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26 August 2008 @ 05:34 pm
I know I just posted, but...


I think my computer is working again!!!!

I did some internet searching at work and found an article with a "quick fix" for my problem.  It also had a bunch of comments from other users, some of whom found the fix successful, and some who didn't but offered their own methods to resolve it.  Well, I tried the article's fix and it didn't quite work, so I tried one of the alternate solutions another user posted.

So far, so good!!

Basically I had to go into device manager, find the display adapter driver and uninstall it. I tried to install an updated version from NVidia's site (that's the manufacturer of my video driver) but it said it didn't find any compatible hardware.

Poo. :P 

For the alternative fix, I went back to device manager after I'd rebooted in normal mode (surprisingly I didn't get the BSoD this time), found that they had reinstalled the defective NVidia Geforce FX 5200 driver. I clicked on it and chose "update driver." Then chose the manual install where they give you a list of drivers to choose from.  There were 2: the regular Geforce FX 5200 and another that said "Geforce FX 5200 (Microsoft Corporation)". I chose the second one with "(Microsoft Corporation)", clicked install and when asked to restart the computer I did. 

Voila! It booted up all the way as if nothing had happened.  The resolution was reduced to 800x600 but I just had to go into Properties and Appearance to change it back to 1024x768. 

I just couldn't believe that that was all there is to it. The guy who wrote this said it worked fine for him and he never got this error again. I thought I'd post this in case any of you fall prey to this and need a quick fix.

I can resume my usual computer activities (still going to continue to back things up of course)!!! *SQUEEEEEEEEEEE*

I am so, so, relieved!! :D
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
Andrea: gigglelupina78 on August 26th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
Cool!!! *is glad*

See..everything without shouting...LOL

jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in ELAC (jessm78 on August 26th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
LOL... I didn't expect it to work because it seems like the quickest, easiest method is the one that never works. ;)

Tanja: Sam - I am AMAZINGangels_cordy on August 26th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
I just read that you had some major pc problems but I am soooooooooooo glad that you solved it!!
I am always quite lost if something like this happens!!

jessm78: Sam smiling in Salvationjessm78 on August 26th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon! I am too :) I always get quite lost and the solutions never seem easy. I don't think technology likes me very much!

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jessm78: Sam grinningjessm78 on August 26th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
*grins* :D
Christine (aka) Pineapple >^..^<: Aset_Computerchris4short on August 26th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
YEAH!!! I hate computer problems... Dad had some the last time I was at home. Blah. All things working - always good... *pets Mac*
jessm78: Pennyjessm78 on August 26th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they are the worst... My baby hasn't had many problems at all in the ...*counts on fingers*... 4 years that I've had her. This was totally out of the blue. So relieved though that it was not a virus. *breathes sigh of relief*
hesaysokiedokie: j2 squeehesaysokiedokie on August 26th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
YAY I'm glad your comp is running now!! I hate it when comps don't run right. Glad it was an easy fix :D Btw I love that icon you used of Jared it's friggin adorable and makes me smile!
pygmymuse on August 27th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
Woohoo! The computer works again. I just went through problems with that myself (not like yours, but you know about it already so I won't waste anymore time on that...) Hooray! Computers that work are causes for cheering. Hooray!

Um... I think I'm a little weird at the moment... forgive me. :P
blackbirdj2blackbirdj2 on August 27th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
That is awesome!!!! :)
vixen_logic: SaraSmilevixen_logic on August 27th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
*does a happy dance!*
Babydracky: PigDancingbabydracky on August 27th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
That's a great news^O^