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I am slow, but it has finally dawned on me that the Nvidia hardware error Windows reports on my machine only happens when I am updating the driver (the update itself, not after).

Anyone else seen this?
 

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No sir.

But if I may be so bold as to say that your problem lies elsewhere.. I would :D

Does the card give you problems in any other scenario?
 
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Your boldness is welcome; no other problems, the machine is rock stable.

I suspect it is when the screen blanks out as the drivers are changed that the OS sees as a problem.
 
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I suspect it is when the screen blanks out as the drivers are changed that the OS sees as a problem.

Are you doing a factory reset and install, or just an update?

I remember having some issues in the past with the updates. So any time I update my Nvidia drivers, I always do the factory reset. You have to go to "custom installation" to check the factory reset box.
 
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Ah, update; that might be it.
 

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That seems to have done it; many, many thanks.
 

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That seems to have done it; many, many thanks.

Awesome bro!!!!!
Glad to help and glad it worked.

As I said, I had pretty much the same issue, although several years ago, and that's what I found to cure the problem. :toast:
 
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I am glad the reset first worked. Something good to remember - though I personally have not seen the problem.

However, next, I wonder if booting into safe mode first might work too?
 
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