Nvidia Driver - Freezing every game (can't end task)

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These are the Nvidia Drivers that recently started to freeze my games at random times. I could alt tab and use my second screen to navigate, but since the game is on my main screen I could not end the task in task manager. I had to restart my computer.

Anybody else facing this?
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  1. If you have graphics or driver issues, one of the most common fixes is a clean uninstall and removal of your graphics drivers.

    To uninstall your drivers, first download and run Display Driver Uninstaller, and follow it's recommendations of booting into safe mode and ect.
    (This is a direct download link so you don't grab the wrong version)

    You'll download a compressed file called "[Guru3D.com]-DDU.zip"
    Right click and choose extract.
    Go into the folder and run the DDU v##.##.exe
    This will extract more files to this folder.
    Run Display Driver Uninstaller.exe
    Choose Yes when it asks you to boot into SafeMode.
    After you've rebooted into safe mode.
    When DDU comes up, if it hasn't selected your GPU manufacturer (Nvidia/AMD/Intel) then choose it from the drop down list
    Press the Clean and Restart option
    If a window comes up asking to disable the Windows automatic installation of display drivers click yes.

    After (or before removing the old drivers, just put the new ones on the desktop or somewhere handy) rebooting back into Windows, manually download the latest drivers from Nvidia or AMD, don't use auto detect, choose you GPU model and OS from the drop down lists.
    Nvidia: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
    AMD: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
    Intel: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html
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