Re: Sudden instability
realcestmoi, thanks. I did not take a driver from the windows update only the
normal windows update (patches). I tried to update my NVIDIA driver from the
NVIDIA website, so that should be ok.
So, the problem was not caused, in my view, from a wrong driver because I
used the official site for it.
> Hi there,
> Never take drivers from windows update unless they are intended for
> Microsoft hardware.
> If an updated driver is needed because the hardware does not work proper go
> to the manufacturers website to look for an updatede driver.
> If it ain't broke: do not try to"FIX" it.
> If you did take the optional drivers from windows update try booting last
> known good configuration, rolling back on the driver or system restore or
> restore from the system backup you hopefully made.
> Best regards,
> Michel Denie
> "Michel V" <MichelV@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Yesterday (Dec. 13) auto ran Norton Live Update and tried to update the
> > NVIDIA drivers. The latter did not work. Suddenly Vista became unstable,
> > showing messages that some microsoft programs stopped working. I ended up
> > with a blue screen error (memory dump). After restarting, both in safe
> > mode
> > and normal mode, various times, it seemed to stablize somehow. Then I
> > tried
> > to have the cumulative internet explorer important update downloaded and
> > installed but unsuccessful. Installation stopped at 96%. Still during
> > download/installation get sometimes the message that Microsoft Component
> > Installer stopped working.
> > I did uninstall norton, ensure windows security components are on and
> > working. But still I don't understand what happend and still have the
> > required update outstanding. Who can help?
> > Thanks.