Solved Where to begin, laptop doesn't recognize graphics card.

July 9, 2013 at 11:13:53
Specs: Windows Vista home premium, intel core 2 duo t8300 @ 2.4ghz 3582 mbs ram
laptop is dell xps m1530
Card is 8600 gt

additional info on request.

Now that thats out of the way, here is the story part.

So i put alot of crap on my laptop, and I have been noticing it slow down. This compelled me to put the free version of avast on to maybe clear it up a tad. i did some fiddling with it and the help of my good friend Jose cuervo and next thing i know the computer just doesn't boot recognizing my graphics card. its not labeled in dxdiag and the driver instalations fail. I didnt drop the laptop or open it up and I certainly didnt have heating problems, so i dont think it was the hardwear Though honestly who knows these things). I've thought about starting it in safe mode (starting takes like 3 minutes now... thats not good) but I can't.

Why, you ask?

Well I have a habit of punching and one of those things about a year ago was my laptop monitor. I now use an external monitor but it doesn't really boot up for me to see anything till the log in screen.

I know what you're thinking, but im fairly sure i did not punch the laptop, as last time i did that it left some fairly noticable dents.

Anyways, what would you say seems like a good step from here, with the understanding that money is tighter than... yeah

edit, under device manager, the card is simply labeled "display" clicking on it gives this message

"The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.

To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver."

And no, clicking reinstall driver is a joke.

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July 9, 2013 at 11:46:07
try booting in safe mode and installing the graphics driver. If the does not work, try booting in safe mode, uninstall avast, try installing driver in safe mode. Next step, uninstall all anti virus, install free trial of malwarebytes. run full scan. Install CC Cleaner free edition. Clean up temp files and history using cc cleaner. clean up and delete bad registry keys usind CC Cleaner. Uninstall malwarebytes and install ad aware free anti-virus. best free anti-virus in my opinion. Let me know...

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July 9, 2013 at 13:50:31
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Why would you think AVAST would help speed up your system? If you installed "alot of crap", the thing to do is UN-install it. AVAST removes infections, not "crap". For that you need Crap-Cleaner, aka CCLEANER. I recommended the Slim version.

Get it here:

You should also use MSCONFIG to disable useless programs from loading at startup:

There are several other things you can & should do too, such as drefragging the HDD.

As for the graphics problem, the system is telling you exactly what to do - reinstall the driver. But 1st you have to download the correct one by going to the Dell website.

"Card is 8600 gt"

No it's not. You have a laptop, not a desktop. It's a GeForce 8600M.

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July 9, 2013 at 14:27:22
I guess this is my fault for ranting so much.

I installed avast to check for viruses not a "fix everything button." The point was that right after i did something is making my gpu no longer function.

Yes I forgot the M. There are 2 8600m's a GT and a GS. I was clarify on that end. Forgive me.

The I have tried to instal the drivers, but the installation fails giving the error message:
"The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request."

Im not familiar with that message whatsoever.

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July 9, 2013 at 14:36:48
Your graphics driver is corrupted, In device manager, delete the entry for your graphics then restart in Safe Mode with Networking. Then download the correct drive like riider recommends and install it. Restart and clean out the crap.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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July 9, 2013 at 14:54:29
Wow. You're the man.

Thanks a million.

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