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?
Try booting in safe mode and removing the driver Restart and press f8 BEFORE windows logo apears.
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.
No, I do not see anything. Just tried to start it and hold down F8 and nothing.
Check cables, power supply ram, etc etc/ What card do you have?
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?
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.
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?
Yep, if you don't see the white text on black in the beginning there is a hardware failure somewhere.
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
How can a hardware failure result from a simple driver installation failure ?!?!