GPU is essential for playing most of today’s games. And to keep GPU running well, it needs to be maintained in terms of drivers. The only problem is that many GPU drivers update long before the OS they run is ready to handle the new driver version. GPU manufacturers also release beta versions of drivers that are not infrequently compatible with desktop OS.
Has NVIDIA driver update failed?
The driver may not always cause problems, or the problems may not appear for all games but they can cause Blue Screen of Death (BSoD).
If you are trying to update NVIDIA driver, and the update fails and / or you get BSoD, try the solutions below.
How to fix BSoD while installing NVIDIA drivers
1. Run driver update from Device Manager
If you have manually downloaded a driver and are trying to install it, skip the manual update and use Device Manager instead.
- Open Device manager.
- Expand Display Adapter.
- Right-click on the GPU and select Update drivers.
- Search online for updates and install the available ones.
- Restart the system.
Note: If Device Manager cannot find a driver update, and an update is available on the NVIDIA website, do not install it. Your system is not ready for the update and a strong installation may deactivate the system.
2. Restore driver update
If you have installed a driver update but cannot access the desktop without getting a BSoD, you need to re-install the driver update.
- Boot the system and stop the startup process by holding down the power button.
- Repeat this 3-5 times until you see the Troubleshoot tab.
- go to Advanced Options> Startup Repair> Restart.
- Boot gu Safe mode.
- Once in safe mode, open Device Manager.
- Expand Display adapters.
- Double-click the GPU and go to the Driver tab.
- Click on the Putan Roll Back Driver.
- Let the driver for rolling back to an older version and restart the system.
3. Update driver with NVIDIA GeForce
You can try to update the driver with the NVIDIA GeForce app. It is built for this very purpose and will handle both download and installation.
- Download and install the NVIDIA GeForce app from NVIDIA official website.
- Run the app and go to the drivers tab.
- Click Check for updates.
- Download and install available driver updates.
4. Update Windows 10
One of the main reasons GPU driver is causing problems on Windows 10 is if Windows 10 is not updated. Make sure you are running the latest version of the OS and there are no upcoming updates.
- Open the Configuration application with keyboard shortcut Win + I.
- go to Update & Security.
- Select the Windows Update Tab.
- Click Check for updates.
- Download and install available updates.
NVIDIA drivers are usually stable however, they can cause problems at times. Check online forums to see if a particular update is causing problems for other users. If so, reinstall the driver and wait for a piece from NVIDIA. Do not attempt to force a new driver installation for an old NVIDIA GPU. Newer drivers usually do not run well with old chips. Allow Windows 10 to handle driver updates for the GPU instead and keep the system stable.
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