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An unknown error occurred when installing Nvidia driver: Quick Fix

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Many users are encountering the ‘an unknown error occurred’ when they are trying to install the new Nvidia driver or when they updated the old Nvidia driver, this is a common error that has different causes and is easy to fix.

In this article, we have discussed the causes of the error that occurred while installing the Nvidia driver and a few ways to fix the issue.


What are the causes of the unknown error has occurred while installing the Nvidia driver?

Below we have mentioned the possible reasons that might be causing the error while installing the Nvidia driver.

  • Incorrect system state.
  • Outdated graphics driver.
  • Corrupted system file.
  • A problem with the windows registry.

Also read: How to fix the Nvidia Nvlddmkm.sys failed error?


How to fix the issue?

If you are facing ‘an unknown error occurred’ an error while installing the Nvidia driver then we have explained A few fixes that might help you resolve the issue.

Restart the PC

Restarting your PC is the best solution for any problem, and it also works most of the time in resolving the issues. If the errors are being caused by some minor bugs or glitches or interference by other apps on your device, then it might solve them.


Update the graphics drivers of your PC

You might be using an outdated version of the device driver and it might be a reason for this error to occur, so check for the update of the driver and update it. Visit the Nvidia website to check and download the latest drivers.

Click here to check out how to update NVIDIA graphics drivers

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Reinstall the drivers

If this error started occurring after you updated the graphics driver then it is possible that some files are corrupted that are installed during the update. So uninstall the drivers properly and then restart the PC and then reinstall the latest drivers again from the scratch.


Uninstall and reinstall in safe mode

If there is some problem in your device settings which is stopping you from installing and uninstalling the graphics driver then boot in safe mode and then if you want to uninstall the graphics driver then uninstall it and reinstall the drivers again, if you are trying to install the drivers and unable to do so then also you can try installing in the graphics driver in safe mode.


Delete the following registry keys

It is possible that some Windows registries are causing this error to occur. Open the Run application and then type Regedit and press Enter or click on the OK button. Find the below-mentioned keys and then delete them if found in the registry.

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Logging
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\NVIDIA Corporation\Logging

Also read: Nvidia GeForce Experience something went wrong: 6 fixes

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: [email protected]

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