Hi to everyone here and thanks in advance for any suggestions. Let me preface this by saying my computer skills are very limited, so speak slowly, lol.
I have an Emachines T6534. About 2 weeks ago, out of nowhere, I got a blue screen error message. Something about nv4.dll file being the problem and saying that the device driver thread was stuck in an infinite loop. Also at this point when I could get going normally my video was acting weird. I would get little static marks on my screen and a little flashing. I went to Nvidia site and downloaded the updated driver for my card, GeForce 6100. This really didn't help anything much. Finally, last Wednesday they put up a newer driver version which I installed and that one works great.
I'm left with this problem though....Windows will not load on the first attempt anymore. Right after the black Windows screen comes up, it goes completely grey and then black. I have to hold in the power button to turn it off and try again. Some days it's twice, other days I've tried for 30 minutes before it works. If I manage to get to it I have to use the Last Good Configuration option to get in, but even that doesn't always work.
Tried System Restore but it didn't help. I don't get it because I changed nothing, downloaded nothing, installed nothing and from one day to the next it was there.
Once it starts it works perfectly but I can't let it hibernate or it will shut down, so I just leave it running all day. Also it won't re-start when I ask it to, it shuts down.