KSOD crits you for 17536436524. You Die.

May 12, 2009

ksodWell. I had a nice post all worked out for today but I’ve been greeted by a rather unwelcome visitor after attempting to update my video card driver. (If you have an nVidia card DO NOT update to 185.85 unless you absolutely have to. Checking around forums, 185.85 is the Russian Roulette of video drivers.)

See the picture at the top here? Add a white arrow to it and you have yourself the new and Vista-specific “KSOD” or Black Screen of Death. (BSOD was already taken. Joy.) Unfortunately, I could probably fix the KSOD by following the instructions in that link there, but I don’t actually have the Vista discs, just the “Gateway OS with Vista” discs for my computer. I can’t use them to run a command prompt, just do a total teardown on the comp. Really, I’m OK with this, except that there’s one file I need that isn’t backed up. ONE file but I NEED it. /sigh. Ah well.

In other words… my computer won’t start, I’m using Etsu’s computer for now, and updates will have to wait on functionality for now. See around later, people.

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