Ah, the problem was that the Windows Update uninstalled my video drivers when trying to install new ones. That update failed, and so did trying to install it manually (the setup from nVidia’s drivers page, 320.18).
Will attempt to install the beta drivers, editing to respond.
Guh… had to roll back to the last supported driver I had. 260.99
If anyone can help me with this, you may. Every other installer is giving an NVIDIA Installer Failed error at System Check
NVIDIA’s logger noticed this (huh. feels so much smoother in safemode than native res.)
260.99 reinstalls successfully after uninstalling NVIDIA Update. Will uninstall again and try out 320.18
Ok, now I’m just confused. Got back from eating, and a notification shows that a device is ready to use.
Now the driver version in the Programs and Features are at 311.06
(Moved to tech support forum this is very interesting to me)