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Windows 7: COD 4 - black screen

10 Aug 2009   #1
colt45joe

windows 7 x64
 
 
COD 4 - black screen

does this happen to anybody else?

i've just installed COD4 on windows 7 x64 and when i try to play it. the screen just goes black. and nothing responds at all. so i have to press the reset button on my comp.

why is this happening?

e8400 3 ghz cpu
6 gigs RAM
evga 8800gt
onboard audio...



eh, so i thought the onboard audio was the problem because reading around, some people say realtek drivers mess up cod4 for whatever reason.. but i uninstalled my audio drivers, and disabled onboard audio from bios, and game still doesnt run.


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10 Aug 2009   #2
Sassa

 
 

Did you downloaded latest Win 7 drivers from nVidia for your graphic card???
I run CoD4 without any problem...
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10 Aug 2009   #3
colt45joe

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
Did you downloaded latest Win 7 drivers from nVidia for your graphic card???
I run CoD4 without any problem...
yes.
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10 Aug 2009   #4
Sassa

 
 

Did you updated drivers with windows update?
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10 Aug 2009   #5
colt45joe

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
Did you updated drivers with windows update?
yes, ive been doing all the windows updates.
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10 Aug 2009   #6
Sassa

 
 

That might to be a problem. I've had similar problem earlier with CoD 5 when I installed drivers from update. Try to uninstall drivers from update (or all drivers) and then reinstall nVidia drivers.
That worked for me.
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10 Aug 2009   #7
RustyFalcon

Win 7 RTM 7600 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I'd also recommend using a good driver cleaner after uninstalling the old but before installing the new. I use DriverCleaner.net myself, procedure is:

- uninstall old drivers in Normal mode after logging in
- boot into Safe Mode
- run DC.net to remove NVIDIA drivers
- boot into Normal mode
- install new drivers
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10 Aug 2009   #8
colt45joe

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
uninstall drivers from update (or all drivers) and then reinstall nVidia drivers.
Wheeee.

This worked, thank you!
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