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My Acer aspire 5100

Downloaded a new window vista update for my ATI graphics controller and now will not boot. How do I fix this?

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    the computer cant open anithing since the update

    i couldnt fix it

  • erniegp Mar 01, 2009

    I've had the same issue and tried the F8 and load " last known good configuration" and it booted but then tried to install the driver again and several other windows updates, when I then rebooted a week later the system won't even boot up with the "last good known configuration" I also can't get it to boot in safe mode. Any suggestions



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If you are able, when the pc is booting up keep pressing F8, this will take you to safe mode and not allow the graphics driver to run. When in the safe mode options, select either Last known good configuration or start windows in safe mode. Last known good configuration should find the last good system settings, when it reboots. Start windows in safe mode allows you to go into windows using the administartor account, and then you should select system restore and restore back to the day before or just before you updated the graphics driver.

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hii ther
how r u???
this model is not VERY compatable with vista even acer company say it is :D
but u can go to and see the teh latest update on ur driver for vista
don't just update the driver from teh windows wizerd update
u take care and havefun
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