Okay, so I installed what seemed to be a safe update from Windows update which said the following:
"NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
Installation date: 11/22/2008 1:56 AM
Installation status: Successful
Update type: Optional
This driver was provided by NVIDIA for support of NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
Help and Support:
Now after I installed this and restarted my computer the next morning, I've noticed in my device manager that the Display adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS had an error.
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
I've tried restoring my system to before the update. However the system restore seems to have failed each time I tried it for some odd reason. And now, 5 days later, the restore points of that time are unavailable. After finding out that the system restore did not work, I've tried uninstalling and installing new/old/recent drivers. This also did not work.
These are my specifications:
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+
1.5 GB RAM
nVIDIA GeForce 7600GS graphics card
Windows Vista 32-bit OS
not sure if any other information is needed, but yeah. So there's my problem. I would appreciate any kind of help.