[SOLVED] Graphics Card is only compatible with older drivers.

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Hello, I'm 15 and I bought a new PC and have been having issues with it. Simply, I play a lot of games and I've been coming across crashes on new games.
I come to find my driver is a 2017 model so I try updating my driver. My monitor then becomes 4:3 and there are black bars all around the monitor. I tried using the DDU method and the error still occurs. I also get notifications when my game crashes with "Application has been blocked from accessing the Graphics hardware."
My specs are
nvidia gtx 1050ti
intel core i7 3930k
32gb ram
240g ssd
2tb hdd
windows 10 (latest version)
Please help, sorry if something is wrong with my thread I don't have much knowledge in this kind of scene.
 

lolnole

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The error "Application has been blocked from accessing the Graphics hardware." could be caused by old drivers. I suggest focusing on installing the latest drivers.

Does the driver installation fail? Does it give you an error message? Does the small monitor image happen after you restarted the computer? What is the brand of the video card?

Provide me with as much information so I can determine what the problem is.
 
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Yes the "Application has been blocked from accessing the Graphics hardware" occurs on my old driver. I have tried installing the latest driver for my graphics card. No it does not fail once I install it, everything comes up as ticked on the installing app. No I don't believe it does. The small monitor image does happen after I restart my computer after installing my driver. My graphics card is a NVIDIA Geforce GTX1050ti 4gb vram. Also after installing the new driver and restarting my pc in device manager it comes up with a "!" sign saying that it did not install properly though before hand it should've?
Thanks
 

lolnole

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What drivers did you install? What is the version? Where did you download it from?

It sounds like you have already done this. But if any part of this is different, I suggest following these steps:

1) Download the latest GPU drivers: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx

2) Download the latest DDU: https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu-

3) Disconnect from the internet to prevent Windows from downloading drivers.

4) Run DDU in Safe Mode (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12376/windows-10-start-your-pc-in-safe-mode).

5) Go to Options and select to remove everything including drive folders. Close the Options menu.

6) Select Nvidia from the drop-down box.

7) Click on the button Clean and Restart.

8) After your system restarts, install the GPU drivers you previously downloaded.

9) After another restart, everything should be working. You can now reconnect to the internet.

Here is a link to a DDU tutorial that is more comprehensive:

https://www.wagnardsoft.com/content/ddu-guide-tutorial
 
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Hi, I tried doing this method again and it didn't work. I downloaded the latest driver and DDU and followed the steps. I checked on device manager and this is the error that pops up on my display adapters. "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"
 

lolnole

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Since a clean reinstall of the drivers did not fix your problem, I suggest we turn our attention to the hardware. Install the video card (1050 Ti) into another system and observe if it has the same error. If it does, then the video card is the source of the problem.
 

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