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Windows 7: Thought BSODs had been done in, but NO!

13 Mar 2013   #31

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Dsprague, I am far from a driver expert. However, I was told by a member of the BSOD team that certain laptop manufacturers manipulate their drivers to work with only their machines, Dell was one of them. Supposedly, the drivers from Nvidia site don't work well with those machines. I'm just passing along what I was told. But, having owned a Dell machine before, I know they are very proprietary with their hardware and drivers and are not very good at keeping up to date drivers on their site. So, it seems that the confusion in dealing with proprietary manufacturers, is it more important to get a driver that works with that machine or get the most up to date one. He can try both and see if one works better than the other, I guess. Just one more reason I build my own now, Dell is the primary reason I started building myself.

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13 Mar 2013   #32

Home Premium 64 bit

No one on this forum is at fault. IMHO faults often lie with the computer and hard/s'ware manufacturers. who do not communicate well or by accident or otherwise do not tell all.
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13 Mar 2013   #33

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@essenbe.Mine is a desktop, but as to Dell to the average Uk Joe, who lacks knowledge and/ or dextrous skills, their offerings are attractive. Also it seems that so many names have gone that the pool for such as I is nearer a puddle.
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29 Mar 2013   #34

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A postscript ( though I do have an upcoming question in another thread:)) is that after much "it's cured and then it isn't", I resorted to a clean install, which while I was not attending failed, so confronting me with a black screen. None of the options allowed me to log on.

Repair man called, who found problem was faulty graphics card. Nvidia GeForce 310 was replaced by Raedon HD 4300/4500 Series card. Thanks and virtual to you all
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