Upgrading to Nvidia GTX 770m on Alienware m17x R3

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  1. Alienwarem17xR3s

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    I also remember getting past the boot menu ONCE last night while working on it, but when I went into device manager the 770m was not displayed... Currently trying to get back into Windows, past boot menu freeze like last night and then solve the issue of detecting the graphics card.
     
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    IGP disabled, Display PEG, HD audio disabled, try reseating the card.
     
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    Finally got into windows after making sure all settings were correct, now when I go into device manager the 770m does not show up and if I run the driver install for the 770m downloaded from Nvidia's site I get "Cannot detect the hardware".

    How do I get my computer to detect the new graphics card?
     
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    Here http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...gtx-770m-alienware-m17x-r3-2.html#post9382907
    Place the .inf file (unzip) under C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\327.23\Win8_WinVista_Win7_ 64\International\Display.Driver>Run setup.exe within the extracted \International folder.
     
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    Okay after being in windows successfully, I opened Google Chrome to get on this webpage to get the driver link you provided and download the driver, but Chrome started acting weirdly and crashing, then many programs on the computer started crashing, so I restarted and when I restarted I get an windows error 0xc0000001 and try to continue but it loops me to the error page. Can't boot in safe mode either.
     
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    Still get this error without the 770m in.. This is bad news, doing a memory test now.
     
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    You can also try running with a single stick of ram.
     
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    By the way I used last good configuration to get past the windows error screen.
     
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