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Old 02-26-2009, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I updated my cards drivers, and now my PC won't start.

I have a 7300LE and I updated the drivers from the nVidia site just a while ago. When I was in the installation process, a note came up and said that I haven't checked if my card was compatible with XP, but it obviously is. So I restarted my computer and now it's stuck on this black screen with one of those blinking underscores on the top left corner.

Is it loading/updating, or did I mess up my card? Also, on one of the times I restarted it, a beep came out from the actual computer and kept going until I restarted it.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: I updated my cards drivers, and now my PC won't start.

take the card out and see if it boots up
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is there a button or something on it to check if it boots up?

And how do I take it out? Is there a switch, or do I pull it, or what?
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Default Re: I updated my cards drivers, and now my PC won't start.

is the graphics card built into the mobo?
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Default Re: I updated my cards drivers, and now my PC won't start.

you mean integrated? no.

And I unscrewed the two things off the case's door, but it seems stuck. A little bit of the case near the handle will open up, but going towards the front it stays closed.
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Default Re: I updated my cards drivers, and now my PC won't start.

ok you know where your graphics card is? take it out there is a clip right under it for you to allow it to come out i think

is there a onboard graphics card allso?
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I'm not sure about the onboard graphics. And about the case opening, should I just pull that open forcefully or what?
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hmm have you got pictures do you think you can post one so i kind of know what your on about lol
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Default Re: I updated my cards drivers, and now my PC won't start.

While the PC is booting up keep pressing F8 and you should get a menu where you can boot into safe mode. Then uninstall the driver and boot up normally then try to install the driver again.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I can't give you a picture of the actual computer because thats the only computer with a slot for the card that the camera uses...

Heres a picture of what the case looks like though: TipidPC.com | Sold! HP Pavilion Media Center Mid-Tower PC Casing

You can see the handle thing on the "left side view", and I unscrewed the two screws holding it back. (two screws on the right of the rear view)
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