Chkdisk error I think its related to video card

By fastzr
Mar 30, 2010
  1. My laptop stuffed up today, I think as a direct result of me updating my Intel integrated chipset express family 945g to 950GMA, the computer froze and turned off, after restarting serveral times and trying a few things I uninstalled my driver (as it said that there were no rollback points), I then restarded using VGA as my graphics. Then I downloaded and installed the old driver, it then restarded to apply the driver. When it was starting up it ran a chkdisk on my D drive, which it did. On completion it froze. I left it for two hours then restarted it ran chkdisk again on the same drive, this time i chose skip but again it froze. I've tried both methods several times..... PLZ HELP ME... oh and I cant work out how to get into my Bios, i have a toshiba portege m405.
  2. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Please if anybody knows how to fix this,please help me that laptop was reilly expensive
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,876   +332

    Were you trying to fix a problem by installing new motherboard drivers? If so, what was it?
  4. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    My computer was stuck in low res and on 4 bit colour, if i tried to change it it just moved back to 4 bit and low res. I read in the internet that uninstalling and reinstalling drivers would fix this
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,876   +332

    Make sure you are uninstalling the old graphics driver through Add and Remove Programs (XP) instead of through the Device Manager.
  6. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I did it by right clicking desktop going to properties, then settings, advandced, manager, drivers, unistall driver.... But now I can't even start it anymore as it freezes at chkdisk which i can't skip as it then freezes aswell... so I'm bringing it to a shop tommorow
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,876   +332

    Are you able to enter Safe Mode?

    For the future, if you are going to install a new or different graphics driver do not uninstall by that method. It does not actually remove the driver from the system and installing a new one over the top of it may cause problems.
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