Wondering if someone here can help me. This is where are the brains seem to be.
I just got a new PC and right out of the box I've been having with frozen video, black screen, unresponsive, etc. If my machine recovers from this, I'll see an error in the system tray about the video driver stopped responding and recovered. If it doesn't recover, the blank screen remains and I need to reboot. Before finding this message board, I just did a normal upgrade of the graphics driver on top of the old one. Same problem. I was on version 296 (dated Feb. 2012) and upgraded version 301.42 (May 2012).
Anyway, new machine. Super duper whizz bang machine. i7 CPU, SSD, Asus Sabertooth MoBo, 32 MB RAM, GTX 570 video card.
Been trying to figure out for over 2 weeks my problem. I've spent hours researching and troubleshooting. Still not fixed, so I figured on trying Maniac's install process.
Everything went ok. Sort of. The only problem is I could never uninstall the Nvidia HD Audio driver 220.127.116.11. I tried many times, even in Safe Mode but nothing would happen and there were never any messages saying why it didn't uninstall.
I already had HD Audio disabled in Device Manager. I enabled it, tried to uninstall it again, but still nothing happened. It remained through the whole process and is still there now. I completed the whole process otherwise.
If the audio driver is a problem, and I suspect this might be, I need to get rid of it somehow. I don't mind doing the whole uninstall/reinstall process again but I'd like to be able to remove this HD audio driver.
Maniac, thanks for all the time you spent on this. You've enlightened so many!
<message edited by proton777 on Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:19 PM>