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Windows 7: No Steam Games Work on Win 7


02 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 
No Steam Games Work on Win 7

Hi I have been playing steam games for years on my XP, but for some reason when I got Win 7 they all decided to just stop. I mean everything CSS, TF2, HL2, you name it. First it went black screen and then stopped responding, but now its just flickering across the screen so fast i cant see it and then crashing to the desktop.

M1730 XPS Laptop
Intel Core2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40 GHz
Win 7 32-bit
Model MXG071
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A10
DirectX 11
Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
1280 x 1024 resolution
VGA Drivers Fully Updated

I have also tried reinstalling steam about 5 time, reinstalled every game twice, safe mode in launch options, windowed mode in launch options. reinstalling drivers, updating drivers, and slapping a smurf out of frustration.

Please Help I'm So Sick Of This...

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02 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

double check your monitor refresh rate
under display resolution for some reason win seven sets mine to 59hz instead of 60hz

but one question i have is what is the video chipset?
Quote:
Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
does not look right for some reason
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02 Jan 2010   #3

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

steam works great for me so i reckon you have something specific to your machine giving you issues

please can you right click my computer goto properties and run the Windows Experience Index then tell us what score it gave you ?

I suspect you don't have your graphics card installed .........
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02 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

its a mobile intel 4 chipset

score 1.0 =P cause of my graphics card but that wouldnt be the reason since it was fine on Win XP
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02 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Im using a laptop so its a Generic Non PNP Monitor no refresh rate options
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03 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GamelessGamer View Post
its a mobile intel 4 chipset

score 1.0 =P cause of my graphics card but that wouldnt be the reason since it was fine on Win XP
Actually that could very well be the reason. Have you updated any drivers since moving to Windows 7?

I would also advise you to update your DX9 files - Download details: DirectX Redist (August 2009)

PS - All my Steam games work fine as well under Windows 7 x64.
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03 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Your graphics card should be listed properly not as a standard adaptor. Use the guide in my sig to update your drivers.
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05 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

im starting to think its a 32 bit problem cause everyone with 64 i know is fine but alot of the 32 bit users are having trouble

PS i did what u said and it still wont work
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05 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I used Steam with 7 RC 32 bit, and now with 64bit, I don't think it is a Windows 7 problem, I think you have to look specifically at your configuration. What games are you able to play? Either way it isn't a Steam problem, Steam is just a game browser... You only listed Source games, can you play 3d games that use different game engines?
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05 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

L4D1 & 2 doesn't work for me on win 7 Pro x84. I think it's a C++ runtime error though.
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