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sound card driver updates, brain freeze......

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Tried to update my sound card drivers,  Have the gforce 8600 GT. When I install then reboot I am getting the dreaded blue screen of death. Gotta jump into safe mode, uninstall, Then the computer boots up fine. Been to long but if I rember right there is a trick to it?

Dont I have to uninstall my card, reboot, install the updated drivers, then reboot again? Or is there something I am missing and or forgetting?

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Do you mean you updated your Video card drivers?  Or is there an 8600 GT soundcard?

If you do mean your Video card, try downloading "Nasty File Remover"(attached) and install it.

-Go into Add/Remove Programs and Uninstall the Nvidia Display Drivers. Do not Reboot.

-Run Nasty File Remover, and select Nvidia.

-Check found files and remove them(back up to zip file first..there is an option to do so). NOTE: Uncheck the OpenAl files(or similar..can't remember exact file names).

If you do happen to check those files, and remove them, you may have to reinstall your sound drivers.

-Reboot into safe mode, and run the updated driver package.

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