You should be able to load normally. The rescue mode is overkill.
You already told us that you can't get the X to work (no graphical login). That means that at least you should get the console login. Now, if you can't even get that to work there's something really wrong with your installation and the nvidia drivers are the least of your worries.
What do you get when starting linux? Errors? Text login?
Use the source, Tux.