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Updated graphics drivers, now device cannot start Code 10

Updated graphics drivers, now device cannot start Code 10

eVGA nVidia 7900GT KO
latest drivers

ASUS A8N32SLI-Deluxe -- latest drivers

tried a bunch of things already...nothing worked
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PUNKYCommented:
Did you try system restore back to prior time updating?
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RartemassAuthor, martial arts coach, IT ConsultantCommented:
Use the roll back drivers option via the properties in device manager.
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LarkdogAuthor Commented:
Punky: yes, I tried a restore, but the system was unable to restore

Rartemass: I will try to roll back the drivers, but I doubt it will work...they've been installed/unistalled too many times today
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LarkdogAuthor Commented:
roll back not an option, no backup for the drivers.
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RartemassAuthor, martial arts coach, IT ConsultantCommented:
Do you have the original driver discs?
Can you download a previous copy of the drivers from the manufacturer's website?

Have you deleted the devices in Device Manager and rebooted? This will force the PC to prompt for the drivers and initialise the hardware from scratch.
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PUNKYCommented:
Start > Run > type regedit , then see the picture attached below, let me know what you have there.
regedit-3.JPG
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LarkdogAuthor Commented:
[quote]Rartemass:Do you have the original driver discs?
Can you download a previous copy of the drivers from the manufacturer's website?

Have you deleted the devices in Device Manager and rebooted? This will force the PC to prompt for the drivers and initialise the hardware from scratch.
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[1] Yes, they are from 2005 though.  Same result though
[2] I did, same result though.
[3] Yes, same result though (done this from normal and safe modes)

Punky: I have what you have.
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LarkdogAuthor Commented:
ok, update...

I uninstalled the nvidia drivers once again,was planning on rebooting to safe mode, cleansweeping the filesout, rebooting and reinstalling in safe mode...HOWEVER

now, my pc won't start.  it gets to the windows logo part and then reboots, it struggles with the logo display (not fully displayed)

I also noticed colored pixels all over different areas of the screen, EVEN IN THE BIOS SCREEN which is usually blue and gray!  Is my card dead? the colored pixels show up on the boot screen, the BIOS screens, even the black inbetween screens...very crazy!
It's an nvidia 7900GT KO and it's temps never get above 45C Guarenteed,its water cooledon a  loop with my cpu...and no, there have no leaks

so you think my card is dead?
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RartemassAuthor, martial arts coach, IT ConsultantCommented:
I would try another card if you have a spare one, or try the card in another PC (a friends?).
This will confirm the status of the card.

It could also be the socket on the motherboard.
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PUNKYCommented:
Remove the card, power up system without it, then shutdown and install card back. Try and see if any difference noted.
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LarkdogAuthor Commented:
both are VERY difficult to do.  mine is watercooled, and none of my friends water cool...removing the card means draining my loop and refilling it after i'm done
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CallandorCommented:
>I also noticed colored pixels all over different areas of the screen, EVEN IN THE BIOS SCREEN

This is usually a sign that the video RAM is faulty.  If it still happens when the card is cold, you will have to replace the card.  Were you overclocking it?  If you pushed it too hard with out of range voltages, it could have been damaged.
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LarkdogAuthor Commented:
it was cold...the hotter it got, my pc completely shut down...when i let it cool completely it booted, but with colored confetti on my screen.

no, i don't overclock my video card, just my cpu
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LarkdogAuthor Commented:
but i've have had it for quite a long time, and played pretty hard on it...for hours on end
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CallandorCommented:
I think it finally got pushed over the edge and may have gotten too hot at one point.  Just because it worked fine in the past doesn't mean something couldn't break now, just like a car engine.  In any event, you have damaged hardware now.
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LarkdogAuthor Commented:
that very well may be.  the ram on the card is not water cooled, it is passively cooled using swiftech mc14 ramsinks only

i ordered a eVGA 9800 GTX+ and we'll see.  if it works fine, i'll award the points to Callandor
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LarkdogAuthor Commented:
thank you...the card was dead.  I replaced the card with a new 9800GTX+ and it works like a charm.
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