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Deleted Graphics Drivers By Accident

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mecha, Jul 20, 2008.

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  1. mecha

    mecha Thread Starter

    Jul 20, 2008
    Hey Guys I screwed up as follows:

    I was fooling around with my graphics drivers and accidentally deleted them. A screen popped up to reboot the computer. It rebooted.

    Now whenever I restart my computer, first a microsoft screen appears, then it appears to load but I have no on-screen visual as i get a monitor error message (Not Optimum Mode, Recommended 1920x1200, 60Hz), I am therefore unable to download and install any updated drivers.

    What Can I do to restore my Drivers or at least get a visual to Re-install them?

    I'm running Windows Vista, and one of the newer NVidia Graphics Cards.
  2. Cultivated


    Jun 14, 2007
    I believe you'd need to boot into safe mode in order to get the resolution down, or at least that's the easiest way I can think of. Boot into safe mode and allow as much as possible, try installing your drivers from there.
  3. baladio


    Nov 14, 2007
    Another thing to try is a different monitor; it may boot up all right with a different one (especially a CRT), then you could re-install the drivers and go back to the other monitor. But try Cultivated's advice first, if its easier.
  4. Rich-M


    May 3, 2006
    Boot as if to safe mode tape tapping f8 after pressing power button until you see the option and choose instead "enable vga driver" and then boot back up and install your video driver.
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