Vista will not boot following update of nvidia driver
Posted on 2009-02-10
I just updated the driver of the nvidia 8600 video card in my Dell XPS 1530 running Vista Ultimate.
This seems to have made the PC unbootable. Here are some observations:
1. I cannot boot from HDD nor installation disk, in safe mode or otherwise.
2. The HW diagnostics return an 075D error when performing a test on the HDD. I find the coincidence of suddenly finding myself with a faulty HDD just after updating the driver most odd. Even odder then that I can't boot from the CD.
3. Typically, the PC reaches a point and then just hangs. If I accept its suggestion of repair it tends to end up with a a big cursor arrow in the screen, sometimes not.
4. Booting from the HDD in safe mod ewith command prompt it always stops after installing crcdisk.sys. If I boot from the disc it stops after disk.sys.
I am at a total loss and this is really disastrous - any help much appreciated!
SorryState (more than ever)