|Thanks Thomasad, I started up, went on line and downloaded the latest graphics card driver. I could not work out how to open it into the Device Manager, so I opened it and do not actually know where or if it is actually open. I was expecting it to go into Device Managers-Display Adaptors, but when I tried updating the driver there it would not accept the new one I had downloaded.|
The computer stayed working well and I was able to download XP update SP3 which is not on my Toshiba recovery disk, also I updated to Explorer 8. Then I tried the 120 Windows updates which were waiting, they all downloaded and I was beginning to feel happy. But when only 5 had been installed after some 3 hours total use, not running hot, suddenly a flash of blue writing too fast to read and a black dead screen followed. Automatically it tried to restart, firstly to the standard non-windows writing screen, then through to an XP screen,which goes nowhere and finally reverts to a black screen and automatically goes through the same motions yet again. Switching off and on later simply makes no change. So I now have a screen, but it does nothing for me. F2 gives the set up utility and F12 gives Boot Choices but I have no idea how to get out of this place.
Maybe enough is enough, or maybe you have another idea for me to try, please?