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Windows 7: Graphic turns off on boot up

19 Apr 2012   #21
gardenwarlord

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you greg. I was getting ready to do the install and I tried to just disable the graphics card one more time after running malwarebites and Eset. Now it boots with graphics but when I enter the driver it crashes and says that hardware does not exist. If the card is not working how am I seeing the screen? I used driver cleaner like essenbe suggested and installed catalyst control center but when I click on it is says AMD driver not installed or not functioning properly. The display I am seeing now is at 1280 x 1024.
I tried auto detect from AMD and it enters the drivers but the card still not working.


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19 Apr 2012   #22
gregrocker

 

Since you said you have onboard display adapter chip I would physically remove the video card after making sure onboard chip is enabled in BIOS. Then try the install. Once it's installed, try reinstalling the video card by letting Windows Update provide the driver which Win7 wants: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware
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20 Apr 2012   #23
gardenwarlord

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

With just on-board display chip...Graphics card uninstalled... will start in safe mode but no boot into windows. Well..it does boot just turns off monitor. Tried a new Graphics card.....no dice...Windows lists it..Amd cannot find hardware. Very odd. Only way anything works is if graphics is disabled.
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20 Apr 2012   #24
gregrocker

 

Are you able to try the test install to shrunken partition I've now suggested three times without response?
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20 Apr 2012   #25
gardenwarlord

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry...I am trying that now Greg. I was hoping not to have to trash some work programs installed on this OS. I'll get back to you when I discover if that works.
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20 Apr 2012   #26
gregrocker

 

How would it trash work programs to shrink C slightly to run a booted test install to the space you shrunk? Clean Install Windows 7

Back up a Win7 backup image and your files first externally: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup.

However such a test install will not touch the other partition as long as you're careful to choose the correct one, by size and position.
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20 Apr 2012   #27
gardenwarlord

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So I guess I need to create a simple volume for the installer to see. Right now after the shrink I no still cannot see the new space.
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20 Apr 2012   #28
gardenwarlord

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK got it. Made new windows 7. installed drivers for motherboard, put in card after restart and it installed (standard vga adapter). When I asked it to search for driver it found radeon 6670. On restart it bombed...screen went black. 2 more restarts and the drivers are working fine. The old windows says it cannot start the hardware because of corrupt files. Great idea Greg....where do I go from here?....complete reinstall?
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20 Apr 2012   #29
gregrocker

 

It's up to you. Since you don't have much invested in the new install, or if you failed to boot the installer so that it's not C, you can back up your files on the old partition externally then reinstall deleting all partitions during install as shown in this tutorial to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is the same for retail.

Or to keep what you have post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk management drive map with listings and we'll advise you how to use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to move the System boot files to the new partition, delete the old one and resize the new one into its space - if that's what you want.
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21 Apr 2012   #30
gardenwarlord

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you Greg...I'm letting her decide. The original windows finally took the AMD drivers...had to fix windows installer and turn on module installer. Looks like it is going to work but I still do not trust it.
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