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PC doesn't work well after installing Windows VistaService Pack 1

After installing Windows Service Pack 1 my computer starts acting weird. The mouse-pointer shows the computer is busy ALL the time (showing the busy-circle).

Every few hours the mouse and keyboard stop working so I have to restart my computer again.

It also gives errormessages about my NVIDIA card. This is mostly about the nvlddmkm.sys. I have found a solution for this on the internet already and it now seems to work fine.

A few times a day my computer just stops working and restarts. Afterwards it gives an errormessage (the screen says Windows didnt shut off properly etc...).

I've bought this computer with complete installation so I don't have any Windows cd's etc.

I have tried to download some new driver-updates but I don't actually know which one I need. Or what my exact problem is.

The only (quick and good) solution for me is to get rid of the Service Pack. After this my computer works fine again. But ofcourse this isn't a right solution.

Help me please?!

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  • kayleigh_vdl Jan 24, 2009

    Is there a number 2 already? I couldn't find that one for Vista. Is it on the microsoft site? Could it be possible that this one isn't available in Holland yet? I'm Dutch but I couldn't find any Dutch informatie about this.



    Thank you so far!

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I have no idea what is going wrong but trying updating to Service Pack 2. I found on my computer it runs alot smoother and supports all programs so that might be the solution your looking for.

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