Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 driver update crashed

July 5, 2009 at 05:59:11
Specs: Windows Vista

Windows recently sent out an nVidia display driver update for my Nvidia GeForce Go 7600. I have an HP Pavillion dv9000 laptop with a 256 Nvidia video card. My laptop crashed to a bluescreen. I troubleshooted with safemode and windows repair. The problem points to the driver update. I can only boot up normally in safemode. When I uninstall the Nvidia driver I can boot up normally using the Standard VGA graphics adapter. I had to turn off automatic updates and change to the option where it allows me to choose what to install. I went to the Nvidia site and the HP site for direct drivers and they keep crashing my system. I cant restore back before these updates. Is there an earlier driver version that will work for my video card or does this mean my video card is SHOT! I cant run any graphical games or applications. HELP!!!!

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July 5, 2009 at 06:08:09

Try a nvidia notebook driver,


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July 5, 2009 at 06:34:22

I tried that driver from the Nvidia site. The same driver comes up from the HP site also.

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July 30, 2009 at 22:03:23

i have a dv8000 with about the same problem and even some weird verticle lines in the screen. it crashes out of windows to a blue screen saying nv4.mini.sys.

well did you get it working? i may just scrap this laptop

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August 13, 2009 at 12:01:29

Did you ever find out how to fix this? My computer just recently started doing it when I upgraded to the new driver.

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August 18, 2009 at 14:59:36

I have the same laptop and mine is doing the exact same thing I nticed on my laptop I have verticle lines running through the screen and !! marks on different boot screens do you have this also ???

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August 23, 2009 at 21:50:20

I am a very similar problem. I also have an HP dv9000 laptop, but with a 512mb Nvidia geforce go 7600 graphics card. I actually have not installed or done anything, I used my laptop the night before with no problems whatsoever, but the next day upon boot I had the BSOD referring to nvlddmkm.sys and something about failing to recover from timeout. I get this message each and every time when booting up unless I run in safe mode, or if I disable my graphics card in device manager. I've tried everything I could find through searching this problem, but nothing works (including driver uninstall/install among others). Anyone have any new/better ideas? I'm afraid my graphics card is just done. The laptop is almost 3 years old, so I know things wear out, I'm just hoping it was reasonably fixable. Thanks!

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August 24, 2009 at 15:23:42

I had a similar problem. It might be that in your situation you have other out dated drivers. I updated mine using a driver update tool for the Geforce Go 7600 driver. Check the Nvidia driver website if you still have no luck.

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August 25, 2009 at 14:38:41

hi everyone!
I have exactly the same problem as keendawg07 and couldn't find any solution to this for days and have still vertical stripes on my screen and no geforce driver installed at all because none of them worked. I hope someone can find a solution!!!

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August 25, 2009 at 20:22:31

Heres a summary about those lines. If you see them before windows starts to load, your video card is stuffed, if its after windows loads, your drivers are stuffed.

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August 26, 2009 at 08:49:01

That must be my case. My video card is stuffed. I have the vertical lines before windows starts. But what caused my video card to be stuffed? Was it the update? Was it an application or program? or game?

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September 3, 2009 at 05:12:05

I also have a HP dv9000 with Nvidia GeForce 7600. I had been running the Win7 RC without a problem since its release up until a couple of weeks ago when a NVIDIA update for the GeForce7600 was released.

Since then, vertical lines before windows starts, restore system failure, BSOD, unable to run any NVIDIA drivers.

I can start in Safe Mode and disable the NVIDIA device and run that way but vertical lines remain.

None of the older NVIDIA drivers will run in Win7 and even a full fresh install of Win7 RC can't fix it.

Will this be resolved at some point or will the graphics card have to be scrapped? Why is it that even though the device worked before the recent update I can't just reinstall an older driver??

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October 1, 2009 at 17:53:02

Me too, lines before windows. HP dv8320. Has anyone been succesful in repairing the problem?

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October 2, 2009 at 01:57:49

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October 11, 2009 at 17:59:00

I'm having this same problem on my desktop pc and the Nvidia GeForce 7600...

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November 24, 2009 at 15:47:09

First time iv bought anything with nvidia stamped on it and its the last time, i think the "new drivers" take off some settings that then allow the chip to over heat and "stuff its self up" fault is on a desktop PC easy fix on a laptop you need a new motherboar which is expansive so thanks alot to nvidia a have a £1600 Acer Aspire 9813 which is now a big heavy brick.
my opinion never buy anyything with Nvidia stamped on. never had problems with ATI.
P.S i hope someone from Nvidia reads this it would make my day.

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November 30, 2009 at 08:31:38

ive got a sony vaio vgn-fe41e and when i turn it on the picture is just coloured lines and fuzzy things. the sound and buttons work but all you can see are these coloured and fuzzy lines and boxes. Is it the graphics card?

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December 6, 2009 at 05:27:46

has anyone had any luck in curing the problem. I too am having the same problem

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December 10, 2009 at 18:04:22

i got a good one asked acer if they could take a look straight away it would cost me £48 just for them to say thell take a look and say oh your graphics card is stuffed so no thanks then went and contacted nvidia you know that company thats suppose to have a clue to what there doing, WHICH THEY DONT, they said they havent had any reported faults with the graphics chips, yeh right like they all say. so right now im typing this on my trusty acer aspier 5050 not much power but its not filed me yet, anyhow im out of ideas and seeing all these people with the same problem with the same GPU i think nvidia are goingto have a big uprising on there hands i know for a fact id throw my laptop at them and its not a light weight one.

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December 11, 2009 at 15:38:22

Exactly the same thing started to happen today on my HP Pavilion dv9381ea with nVidia GeForce Go 7600. Can't find any way around it. The only way I can see the boot screen is via an external monitor. The laptop screen stays blank. What is also messed up now is the HP recovery option (F11 key) as the HP logo at boot time has mysteriously disappeared.

Can all this be introduces through a virus???? I am running avast! virus protection.

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December 18, 2009 at 12:50:32

Have the same just like DEBOYFUSCO.

Has there been a solution since then ?

Cann't imagine there is no solution for this..

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December 18, 2009 at 18:23:29

I think i should post this summary again.

Here's a summary about those lines. If you see them before windows starts to load, your video card is stuffed, if its after windows loads, your drivers are stuffed.

Also, would everyone please start a new thread instead of posting in this one, you wont find help here.

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