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Windows 7: PC changes to windows Basic 1 minute after turning on, aero forced off

21 Apr 2015   #1
reecio

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PC changes to windows Basic 1 minute after turning on, aero forced off

As the title says, my PC will go from Windows Aero to Windows Basic 1 minute after being switched on. I have tried to turn aero back on from settings, but the option for peek is greyed out and the option for aero isn't in the performance tab. DWM is running and restarting it doesn't fix anything. I can't play any games as this issue also makes games stutter to the point of it being unplayable. Uninstalling and reinstalling the graphics drivers also didn't fix it.

Basically, Windows boots up, everything loads that needs to load, then the screen flickers and it switches to Basic.


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21 Apr 2015   #2
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

Have you tried running WEI (Windows Experience Index) again? Sometimes when a driver has been updated or changed, Windows may require you to run it again.

This guide should help: Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score
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21 Apr 2015   #3
reecio

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I have tried to run it, but I have gotten an error when it tests the video playback performance
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21 Apr 2015   #4
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

Ok. What's the error?
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21 Apr 2015   #5
reecio

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Gyazo - 5616f55557da27c06afa0b1d3370ed65.png If you want the error log, I can post it
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21 Apr 2015   #6
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

Sure.

It looks to me like there's an issue with your graphics card. That being said, we're going to need more information about your system. Please fill out your system specs as best you can. In the meantime, we'll need to know which video card you have.
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21 Apr 2015   #7
reecio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I have the GTX 970 graphics card, and this issue only started after updating graphics drivers, but rolling back doesn't help. My Specs are AMD FX-6300 CPU 8GB RAM and MSI Gaming 970 mobo


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21 Apr 2015   #8
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

Are you running any security software by any chance? Such as Kaspersky or some such? You may need to disable it and try reinstalling your GPU drivers. From the error in your log, this seems the most likely cause. It wouldn't hurt turn run a System File Check as well: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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21 Apr 2015   #9
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reecio View Post
I have the GTX 970 graphics card, and this issue only started after updating graphics drivers, but rolling back doesn't help. My Specs are AMD FX-6300 CPU 8GB RAM and MSI Gaming 970 mobo
Download the last known working drivers and follow NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems for the cleanest possible install. Is your GPU showing as working correctly in Device Manager?
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21 Apr 2015   #10
reecio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I reinstalled the graphics drivers, and it went through the assessment fine, but it gave my GPU a rating of 2.0 for gaming, which is definitely false, should that be something to be concerned about?

Edit: My PC decided to re run the assessment and failed at the same thing as before.
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