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Windows 7: Graphics card works in XP but not in WINDOWS 7

11 Jan 2010   #1
sammytweekZ

Win7 x64
 
 
Graphics card works in XP but not in WINDOWS 7

I had a problem where i had a couple symptoms with black screen, blinking cursors and so on. The first symptom was when installing Win7. After the first boot during installation at completing installation phase the screen would go black with a blinking cursor. Solution to that was after first reboot on setup to go to device manager in safemode and disable the video card. Then the next problem was when setup was done and i installed the NVIDIA drivers for my 9800 gx2 and it would ask to restart basically my PC would freeze on starting windows screen because there was the conflict with my video card again. (the same conflict when it was completing installation the win7 setup) I tried seeing if this would happen on XP but it didnt. When i formatted and installed the NVIDIA Drivers and the PC restarted it worked fine. So its leaving me really pissed off and miserable considering now i have to shop for a crazy expensive card being the freak that i am and even worst i cant even sell the card now because if they have win7 they will get f*** over. Even if they had XP maybe eventually they will upgrade and notice the card doesnt work on windows 7. TO set the record for you other people that havnt read my other threads at one point i had Windows 7 working fine with my card until one day half asleep my PC was on and i did a hard shutdown without doing it from start menu. So the point of this thread for all u computer Wizzys do yall know how in the world its possible for my video card to be fine on XP but not windows 7? is there some kind of messed up settings part of the video card that need to be reset or something ? That doesnt even seem like it makes sense. I almost forgot to say that tpday i went out to staples to buy a temporary gfx card to see if it would work on windows 7 and it did. So something was wrong with windows 7 and my 9800 gx2. PLease give me some ideas before i purchase another gfx card. Thank yall!


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11 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

I am sorry, but I could not follow your post. I will shoot in the dark now. Have you tried updating your drivers?
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11 Jan 2010   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

As the 9800GX2 is a dual-GPU product, you're essentially doing SLI unless you disable one of the GPUs. That may make the card a bit more persnickety than single-GPU products.

Which drivers have you tried? The latest WHQL:

NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.62 WHQL

Slightly newer betas:

NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.81 BETA

Good luck.
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12 Jan 2010   #4
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
As the 9800GX2 is a dual-GPU product, you're essentially doing SLI unless you disable one of the GPUs. That may make the card a bit more persnickety than single-GPU products.

Which drivers have you tried? The latest WHQL:

NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.62 WHQL

Slightly newer betas:

NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.81 BETA

Good luck.
Absolutely, but disableing SLI would make the card somewhat useless. However, i dont have any solution for you, but keep this in mind: your graphics capabilities will get lower significantly
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