Windows 10, Black Screen after latest Nvidia Driver

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    Windows 10, Black Screen after latest Nvidia Driver


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    Hello

    Had some issues with my laptop recently, quite the story it is.

    Initially Windows 10 had downloaded a driver for my Nvidia GeForce 635M, looked like the laptop didn't like that one, since I was getting a completely black screen after Win logo (not even backlight).

    Entered BIOS, got only two options for graphics: UMA and Switchable Graphics. Went with UMA so I could boot into Windows at least.

    Downloaded latest Nvidia Driver as well as the GeForce Experience. Switched to Switchable Graphics from BIOS, booted into Safe Mode, started driver setup, chose Clean Install, PC restarted and froze minute or two after I entered my desktop. Booted back to Safe Mode, did a standard install of the Driver. Restarted and again a completely black screen after Win logo (not even backlight).


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    Re: Windows 10, Black Screen after latest Nvidia Driver

    I am having the same issue with an older PC I am trying to repair...

    Edit:
    I disabled the BIOS while trying to fix the GFX card error .... Had to unplug the CMOS
    If you figure this out, please tell me.
    Last edited by KugaTog; 5 Days Ago at 10:21 PM.

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    Re: Windows 10, Black Screen after latest Nvidia Driver

    Only way out of this so far is switching to the UMA option from the BIOS as no other way works with the Ndivia card.
    I've tried removing the driver complete with Guru3D DDU, then installing the latest one and still no effect. Might have to try using an older version, perhaps that would work.
    For a moment had an odd error message on screen saying the following:

    nvapi.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error."
    Obviously this is a DLL from Nvidia's software, however I dont see how this DDL would not be compatible with the OS since the driver I am trying to install was initially downloaded through Nvidia's GeForce Experience and then downloaded it manually.

    Searched Google, there was no apparent fix for this error.

    Did try SFC through CMD as well and the OS didnt find anything.
    Do you have any suggestions?

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    Re: Windows 10, Black Screen after latest Nvidia Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunda View Post
    Only way out of this so far is switching to the UMA option from the BIOS as no other way works with the Ndivia card.
    I've tried removing the driver complete with Guru3D DDU, then installing the latest one and still no effect. Might have to try using an older version, perhaps that would work.
    For a moment had an odd error message on screen saying the following:

    nvapi.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error."
    Obviously this is a DLL from Nvidia's software, however I dont see how this DDL would not be compatible with the OS since the driver I am trying to install was initially downloaded through Nvidia's GeForce Experience and then downloaded it manually.

    Searched Google, there was no apparent fix for this error.

    Did try SFC through CMD as well and the OS didnt find anything.
    Do you have any suggestions?

    I am still playing around with it, If I come up with anything I will let you know.
    Booting into safemode is even a pain in the ass...

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    Re: Windows 10, Black Screen after latest Nvidia Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by KugaTog View Post
    I am still playing around with it, If I come up with anything I will let you know.
    Booting into safemode is even a pain in the ass...
    Before Lockscreen (if you can even get there) hold Shift and click on the Power button then, while still holding Shift click on Restart.
    Spamming F8 of Shift+F8 didn't work for me at all.




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