Nvidia has rolled out a GeForce driver hotfix after reports of several troublesome bugs. The issue seems to primarily affect GTX 1060 users, causing Windows PCs to get stuck in an infinite restart loop.
According to Nvidia, problems arose when device manager reported a code 43 error after install. It was compounded by problems on Windows 10 that caused the driver to be removed if the PC was left idle for a time.
GeForce Driver Version 397.55 Changelog
The driver also caused Netflix playback to stutter and didn’t support Microsoft’s Surface notebooks. The update claims to address all of these issues. Here’s the full changelog:
“This is GeForce Hot Fix driver version 397.55 that addresses the following:
– After driver installation, Device Manager may report Code 43 error on a few GTX 1060 cards models.
– Netflix playback may occasionally stutter.
– Added support for Microsoft Surface Book notebooks.
– Windows 10: Driver may get removed after PC has been left idle for an extended period of time.”
The buggy driver was first released on April 25, so it’s taken Nvidia just over a week to fix the issue. Thankfully, users were provided with several workarounds in the meantime, such as disabling and enabling the GPU in Device Manager or rolling back the driver.
If you aren’t having serious issues, it’s recommended you wait until the next full driver release. As you would expect, Nvidia has been in a rush to get this out, and that means it could contain some other unnoticed issues.
However, if you’re stuck in a restart loop or Netflix is essential, you can grab the latest release here.