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Windows 7: Can't get past welcome screen and other issues

21 Jan 2011   #1
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 
Can't get past welcome screen and other issues

Hi,

I turned on my computer today, it got past the 'starting windows screen' and then the screen was just blank

Anyway, I went into safe mode, un-installed the display adaptor and then re-installed it (the graphics card I have is a NIVIDIA GeForce GT240)

Afterwards, everything seemed fine, as normal, I got to the welcome screen, typed my password, and then it froze

I've tried creating another admin account and it didn't work

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise edition 64-bit on an Intel i7, 6gb Ram.

For some reason, safe mode works but I can't access my computer normally.

I feel like I have a myriad of problems, thus creating a new thread instead of searching for one which provides 100 different answers.

I think something is up with my graphics card to be honest, in any case, if any of you could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.


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21 Jan 2011   #2
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

If you think the graphics card is the problem - you can test it here:
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
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21 Jan 2011   #3
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

I tried that and it said it "could not initalise ZoomGPU. Furmark start up failed"
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21 Jan 2011   #4
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

I will grab an expert to take a look at this.
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22 Jan 2011   #5
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Thank you
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22 Jan 2011   #6
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

System restore didn't work either
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22 Jan 2011   #7
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Bump
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22 Jan 2011   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

Do you have another video card you can try out? Do you have onboard graphics you can use instead?

Also, try selecting "Enable Low Resolution" instead of Safe Mode, see what happens.
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22 Jan 2011   #9
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Excuse my ignorance, but how do you 'enable low resolution'?
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22 Jan 2011   #10
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

It's okay, I fixed it haha !

You know those metal ports at the back of the computer that are used to cover the graphics card etc

Well one of them were loose and was touching the graphics card.

Anyway, iI thought I better take it out, I did and its working fine! haha

Thanks again for all your help everyone
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