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Windows 7: nVidia display and Win 7 crash solved

01 Jun 2010   #1
Bill Marsh

Win 7
nVidia display and Win 7 crash solved

I was having a problem with the display crashing when using an EVGA 9600GT 512mb card. I would get a display crash as the Win 7 "Welcome" screen was initializing. Computer kept running, but no display.

I had to disable all nVidia display drivers by going into "safe" mode and boot using nothing but the Win 7 display basic drivers. Very slow.

Found the problem was that I was using the DVI - VGA adapter that came with the card and a VGA cable. This has worked for a few years, however something happened, maybe an update to Win7 and/or the nVidia card drivers.

The solution was to dump the VGA cable and go DVI/Hdmi to my monitor. Everything is happy now.

Just thought I would post this in else anyone else was having a similar problem. Took me over a month to find this answer!

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22 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you!

I was having the same problem with my nVidia 8800GTS-OC. I installed Windows 7 last night and got garbage over the monitor screen and from time to time even blue-screens and crashes. This morning I tested the PC on my TV (which has HDMI) and it runs very fine.

Unfortunately I will have to change my monitor, as it only has VGA input.

Edited later: not really, cause I used my TV, installed new drivers from nVidia, connected the monitor through the VGA-DMI adapter as a second monitor and it seems to work fine now.

Thanks again!
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