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uninstalled drivers, computer is bleeped

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#1 siliconjoe


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Posted 15 August 2005 - 01:05 AM

a buddy of mine recently attempted to upgrade his drivers for his nvidia video card and in the process some how bleeped his comp. what he told me was that he went through add/remove programs and uninstalled all the nvidia bs that way, wich was appearantly following instructions on uninstalling his driver wich made little sense whatevs. i mentioned hardware profiles and that method of updating drivers to him and he knew what i was talking about but im not sure if he tried that route. at any rate when he rebooted his computer it displayed some bleep about an error with wild tangent and is runing recockulously slow. were talking a 5 minute process required to open solitare. i dont know many specifics and for that i apologize, but if you have any insights as to what the bleep happened they would be greatly appreciated. when he tried to reinstall drivers for the card it took something like six hours to make it to 50% and then crashed. hes running windows xp home edition oem on a dell if that helps. sorry about the lengh and lack of info but any info/tips would be sweet.

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#2 stidyup


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Posted 15 August 2005 - 06:02 AM

First run the hdd manufacturers diagnostic disk on the drive, sounds like it could be a hdd problem.

Then try running chkdsk on the drive in question.

Also have a look in Event Viewer and see what errors are listed.

Control Panel
Performance and Maintenace
Admin Tools
Event Viewer

Highlight a error then click properties, then click on the link below For more information, see Help and Support Center as this may give you information on how to solve the error.

Can you uninstall the drivers and just use the WinXP generic ones? Does the PC still run slow?

However if you think that the PC is infected submit a hijackthis log here.

How to submit a hijackthis log

Download Hijackthis

Try running the following from safe mode (Getting to safe-mode) Sysclean you'll also need the virus template file from here lpt***.zip


DrWeb CureIT

Also try installing and running A2 Free and Ewido

I'd also run Spybot and Adaware

If your using Win2K/XP run adaware/spybot from "safe mode with command prompt"

At the C:\ prompt type the following:-

C:\progra~1\spybot~1\spybotsd.exe /autocheck /autofix

#3 siliconjoe

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 11:48 PM

i dont think its a problem with his hard drive because he wasnt having any problems that i know of until he attempted to remove the nvidia drivers/software but ill print out your post and take that along with all the suggested utilitys on disk over and see what i can do. thanks alot.

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