NVIDIA Releases GeForce 397.55 Hotfix Drivers

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 3, 2018 - 08:41 PM |
Tagged: nvidia, graphics drivers

The previous set of drivers, version 397.31 that was released last week, had a few bugs in them… so NVIDIA has released a hotfix (397.55) to address the issues (without waiting for the next “Game Ready” date). Of course, these drivers also went through a reduced QA process, so they should be avoided unless one of the problems affect you.

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And the fixed bugs are:

  • Device Manager may report Code 43 on certain GTX 1060 models
  • Netflix playback may occasionally stutter
  • Added support for Microsoft Surface Book notebooks
  • Driver may get removed after PC has been idle for extended periods of time

The last issue manifests in a couple of different forms. The forum page specifically mentions Windows 10, although users with Windows 7 and Windows 8 could also be affected by the bug, just with different symptoms. I experienced it, and for me (on Windows 10) it was just a matter of force-quitting all processes prefixed with “nv” in task manager. My symptoms were that GeForce Experience would attempt to re-download the drivers and StarCraft II would fail to launch. If you’re experiencing similar issues, then you’ll probably want to give this driver a shot.

You can download it from their CustHelp page.

Source: NVIDIA

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May 3, 2018 | 08:50 PM - Posted by Jgr9 (not verified)

Driver may get removed when idle.... lol

May 4, 2018 | 01:17 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

See if this helps, assuming you are not running a Home edition.



May 4, 2018 | 02:20 PM - Posted by SurfdomIsTheDestinyForWindowsUsers (not verified)

Do not forget to try each and every forced update to have to again disable all that personal metrics and data slurping that the Lords of Redmond Love to do and sell that to whoever will pay for your metrics. And what about that Redmond brand crapware foisting and ad pushing in that terrible 10 OS where you are the product for Redmond's closed ecosystem of milking delights come 2020-2023 when there will be no M$ OS but that 10 abomination.

M$ will probably remove the 10 from the name an begin that Windows OS As A Service with Windows 10-S mode(Feature restricted to the point of being useless) for folks that do not wish to pay to play! So it will be Windows as a service pay by the month to use with the Folks that do not pay getting the Windows S mode with very limited features for the UWP(Universial Windows Peasants)!

May 3, 2018 | 11:09 PM - Posted by odizzido2 (not verified)

Your main problem was using geforce experience. gross.

May 4, 2018 | 12:32 AM - Posted by James

It seems like I hear more about issues with Nvidia drivers these days than AMD drivers.

May 4, 2018 | 12:53 AM - Posted by JohnL (not verified)

Maybe because nvidia user base is larger than AMD?

May 4, 2018 | 05:36 AM - Posted by Spunjji

Or maybe they just have more bugs, because the AMD user base is easily large enough to cover bug-finding and they sure do have a few of their own.

May 4, 2018 | 01:38 AM - Posted by ehoeks

I'm / was effected with the (gtx 1060) 397.31 issue. I rolled back to the WindowsUpdate driver. So hopefully this update does really fix it for me.

May 4, 2018 | 08:59 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

^ this viagra post above mine is the answer to all of your problems.

May 4, 2018 | 11:00 AM - Posted by Cristian Kleuser (not verified)

Seriously, that ANCIENT control panel is a disgrace and shows how worried nvidia are with their software.

May 4, 2018 | 02:07 PM - Posted by Anonymouse233456346f (not verified)

can nvidia release driver anymore without it being fallowed with hotfix

May 6, 2018 | 06:51 PM - Posted by Breedo (not verified)

I use a GTX 1050 TI from Gigabyte and had my driver disappear on Win 10 Home which was left at idle. Worked fine before that. I had to reboot and it auto-installed a different version. Gave me D3D 9 subtitle render error on movie playback and game crashed. I didn't even know the driver was different until I read your article so thanks! So much for thinking the reboot sorted it out.

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