Solved Windows 8.1 Display Drivers Causing Crash?

Zotac Geforce gtx 560
December 3, 2013 at 22:12:38
Specs: Windows 8.1, Core i5 3.3 Ghz, 8GB RAM
For some reason, my Windows 8.1 isn't booting properly. I was testing my graphics card, and then for whatever reason the entire computer crashed. Now when I try to boot regularly, after the initial 8.1 load, I get a broken white line on screen, then everything goes dead. No USB power, no video or sound.
However I can boot it perfectly fine in Safe Mode. I uninstalled the Nvidia drivers (The newest beta, GTX 560) and then rebooted again, no luck. Then I completely uninstalled the Display Drivers on the computer, and this time I could run normally. The moment I installed an nvidia driver, however, it crashed again and now I'm back to square one. I'm about ready to just take apart the machine and try the second PCI port. Is there something I'm missing?

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#1
December 4, 2013 at 00:33:08
Well for starters you should never install a beta driver on a computer that you must have working properly. Beta drivers are for testing purposes, and only if you have a spare PC to install it on as it's almost guaranteed you'll have problems with it.

Be sensible and stick to using finished, stable drivers and you should be okay.


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#2
December 4, 2013 at 03:29:53
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Welp I actually fixed the problem, it was the PCI Express port being in total fail.

As for beta drivers, that statement is fairly false, especially about being sensible and sticking to finished ones. I've never once had a problem with beta drivers, and even if I did it would be easy enough to roll back. Thanks for the advice though, albeit a bit misleading.


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#3
December 4, 2013 at 03:50:09
"As for beta drivers"
I consider virtually all programs / operating systems to be in Beta, that is why there is an endless stream of updates, fixes, corrections etc.

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#4
December 4, 2013 at 05:25:54
This is why it's fairly pointless not to use ones released strictly as Betas. Without actual feedback from users, how can anything really be completed. It's like saying you shouldn't play Betas of games because they'll be really buggy and probably fail on you.

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