11-28-2008 07:14 AM
I recently updated my nvidia video drivers and when I restarted my computer I now get the BSoD right before I see my login screen. So, the first thing I thought to do was to rollback the driver. However, I can't boot up on Safe Mode.
This is what my computer is doing:
1. Computer on, initial boot screen comes up
2. Options for Safe Mode or Start Windows normally
a. I am unable to choose Safe Mode because my computer is not responding. This can't be normal.
3. It starts up normally, because I can't choose otherwise.
4. I see the Windows XP logo
6. Computer reboots.
For whatever reason, my keyboard shuts off for the options to change to safe mode. It shuts off if I want to change my boot sequence. It even shuts off if I want to boot from the CD so I can use my recover disk.
Any help anyone can offer will be greatly appreciated.
11-28-2008 08:36 AM
On some computers with integrated video chips, its been my experience that updating the chipset drivers might not be a good idea since those drivers are custom for the OEM.
There is a way around this using the repair console found from booting from the Windows XP installation disc, but it requires a little bit of high user level expertise to work with that.
You might have to take it in for data backup and a reinstall of the OS if you cant get it running