Please don't use Microsoft's drivers. DO NOT accept their drivers or click the Update Driver button or you can lose a machine. It's a shame folk don't share this tid bit.
Start over but do not accept any drivers from anyone but the card and board makers.
I have recently been posed with a problem on my main computer. I am running Windows Vista Premium 32bit, and I am having some serious issues. I have been running the computer for about 3-4 years now, and never had this problem, but recently an updated driver/update shot my computer to hell. The problem is, when I am downloading some Windows Updates, my computer is not able to start regularly after the update. It will load up, and after the Windows Loading Screen, it will not show a black screen, not refreshing the video card and showing the mouse. It will just stay on the black screen, until I restart the computer. But, it will run in Safe Mode just fine. It will not allow me to login after some updates. I have had to recover my drive to get it to actually login regularly. I thought it was the hard-drive, so when I first found out the problem, I just hit my computer with a System Recovery, but I am still having the same issues. And most of the time, after I am done doing the updates that will work, it will show that the updates were not configured correctly, and it will revert the changes. I cannot download DirectX, or my graphics card, because once I do so, it will not reload after, and I have to recover to before I did it. I am working with a nearly fresh Vista right now ( Used the Recovery Disc after the problem started, as I said earlier. ) and it is still not working. I have been working on this problem for a few days now, and figured I would try to take my slave drive and give that a shot. Well, I am still having the same problem. I just downloaded 92 updates and it will not let me start Vista normally. I can only get it to start up in Safe Mode. Windows StartUp Repair has said that it was due to a bad driver, but the only thing that I have installed on it, was the Qwest 802AIN, which is for my wireless internet. Other than that, I am using a Nvidia 8500GT Video Card, and that will not even let me update the drive. Those are the only two things plugged into the computer, other than my mouse and keyboard, which are USB and I have been using them for a few months now, with no issue. I did change out the adapter from the mouse to actually run USB, but I highly doubt that it could be the reason. If someone could please help me out, I would surely appriecate it. I would hate to have to just go buy a whole new Vista disc and HD. Thank you for your time.