Error "Can't find an IRC for your NVIDIA card" with "acpi=off" boot parameter

I have an HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG01-2260xt PC with an RTX 3060 TI running Ubuntu 21.

Since this model of computer doesn’t play nice with linux (from what I understand), the only way I can get it to boot into Ubuntu is by adding the parameter “acpi=off” to Grub. It works fine with the open-source nouveau driver, but when I install the proprietary Nvidia driver, I get the error “Can’t find an IRC for your NVIDIA card” during boot time, and then the computer is really sluggish.

When I run nvidia-smi, I get the error “NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn’t communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.”

Does anyone have any ideas of how to get it to work?

Many thanks in advance.

I meant “IRQ” not “IRC”