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Windows 7: Problems since installing windows 7 ultimate

25 Oct 2010   #1
contecrux

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Problems since installing windows 7 ultimate

I have recently installed Windows 7 ultimate onto my 'HP pavilion tx1250ea' laptop - Ive got nearly everything working. But there is a couple of problems. Whenever i try to install anything on the laptop the screen goes completely black for about 2minutes and then back to Normal, the only thing i can think of is that it has something to do with the graphics driver - 'Nvidia geforce 6150' (windows update). I tried to install this manually from the nvidia site but once ive downloaded the driver for windows 7 32bit it says it is not compatible. What am I doing wrong?!

Also - (sorry) The Laptop has 2gb RAM, since ive installed windows 7 it now only shows as 1gb. would this also have something to do with my black screen problem..

Nightmare, but any help would be greatly appreciated.


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25 Oct 2010   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

contecrux,
Welcome to Seven Forums.

Reseat the memory boards.

Sure hope you didn't sit the laptop in a puddle of water.

Water can play havoc with laptops.

After reseating the ram, if the laptop still only recognizes 1 GB, then
WIN | type MDSCHED | ENTER
Choose to reboot immediately.

WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

When the memory diagnostic program starts, you can use the F1 key to change how many tests are run.
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25 Oct 2010   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I know this is more of a work-around than a fix, but this is something to consider.

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25 Oct 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Did you maybe answer the wrong post as his problem has zero to do with UAC.
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25 Oct 2010   #5
contecrux

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

The Laptop is well looked after and has never been wet..
It is only since i installed windows 7 this has happened.

As for reseating the memory boards, where would i start?

Thanks for your jelp by the way.. Kudos
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25 Oct 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You will about a #3 Phillips screwdriver.

Now your guess is as good as mine. I don't have an HP but if the memory is on the bottom, then

Turn the laptop upside down so that you are looking at the bottom.

There should be a "cover plate" that you can remove to access the memory chips.

When I think about it, if you've never done anything like this before then if you've got a techie friend ask him to make sure the ram chips are seated correctly.

Or you can go to the HP site and download the manual for your laptop and see if the manual shows changing memory chips. If not, then google replace ram on HP pavilion tx1250ea. You just might run across a video showing how.

If you get that far, then take the chips out, blow off any dust and dirt and reinsert the chips.

You might feel more comfortable starting with the memory diagnostic program. There is a much more powerful memory test program but the Win 7 program, mdsched, should be sufficient.
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26 Oct 2010   #7
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by contecrux View Post
The Laptop is well looked after and has never been wet..
It is only since i installed windows 7 this has happened.

As for reseating the memory boards, where would i start?

Thanks for your jelp by the way.. Kudos
If you decide to reseat the RAM, make sure that first you power off the laptop, and remove the battery. Also, after you have removed the battery, hold the power button down for about 15 seconds to remove any residual power.


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26 Oct 2010   #8
contecrux

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks Guys!!
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26 Oct 2010   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Let us know the end result.
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31 Oct 2010   #10
dzodzu

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Jesus dude, 2gb Ram with Windows 7?? You better go back to Vista, lol! What is better in Win7 that everyone wants to install it? I don't get it, since I'm on win7 I'm only complaining for all its bugs and lack of various options which has been removed from Vista... and there are a lot of drivers issues too!
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