Windows 10: Cannot Update NVIDIA GeForce 1080 Drivers

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  1.    02 Mar 2017 #1

    Cannot Update NVIDIA GeForce 1080 Drivers

    Curious to know where to go from here as far as installing drivers. I wanted to reinstall the most current driver I had for this card due to some weird performance issues i was noticing and most of my research online was pointing to a possible corruption of drivers. So,... i UNinstalled the driver thorugh Device Manager. Rebooted, and tried to reinstall the drivers with tons of dissapointment.

    So far, I've tried DDU and REVO. Both in Safe Mode. Ive tried a different PCI slot on the board. I've tried a different card ( a 970 GTX ) card. And with that being said... most would assume that maybe the board is bad. However,... if i right click on display through device manager and let it install the best fit driver, it'll install one from 10/2016 build off Nvidia's site. And now... even tho it said it failed, through GeForce Experience, says that I have the most up to date driver installed. However, if I try and reinstall or clean install th driver, it errors out on everything.

    Any other suggestions from peoples experience with this card and this OS?
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  2.    05 Mar 2017 #2

    I would try running sfc/ scannow from an elevated command prompt to check for corrupt Windows files. From one of Brink's famous tutorials:

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    If SFC/ scannow finds and (hopefully) fixes any errors then I would try the install process again.

    DDU is the tool many would use to resolve an Nvidia driver installation issue. Did you try the DDU process but first making sure you are disconnected (and don't automatically reconnect) to the internet? That should ensure Windows or GFE isn't trying to install a driver during/after the DDU process. Then I would launch the Nvidia driver install, clicking on clean install and putting a check box on only the graphic driver and PhysX.
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  3.    06 Mar 2017 #3

    Hey! Thank you for the input! So, this is where I'm at with it. I did the scan and it came back with zero integrity violations, ... so, that's kinda good lol

    Windows can definately see the card, I verified this through device manager. For Display adapter, it clearly says NVIDIA 1080 card. NVIDIA's GeForce Experience program that they reccomend to keep you up to date verfies that I have the correct and most up to date driver installed. Nothing that I've noticed works out of the ordinary. I'm curious if I should just lay this to bed and roll with it till I have an issue and then reinstall windows or not. So far, I did a repair installation on it.

    In regards to your comment about the DDU program, I do know that I did not disconnect from the internet, and was curious about why after I uninstalled the driver through Device Manager, TRYING to do a new clean install why after about a minute of being logged in, all three screens would update and look as if I just installed the driver. And it seems with your comment that windows searched online really quick and downloaded and installed it before I had the chance install what I wanted properly.

    So, what you're saying is try one more time, but disconnect from the internet before I try and reinstall so there's no chance of it trying to install something?
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  4.    06 Mar 2017 #4

    ChadBonk said: View Post
    So, what you're saying is try one more time, but disconnect from the internet before I try and reinstall so there's no chance of it trying to install something?
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  5.    06 Mar 2017 #5

    Simply run DDU, let it boot into safe mode (default), remove nvidia files. restart

    Upon restart install the latest drivers. Go custom install if you don't want GFE - Full installation if you want.

    Don't remove drivers via device manager. DDU is enough to clean slate it.

    3 screens will fit and fart until they sort themselves into extended modes. Connecting/disconnecting repeatedly is normal. Adjust primary and arrange screen layouts (unless surround) after driver installation is complete.
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  6.    06 Mar 2017 #6

    gotcha. Well thats the thing i'm curious about. While windows is fartin' around trying to sort themselves out, is it installing something that is preventing the install of the drivers. Cuz I actually did precisely what you explained. Boot into safe mode, ran DDU and then rebooted once more and started windows normally. Upon doing that, it still fires back an error even if I choose clean installation.

    While I was talking to NVIDIA via Chat support, we tried those methods. Thats when I tried the different PCI slots and another card to try and rule out faulty hardware. Which, I'm seriously doubting its hardware related at this point especially since I'm using the computer like normal now and it's showing the correct drivers via GFE. I strongly think that it's just a corrupt file. SFC scan came back fine too.

    I'm wondering if whatever windows is installed should be fine and just let it go till I notice an issue and just reinstall windows. I ran it through some of my toughest programs. Lightroom, Photoshop, ZBrush, Corel Painter and Illustrator
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  7.    06 Mar 2017 #7

    Whats the error? Have you tried a custom install - driver+physx only. Drivers from nividas site? Forget GFE for now.

    Also how are your screens connected? hdmi/DP/Dvi etc?

    The nvidia install process essentially installs the display driver, blacls in and out and lets the screens 'come on' and off until bingo bango. Windows doesn't install anything.

    What's your oldest restore point? It might be worth going back to an old restore point and trying again depending on the error. Pre Revo if you have one.

    Alternatively, disconnect two of your screens upon initial instillation. Get the single screen connected first and add the others afterward.

    DDU should not cause any issues - revo however may have tinkered with a framework dependency.
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  9.    06 Mar 2017 #9

    Thats the error that I get. Ive been doing custom install, just so that I could get the check mark to do a clean install. I've only been using GFE so that I could verify which version is on the machine since I don't know any other way to see which driver is installed. I have 3 screens attached, one via DVI and the other HDMI. I only used REVO cuz the NVIDIA support team i think was getting frustrated and that was there next level of attack. I'll try this tho...

    Like you suggested, Boot into safe mode and run DDU. Then boot back into windows and install only using one screen connected, the DVI one, and see how that goes?
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  10.    06 Mar 2017 #10

    Hmm. Card seen in device manger. It's not faulty hardware.

    Have you tried installing the driver through Device manager? Point it towards:


    ChadBonk said: View Post
    I don't know any other way to see which driver is installed.

    Device manager>Display Adapters>properties>Driver tab
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