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Nvidia GeForce 8600gt stops laptop startup?

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Afternoon my geek friends!

firstly I'm completely clueless with computer jargen so please bare with me.

Basically I've got an acer Aspire 5920g which works fine untill I or windows 7 installs the nvidia graphics card driver at which point the laptop restarts but on start up stops accessing the hard drive and just sits there untill it restarts again, this vicious circle continues untill i wanna punch my cat.... so for the cats sake will some one help me fix this.

system spec

Intel core 2 duo pricessor T7300
(2.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)

Up to 1024 MB Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT TurboCache



Windows 7 64 Bit

Any help will be much appreciated. thanks

Edited by X-Rogue-X, 20 March 2012 - 06:49 AM.

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Hi try this Download driver sweeper from the link below run it and delete anything that comes up to do with Nvidia graphics.


Then get a fresh copy of your nvidia driver from one of the links below.
Nvidia Driver Update

Nvidia G Driver Update

Edited by rockmilk, 20 March 2012 - 04:57 PM.

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If the procedure recommended by my colleague rockmilk does not provide a solution, then as you have an Acer Aspire, you should try the driver from Acer.

The Nvidia driver is a generic driver for a whole series of GPU`s and as noted on the Nvidia site

As part of the NVIDIA Verde Notebook Driver Program, this is a reference driver that can be installed on supported NVIDIA notebook GPUs. However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website. NVIDIA recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.

Go to the Acer site and replace the driver you HAVE with their offered driver.

Indeed the driver you have installed presently if it is from some sort of driver update program, or occasionally even if it has been offered by Windows, may be the cause of your problems.

Here is the link to Acer
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