How To Fix NVIDIA Installer Cannot Continue Error Issue

NVIDIA is a company that is popular among the gaming community as it makes some of the best graphics cards available for computers. If you are a PC gamer then there’s a big possibility that the graphics card in your computer is made by NVIDIA. Although the company makes solid products there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the NVIDIA installer cannot continue error issue.

How To Fix NVIDIA Installer Cannot Continue Error Issue

Before performing the recommended troubleshooting steps for this particular problem I suggest that you try restarting your computer first. This will refresh the operating system as well as remove corrupt temporary data and is quite effective in fixing most software related issues.

Manually install the drivers

Since this problem occurs when the drivers are being installed automatically then you should try to check if the issue disappears when the drivers are installed manually.

  • Open the Device Manager by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard then typing Device Manager and opening the result.
  • Search for and expand Display Adapters, and select the NVIDIA graphics driver. From the toolbar on the top, open the Action menu and select Uninstall. Wait until the wizard is complete, and reboot your device.
  • Go to this website and download the driver for your specific graphics card.
  • Run the NVIDIA Display Driver installer.
  • Follow installer directions until final screen.
  • Click Finish.
  • Restart your computer.

Check if the NVIDIA installer cannot continue error issue still occurs.

Turn off your antivirus software

There’s a chance that the problem is caused by the interference of the antivirus software installed in your computer. To check if this is what’s causing the problem you will have to temporarily turn of the antivirus.


  • Right-click on the avast! icon in the system tray. Select avast! shields control and there will be options to disable avast for 10 minutes, 1 hour, until the computer is restarted or permanently.


  • Double click on the system icon for Bit Defender.
  • When the Bit Defender window appears, move the mouse arrow to the left side and click >> Virus Shield.
  • Move mouse arrow to the black check by Virus Shield is enabled and click.
  • The black works will change to red, >> Virus Shield is disabled.
  • Move mouse arrow to the top right corner and click the down arrows.
  • Bit Defender is now inactive.
  • To enable Bit Defender, do the same steps except click to enable.

Microsoft Security Essentials

  • Right-click on the MSE icon in the system tray and choose Open.
  • Click the Settings tab, then click Real Time Protection.
  • Uncheck the box next to “Turn on real time protection”.
  • Click the “Save changes” button.
  • Exit MSE when done.


  • Double click on the system tray icon to open the main application window.
  • Or via Start >> All Programs >> ESET >> ESET Smart Security.
  • Click Setup >> Antivirus and antispyware >> Temporarily disable Antivirus and antispyware protection.
  • When prompted to confirm temporarily disable select Yes.
  • Note: Protection will be automatically started after a system reboot.


  • Navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for the McAfee icon.
  • Right-click it -> chose “Exit.”
  • A popup will warn that protection will now be disabled. Click on “Yes” to disable the Antivirus guard.

Check if the NVIDIA installer cannot continue error issue still occurs.

Try renaming the NVIDIA folder in Program Files

  • Open the partition where your operating system is installed, and go to the Program Files folder.
  • You will find a folder named NVIDIA Corporation. Right-click it, and select Rename, or alternatively, click it and press F2 on your keyboard. Rename it to something else, and press Enter on your keyboard to save it.
  • Run the setup again. 

Check if the NVIDIA installer cannot continue error issue still occurs.

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