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Problem with Nvidia driver update please help

By jblonigan
Jul 6, 2010
  1. So I am trying to update my driver I have the NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT in my alienware laptop. I go to the website and let it scan my computer and find the latest update and then download and install it. I restart my computer and when it reboots it runs fine for about 2 minutes and then it just freaks out! it goes black and then flickers and then changes resolution and then just goes insane until I force a shutdown. So I rolled the driver back but I was wondering if anyone knows what went wrong and how I can update my driver the right way next time. Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    You might try uninstalling the driver, then using DriverSweeper to remove any remnants before you try to reinstall..

    Someone else might have additional suggestions, but if the problem remains can't help but wonder if the video card itself may have gone bad :(
     
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