Wed, Oct 24 2007 17:40
I should have gone with my gut
I should have gone with my first instinct. I was at SMBnation and said never ever ever ever ever ever ever install a driver from Microsoft update ..and I was redoing an older machine for a temp employee and while deploying patches and doing a final manual MU scan, I saw a video driver offered up. And I should have gone with my gut that said no. Instead I said yes......
So I clicked, installed and rebooted... and came back to a lovely BSOD. (Sigh.) I knew I shouldn't have installed that driver from Windows/Microsoft update and instead just used it as an indicator that I needed to go look for a driver.
And one dump file later that sent me to http://wer.microsoft.com/responses/Response.aspx/11/en-us/5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0?
Last known good does nothing. The only way I could roll back was to log in with a VGA driver and get to the video card section and roll back the driver and then tick the box on Microsoft update to "forget" to offer up that driver to me.
Also note that this driver is not down in the driver section, but it's an driver offered up in the high priority section that I see on certain OEM machines (Dell in this case).
So remember.... never ever ever ever ever ever ever install a driver from Microsoft update.
Filed under: Patching issues