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Windows 7: Windows 7 Black Screen after Graphics Driver Install

05 Jan 2017   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 Black Screen after Graphics Driver Install

Hi there

Already tried this, btw:
Black screen after installing graphics drivers

I've pretty much done everything I've found. I have a custom built desktop from like three and a half years ago or so:

MOBO: Intel DH55HC
CPU: Intel Core i5 650 3.19-3.45 GHz
GPU: GeForce GT 610 1 GB
RAM: 4 GB 1066 MHz

I have Ubuntu installed in the 200 GB drive since quite a long time, there I have my proper nVIDIA drivers installed and working with no problem, yesterday I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a 285 GB (or so) partition on the TOSHIBA drive, after initial setup I installed the Network drivers, no problem, YET. Then, already having internet access, I installed Google Chrome, no big deal, later I proceeded to get the latest Recommended/Certified nVIDIA Driver (376.33) from for my GPU, everything's ok, not a single problem yet, I restart the machine and after the "Starting Windows" screen, it goes to black. In the link I added above to another thread on these forums I read that it's due to some parts of the GPU are burnt out, so they don't work with OpenGL and any other related stuff. Though this didn't make sense to me because it's working flawlessly on Ubuntu (also the GRUB is ok, if you're wondering) I did a clean uninstallation of nVIDIA drivers (through safe mode, as I can't see nothing in normal mode) and image is back. I reinstalled, and again the same issue. I even properly removed the GPU and used the MOBO's graphics adapter, I installed the proper Intel driver and same issue. I had decided to leave it this way, but I can't play most videogames, they crash or just won't run. So now I've put my GPU back in place, and I'm using it without drivers, what in the world is going on with Windows 7?!!! As it's obviously the source of the problem.
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08 Jan 2017   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome rash now mate two things sort of stick out at me and one is have you checked the CPU temp? and I would be testing the RAM too.

CPU temp you can either use this Speccy - Free Download - Piriform or check in the BIOS

The RAM I see you are using the slowest memory the CPU and board can support is that out of choice? because I would be inclined to run DDR3 1333 instead.

However to test the RAM this is the only test we recommend RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Now this is a MUST - you have to run the test for at least 8 passes any less and you may as well not bother it does take quite a long time to run and most will run it on completion of the days use and overnight if necessary. Having said that if errors appear before 8 passes then you can stop the test and go about fguiring out which stick of RAM is bad
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