Can't update display drivers

By Dvinb1234
Aug 20, 2009
  1. As of two days ago, my comptuer started flickering, and sometimes the screen would just turn black. I can't open any games or anything that relies on a display driver. It says both my display drivers are disabled because there is an error. My video cards are both Nvidia GenForce 9800 GX2. Someone suggested I should download and install updates, but everytime I do it either does absolutely nothing or my screen goes black in the middle of installation and I have to reboot my computer. Both the drivers are now uninstalled. Any self help information you guys could give me before I have to resort to calling in a technician? :/
  2. Dvinb1234

    Dvinb1234 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Both the drivers are actually now installed, but still showing an error and disabled.

    Some additional information: When I start up the computer, there are blues dots on the screen, if that changes anything. I've only had my computer for 2 years.
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    well there's no reason to get carried away!:haha:;). did you uninstall the old drivers, or install over them? it sounds as if the old ones may have left components behind.
  4. Dvinb1234

    Dvinb1234 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    They were completely uninstalled, to my knowledge. Then I reinstalled them. Now I try to update, it downloads the update, but either says installation wasn't completel/try later, or my screen turns black (stayed like that for 5 hours).
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