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windows 7 update -> Bad Driver -> No boot

Q: windows 7 update -> Bad Driver -> No boot

won't boot, doesn't BSOD, just goes to a blank screen and sits there. Normal as well as safe mode.

Going to startup repair, it shows problem signature 07 as a bad driver.

Can't boot, therefore can't do a repair install.

SFC /scannow says there is a pending repair that requires reboot, but the repair never solves. I forced it via the CD with switches, and it said it found no issues with the file system.

I tried running DISM with the cleaner options (I forget the lengthy script) and it ran successfully, but no change.

It's an AMD system, Has a Ti 550 graphics card (no onboard graphics) and a PCI-e 1394 for expansion. But safe mode should load generic drivers, shouldnt it? I'm not sure why it can't get in.


I'm at a loss for thoughts. I have the operating system disk, but don't want to have to replace all the programs on the computer. System restore points are turned on, but the recovery system can't find any restore points.

Any ideas?

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Preferred Solution: windows 7 update -> Bad Driver -> No boot

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: windows 7 update -> Bad Driver -> No boot

Anybody have any clues? The disk only has 500MB free of 1TB so installing a new installation may not be possible.

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I've searched for solutions to this problem as best I could, but didn't find anything exactly like what I'm experiencing, so thanks in advance for your patience with the newbie if I've missed something that covers this. I include bold not to be annoying, but to hopefully make this more scannable since I err on the side of a high level of detail. Thank you again!!!

I have a machine I built nearly two years ago that will not boot following upgrading the Motherboard utility update software (MSI Live Update 5 to MSI Live Update 6). I'm not sure if that's really the correct terminology. More details below, but system specs first

Processor: Intel i7 4770K 3.5 GHz
Motherboard: MSI z87-G43
RAM: 16 GB (2 x Patriot 8 GB 1600 MHz)
Video Card: MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, SP 1

As background, I had been having trouble attempting to get USB 3 to function properly on my machine and over the past several months, had tried update drivers using the MSI Live Update software provided with the motherboard, but USB 3 wasn't critical to my day to day use, so I just let it go when no updates for drivers could be found with that software (this was live update 5). I was curious why the LiveUpdate 5 software seemed to have not been updated for a long time, but figured if it ain't broke... Then, the most recent Windows Update was installed (3/8 or 3/9), and following that, it seems that that knocked down some barrier that was preventing MSI... Read more

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My screen on my laptop is broke so I use a external monitor to use the laptop. When I booted before my gfx card was updated the dxdiag didn't show any information for the graphics driver. So I went to Nvidia's site to update my driver after updating it had me restart my computer. After doing that it showed the loading screen but after the screen goes black and doesn't go anywhere. I am currently in safemode any ideas?

Edit: Vista ultimate 32bit

A:Graphics driver update windows won't boot

Hi go to the laptop makers support site and download and install the driver from there,nvidia drivers may not be appropriate for the laptop many makers use a version of their own

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Dear forumreaders,

Thanks for reading my post.

After a whole weekend of searching, trying different options... I don't know what to do anymore.

After installing windows 8, which worked fine, my desktop suddenly freezes at any given time.
Reboot is the only option. (I boot in AHCI for what it is worth).

I've tried installing in IDE mode, same result.

We've come up with the option that it is the drivers.
Allright, I update my driver of my motherboard to windows 8 x64 version (Motherboard is ASrock B75 Pro3).
When I do this, in IDE or in AHCI, at reboot it crashes giving the failure INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.

I'm getting nuts... how to fix this?
Has it to do with registery settings? Other boot options in BIOS?

Many thanks,

Ruud Sjoukes

A:Windows 8 - Driver update failure - Inaccessible boot

Welcome to EightForums.
Are installing in uEFI mode?

ASrock B75 Pro3 has a uEFI Firmware (BIOS).
Take note of the warning at STEP SEVEN, about uEFI, in this tutorial:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

Also stay with AHCI mode.

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I hope you can help me fix my dad's computer!! This site has helped me fix my laptop. I really appreciate you guys!!

On my dad's computer : I tried to update BIOS graphics driver per instructions for new larger monitor (which has not even been hooked up yet).

I went to the Dell website and entered the service code HPLW3G1 to find the graphics driver to update. I recall nvidia but now looking at the list that they have on that website, I am not sure what I downloaded. I saved it to desktop and then clicked to install it. I then got a small popup that said I must close all other applications. When I clicked ok on that little window - (so I could close the other applications that were open), it started installing anyway! I exited the install window (wrong thing to do? It said do not turn off power in red letters), closed applications. Then I restarted, because it didn't want to open google chrome.
NOW when I turn it on, the blue light on the on button lights up, sounds like the fan is running, but the monitor does not even respond, it goes into powersave mode. I tried another monitor, no change. The computer won't turn off, unless I hold the off button down for awhile. The wierd thing is that when the computer is unplugged, it comes back on when plugged in again. But there is never any flashing lights below the on button that indicates that the hard drive is working. I think this may be bad? I tried hitting F8 after turning it on, and nothing happens. It do... Read more

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I was updating video driver for radeon 4750 through Steam and all of sudden I got a bsod.. should've wrote it down but instead I just tried to restart. It freezes during windows logo screen and when I try to boot on safe mode it gets stuck loading atipcie. Anyone know how to solve this problem? Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD during video driver update now windows wont boot.. help please!

Boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly. It should automate all fixes but if it doesn't solve your problem boot back into the Options menu to run System Restore to before the problem began.

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I have a FLEX 215 running the new Creators Update.  After I installed this update, Windows update  keeps offering me the ethernet driver even though I already have this latest ethernet driver already installed.   I tried downloading the latest ethernet driver from Lenovo website and went through setup steps and repair option.  When I checked again it did not says "Windows is up to date and the time".  It kept trying to install the ethernet driver.
 
Is this happening to anybody else?  Please help  
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:Flex 2 15 - windows update keeps offering me ethernet driver update even with current driver

Hello CaryguyThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Try to uninstall the driver, and the let the computer try to find it.

Click Start, type Device Manager, and press Enter.
Find and double-click the category of driver you want to uninstall
Right-click the device, and click Uninstall.
Windows will prompt you to confirm the device?s removal. Click OK to remove the driver.
After the uninstallation is complete, reboot your computer as soon as possible.

See if this can help.
 
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I have a FLEX 215 running the new Creators Update.  After I installed this update, Windows update  keeps offering me the ethernet driver even though I already have this latest ethernet driver already installed.   I tried downloading the latest ethernet driver from Lenovo website and went through setup steps and repair option.  When I checked again it did not says "Windows is up to date and the time".  It kept trying to install the ethernet driver. Is this happening to anybody else?  Please help  

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Hi folks and thank you for accepting me into group.....and Happy Christmas.
Yesterday I used Driver Max to update a driver, it was something like Intel Chipset 400, but after just installing, screen went black. Eventually I had to power off and stay up again, but after the Toshiba Logo comes up, screen goes dark again. Miss pointer can be seen, although rather erratic, but nothing else. Tried to Boot into Safe Mode (F12), but again screen stays dark.
Using a Toshiba LX830-137 All in One touchscreen on Windows 8.1.
Any advice would be gratefully received.
Regards
Kenny

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Hi,
I was having trouble with the graphics card on my wifes comp and I had a spare new motherboard (ZX-SIS661FX) with onboard, so I swapped it.Everthing worked ok except the sound. The installer can't find the correct driver on the Mobo disk. I downloaded the suitable driver (Realtek AC'97 Driver v.4.01) which needed to reboot to complete installation. On reboot I got an error msg saying there is not enough virtual memory to complete the task then it shuts down. I can't get into safe mode or last best config.
How can I extend the virtual memory without going into windows, or how can I cancel the task to be able to boot ?

Thanks
Parvo

A:Boot probs after driver update

Well, Virtual Memory is more-so how much RAM you have in there, so it would help by stating how much RAM you have to begin with along with what Operating System you are running.

A rule of thumb is that when it does install, open up the options immediately by double clicking the icon in the task menu, and then pressing the drop down menu and selecting Room.

If you have <None> selected, it will not have any sound until you select an environment.

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Hi, and thanks in advance...

Much of this is a repeat to other threads, until the graphic driver problem at the end...

(I also have an Ubuntu partition.)

I'd left my mp3 player plugged in overnight + an Asus Xonar DAC in a usb hub, when Windows wanted to do an update and conflict over drivers ensued. Strange, because I've selected for notification before updating. Also, have not been successful installing any new updates since the end of May. Was seemingly a common problem, I checked into it, too busy/lazy to pursue and succeed. This part is confusing...?

Woke up to blasting fans and unplugged everything peripheral. First, tried setting back to restore points prior to that night - twice. Could restart in Safe Mode and with networking. Then, could restart normally - but, shutdowns after 20 minutes or so.

Got crash logs, saw driver conflicts (not found) - saved.

Came here, read threads, did restart at Last Known Good Configuration. Restart - Nvidia Geforce driver not found. Went to Asus site, downloaded and installed driver (not lastest version, but last approved version and not much later than one that was installed).

It then went into a system cycled start/restart/etc. attempting to find driver, fix itself - forced to do shutdown to stop it.

Restarted this morning in Safe Mode, followed your instructions for posting. It's been running in safe mode for about 20 minutes now.

A:BSOD Windows 7 update mp3 player driver conflict, graphics driver

Hello welcome to SF .

Critical files are missing please run the SFDT again and let it run it's course.
Most dumps are corrupted, but the one that did survive shows
an extremely old graphics driver.


Code:
BugCheck 50, {fffffa9003d08920, 0, fffff88004caec07, 5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+47cc07 )

Code:
lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`04832000 fffff880`0532ed80 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 02 10:40:25 2009
Driver Reference Table - nvlddmkm.sys
Please update your GPU driver :: Drivers | GeForce ::

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After 3+ years of use, my HDD started dying. 2 weeks in the shop, new HDD with image of old one, ($$$), now works OK, but each time I boot, the resolution is only 640 X 480. Repair tech said he couldn't get video driver to "stick". I tried myself for several hours, uninstalling/re-installing drivers for original PCI video card.

I then changed monitors & video cards. Installed an ATI Radeon 9250 AGP card I had on my shelf, with latest drivers from ATI [after uninstalling old drivers, & using DriverCleaner.Net software to clean remnants]. Installed, no luck, uninstalled, used DriverCleaner, reinstalled.

PC always boots at 640 X 480, always discovers the video card again, and installs as "secondary". The only way I've found to increase resolution to 1920 X 1200 is to go to Device Mgr., uninstall "secondary" card. Primary card says: Device cannot start, Code 10. I then have to update the driver, even though the posted version does not change. Address is: PCI bus 1, device 0, function 0 Is this correct for an AGP card?

Then in Settings -> Display, the only option is "Theme" changes [no tabs]. I have to change Themes, click Apply, & then tabs appear, & I can adjust resolution which "sticks" until shutting down. I've gotten this 16 step process down to 3 minutes, but there must be a better way.

The ATI Catalyst Control Center installed, but it will not open.
Background [maybe useful]:
One of m... Read more

A:Video driver update needed with every boot

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Hi there everyone,

This morning, I got an update notification from nVidia Experience that a new driver was available, so I installed and rebooted. On reboot, It flashed the MOBO splashscreen, then paused at the drive detection for over a couple minutes. I thought it was frozen, so I shutdown and restarted and it went through the splash screen and hung at the drive detection again. I waited a bit, then hit "Any key" and it looped once more to the splash screen, only this time, the screen appeared in incremental bands, from top to bottom over the course of maybe 10 seconds, as if the computer was lagging from a resource intensive process, then went to drive detection for maybe 10 seconds then booted into Windows. I let it settle down then rebooted again. This time, everything went as expected, aside from it sitting at the drive detection for longer than normal(about 10 seconds again).

I'm just curious if there's something the driver update could do to the system that would cause something like this. Any thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated!

A:Could a video driver update cause boot issues?

My guess; which is the biggest mistake anyone can make, is not letting the process finish and then being impatient by forcing a restart. This restart before the reboot finished is what caused the issue you experienced.

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Hi all.

I have an ASUS M-11 tower and I recently had it's Intel HD Graphics (4400) konk out on me. The HDMI output stopped working rendering my tower useless for watching HD movies on.

I tried using an Intel driver updating app but apparently it didn't work. After a reboot I get a solid red screen, with no text on it, and no way to interact with it. I can't login or do anything. The only thing that happens is the screen changes from red to blue if I tap ESC, that is it.

So I accessed the recovery options by pressing F9 at bootup. I chose the Reset PC option. It went thru the process, but after completing and its auto reboot, I just get a blank black screen now with no way to interact. No logos, no updating icons nothing to indicate more stuff is going on like setting up files. If I reboot from this screen, it just reboots the PC and loops back to the same blank black screen.

I tried leaving it for over 20 minutes on the black screen thinking maybe it's just doing stuff in the background, but nothing comes of it.

I am not sure what to do from here. I don't have a recovery USB or disc.

Anyone have another suggestion ?

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Hi,
I'm a little confused by one of my update options. I was under the impression that windows 7 was using wddm 1.1, and that the wddm 1.0 drivers have been available for quite some time. I checked and the driver I have is wddm 1.0, released 10/28/2008, version number 8.15.10.1590. So why am I being given the option to update to 'pre-release wddm 1.0'? I tried to get more information to check the version number, but I am just redirected to Winqual Help , which doesn't help me any.

I'd like to test out the wddm 1.1 drivers, and I've read that they're available for 7, but I don't think that these are those drivers, unless there is a typo in the driver title.

A:Pre-Wddm 1.0 Intel driver 945 Express Driver thru Windows update

  
Quote: Originally Posted by wooh


Hi,
I'm a little confused by one of my update options. I was under the impression that windows 7 was using wddm 1.1, and that the wddm 1.0 drivers have been available for quite some time. I checked and the driver I have is wddm 1.0, released 10/28/2008, version number 8.15.10.1590. So why am I being given the option to update to 'pre-release wddm 1.0'? I tried to get more information to check the version number, but I am just redirected to Winqual Help , which doesn't help me any.

I'd like to test out the wddm 1.1 drivers, and I've read that they're available for 7, but I don't think that these are those drivers, unless there is a typo in the driver title.


yes thats right....

wddm is just a driver model...
its up to the manufacture (here intel) to release wddm 1.1 driver
so until then (most likely they wont) they have to release a wddm 1.1

Windows Display Driver Model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
that should be a good read....

what they mean pre-release means that these drivers are beta drivers (there is a difference between pre-release drivers and pre-release wddm 1.1 drivers)

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I am unable to update the Kernel-mode driver framework ver 1.11 for windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2685811). I get error: 80073712

Also, I am getting BSOD/stop errors in normal mode that say anything from:

-memory_management 0x0000000001a,

- "A device driver attempting to corrupt the system has been caught. The faulty driver currently being on the kernel stack must be replaced with a working version." GDRO.sys-
address fffff88000626a8f9, base at fffff88006269000, datestamp 49b9d125

I'm not sure if they are related.

When I run in safemode I do not get the BSOD. When in normal mode I will get BSOD consistently when running Norton Full System Scan, specifically when the full system scan gets to the Windows/system32 folder.

System specs:
Processor: Intel 2500K Core Duo Unleashed
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-p67A-UD3P
RAM: I have 4x4 Corsair Vengeance, only using 1 stick of 4GB corsair vengeance currently due to troubleshooting.
GPU: NVIDIA EVGA GTX570HD
HDDs:Intel 180GB SSD and Western Digital Caviar Black 1.0 TB (empty)
PSU: corsair 750 watt
Soundcard: MOBO

When I canoo

A:Unable to install Windows Update: Update Kernel-mode driver framework

I, again, apologize for double posting. I figure I should include the host of other issues I'm having. Maybe they can all be inter related.

-my DVD/RW drive, when connected to mother board in ANY SATA slot, causes the BIOS screen to freeze forever. I have disconnected the drive at this time while trouble shooting. I have tried known-good SATA cables so I know it's either the DVD/RW drive or perhaps a driver or mobo failure.

-I have run the memory diagnostic tool in windows. No issues were reported.

-I have NOT run memtest86 because I do not have a disk drive connected.

-I have had stop-errors (BSODS) such as PFN_list_corrupt, System_service_Exception, Memory_management, IRQ_not_less_or_Equal
All of these could be a result of bad RAM.

I have purchased new RAM as a means to fix my problems. It seemed to work for 2 weeks, then the stop errors returned.

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I have a P51 20HH and it refuses to update to Windows 10 1903 due to a complaint of an old version of the Intel RST driver.  I tried following all the instructions to update the driver at both the Intel site, and the official RST driver here on the Lenovo site for P51 downloads.  None actually did anything.  They appeared to work, but actually didn't do anything because the driver update software didn't see any hardware to update.  I turned on debug output on the driver update script and it basically said nothing was applied since there was nothing to do. In my case with the P51 20HH, the driver files are all there but there is zero evidence (Device Manger, etc) that any of them are in use.  I don't have Optane, RAID, etc.  Microsoft update sees the driver as an old version so it won't do the Windows update.  Meanwhile, the Intel driver install packages don't see the driver as usable, so it won't apply the update!  It is a lock out.  So, my solution for the P51 20HH was to rename C:\Windows\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys to something else.   Proceed with caution with this solution, because if your machine is really using RST, this could cause your storage to become inaccessable, which might put you in a bad boot loop and require a BIOS boot to recovery media.  You should absolutely verify that Device Manager (Storage controllers) does not list anything Intel.  Renaming the driver requires admin priv... Read more

A:P51 fails to update Windows 10 Update 1903 due to Intel driver RST incompatiblity

I have a P51 20HH and it refuses to update to Windows 10 1903 due to a complaint of an old version of the Intel RST driver.  I tried following all the instructions to update the driver at both the Intel site, and the official RST driver here on the Lenovo site for P51 downloads.  None actually did anything.  They appeared to work, but actually didn't do anything because the driver update software didn't see any hardware to update.  I turned on debug output on the driver update script and it basically said nothing was applied since there was nothing to do. In my case with the P51 20HH, the driver files are all there but there is zero evidence (Device Manger, etc) that any of them are in use.  I don't have Optane, RAID, etc.  Microsoft update sees the driver as an old version so it won't do the Windows update.  Meanwhile, the Intel driver install packages don't see the driver as usable, so it won't apply the update!  It is a lock out.  So, my solution for the P51 20HH was to rename C:\Windows\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys to something else.   Proceed with caution with this solution, because if your machine is really using RST, this could cause your storage to become inaccessable, which might put you in a bad boot loop and require a BIOS boot to recovery media.  You should absolutely verify that Device Manager (Storage controllers) does not list anything Intel.  Renaming the driver requires admin priv... Read more

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I have a P51 20HH and it refuses to update to Windows 10 1903 due to a complaint of an old version of the Intel RST driver.  I tried following all the instructions to update the driver at both the Intel site, and the official RST driver here on the Lenovo site for P51 downloads.  None actually did anything.  They appeared to work, but actually didn't do anything because the driver update software didn't see any hardware to update.  I turned on debug output on the driver update script and it basically said nothing was applied since there was nothing to do. In my case with the P51 20HH, the driver files are all there but there is zero evidence (Device Manger, etc) that any of them are in use.  I don't have Optane, RAID, etc.  Microsoft update sees the driver as an old version so it won't do the Windows update.  Meanwhile, the Intel driver install packages don't see the driver as usable, so it won't apply the update!  It is a lock out.  So, my solution for the P51 20HH was to rename C:\Windows\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys to something else.   Proceed with caution with this solution, because if your machine is really using RST, this could cause your storage to become inaccessable, which might put you in a bad boot loop and require a BIOS boot to recovery media.  You should absolutely verify that Device Manager (Storage controllers) does not list anything Intel.  Renaming the driver requires admin priv... Read more

A:P51 fails to update Windows 10 Update 1903 due to Intel driver RST incompatiblity

I have a P51 20HH and it refuses to update to Windows 10 1903 due to a complaint of an old version of the Intel RST driver.  I tried following all the instructions to update the driver at both the Intel site, and the official RST driver here on the Lenovo site for P51 downloads.  None actually did anything.  They appeared to work, but actually didn't do anything because the driver update software didn't see any hardware to update.  I turned on debug output on the driver update script and it basically said nothing was applied since there was nothing to do. In my case with the P51 20HH, the driver files are all there but there is zero evidence (Device Manger, etc) that any of them are in use.  I don't have Optane, RAID, etc.  Microsoft update sees the driver as an old version so it won't do the Windows update.  Meanwhile, the Intel driver install packages don't see the driver as usable, so it won't apply the update!  It is a lock out.  So, my solution for the P51 20HH was to rename C:\Windows\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys to something else.   Proceed with caution with this solution, because if your machine is really using RST, this could cause your storage to become inaccessable, which might put you in a bad boot loop and require a BIOS boot to recovery media.  You should absolutely verify that Device Manager (Storage controllers) does not list anything Intel.  Renaming the driver requires admin priv... Read more

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Recently Windows updated my Intel HD Graphics 630 driver. A few days later the same driver was released on Dell's driver support page.
Is there any correlation between Windows Update and Dell's drivers? Who does update the drivers Microsoft themselves or Dell needs to release the driver to Microsoft?
As this is the first time when Windows updated the driver is this how the Intel HD Graphics drivers are to be kept up-to-date via Windows Update?

A:Windows Update vs Dell Update - Intel HD Graphics 530/630 Driver

ZINGAM,
Referring to the Intel HD graphics driver.
Windows gets code from Intel for the driver and they will implement it in the OS. Dell also gets code from Intel and will release it. Also, Intel will post the driver on their site to download. You can uninstall the Microsoft driver if you choose and install the Dell update driver. 

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Windows Update is not telling me I need or can update my Wireless networking, but Intel's Update Driver Utility says I should and is offering the update. How would you recommend I proceed?

A:Should I trust Intel's Driver Update utility or Windows Update?

G'day Rolo,

The difference between the two drivers is that the Windows one is digital signed/tested by Microsoft. I would say that unless the Intel one delivers more benefit than the Windows one, and everything works as expected, then there is no need to update.

You often see this with graphics card drivers too, for example.

Regards,
Golden

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I've been trying to get my computer back so that I can at least get some stuff on it I don't want lost for the past three days. I was updating an nvidia graphics driver and it froze. So I restarted my computer and things went down-hill from there.

Nothing I know to do (which is more than the average person) works. So most of (and perhaps all of) the quick fixes you all may suggest most likely have already been attempted at least once.

What I am experiencing now is a black screen with a gray bar on the top and bottom. The top is titled: Windows Boot Manager. This is written in the gray bar. The rest of the screen reads:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart you computer.
2. Choose your language setting and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacture for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I am hoping someone can help me get make it so I can at least get some files off. System restore or anything like that is out of the picture because I was planning on getting an external hard drive for backing up, and haven't been able to yet. Ironically, payday is this Friday.

Anyway, I've even tried using ubuntu and also putting the HDD in another computer. Both ways it says that ... Read more

A:Corrupted OS files preventing boot after failed driver update

Did you try the suggested startup repair options with the windows 7 dvd/repair disc?

It may take several runs and will at least attempt to repair the partition table.

If you tried that already , then use the commands instead of auto startup repair - usually does the job.

If you have the disc and want further advice, post back.

If you don't have a 7dvd/repair disc , get one from here - the same bit version as your installed o/s ( torrent, but it's usually quick ):

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs ? The NeoSmart Files

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Hi,
I was having issues with my external hard drive today and the event logs said something about the storage controller having a read error so I decided to try to update the storage drivers. I believe I had version 8.x and I downloaded the newest version from Intel's site, 12.x. I installed the software, and my system hung at "Starting Windows." I reverted to the last known good configuration, and I was back up and running. I decided to delete the existing drivers (8.x), restarted the computer, it automatically installed the 12.x drivers, and asked me to restart my computer, which I did. After this, my computer still hangs and I can't restore the last known good configuration.

Things I've tried:
- Trying to manually delete iaStore*.sys from system32\drivers
- Running Startup Repair
- Running System Restore (Apparently I don't have a restore point...)

I'm getting a BSOD when I try to boot into Windows now, but I can't see what it is.

I believe there may be a conflict of driver versions at this point. I'd like to manually remove all the Intel SATA drivers, if possible; however, I've been unsuccessful.

Any thoughts?

A:Intel Storage Driver Update Gone Bad -- Unable to Boot, BSOD

Have you tried starting in windows safe mode and installing the 8.x drivers?

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Hi,
I see that in the Anniversary I can't no more AVOID the automatic search and download of drivers.

I want to STOP this, I want myself to choice my driver and update them.

I read that in "gpedit.msc" > "Windows Update" > "Do not include drivers with WU" > ENABLE

And I did, BUT, Windows Update still see drivers to update such Intel HD, Touchpad, etc.

Why?

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Hiya, just a while I ago I tried to install the NVidia driver update in my windows update but it says it failed after trying to install. Was wondering could this corrupt my video card driver or registery or can anything be done to make this error like it never happened before? Currently I'm using a GTX 460 with NVidia driver version 311.06 , many thanks.

A:nvidia driver update failed in windows update

go to windows update, click on the "View update history" link, find the driver that failed to install, double click on it and post the error code in this thread.

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On Windows 10 Pro, Version 1511, Build 10586, I've hidden troublesome Nvidia driver updates, using the wushowhide troubleshooter package for Windows 10.

Even with the updates hidden, the next time an update check/cycle is triggered, the Nvidia driver updates are detected and installed. Upon rebooting normally after the driver updates are installed, I see a Windows STOP error (blue screen of death) shortly after signing on Windows.

I can remove the driver updates by uninstalling the associated applications/packages through the Programs and Features control panel. I've also tried to first remove the display adapter in Device Manager, selecting the option to Delete the driver software for this device then removing the associated applications/packages in Programs and Features. As long as I do this before rebooting (after the driver updates are installed), I don't see STOP errors and I can then install an older Nvidia driver that works without STOP errors. If the driver update happens to slip in unnoticed, I can reboot in Safe Mode, sign on and proceed with driver application/package removal, then reboot normally.

The latest (but older) Nvidia driver published by Dell for this laptop apparently works fine (no STOP errors):

But the latest "compatible" Nvidia driver from Windows Update produces frustrating STOP errors, resulting in a largely unusable system:

I've also tried this method to blocking/hiding the Nvidia driver updates, but the result is the same: W... Read more

A:Can't hide NVIDIA driver update in Windows Update

I'm cautiously optimistic I found a reasonable workaround (requires the Pro edition of Windows), by using AppLocker to disallow executables signed by Nvidia to run. This way I can leave the Windows Update service enabled and don't need to constantly fight the Nvidia driver updates that I supposedly "hid" using the wushowhide troubleshooter. For anyone else in this or a similar predicament:

Right-click the Start button and click Run, or use the + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command dialog.

In the Open text box, type gpedit and click OK.

Expand Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Application Control Policies > AppLocker > Executable Rules. Right-click in the pane on the right and click Create New Rule... In my case, I created a Publisher rule with action Deny for Everyone, and used an Nvidia driver installer file as the reference file to capture the Publisher information.

Create exceptions as necessary. Since I want the older (already installed) Nvidia driver of my choice to function, I created a wildcard Path exception for the Nvidia Program Files folder.



Hope this is helpful...

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Hi, I have a lenovo yoga 3 14.I used windows 10's device manager to update a few drivers.All of the sudden, a screen that says PNP DETECTED FATAL ERROR appeared and the laptop resets itself several times and couldn't enter Recovery Mode.I tried using the special button for safe mode, pressing F8, shift+F8, F2, long pressing on the On button but nothing helped. How can I enter safe mode to rollback the drivers? Thanks,Nadav

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TOSHIBA driver update for TOSHIBA x86 ACPI-Compliant Value Added Logical and General Purpose Device

Today, I had a driver update from Toshiba while checking for updates.

A restart was required.

Can someone please tell me what this update is for?

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About a week ago I updated my video card with the Geforce Experience app but something went wrong and Windows went into low res mode plus Aeros stopped working as well and uninstalling the updates didn't help so I had to do a system restore but it didn't restore properly I've attached the error message but I did a little research and it looks like it has something do with (Linux) Grub interfering with the Windows restore process.
And I haven't noticed anything really odd with Windows except when I run CCleaner it says MS search instead of thumbnails. But how do I ensure next time I restore Windows it be interrupted by Grub should I try a third party system restore app maybe Duplicati?

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I had updated the Windows 10 April Update on my Thinkpad X230. I use Bitlocker to encrypt C, D disks. Before update Windows, I suspended Bitlocker function on C, update all newest drivers downloaded from Lenovo for Thinkpad X230 (BIOS, Firmware, ...). After update Windows 10, I can use my laptop in some hours, then I shutdown it. However, from this time, I cannot boot Windows, it only boot on some seconds and automatically turn off. I use USB Windows to go to boot my laptop, then turn off Bitlocker in C drive, and I can boot and use my Thinkpad. Unfortunately, when I turn on Bitlocker again, my Thinkpad X230 cannot boot again. Any idea for me? Please don't tell me turn off Bitlocker.

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Hello all

I have an HP Dx7500 that run perfectly.
Before making any change i made a checkpoint for future restore. Than i update my AHCI driver (Instead regular IDE) to "Intel ICH/10R SATA AHCI controller" and windows update can't run, no error.. just clicking and nothing move.
I fix it for now with system restore.. but i want my hardware to be most updated.

Any idea?

A:Cannot Run Windows Update - Windows 7 (AHCI driver update)

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Windows 7 Update Boot Error

Maybe this should be under Windows update problems, however I'm not positive that it is an update problem. I have no clue why this is happening. I am running windows 7 64


My computer has been trying to do a system update for awhile. I would shut down the computer. Then upon boot up the computer would try to install the files. When windows would load, the load would fail and the computer would restart. Then the computer would remove the changes and reboot. Finally the computer would boot normally only to still need an update (obviously).

Today the computer is booting up getting to the windows loading screen only to cause the computer to "reboot". The problem is the computer will never reboot from here. Currently to access the computer I have to enter in through safe mode. There seems to be an error with the windows update software. I run Windows Update Trouble shoot and Error pop up that cannot be fixed.

Windows Update
Publisher details
Issues found
Repair Windows Update components
Repair Windows Update components
Repairing Windows Update components frequently resolves common Windows Update errors
Not fixed
Windows Update components must be repaired
Completed
Potential issues that were checked
Repair default Windows Update locations
Repair default Windows Update locations
Change Windows Update locations to Windows default settings
Issue not present
Issues found
Detection details
6
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A:Windows 7 Update Boot Error Can only Boot in Safe Mode now

Boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly.

It should offer to System Restore. If not and it won't start Win7, boot back in to manually System Restore to before the problem began, working backward.

Otherwise start working through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
reporting back results.

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I might be in big trouble here, but I'm hoping someone can help.

I turned off my computer, which triggered a bunch of updates. A few days later when I turn it on it doesn't boot (and/or asks for input that I can't see due to having turned off the boot GUI a while back).

So I have a blank screen right now that I can't get passed.

What I've tried

Double checking all the hardware (Ram, GPU etc).

Tried to hit F8 on startup to get to safe mode. Since I can't see, i've made an educated guess on which opton is Last Known Configuration and tried that a bunch to no avail.

Tried to hit F2 to get to the Bios.

Tried to start it up with a Windows 7 Recovery Disk...again I don't know if this was successful as I can't see anything.



I know I'm stupid to have turned off the GUI, and wishing I could go back in time to fix it.

Help?

A:Boot Issue after Windows Update (Boot GUI turned off)

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I've never had the guts to try that
Possibly just wait a while on the black screen and enter the password and the enter key will work :?
GUI Boot - Enable or Disable in Windows

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Windows keeps failing to install the Intel driver.
How do I correct this problem?
Buzz Norton

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Listed under optional updates is: Surface Keyboard driver update released in February 2018 What's up with that?  It's a T510, not a Surface.  

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Hiya

This update addresses the "Offered driver may not install using Windows Update" issue in Windows 2000, and is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 814033.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...23-8a66-4aea-b70a-95af6bf1a42c&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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I have tried all the updates including going to mfg website.

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You can get it here.

It will update the following USB files to version 5.1.2600.1243:

Usbccgp.sys
Usbehci.sys
Usbhub.sys
Usbohci.sys
Usbport.sys
Usbuhci.sys

Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
 

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People,

My video card is an nVidia GeForce4 MX 420; & I've had some performance problems lately related to a digital audio multitracking app upgrade (SONAR XL 2.2 > SONAR4.) Because of a more graphic intensive design, normal functions (scrolling, navigation, playback, etc.) bogg down redraw & slow overall operation.

Wanting to have the latest video driver, I went to the nVidia site & downloaded v6.6.9.3. This was three weeks ago.

Today, Windows Update kicked in; & a scan of my system revealed I needed the latest Windows video driver for the nVidia GeForece4 MX 420...v52.16 ???

So my questions are:

1) First of all...why the difference (in #'s) between the two versions? (are they different?)
2) Does the Windows Update function for this area kick in because my machine came with this video card from Dell...as installed in the new machine? (or...does it somehow recognize the Dell OEM XP OS?)
3) Why is Windows prompting me to download this driver anyway...doesn't it recognize the driver from nVidia as the latest version?
4) Which is a better driver (Mfg. or Windows)?

Thanks,

mark4man
Dell Dimension 8250 / Windows XP
Intel 850E Motherboard/Chipset
Intel P4 2.53GHz CPU (512 KB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB)
1024 MB PC1066 RDRAM
Ultra 60GB Primary HD / Single Volume (OS, Apps, Files/Folders.)
Maxtor DiamondMax 9+ 80GB Secondary HD / Single Volume (Audio Data only)
nVidia 64MB GEFORCE4 MX420 AGP
Echo Audio Layla 24/96 PCI Audio Interface
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A:AGP Driver Update: Mfg. or Windows?

I almost never use Windows Update to get driver updates. The latest and best source for a driver is from the manufacturer. In this case its NVIDIA. Microsoft does not always have the latest driver listed in Windows Update and their method of determining version numbers is badly flawed. The drivers on Windows Udpate are still supplied by the manufacturer(NVIDIA).

Your new driver is 66.93, the other is 52.16 so your current driver is newer. Now newer does not mean better. You can choose to install the MS provided driver and see if it resolves your issues.

Nvidia also lists older drivers for download, users of older cards sometimes find they work better then new drivers which are aimed more at new video cards, the 52.16 is listed there as well:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_archive.html

Also, see if you have DirectX 9.0c installed. Go to Start -> Run -> DXDIAG and see what version it lists. You can also run through some video and sound diagnostics there. DirectX should be listed as a Windows Udpate but not a Critical one, run the Custom scan at the Windows update site.
 

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i have computer with xp windows. the computer is slow and needs drivers update
 

A:windows xp driver update

Lots of reasons for a slow computer. it might need more ram, disk cleanup, defragged, or a lot of stuff in the documents folder that can be moved to another media like a cd/dvd etc.if the drivers are working fine theres usually no need to update them. but you can go to the website of who made your computer and see if theres newer versions available.
 

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Hello all, I need alot of help here.
I have never encountered anything like this before.  Created a clean windows 7 image did everything that we normally do to the image.  Ran windows updates to get everything up to date, did NOT get the latest drivers for the hardware.  Captured
the imaged, MDT latest version, and deployed it to a couple of test machines.  Here is where I am running into a problem...
I am unable to update any drivers on either of the machines.  Getting the same symptom when the image comes from a Virtual machine.  Checked the Group Policy to make sure that everything under the device configuration was set to no.
I need help and guidance.  

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Does anyone else with a HP23se All-in-One PC using Windows 10 operating system continue to have problems with driver updates?  My computer doesn't appear to be compatiable with some driver udpates and support has told me that I will have re-install old drivers every 14-15 days for the system to operate properly.  I've only have the computer for 6 months and this has been an issue since the first month.  I'm interested in knowing if anyone has found a solution other than calling tech support each time.

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Hi,
Kind of wondering if I should load this driver wouldn't it be provided by NVidia ?

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VGA driver Update for windows 10

I have upgraded to Windows 10 from Widows 8.1 (pre-installed) , on my "ACER Aspire E1 472P- 6491" laptop by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer and successfully activated Windows 10 .

As per ACER ( Acer | explore beyond limits ) , the VGA driver for windows 10 should be updated ( downloaded & installed ) to ?NVIDIA VGA Driver 10, ver- 18.13.5350? . The Laptop "ACER Aspire E1 472P- 6491" has got ? INTEL HD Graphics Card ? .

I want to know if ?NVIDIA VGA Driver 10, ver- 18.13.5350? will be suitable for the INTEL card/hardware ? Will this not create any display or other problems later . I have come to know that many people have faced problems after upgradation of BIOS & drivers. Shall welcome comments from experts and/or someone who has upgraded VGA drivers after Windows 10 installation . Thanks
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A:VGA driver Update for windows 10

I usually let Windows sort out the drivers during the upgrade and let it run for a while. Often the default choice of driver by Windows will be fine. Certainly in your case the nVidia driver would not be the right choice for the Intel graphics card.

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Help.
I was at the Windows Update site and a new driver was available for my ATI Video Card. I downloaded the update and when I reboot I get the New Hardware found. The wizard starts but no new driver is found no matter where I look. Cancelling the Wizard does no good as it keeps popping back up (7 times). Now I have seven "?" devices. Every reboot brings the New Hardware scenario back again.

Where can I find the files I need to delete to resolve this problem.

Thanks
 

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Hi just wondering do i need a bit of software to keep my drivers updated on windows 10 i have HP SUPPORT ASSIST which checks for any new updates but not sure if its enough i used to have the 10 BIT DRIVER BOOSTER on windows 7 but not on this pc i have just got the latest edition of web user and they advise using 10 bit driver booster if you want a look at this here is the web address they published just type it into your search engine lol bit.ly/driboo496 thanks
 

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