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Windows 7: New GPU Drivers Cause Screen To Turn Off

22 Feb 2012   #1
Milker

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
New GPU Drivers Cause Screen To Turn Off

I put my new 560 GTX into my case, booted up, installed the appropriate drivers, rebooted, and then my screen "enters power save mode" while loading Windows 7 OS.

I can boot into safe mode, uninstall the drivers, and then reboot into normal mode without them. So it seems to be a driver issue.

How can I successfully boot Windows 7 and enjoy my new card?

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Hard Drive: 984 GB
Video Card: PNY 560 GTX 1GB
PSU: 600w Corsair


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22 Feb 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah the card seems to be cutting out as soon as the driver tries to call on it's higher functions during the windows loading process.
The first two things to look at would be the power supply and the card itself.
It might not hurt to try a second monitor just in case you have access to one too.

When you are booting without the driver loading it's just a generic vga display.
The driver actually allows access to the higher functions.
Basically it seems to cave under strain.
Based on what you've told me I can't say whether it's the card or the psu.
Corsair makes some decent psu's and 600watt should be adequate.
Something is obviously not happening though.

How geek are you?
You could try stressing the card under linux.
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22 Feb 2012   #3
Milker

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Yeah the card seems to be cutting out as soon as the driver tries to call on it's higher functions during the windows loading process.
The first two things to look at would be the power supply and the card itself.
It might not hurt to try a second monitor just in case you have access to one too.
Both PSU and GPU are no more than a day old.

It is 100% something to do with the drivers, and I know many people have had this issue.

I've read somewhere that maybe my refresh rate is too high and that is why it's powering off so quickly. How can I change the hertz when I can't even boot?
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22 Feb 2012   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If it's a dell monitor
It's probably the monitor.
You can always just try older drivers if you are just convinced nvidia is out to get you.

Here's the whql from back in november.
NVIDIA DRIVERS 285.62 WHQL
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22 Feb 2012   #5
Milker

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
If it's a dell monitor
It's probably the monitor.
You can always just try older drivers if you are just convinced nvidia is out to get you.

Here's the whql from back in november.
NVIDIA DRIVERS 285.62 WHQL
Seems like it is only the monitor, quite upsetting cause I only have two monitors in my household and both are Dell.

Everything continues to run when this happens by the way. It's not like my whole system goes dark and shuts off. My monitor just falls asleep

Downloaded that driver, was able to log in but was greeted with BSOD...booted in safe mode and uninstalled and now we're back to square 1.
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22 Feb 2012   #6
Milker

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Reinstalled OS and same thing, monitor enters power save mode...
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22 Feb 2012   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

since Safe Mode works, go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options and disable all power saving option for the monitor.
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22 Feb 2012   #8
Milker

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
since Safe Mode works, go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options and disable all power saving option for the monitor.
I will try this now and report back with results.

Also on the live chat with Nvidia but that isn't doing much.
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22 Feb 2012   #9
alt572

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

have you set the display to shut off after 1 minute?
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22 Feb 2012   #10
Milker

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alt572 View Post
have you set the display to shut off after 1 minute?
Installing drivers, set the display to turn off "never" going to reboot, hoping for the best.
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