WARNING - NVIDIA DRIVER IS CORRUPT

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by Neil Goulder, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. Neil Goulder

    Neil Goulder Guest

    Using Windows Update, I downloaded two updates over the
    weekend - one of these updates the NVidia driver.

    THIS DRIVER UPDATE APPEARS TO BE CORRUPT. On rebooting,
    the PC hung with a load of vertical lines on the screen.

    I rebooted into VGA mode and reloaded the original driver
    and everything was OK.

    I have searched everywhere on the Microsft Site and there
    appears to be no way of warning them that there are
    problems with this update. Please would someone warn
    them. This problem would have been catastrophoc to any
    non-technical user.

    Regards, Neil
     
    Neil Goulder, Feb 16, 2004
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  2. Neil Goulder

    Keith Guest

    Neil,
    Unfortunately we are non-technical users. I got a call
    this morning that my wife had downloaded the updates when
    the reminder popped up on the screen, rebooted the
    computer, and now we have no monitor so we can not
    resolve anything. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Keith
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Using Windows Update, I downloaded two updates over the
    >weekend - one of these updates the NVidia driver.
    >
    >THIS DRIVER UPDATE APPEARS TO BE CORRUPT. On rebooting,
    >the PC hung with a load of vertical lines on the screen.
    >
    >I rebooted into VGA mode and reloaded the original

    driver
    >and everything was OK.
    >
    >I have searched everywhere on the Microsft Site and

    there
    >appears to be no way of warning them that there are
    >problems with this update. Please would someone warn
    >them. This problem would have been catastrophoc to any
    >non-technical user.
    >
    >Regards, Neil
    >.
    >
     
    Keith, Feb 16, 2004
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  3. Never ever ever update drivers from WU. ALWAYS get drivers from the hw mfr.

    Neil Goulder wrote:
    > Using Windows Update, I downloaded two updates over the
    > weekend - one of these updates the NVidia driver.
    >
    > THIS DRIVER UPDATE APPEARS TO BE CORRUPT. On rebooting,
    > the PC hung with a load of vertical lines on the screen.
    >
    > I rebooted into VGA mode and reloaded the original driver
    > and everything was OK.
    >
    > I have searched everywhere on the Microsft Site and there
    > appears to be no way of warning them that there are
    > problems with this update. Please would someone warn
    > them. This problem would have been catastrophoc to any
    > non-technical user.
    >
    > Regards, Neil
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Feb 16, 2004
    #3
  4. Neil Goulder

    John Guest

    In article <1131201c3f49c$681e2f30$>,
    says...
    > Neil,
    > Unfortunately we are non-technical users. I got a call
    > this morning that my wife had downloaded the updates when
    > the reminder popped up on the screen, rebooted the
    > computer, and now we have no monitor so we can not
    > resolve anything. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    > Thanks,
    > Keith


    Re-boot the computer into Safe Mode (press the F8 key during the early
    stages of the boot sequence).

    That loads the plain vanilla vga driver. That will make your machine
    usable enough to load a proper driver.
     
    John, Feb 16, 2004
    #4
  5. Neil Goulder

    techguru100 Guest

    That reminds me of one time when I used Windows Update to
    update my audio drivers, I lost features installed by the
    hardware manufacturer, to get the features back, I had to
    go to device manager to roll back the drivers.

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Never ever ever update drivers from WU. ALWAYS get

    drivers from the hw mfr.
    >
    >Neil Goulder wrote:
    >> Using Windows Update, I downloaded two updates over the
    >> weekend - one of these updates the NVidia driver.
    >>
    >> THIS DRIVER UPDATE APPEARS TO BE CORRUPT. On rebooting,
    >> the PC hung with a load of vertical lines on the screen.
    >>
    >> I rebooted into VGA mode and reloaded the original

    driver
    >> and everything was OK.
    >>
    >> I have searched everywhere on the Microsft Site and

    there
    >> appears to be no way of warning them that there are
    >> problems with this update. Please would someone warn
    >> them. This problem would have been catastrophoc to any
    >> non-technical user.
    >>
    >> Regards, Neil

    >
    >
    >.
    >
     
    techguru100, Feb 18, 2004
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