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Windows 7: Black screen after Nvidia onboard chipset update

08 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Black screen after Nvidia onboard chipset update

So here's the story.

I've been having a problem with my desktop computer where I can't boot anything other than windows. If I try to boot from DVD/USB/SD Card, "Windows is loading files" will show up, then I get a black screen hanging after that. I can't boot into safe mode or system repair either because the same thing happens.

After browsing around, I figured it could be a graphics problem, so I downloaded the correct driver update for my Nvidia onboard 9200 graphics. The screen went black halfway through.. I figured this would happen but would correct itself once it rebooted. Nope. Straight after the Windows loading screen, I hear the startup sounds but can't see anything. I can't even get into safe mode to roll back the driver because all I get is that dreaded black screen. I can however, put in my actual graphics card to be able to use the computer (which I'm doing right now), but I never like to leave it in permanently as my computer gets hot and makes the area I'm sitting really warm too (I have a low profile case).

Any help here would be appreciated. Thanks in advance people

Edit: In case you need it, all my system specs are on my profile under the according tab.

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08 Jul 2013   #2

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Dan Welcome to Seven Forums ... Since the problem seems to have started since you on-board Nvidia Driver update ..I suggest you go to the Acer website and download the Driver from there .. Then report back with any other problems which you may have
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08 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the welcome, Maxie!

I've downloaded the driver from Acer. Will installing this overwrite the other driver that caused the problem?

Thanks for your help.
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08 Jul 2013   #4

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Dan Seeing as you are replacing a newer version of the Driver .. I would tend to uninstall first ... Good luck let us know how it goes
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08 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, Maxie.

This may be common knowledge, but how do I go about uninstalling the current driver? Of course the only one I see in device manager is the graphics card I currently have in, and I can't get into safe mode to check it out.

Thanks.
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08 Jul 2013   #6

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Sorry Dan net playing up today ... Just go ahead and Install it then ... Should make no difference
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08 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That's alright.

No worries, just realised I can uninstall the drivers from control panel. Will report back when everything is done.

Thanks for your help.
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08 Jul 2013   #8

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

No problem ... Was not certain that it would show up in the CP ... As it was not showing in the Device Manager
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08 Jul 2013   #9

Win 7 Pro SP1 64 Bit
 
 

I have had this same problem wit all 320.xx drivers. I went back to 314.22 and all is fine.
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08 Jul 2013   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

In Dan's post #1
I've been having a problem with my desktop computer where I can't boot anything other than windows. If I try to boot from DVD/USB/SD Card

Windows 7 is booting properly according to your statement.
What else are you trying to boot using DVD/USB/SD CARD Example: Another operating system.
If your are trying to boot something from the DVD ect are you changing the boot order in Bios?
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