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Window vista Wont Boot Up after Graphics card Driver Installs :(

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September 4, 2013 9:51:24 AM

Hello
I have a Gateway P-6860FX laptop.It runs windows vista but in windows update when it installs the drivers for the Nvidia Geforce 8800m Gts My computer dosen't Boot only into a black screen don't see Login Screen. I am able to access Safe mode and change the graphics card to Standard VGA card as it has a Dual Graphics Card system in the laptop i think? :)  It is a brand new graphics card put in it as the old one broke and replaced it with the exact graphics card as before.I worked before then Just stopped so i replaced it. I spent around 3 Months trying to get the graphics card to work But no look.

Thanks Any advice appreciated :) 
Thanks again

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September 5, 2013 10:02:12 AM

Ok thanks ill try that and tell ya if it works :D 
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September 7, 2013 12:45:30 PM

lonewolf7 said:
Download the latest driver from here and install it (NVidia site) : http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/57622

If the above one fails then download the driver from Gateway's site, you will find it under support->download.

And try to remove the older drivers and registry entries too. This software will help to do the job.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/


Sorry mate didn't work I uninstalled it and reinstalled the drivers i downloaded from the website but still boots into black screen. And When i changed it to Standard VGA Graphics and go into device manager it says Error Code 43. It was a brand new card though.
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September 8, 2013 8:16:58 AM

You can try the link : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725873(v=ws.10).aspx

Else do a clean install of windows. I think its a driver conflict issue so a clean install could solve the problem. If everything fails then take it to service centre, hey can help you. Good luck. And sorry to hear about the situation you are in.
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September 8, 2013 8:19:41 AM

lonewolf7 said:
Download the latest driver from here and install it (NVidia site) : http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/57622

If the above one fails then download the driver from Gateway's site, you will find it under support->download.

And try to remove the older drivers and registry entries too. This software will help to do the job.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/


lonewolf7 said:
You can try the link : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725873(v=ws.10).aspx

Else do a clean install of windows. I think its a driver conflict issue so a clean install could solve the problem. If everything fails then take it to service centre, hey can help you. Good luck. And sorry to hear about the situation you are in.


Well it was sent to a laptop repair place for about a month and they couldn't fit it and I have done a bout five clean installs and nothing thanks again I'll try the link
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September 8, 2013 8:27:09 AM

So it could be a faulty GPU, if its under warranty try to replace it.
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September 8, 2013 10:36:57 AM

lonewolf7 said:
So it could be a faulty GPU, if its under warranty try to replace it.


Well they said they put a brand new card in it. I got it back after about a week of them having it. ok, Then i installed GTA IV to do a test to see if they actually fixed it. It ran that game excellently. So i decided to install GTA EFLC and thats were every thing went down hill. I got the blue screen saying "Windows has detected a problem in the Graphics card" and and restarted. Every time it booted i got the blue screen. This was the old graphics card. Then i sent it back to them the next day. I didnt get it back for a bout a month id say they said they put a brand new gpu in it and that they couldnt the drivers to "talk to the computer" . They said teh tried everything but I think there is a way around it :) 
Thanks again
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September 8, 2013 12:24:10 PM

Its a sad story and I know the hassle you're going through. You tried everything possible, and the techs too. Hearing the story of yours I think there is something wrong with the GPU itself or the MB.

I think now you have left nothing to loose, so try a BIOS update, if you and the techs haven't done it yet. Keep your fingers crossed. Good luck.
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September 8, 2013 12:27:57 PM

lonewolf7 said:
Its a sad story and I know the hassle you're going through. You tried everything possible, and the techs too. Hearing the story of yours I think there is something wrong with the GPU itself or the MB.

I think now you have left nothing to loose, so try a BIOS update, if you and the techs haven't done it yet. Keep your fingers crossed. Good luck.

Ok i will will a 32 bit bios update work on a 64 bit
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September 9, 2013 11:57:55 AM

Honestly I am not sure about that. You can talk to Gateway techs. But first check the version of BIOS, if it is already flashed, then it will make no changes, and what I see the date was from 2008, and I am not sure such old dated BIOS will work for you or not.

Did you ever tried with WIN 7 OS ? If you don't mind give it a try, prior updating the BIOS. Anyway keep us posted.
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