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Windows 7: Graphics driver issue

14 Sep 2010   #1
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Graphics driver issue

Hello.
I recently had my computer crash due to "display driver" issues. It took me about 2 weeks to finally figure out what was going on.
Today, i reinstalled windows 7 home premium on my parents computer with my HD to finish installation (the display driver caused installation to fail)

When i put my HD back into my computer, it booted up just fine the first time. Then after i booted again right after, the screen was blank.

So i reboot, it goes through the welcome start up screeb, then right after (user acc log in screen) the screen goes blank and only the mouse arrow shows up. I tried to boot into safe mode but it did the same thing.

Is this a graphics card/driver error? If so how can i fix it?
I'm about to put my HD back into parents comp, so can soneone tell me what to do from there?

Much appreciated.


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14 Sep 2010   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'm having difficulty following you.

One computer = one license (unless you have the family pack).

An install is performed using a DVD or a USB stick or over a network (seldom the case for home users).
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15 Sep 2010   #3
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Oh. When i said used their computer, i physically used their computer to finish installation because ny xomputer wouldn't let me.
I used my retail dvd, but my computer wouldnt allow it to finish.

Now, after i moved my HD back into MY computer, it won't work. Caused by the display driver.

Does that make better sense?
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15 Sep 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

What doesn't make sense is failure to abide by:
One computer = one license.
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15 Sep 2010   #5
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

What are you talking about??
>.>
You are allowed to have more than ONE computer in your house.
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15 Sep 2010   #6
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steezy View Post
Hello.
I recently had my computer crash due to "display driver" issues. It took me about 2 weeks to finally figure out what was going on.
Today, i reinstalled windows 7 home premium on my parents computer with my HD to finish installation (the display driver caused installation to fail)

When i put my HD back into my computer, it booted up just fine the first time. Then after i booted again right after, the screen was blank.

So i reboot, it goes through the welcome start up screeb, then right after (user acc log in screen) the screen goes blank and only the mouse arrow shows up. I tried to boot into safe mode but it did the same thing.

Is this a graphics card/driver error? If so how can i fix it?
I'm about to put my HD back into parents comp, so can soneone tell me what to do from there?

Much appreciated.
I would advise to download the latest drivers from nvidia and install it in safe mode:
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Also check if your graphics card is overheating
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16 Sep 2010   #7
Pusspa

 
 

are you sure its not failing because you are using two seperate computers? do they both have identical hardware?
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16 Sep 2010   #8
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steezy View Post
Oh. When i said used their computer, i physically used their computer to finish installation because ny xomputer wouldn't let me.
I used my retail dvd, but my computer wouldnt allow it to finish.

Now, after i moved my HD back into MY computer, it won't work. Caused by the display driver.

Does that make better sense?
Your going to experience a problem here because Windows will install drivers for the system you used to install windows on.
Then putting it into different system will make windows have to re-install drivers for tht system not to mention a probable activation problem if you activated windows in the system you installed it on then changed it to a different one it will require you to activate it again due to hardware changes.

You would have been much better off to have posted a thread on how to install it in the system you wanted to use it in. And recieved help then.
I would suggest to go to the manufacturers site and download the latest chipset drivers as well as Nvidia for your graphics card, if your board has a nvidia chipset downlod it from Nvidia as well. Fabe
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16 Sep 2010   #9
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

You cannot just transfer OS drives around. The install of the OS maps all the existing hardware togather. Theres things that need to be co-ordinated and transfering an OS drive to different hardware screws the pooch.
The video card driver would not stop an OS install, its not there yet. The video card uses windows stock drivers until you install manufacturers.
If and OS install fails, theres bad hardware or the OS disk is corrupted. Is the mobo bios correct?
Many drive manufacturers have boot disk diagnostics software to check a drive. WD for example.
Memtest 86 will check ram with a boot disk.
You re-installed the OS because of a video driver????? Thats what safe mode is for.

You need to put your components back togather, run whatever diagnostics you can, reformat the drive and try OS install again with the hardware your going to use. Maybe flash bios to latest and greatest update. Once windows is installed, complete all updates of OS and defrag HD. Then install your hardware drivers from manufacturers websites. You could get drivers and put on a disk you have ready after OS is installed.

ps: turn off OS automatic restart, will stop BSOD from resetting before you can write down info. Would tell you what to Google immediately.
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17 Sep 2010   #10
chefsteve42

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

I had this same problem, but it nothing to do with the Video Driver. I bought windows 7 from my school, and wanted to put it on my laptop as well as my desktop. I put it on the laptop first, and the desktop second. When I turned my desktop on, I got the same error, and no screen what so ever after that. I found out from MS, that a copy is only good for one computer, it's not like the old days when you could use it on any computer in your home. So, I had to buy another copy of windows 7. I believe that is what is happening to you, you installed it on your parents computer, with their computers information on it. Thern you moved it to your computer, with your information. Thats two computers, so you need two different licenses.
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