How to Fix NVIDIA Installer Failed Problem in Windows

NVIDIA Graphic Driver always creates problems while you try to install it. One of my friends was receiving the error “NVIDIA Installer Failed” again and again during the installation process. Another friend of mine complained that he is also unable to install NVIDIA correctly. That’s why I am writing this guide. No worries! If you are also receiving “NVIDIA Installer Failed” error while installing, just follow the methods given below and fix the error. It is a commonly occurring error the users of Windows face while installing a graphics driver known as NVIDIA.

Method # 1: Update the Drivers [Most Working Solution]

You need to update the drivers to fix this error. An outdated or corrupt driver is causing this issue. So, you need to fix this error by updating the drivers. The best way to update all the drivers is to use “DriverEasy” tool. It works like magic and updates all the missing, corrupt or outdated drivers automatically. Download the tool from Here.

Method # 2: Operation of Antivirus and Windows Firewall

Although there involve many other reasons for showing problem while installing NVIDIA, the most common among them is the interruption of the Antivirus program you are using.

So, disable it for some time and also disable Windows Firewall for a while. I know it becomes unavoidable, but there is no other choice. Moreover, you are not going to disable it for a longer time. Do it just for one hour.

A) Disable Antivirus Program

  • Go to the “Notification Tray” on the Taskbar. Click its button to open it. You will see here the Antivirus Tool’s icon.
    Antivirus in Task bar menu
  • Right-click this tool and select “Disable” option for some time
    Disable Avast shields control

B) Disable Windows Firewall

  • Go to the “Control Panel” and select “System and Security” tab.
    Control Panel menu
  • Here, select “Windows Firewall” category.
    System and Security menu
  • Now you will see “Turn Windows Firewall on or off” option in the left pane. Select it to move towards the next page.
    Windows Firewall Category
  • Here, select two options “Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended) and click “OK” to save the changes.
    Disable Firewall

C) Disable the Antivirus and Windows Firewall Processes

The above action is not sufficient. You need to turn off the antivirus program and windows firewall in the processes too. Otherwise, you will encounter the error again.

  • Press “Ctrl+Alt+Del” combination of keys to open “Task Manager.”
  • Here, select the “Processes” tab to move ahead.
    Task Manager Processes Tab
  • Look for the process of Antivirus program here. The list goes on alphabetically. So, you can easily find out your antivirus in the list. Once you get it, just select “End Process” from the bottom.
  • Now reboot the system.
    AVASTUL.exe process
  • Once again try to install your desired Graphics Driver. This time click “Custom” and “Next” option.
  • On the next page tick the checkbox “Perform clean installation” and select “Next” while installing NVIDIA and check if it works.

Method # 3: Operation of NVIDIA Files and Processes

You need to reinstall the NVIDIA Graphic Driver. So, I recommend you “End” the processes of NVIDIA and remove its current files from the system. If you reinstall the NVIDIA driver in the presence of the previously installed stuff, it will show the error again and again.

  • Again use the “Ctrl+Alt+Del” keys to launch Task Manager.
  • In the Processes tab, you need to select the “NVIDIA” processes and click “End Task” to remove all of them.

After disabling the processes, you have to delete the current files of NVIDIA Graphic Driver.

  • Now open C: drive and select the “Windows” folder.
    C Drive Menu
  • Here select the “System32” folder.
    Windows folder content
  • In the next window, you need to select “DriverStore” folder.
    System32 folder content
  • Now, open “FileRepository” from here.
  • You will see a long list of files in alphabetical order. Scroll down to the “N” series and find out the files starting with the letter “N.” Right-click “nvdsp.inf” file and select “Delete” option.
  • Apply the same action and delete “nv_lh” and “nvoclock” files too.
  • Now open “Program Files” in the “C:” drive. Here you will find “NVIDIA Corporation” folder. Just delete this folder and move to the “Program Files (x86) folder in the same drive. Here, you will find the same folder “NVIDIA Corporation” again. Delete it too.
  • Reboot your PC and once again install NVIDIA driver. While installing, select “custom” install and check the checkbox “Perform a clean installation” and wait for the results. I am sure it will help you, and you will install it successfully.

Method # 4: Run System File Checker

If you are again receiving the error, it means the Windows core setting is violated. So, you need to run the System File Checker tool to detect and repair automatically if there is an error in the system files.

  • Go to the Start menu and open “Command Prompt” administrator from here. (Type “Command Prompt” in the search bar. When it appears in the search results, right-click and select “Run as Administrator” option)
  • Once the Command Prompt appears, type here “sfc /scannow” and press Enter.
    System File Checker Utility
  • The System File Checker will start scanning the files. Do not close the window until it completes the scan to 100%.
  • Once it is over, close the window and reboot the system.

Method # 5: Windows Update Feature

Make sure you are updating the Windows regularly. If you do not install updates frequently, it may also cause this error. So run “Windows Update” tool.

  • Go to the “Control Panel” and select “System and Security” tool.
    Control Panel menu
  • In the next window, you will see “Windows Updates” feature. Select it to move ahead.
    System and Security menu
  • Here, select “Check for Updates” option.
    Windows Update Utility
  • Wait for some time now. It will fetch all of the available updates and installs them to your system. Once the updates are installed, close the window and see if you can install the Graphics Driver without any hurdle.

Method # 6: Reinstall Operating System

If you are still in the baffling situation, you need to reinstall Windows to fix this issue. There may be some other issues in your operating system that are showing this error. So, reinstall Windows and then try to install NVIDIA graphic driver once again.

So guys! I have discussed all of the best possible solutions to fix “NVIDIA Installer Failed” error. Now it is your turn to let me know which method worked for you by posting your comments.


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