device manager and make sure there are no other driver issues like yellow ! or question marks. Also, no matter what anyone says never roll back your drivers. New updated drivers are there for a reason. And if it works after you roll it back, its only cuz its not advanced enough to detect the error.
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no i didn't use driver sweeper. I was just gonna reinstall the same driver or roll back. the error messages usually go away when everything recovers. Once i end the game process it says something like the system recovered from a display driver error. im on the beta right now with the same problems. Oh and there is nothing wrong outside of games.
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What are the temperatures like under load for the GPU? Try another pcie slot and see if it will run. I would also try running furmark before all this and see if it crashes under load again.
    
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First of all...

What is the code on the BSOD?
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for cod4 is say dx encountered an unrecoverable error. Other games the error message on the bottom says "display driver has stopped responding and has recovered" or just go unresponsive before the finish loading up.
Edited by decapitator - 3/20/11 at 12:40am
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Is it a NV4_DISP.DLL error?

Edit:
I gotta sleep... so
If it is, your driver gave out. Download the latest driver and driver sweeper - it should be freeware so dont pay for it.
Uninstall your Nvidia driver. dont restart.
Use driver sweeper, analyse and then remove all Nvidia drivers and content. reboot on driver sweepers command.
Install new driver.
Edited by MacNcheese - 3/20/11 at 1:00am
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post #10 of 27
Scan through this 16-page thread and follow OP's Things to check or consider initially in your troubleshooting:

Link: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?s...=nvlddmkm&st=0
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