The update did come as an Automatic Update, and I declined the default
option to automatically install it(I usually just let it do its thing)
and chose the Custom Install so I could have a look at what was about
to install. I did this because I had just installed SP3 and did not
want to reinstall it. Unfortunately, I did not write down the KB
number and only remember thinking that it did not look like it could
do any harm.
Now I learn that the endless loop problem is widespread for users of
NVidia, mostly among gamers(I am not a gamer).
I add this further information so that if MS techs monitor these pages
they will have more to go on.
TaurArian <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Tom, to the best of my knowledge all driver updates are optional and do not
>auto download and update.
>TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009
>> Operating system Windows XP SP3.
>> Nvidia update installed Sept 9 caused endless loop on reboot. Blue
>> screen message indicated NV4_disp was the probable cause.
>> I booted in safe mode and did a restore to just before the update and
>> all is fine. I have cancelled Automatic Updates and will not turn on
>> again until next month's updates are due.
>> Hope the problem will be solved at MS's end by then.
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>> In the beginning when men cursed and beat the ground
>> with sticks, they called it witchcraft. Now they call
>> it golf.
>> Will Rogers.
Worrying about tomorrow spoils today while
doing nothing for tomorrow.