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Windows 7: Reinstalled OS, graphics card not recognised, BSOD on driver update

04 Nov 2014   #1
MCA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Reinstalled OS, graphics card not recognised, BSOD on driver update

Well, first of all I am a total computer neophyte so any advice needs to be really simple. I use my laptop for my Internet research, translating 18th and 19th century documents, word processing and GTA IV

I never had an issue with graphics or game play until a period of BSOD/Black screen failures led me to have it wiped and a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64x. I am beginning to think that none of that was necessary and instead I was having issues with NVIDIA driver updates.

At present my graphics card is not recognized. Under device manager it states "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" rather than the GeForce 9800M GT.

Going to NVIDIA's website and installing the latest driver for my graphics card causes a flash of BSOD then blackscreen then start-up repair then system restore.

Please help and apologies in advance for my ignorance.


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04 Nov 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Which version of the Driver did you Install ?

Does your Laptop have duel Graphics ? ..
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04 Nov 2014   #3
MCA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks.

Yes, my laptop has an integrated graphics card, if that is what you mean by dual graphics.

The driver I downloaded from Nvidia is the latest for my card; 344.48 WHQL.
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04 Nov 2014   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Try an older Version .. Duel Graphics means two Graphics Cards some Laptops do they have them ..
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05 Nov 2014   #5
MCA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, I went to to the Clevo website and downloaded the original driver and had the same issue. Black screen on Windows restart.

Any advice out there?
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05 Nov 2014   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

There is a newer Driver on the Nvidia Website .. Plus there is an older one also ...

Could be worth trying those .. I would also read the Tutorial below ...


NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems


Though some of the Information in the Tutorial might not apply to you ....


Drivers | GeForce
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08 Nov 2014   #7
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't own a laptop with dual graphics so I could be wrong, but you don't even have the first video's right driver installed, if it's showing JUST VGA driver in device manager, that I think might be the problem.

Likely a Intel HD series, just look up the specific model on the manufacturer's web site for the details and hopefully a good Intel HD driver download to use.
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