[SOLVED] Nvidia control panel won't open after last driver update.

CoffeeStoreGuy

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After I updated to latest drivers (419.17) the control panel won't open at all no matter what I do. I have to uninstall the driver and reinstall it but each time I try to uninstall it comes up with the message "System restart is required please restart your system to continue" I've never had that happen before. When I try to reinstall it from the Gefore Experience it gives me the same message.
 

guymarshall

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After I updated to latest drivers (419.17) the control panel won't open at all no matter what I do. I have to uninstall the driver and reinstall it but each time I try to uninstall it comes up with the message "System restart is required please restart your system to continue" I've never had that happen before. When I try to reinstall it from the Gefore Experience it gives me the same message.
Hi CoffeeStoreGuy,

I recommend you to rollback your graphics driver by opening Device Manager, double clicking on Display Adapters, double click on your GPU, select the driver tab and click on "Roll Back Driver". What this will do is revert the graphics driver to the default driver that came with the card.

I then recommend uninstalling Geforce Experience and restarting the machine. Once it has rebooted you can try downloading Geforce Experience again and see if it works. If it doesn't please let me know! :)

Regards
 

CoffeeStoreGuy

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Hi CoffeeStoreGuy,

I recommend you to rollback your graphics driver by opening Device Manager, double clicking on Display Adapters, double click on your GPU, select the driver tab and click on "Roll Back Driver". What this will do is revert the graphics driver to the default driver that came with the card.

I then recommend uninstalling Geforce Experience and restarting the machine. Once it has rebooted you can try downloading Geforce Experience again and see if it works. If it doesn't please let me know! :)

Regards
Thanks for the quick reply, and It didn't work. I tried rolling back the drivers and it did rollback, but the drivers did the same thing and now I can't even update to 419.17.
 

guymarshall

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Yeah, it gave me the same message.
Hmm that's an odd one! Have you tried installing an older driver than the one you have now. I'm not sure what else to try as that should fix it. If that doesn't work, you can always use file history or system restore to restore your system to a state that worked before the driver update.
 

CoffeeStoreGuy

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Hmm that's an odd one! Have you tried installing an older driver than the one you have now. I'm not sure what else to try as that should fix it. If that doesn't work, you can always use file history or system restore to restore your system to a state that worked before the driver update.
If installing an older driver doesn't work I'll do a system restore.
 
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The whole guide on how to find Nvidia controll panel.

The problem: some people cant find their cp settings anywhere from their pc and some have trouble dowloading the latest drivers from Nvidia.
This tutorial will erase all older Nvidia drives that are installed on your computer that interfear with the new one. Then you dowloae the latest driver, and get a clean install. Then it should work and nvidia cp should be accessible through right click on home


first u have to dowload (dont apply/set up it yet) your nvidia driver from nvidias site. Then you have to dowload DDU that removes all older nvidia drivers that are still messing up your computer.

https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html

Remember! dont apply dem yet, just keep them in a folder or startup (home site).

choose the version of the country you live in. If you live outside the mentioned countries choosing any of them works aswell (I live outside the countries and i chose England)

Now enter windows safe mode by restarting your pc.
In the lockscreen you should press on SHIFT and restart, this will transfer you to a blue option screen. Now press on (troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> more -> startup settings)

Press restar and go to "4" safe mode by pressing f4.
be sure you dont have network connection

Now when you are in the safe windows mode run Guru3d DDU (the dowload file is hidden inside the file folder, so search for somethin i guess says "display driver uninstaller"

in the right cornes choose (GPU)
Then press where it says "unistall and restart".

when you come back to normal windows you can now "activate" the new nvidia driver that was mentioned in the beginning.

(INPORTANT)
When you are finishing the install, remeber to choose "advanced option" in the installation options.

put a cross in the box that says it will set all nvidia drivers to normal and remove all older drivers and profiles.

Now finish the installation and Nvidia controll panell should be located in right click on home.
 
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