5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 28, 2014 10:15 AM by allan_intel

    Rolled back Intel(R) HD 3000 driver to Standard VGA Adapter and Can't Restore to Old Driver


      I must preface this by saying that I am not great with computers. Baby talk appreciated.


      So I noticed my laptop's graphic driver was version 8.17 something and from March 2011. When I attempted to use your site to upgrade to the 15. something version, I was first told my computer didn't meet minimum requirements. The next day, I did not encounter that and instead got very far into the installation process when I received error code 8007045d which told me I couldn't install one or more drivers for some unknown reason.


      So being the genius I am, I got it into my head to roll back my driver to 2006 status which royally screwed me. Now when I try to reupdate to the 2011 driver I had before, it tells me it cannot due to an I/O issue. I've tried running a chkdsk, I've restarted my laptop multiple times, and I've even run a full virus scan with MSE to no avail.


      Fixing my driver is not only important for basic-tier gaming, but I need it to help operate my external monitor that I require due to an accident that shattered my laptop's screen months ago. However, this problem started when I tried to update drivers so don't get any ideas. But some context may be helpful. A few months after I bought this brand new inspiron, my wireless adapter just out of nowhere crapped out before I had any other issues including the screen. I took it to multiple IT people at my university who confirmed I needed to buy an external wireless adapter. Basically I think my computer's a dud half the time.


      Anyway, my specs:


      OS: 64-bit Windows 7 with service pack 1


      Laptop: Dell Inspiron N5050


      Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30 GHz 2.3 GHz with 4.00 GB of RAM


      Current Driver: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter version 6.1.7600.16385


      Old Driver: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 version 8.17


      Thanks, you guys are the bomb.