RE: Why Won't Vista (Business) let me use my Geforce 8600 graphics car
Don't install "The Nvidia", (or any other hardware drivers), from Windows
Update. They are either generic or out of date.
Go to the Nvidia website and download the specific Graphics Card(GeForce
8600) Driver from there.
If you are lost on how to do that, take it back to the shop under Warranty.
And set your Updates from Auto download and Install, to notify you of
> Bought a brand new computer from PC Club in Burbank CA just last week.
> I have the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 graphics card and would love to use it, but
> there appears to be some kind of conflict in Vista between the NVIDIA drivers
> and the native Vista graphics drivers.
> Windows Update keeps telling me I should install the latest drivers for my
> graphics card (which I would love to do), but every time I do, I'm treated to
> a monitor full of coloful gibberish. It's not a "blue screen" crash, just a
> complete failure of the display system. The only remedy I've come up with is
> to do a system restore and let Vista keep using the native drivers for the
> Standard VGA" graphics card.
> As long as I don't install the NVIDIA drivers my display system functions,
> but only just. My computers effectiveness, accroding to the Vista Experience
> rating is a 1.0, with the lagging system being the graphics/video area.
> I paid $1300.00 for this computer and would love to see it functioning up to
> it's capability. I've been interested lately in creating 3D animations and I
> really need to use a graphics card that can cut the mustard.
> Can someone tell me if they've had this problem and if they found a solution?
> Thanks in advance.