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Hi I have a problem that I can't understand. I have recently updated my NVIDIA 8600 GTS video drivers. When I attempt to run some videos, lightroom and games it hangs and needs to be rebooted.
However, after it is rebooted it works perfectly well. It always does this. On startup it fails, but on each reboot it works well.
I assume it is a video problem. Do I try for a solution or do I just buy a new video card. The system is about 3 years old.
Cheers
Waxy
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by:houssam_ballout
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did you update your video driver?
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Yes. I updated the driver and this was the start of my problem. I do not want to roll back to the original driver. I tried some other drivers but had similar performance issues. I do not understand why the initial start up fails  but the reboot always works.

Cheers
Marcus
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by:nobus
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it looks like a bad driver ( new is not equal to good)
update all your drivers from manufacturer site, or use drivereasy :  www.drivereasy.com
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by:davy999
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Roll back the driver and start agian make sure it the right driver upgrade

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/driverrollback.mspx
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by:goldsix
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what's your version of driver? Since the display card is somehow out of fashion, pls notice not all new drivers fits old hardware (it usually just add feature only supported by newer generation hardware)
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Thanks for all your help. I rolled back the driver and then used driver easy to install a new driver. Unfortunately, the problem still persists. What really spins me out is that the problem goes away if I  reboot.

Cheers
Marcus
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did you update the other drives too?  f not, try it; it may need eg. an updated chipset driver
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by:amylopectin
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Thanks for your help. I am going to close this question and update my hardware. I hate to leave it defeated. What really kills me is that I can't understand why it fails on the first start-up but works on the reboot. Thanks to Nobus for your drivereasy tip.

Thanks again.

Marcus
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you're welcome!
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