Nvidia has yesterday 397.31
Almost all complaints in Nvidia's community forum come from GeForce GTX 1060 owners, although one user says he has an installation issue with these EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW graphics cards. It is not clear if his problem is the same or an unrelated problem.
"397.31 was offered through Geforce experience. After installation, it required a reboot (which did not have Geforce experience with previous installations of drivers) lost my second screen and open hardware monitor did not show GFX info Pop-up tells me to reinstall drivers, that did not work and kept the same thing-reboot, force reinstallation.Next, I tried a clean install.There was still the same problem so went to Nvidia drivers and re-downloaded 391.35, Problem solved, I think the new driver has problems, "complained one of the users.
Several others agreed that they experience the same problem with various symptoms. For example, a user claims that he has lost the function of his speaker via his monitor HDMI input after trying to install the 397.31 driver version.
Rolling back to a previous driver also does not always seem to work. "I have the exact same problem with the new driver and my GTX 1060 6GB, even deinstalling the old driver did not work, I had to use DDU to clean everything up, and now I'm back on 391.35." Nvidia tests before release, "he said
DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) is a free Wagnardsoft software tool designed to completely uninstall the display driver when switching from one GPU brand to another, or in other cases where you want to do so It is recommended that it runs in safe mode, and a few forum thread users say they have been able to fix the problem by using DDU and installing the previous 391.35 driver version afterward.
It is Not clear how widespread this problem is, but the GeForce GTX 1060 is a popular graphics card, as Hexus points out, according to the latest Steam hardware survey, it is the most popular used GPU on Steam. At the time of writing, Nvidia has not responded to the thread. Regardless of which Nvidia GPU you're using, you might want to endure this page and stay at 391.35.