Please help me I have a really retarded problem. The other day when I turned off my PC, nothing was wrong and everything was in working order. Then when I turned it back on later, I noticed the screen was flickering and any animations (like scrolling) were very choppy. I went into display properties, and low and behold, my video drivers were gone ant it was using the default VGA driver.
I was like WTF, this has never happened before!! So I go to install the 81.84 nvidia drivers, when I get a little message that they are already installed! WTF?? I go into device manager and look under display adapters, and the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Series GPU has a yellow exclamation mark next to it. What the F*UCK?? I right click on it hit properties, and then under device status, it says This device cannot start. (Code 10). Now I 'm really getting pissed off, because when I last shut down the PC, there was not a single thing wrong with it, and this has never happened before. So I uninstall the nvidia display drivers and restart the PC. Then I reinstall them, and the installation goes successfully. Then I restart the PC again, and everything sems to be back to normal, but just to be sure, I fire up UT2004, and Direct3D it worked just as it should. Next I fired up F.E.A.R., and it worked just as it should.
Ok, as the final test to make sure everything was back to working order, I restarted the PC once more, low and behold when it restarted, the screen was flickering again. I quickly log on and check the device manager, and the 6800 series GPU has a little yellow exclamation mark next to it again!!! WTF IS GOING ON HERE?! I can uninstall the driver and reinstall it and it works, but if I restart the PC, something happens and I have to do it all over again!!! WTF?!?! Please help me I am going insane!! I don't have any viruses, I have the latest version of NOD32 with the latest definitions, and I did a full system scan with advanced heuristics enabled, and it didn't find anything! Then I scanned the system with the latest version of Ad-Aware and the latest definitions, and again, it didn't find anything!!! Please help me!!!