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    Bob Happler
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    Default Windows 8 Fails To Load After Installing Graphics Card Driver

    I installed Windows 8, and everything was working fine. Then I proceeded to download one of my favorite games, but then I realized that I need to install the graphics card drivers. Once I installed the drivers, my computer prompted me to reboot. When it turned back on, my monitor flashes on and off. I can boot into safe mode just fine, but I need these graphic card drivers to play some games. I downloaded the latest version from Nvidia's website and still no dice. I have uninstalled/reinstalled these drivers 3 times (different versions, using safe mode to install them) but to no avail, the computer still will not get to the lock screen. Thank you to all that can provide some assistance.

    Hardware:
    Motherboard: ASUS P8H67-M LE
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520

    Note: I have tried updating the bios of the motherboard. Has not fixed problem.
    Last edited by Bob Happler; 01-06-2013 at 09:46 AM.

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    Bob Happler
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    Default Re: Windows 8 Fails To Load After Installing Graphics Card Driver

    I would be very grateful for some assistance. I need this computer back by Monday. Thanks.

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    kamrinrausch
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    Default Re: Windows 8 Fails To Load After Installing Graphics Card Driver

    Bob

    I have had the same issue. I downloaded the OS, which works fine, and then the drivers for the GPU (nvidia). Upon reboot, the system gets to the windows load screen, the motherboard beeps, the system reboots itself and repeats this twice. on the third time, windows assesses the issue and says it could not be loaded and prompts to run a system restore on my computer. All my hardware works fine in windows seven. I completely wiped everything, reinstalled windows seven, and updated all drivers for my hardware to current versions. Now I wait for either nvidia or windows to fix the issue. Neither company addresses the issue directly, and all nvidia says to do is turn off the secure boot feature in the bios (or whatever they're called now). Every time I see this issue on forums, the discussion turns into how crummy windows 8 is and how either nvidia or AMD is the better card. I too would greatly appreciate an answer to this. It stinks when software and hardware that is OFFICIALLY COMPATIBLE does not work together, and its even worse when the companies ignore the problem without even acknowledging it.

    My current specs:
    ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 Motherboard
    Gigabyte Geforce GTX 670
    Windows 7 home premium 64-bit (Hopefully Windows 8 Pro when either windows or nvidia get their stuff straight)

    Like I mentioned, usually this winds up as a comparison of nvidia and AMD. I and I'm sure Bob would really appreciate answers to his original question. I'm quite surprised at the lack of information on this considering so many people have this issue and request a solution.

    Kamrin

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    kamrinrausch
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    Default Re: Windows 8 Fails To Load After Installing Graphics Card Driver

    I add, turning off secure boot didn't work. It was already off.

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