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Windows 7: Installing driver when windows won't boot

10 Jul 2013   #1
geekman2

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Installing driver when windows won't boot

I apologize for the typo on the thread title

I installed a new beta graphics driver (zonescreen), this caused a BSOD. Now my computer wiill not boot, it gets past POST, and I can get into BIOS and a Ubuntu Live session, but if I try to boot into windows, I get a blinking white underscore in the top left corner for a few seconds, then a black screen until it restarts about 5 minutes later. What I want to know is if there is a way to either reinstall, update, or rollback the driver, without being able to boot.


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10 Jul 2013   #2
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi geekman2,

Have you tried booting into Advanced Boot Options (F8) and choosing
Last Known Good Configuration?


Quote:
Last Known Good Configuration:
Starts Windows 7 with the most recent registry and driver configurations that worked successfully. Every time you turn your computer off and Windows 7 shuts down successfully, important system settings are saved in the registry. You can use those settings to start your computer if a problem occurs. For example, if a new driver for your video card is causing problems, or an incorrect registry setting is preventing Windows 7 from starting correctly, you can restart your computer using Last Known Good Configuration.

Please follow this tutorial:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/666-advanced-boot-options.html

Then once booted you can remove the driver.

cheers

Dave
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11 Jul 2013   #3
geekman2

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I can't get to the f8 options, I've tried many times, I can get into and control BIOS, so I know my keyboard works, I am obtaining a install disc to try "repair"
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11 Jul 2013   #4
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi,

My next suggestion was going to be a Repair Install

You may also find this tutorial helpful Troubleshooting Windows Failure to Boot

Let us know the outcome

cheers

Dave
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11 Jul 2013   #5
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You could try a System Restore before you try to do a repair install

Take a look at the tutorial below

System Restore

Go to this section inside the tutorial




Installing driver when windows won't boot OPTION TWO Installing driver when windows won't boot
To Do a System Restore at Boot using System Recovery Options
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