NVIDIA graphics driver issue after Windows updates downloaded

NVIDIA graphics driver issue after Windows 7 updates downloaded



Packard Bell ixtreme X6620 UK

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

NVIDIA GeForce GT220 1024MB Graphics display driver (v 270.61)


Since downloading Windows 7 updates earlier this week that included Windows 7 SP1 and an update for my NVIDIA graphics driver, I’ve been plagued with constant freezing of my machine that only a forced reboot will clear.


I believe this is linked to my NVIDIA graphics card as I’m constantly getting the following notification: -


“Display driver stopped responding & has recovered”

“Display Driver NVIDIA Windows Kernal Mode Driver Version 258.96”


Having trawled various forums on the net between crashes this would appear a fairly common problem. I’ve attempted all the suggested fixes - I’ve tried system restore, I’ve uninstalled everything recently downloaded, every combination of uninstalling/re-installing the updates (Windows 7 SP1 etc), I’ve uninstalled then re-installed the NVIDIA driver (including older versions direct from the NVIDIA website), both manually and automatically, I checked my disks for errors, I’ve checked for memory problems, run the hardware diagnostics, checked for viruses etc, I’ve tried all the Microsoft fault fixing wizards, performance and maintenance tips - indeed everything suggested that my technical knowledge will allow me to do.


After 20+ hours of this now, I’ve exhausted both the suggested solutions and my patience. Something that came via the Windows updates has really upset my machine. Any help would be much appreciated.



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Question Info

Last updated February 16, 2019 Views 5,071 Applies to:

Use Driver cleaner Pro to get rid of the vestiges of 258.96..


and then install the latest driver from the nVidia website..


Windows 10 Pro - Start10 - part of a local network which is a '3rd party optimizer-free' zone..

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