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windows won't start after nvidia driver update

by gandel / April 14, 2005 6:58 PM PDT

I just tried to update the drivers for my Nvidia geforce 5200 graphics card .
Downloaded and installed the driver from nvidia website but when I went to change the display properties the screen went blank with a flashing cursor at the top of the screen. This didn't change so I reset my pc , now when I boot up I get to the screen that says Windows 2000 and the display freezes although the drive appears to carry on loading everything.
I can start up in safe mode and have tried installing the old drivers but having no luck.
My motherboard does have onboard graphics as well and have tried combinations of disabling that or the graphics card but I still get the same result.
Any suggestions would be appreciated , thanks

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Now use Windows 2000 Safe Mode...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2005 10:17 PM PDT

I would use that to roll back the driver in the device manager.


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by un-confusion / April 20, 2005 5:44 AM PDT

In Safe Mode, Uninstall your graphics adapter.

DO NOT install ANY graphics devices at this stage.

Power off the computer for at least 2 minutes.

Re-start, let Windows 2000 find the default grahics adapter. It'll be poor resolution etc...just ignore the resolution issues FOR THE MOMENT.

If you have the original CD's for your PC, use them to install the original drivers...if not, logon to your PC manufacturer's website and download the correct drivers.

Install as directed by the Manufacturer.

Shut down PC for 2 minutes again....NOT RE_BOOT..POWER OFF.

Re-start and you should be golden

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