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Blackscreen after Driver Install

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Thread Starter 
Hi smile.gif

First of all please excuse how computer-illiterate I am.

OK, so onto the problem. A few months ago I was able to use my computer absolutely fine. Every time I started it up though I would get a reminder to install a NVIDIA driver or something. I didn't see the harm so clicked "Next" as much as I could to get through the installation quickly. After it had finished it asked me to restart, which is when my life became computerless.

I switched it back on, and I saw the BIOS screen, it then went through another startup screen displaying some specs I believe, and then it simply went blank with a white, horizontal cursor blinking in the top left.

It seems to me, to describe the problem to you at the very least, as though it is no longer able to boot from my hard-drive. It boots from a disc, and I have tried booting from various vista repair and fresh install discs to no avail. I have changed the boot order to boot from hard-drive, which is when I get a black, screen with a cursor. I also hear a very quiet, high pitched long beep as it hits this screen.

Please help, it would be great to see my computer again some day.

Thanks.
Keifer.
Edited by Keifer - 1/28/12 at 9:57am
post #2 of 3

Was this via windows update this display driver was fetched from? If it was it sorta sounds like it may have gave you the wrong display driver, and that caused this problem. 

 

Okay, so during boot are you able press f8 and get into safe mode? if you are you can go in and remove your display driver, and download/install the appropriate one

 

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

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Thread Starter 
When I hold F8 through the BIOS screen, it just freezes on that screen and nothing more happens for a minute or so, and then it asks me which device to boot from which then results in the same issue.

Thank you for your help thus far.
Edited by Keifer - 1/28/12 at 10:19am
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