The Nvidia Driver Helper Service
has been known to prevent proper shutdown, and disabling that service often does the trick without affecting the functionality or performance of your graphics card. Like so many Windows services which don't need to be running, this one is unnecessary once the driver
is installed and functioning properly. In any event, your not uninstalling it. It can be easily re-enabled in the same manner if you later find you need it.
How to disable a service:
1. Click on the Start Orb
2. Type services.msc in the search box
3. You might be prompted by a UAC box. Click continue.
4. Right click a service, and choose Stop to stop it immediately
5. For some services you are unable to stop it until after reboot. Simply right click and
6.Then select disable from the drop-down menu & click 'OK' to save the new setting.
Edited by pip22, 27 April 2008 - 01:51 PM.