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Bartiemus
27-01-2010, 07:12 PM
Hello I recently upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Everything was ruining fine until I installed the Video Card Drivers. Now when I install the video card drivers the computer will reset and Blue Screen.

The model of my laptop is Acer Aspire 5920G
Nvida 8400m
2.2 GH dual core processor
3 GBS of Ram

Now the laptop has run out of it's one year warranty and I am kicking my self for not getting the extend warranty and was wondering if there is anything I can do to fix this.

Thanks in advance Bartiemus.

wainuitech
27-01-2010, 07:20 PM
Start the laptop, keep tapping F8 start in safe mode, once started go into the control Panel / programs and features / locate the drivers and uninstall them. OR start in safe mode, click start, type in restore, select System Restore - run restore back to before the drivers were installed.

Out of Interest, where did you get the Video drivers from -- according to the Acer site, there are none for that model of Laptop as they are contained within windows 7 -Driver Page (http://www.acer.co.nz/acer/service.do?LanguageISOCtxParam=en&miu10einu24.current.attN2B2F2EEF=3316&sp=page15e&ctx2.c2att1=199&miu10ekcond13.attN2B2F2EEF=3316&CountryISOCtxParam=NZ&ctx1g.c2att92=917&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=325926650) -- Or Screen shot of drivers (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Acer1264577238.jpg)and path.

BTW-- A warranty doesn't cover faulty software or drivers - only hardware.

pablo d
28-01-2010, 10:42 AM
Yeah you need proper Windows 7 drivers for it to work properly.

Acer just recently released 7 drivers for my Aspire 5720, but the todgers only released 32bit drivers (I want 64), so I can't upgrade yet.

Speedy Gonzales
28-01-2010, 10:45 AM
You can still use Win 7's basic drivers. It doesnt mean you have to wait for whatever drivers to be released. You could be waiting forever