GTX 970 doesn't work on Windows 10

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Agret, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. Agret

    Agret MDL Novice

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    #1 Agret, Jun 30, 2015
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    I installed Windows 10 then downloaded the GTX 970 driver for Windows 10 from the NVIDIA site. Seemed okay for about 30 seconds then my PC froze and bluescreened with ntfs.sys error. I did a chkdsk /b and it corrupted some bitmap space that wasn't marked as free, no file corrections or bad sectors though.

    Once I booted into windows the desktop shows up okay but there is no mouse cursor and pressing ctrl+alt+delete just makes the screen go completely black. Pressing ESC brings it back to the desktop but it still won't show a cursor or respond to the keyboard input.

    I re-installed Windows and did Windows Update, it downloaded the NVIDIA update as well as a ton of others, took about 30 minutes to download then I got a popup saying an update failed to install. I rebooted my PC and just goes to a black screen. I went into safe mode and disabled the video driver and it boots up fine now, just installing all of the updates.

    I have just downloaded + installed Windows 10 last night so am only running build 10130, enabled the fast ring thing in Windows Update preferences so hopefully installing all of the updates will upgrade this to a newer build that fixes the issue but just wondering if anyone else knows how to fix it if updating doesn't resolve the issue.
     
  2. naseap

    naseap MDL Senior Member

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    I am running GTX 970 in sli without any problems using the 353.30 drivers. I am on the latest 10158 build though.
     
  3. Agret

    Agret MDL Novice

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    Had to switch to using Internet Explorer sadly as the text boxes on here don't seem to work reliably in Project Spartan. Can you check if they fixed the issue with the download sidebar in Spartan on the latest build? In 10130 when you right click in the downloads sidebar (CTRL+J) it just pops up a blank menu with only one menu item which is blank and then the whole browser hangs and you have to force close it.

    I got a picture from my PC by uplugging all of my secondary screens and just leaving one connected. Not really ideal so hope it's fixed when i'm up to date or I guess I have to go back to using Win8 =(
     
  4. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    never had a problem with mine, I suggest you dl 353.30 from nvidia source then perform aclean install from within the geforce installer
     
  5. Agret

    Agret MDL Novice

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    #5 Agret, Jun 30, 2015
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    Are you using multiple displays? I'm using 1x Dual-Link DVI (Korean IPS panel), 1x DVI, 1x HDMI. I need to unplug all but one screen for it to boot without being a black screen, don't have to reboot to get the picture though just unplug the other 2.

    Edit: Worked out it's just the HDMI that causes the issue, as long as I only have the 2 DVIs in it's all good =)
     
  6. naseap

    naseap MDL Senior Member

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    I have 2 displays attached, both are hdmi. One is an Asus 24" monitor the other is a Sharp 70" tv and I don't have any problems on my end.