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Hi all !

Topic: NVIDIA GeForce 210 GPU Software Driver Fail To Install On Windows 7 32-bit

Monitor screen on standard VGA graphics adapter


First of all, I am not a tech geek or an IT trained member but I would really really appreciate the help of anyone here :) !! It's such a headache !

I am gonna try to be as detailed as I can so don't mind my long post..



For about a year or so, out of the blue, with no virus or new changes to my desktop system, whenever I ran a game (DOTA 2) halfway, my computer would just stop and a loud 'buzz' sound would be heard and my computer would just restart itself. My fam and I tried finding out what could be the cause and we thought it may be temperature, we even had a software to identify which parts were hotter than usual. We even replaced the gel under the heat sink fan area and despite all that, whenever we run any games, the computer would just restart after 10 mins in or so. Thereafter, we just stopped running games.



All was fine except for certain rare occasions where without running any games or big apps, the computer would make that similar sound, screen would turn black and the restart would take place.



Until few days back, the screen would now just go black for awhile WITHOUT restarting and a message would pop mentioning something about disk driver update etc (cant rmb the exact message). So we tried installing the latest nvidia geforce software geforce 210 series (NOT G210) version (through recommended settings, not custom), so during the installation under 'installing graphic driver' or so, the screen suddenly turned black but the computer was still running and on. I tried moving the mouse etc but nothing changed so after 30-35 mins i forced restarted it. After I tried running the same file again and it would show 'graphics driver failed'. From there, I tried SOO many solutions:


1.Downloading several other versions of the nvidia software version.

2.Removing all the files for Nvidia relating to the GPU.

3.Power switch off and restarting computer.

4.Did a new clean installation through the custom option when running the file, instead of the recommended option. Through here, there are like 5 items or so but it is only the graphic driver section that would fail to install.

5.Entering safe mode to remove all the files and restarting it to start a clean installation.

6.No antivirus but instead antimalware, computer is clean.





There are some funny thing I found though, there are 2 windows update that would fail to update, 1 being a nvidia graphic adapter and another just didn't show. I tried searching the windows update error and there are some findings about heating of the GPU or so, that by cooling the CPU and cleaning it all, some had that issue fixed.


I was wondering if replacing the heat sink fan or changing the graphic card slot may resolve this issue. The windows update seem to be linking with the GPU and flash player adobe cannot be installed as well. Not sure what is going on.


The thing is, I heard that installing the graphics driver and failing, has nothing to do with the GPU itself. I do not want to purchase a brand new GPU and then I am still unable to install the graphics driver software.



Thank you so much for your help !






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The buzzing/shutdown sounds like a system crash (generally referred to as a "Blue Screen Of Death" or BSOD for short).  The cause could be a software issue, such as a driver as you suspect, it could be a hardware problem such as bad RAM, a bad/failing device (including your graphics card), overheating (as you mentioned), a bad CPU, a bad motherboard (the main board that all the components in the computer connect to), or even a bad hard drive or just corrupt system files.  At this point it sounds like whatever the issue is, it's gotten worse and is pretty severe.  If there is anything important stored on the drive I would absolutely recommend backing it up to some kind of external media or device first such as a burnable CD or DVD, an external hard drive or a USB flash drive just in case the drive itself is the problem because once it fails retrieving your data may be difficult, expensive, or even impossible.

Next, once you've got everything backed up somewhere that is important to you, I'd suggest going ahead and creating some logs so that we can take a look at the specifics of your system which will help in diagnosing the issues you're having:

Provide System Specifications:

  • Please download Speccy from here and save the ZIP file to your desktop or another location where you can easily find it.
  • Right-click the file select Extract All... then click Extract in the window that pops up and it should be extracted to a folder in the same location as the ZIP file you downloaded.
  • Open the extracted folder and then double-click on the version of Speccy appropriate for your system (select Speccy.exe if using a 32 bit Windows version or Speccy64.exe if you are running a 64 bit version of Windows) and click Yes, OK or Allow if prompted by User Account Control.
  • Once the program starts it will analyze your system, please be patient as it may take a few moments to complete.
  • Once it finishes and none of the areas say Analyzing click on the File button at the top and select Save Snapshot...
  • Save the file to your desktop and click Ok to confirm
  • Go to your desktop and right click on the file you just created and hover over Send to and select Compressed (zipped) Folder
  • Please attach the zip file you just created to your next post

Next, please do the following (even if you don't have Malwarebytes installed, it will still show a lot of useful information about your system that should aid in diagnosing the issue):

  1. Download and run the Malwarebytes Support Tool
  2. Accept the EULA and click Advanced Options on the main page (not Get Started)
  3. Click the Gather Logs button, and once it completes, attach the zip file it creates on your desktop to your next reply
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Please download the portable build from the page below:

https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy/builds (Note when using Internet Explore it may re-direct back to the main site.  I had to Firefox to download the file from the link https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy/download/portable )

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