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March 29, 2011 8:36:32 PM

HELP!!!! I tried to update my graphics driver and downloaded this driver from the Nvidia website. IT started to run and I chose the clean install option. Now I just get a black screen and Windows does not load. IT goes from blue to amber (button on the bottom) as if it is going back to sleep. I know that the monitor still works as I hooked my laptop up to it and it works just fine. I tried the Windows 7 startup disk and nothing has worked. Any ideas?

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March 29, 2011 8:39:40 PM

Try booting in safe mode and removing the driver
Restart and press f8 BEFORE windows logo apears.
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March 29, 2011 8:41:06 PM

I can't boot in safe mode cause nothing shows up on the screen I have nothing that allows me to determine where I am in sequence of the startup.
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March 29, 2011 8:43:41 PM

Do you see the post screen?
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March 29, 2011 8:44:32 PM

I am not sure what that is, but I don't see anything at all. just goes immediately black
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March 29, 2011 8:52:28 PM

No, I do not see anything. Just tried to start it and hold down F8 and nothing.
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March 29, 2011 9:09:49 PM

Check cables, power supply ram, etc etc/
What card do you have?
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March 29, 2011 9:11:59 PM

Nvidia 7300 Ge Force LE and I checked all the cables, going to try to unplug everything not necessary and reboot. Any clue on why windows 7 startup isn't repairing it either?
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March 29, 2011 9:13:30 PM

I am not sure, but if you are getting no post then it sounds like a hardware error.
You should be getting post no matter what OS/drivers.
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March 29, 2011 9:21:44 PM

I am sure that the system is doing it, I just can't see it on the monitor. It sounds like it is booting up as normal. any way to attach my laptop monitor to the desktop so that I can see what is going on to try and fix it?
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March 29, 2011 9:22:02 PM

Yep, if you don't see the white text on black in the beginning there is a hardware failure somewhere.
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March 29, 2011 9:27:14 PM

I never saw that before thought when it booted up, it always went to the windows logon screen, there is a way to change that in the bios so that you don't always see that, and mine was set that way
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March 29, 2011 9:28:27 PM

How can a hardware failure result from a simple driver installation failure ?!?!
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