Black Screen after Graphic Card Driver update

  nuffsaid 09:03 30 Jun 11
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Every time I try to download the latest drivers for my graphics card – an ATi Radeon 5850 – I get a black screen & have to resort to a System Restore. Any thoughts on how to resolve this problem?

  johndrew 09:59 30 Jun 11

Are you downloading the correct driver? Not, say, the Vista for XP or a 64 version for a 32 OS?

Were you experiencing any degradation in operation prior to the update? If not then don't do the update.

  gengiscant 10:10 30 Jun 11

Exactly if you are not having problems with your graphics and your games are fine then don't update. Most updates probably sort a particular problem so if your not getting the problem,then don't update. If it aint broke don't fix it.

  nuffsaid 11:54 30 Jun 11

Yes was the right driver - Win 7 64 version. Point taken gengiscant - games ok & no graphic issues. Perhaps I will leave it as it is.

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