Blue screen after Windows Update of a driver


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Sven Berg

After accepting a Windows update with "NVIDIA Corporation driver
update for NVIDIA nForce4 Serial ATA Controller driver", reboot in all
available modes leads into a bluescreen. I guess nvstor.sys may be the
cause, but ntbtlog.txt, which could reveal more, is not saved despite
booting with bootlog.

It does not help to hide nvstor.sys during the boot process by
renaming it from a command prompt - Vista misses it as a "system
critical driver".

System restore unfortunately was turned off. Windows repair from the
installation DVD cant fix the problem, but reports a "bad driver".

How can I get rid of the wrong update without the Ultimate resort of
Format C:\ ? Thanks, Sven
 
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G

Guest

Right Click - Computer
Select - Properties > Device Manager >Display Adapter > + then right click
video card displayed > properties > Driver > Roll Back Driver.

Should work !!!!!!
 
R

Rick Rogers

Hard to do when all available modes lead to blue screen on boot up.

Sven, can you get to a command line boot? If so, unlike XP, you can run
system restore (rstrui.exe) from the prompt.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
 
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Sven Berg

Sorry did,nt read post prperly



Solution: Accessing Vista from XP on the same machine, I replaced the
registry files in %systemroot%\System32\config by the corresponding
files in the subfolder RegBack, dated 10 minutes before the bad driver
installation. After reboot, I had to enter my installation key and
repeat the online activation.

As a consequence of the debacle, I am looking for a solution to
preserve Vista Restore Points despite dual boot (posted today 7.30 in
this group, too).

Thanks for attempts to help, Sven
 
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Rock

Sven Berg said:
Solution: Accessing Vista from XP on the same machine, I replaced the
registry files in %systemroot%\System32\config by the corresponding
files in the subfolder RegBack, dated 10 minutes before the bad driver
installation. After reboot, I had to enter my installation key and
repeat the online activation.

As a consequence of the debacle, I am looking for a solution to
preserve Vista Restore Points despite dual boot (posted today 7.30 in
this group, too).

Thanks for attempts to help, Sven


Here is a link about how to deal with the restore points issue in a dual
boot with XP.
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/dualboot.html

Another options is to use a drive imaging program to image the system to an
external or network drive. Acronis True Image Version 10 in the later
builds works fine in Vista. Image regularly, restore a recent image if
needed.
 
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