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nc77
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Can't open NVIDIA control panel

It's a y570, a day old windows 8.1, all drivers from lenovo site. First drivers were working for few hours and I could open the Nvidia control panel, after that some game didn't want to use Nvidia gpu. Tried opening nvidia control panel, nothing happend. After that I uninstalled intel vga and nvidia drivers, installed latest nvidia ones and intel from lenovo support site.

When I try to do open it, this happens: http://i.imgur.com/Ru7m8yS.png

I see both 3000 and gt555m in device manager, gpu light responds correctly to switching it.

 

 

Y570 - i7, 8GB, GT555m, 750GB, Win8.1
nc77
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Re: Can't open NVIDIA control panel

Now I installed the 305.xx driver from lenovo website, nothing happens when I try to open Nvidia control panel. I've read somewhere that it clashes with intel driver, but if I uninstall it, resolution is stuck on 1024x768 and I can't use second monitor (monitor has VGA only). Can anyone help please?

 

Y570 - i7, 8GB, GT555m, 750GB, Win8.1
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Re: Can't open NVIDIA control panel

Try this -

1) Disconnect external monitor

2) Control Panel >> Device Manager >> Right click and Uninstall the NVIDIA GPU

3) Control Panel >> Programs & Features >> Uninstall everything related to NVIDIA

4) Restart

5) Let the drivers install automatically and now do a test.

6) If things work, ok, otherwise download latest NVIDIA drivers from website for your GPU and install.

7) Restart and Test.

 

Let me know if you have already done this.

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nc77
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Re: Can't open NVIDIA control panel

Yeah I've done that, both for Intel and Nvidia drivers. Once latest drivers and once from Lenovo's website.

Y570 - i7, 8GB, GT555m, 750GB, Win8.1
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Re: Can't open NVIDIA control panel

Ok, sorry I didnt see the image before and since you have already tried installing the graphics before, it still seems like corrupted drivers. (or a failing HDD)

Do you feel that other tasks or reading data from HDD is slow/ causing problems?

 

Your last chance is to install windows again.

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Y720 REVIEW - Youtube Link (Opens in New Tab)
If your experience was good today, please feel free to give KUDOS. It Ain't Over, 'til it's over.
nc77
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Re: Can't open NVIDIA control panel

It was the same on Win7 though, where I updated nvidia drivers constatnly.
HDD was never really fast, but not slow either.

Could Intel and Nvidia drivers conflict between each other?

Y570 - i7, 8GB, GT555m, 750GB, Win8.1
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Re: Can't open NVIDIA control panel

yes, definitely the drivers could conflict.

 

Usually what I do is keep a known version of Intel and a known version of NVIDIA drivers, which work best and stable for me.

 

All new NVIDIA drivers are usually problematic.

You can try to download the latest Intel drivers from their website and install those.

 

What will happen is that most probably you will get an error that "Contact your manufacturer" when you try to install them directly.

To install the Intel drivers, you will need to uninstall the old drivers first.

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Current System - Lenovo Y720
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nc77
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Re: Can't open NVIDIA control panel

I've been messing with this for a while, same problems..I haven't even found a solution to similar problems anywhere else.

Y570 - i7, 8GB, GT555m, 750GB, Win8.1
Hammerhead09
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Re: Can't open NVIDIA control panel

It has something to do with the Nvidia drivers but sometimes when you install newer ones it wont let you install. The following is what i found on another thread that 100% works for me. 

 

1. Uninstall ALL display adapters (including drivers) from Device Manager. Reboot. Repeat until only Generic is left.

2. Install new Intel DCH drivers (from Intel site). Reboot.

3. Install new GeForce drivers (from Nvidia site). Reboot.

4. Victory!

 

 

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