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Windows 7: Windows 7 stuck on "starting windows" after drivers

10 Jan 2010   #11
sammytweekZ

Win7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
have you tried another video card and also make sure the card is in the right pci-e slot

im gonna go run out tomorrow and buy one and then return it just to test it out..well see wat happens. the thing about it is..everything works fine for me on xp..its pretty damn weird man.


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10 Jan 2010   #12
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Drivers

there has been lots of trouble with video card drivers and windows 7 I am having little issues with mine as well nothing major but still like you said it was fine prior to 7 i am hoping when SP1 comes out it will kill a lot of the bugs we have been seeing
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10 Jan 2010   #13
sammytweekZ

Win7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
there has been lots of trouble with video card drivers and windows 7 I am having little issues with mine as well nothing major but still like you said it was fine prior to 7 i am hoping when SP1 comes out it will kill a lot of the bugs we have been seeing

YEah but even something funnier was i had windows 7 working fine for awhile until one day i booted it up after a hard shutdown and the next morning i had a black screen with blinking cursor..so idk if somehow maybe i damaged my card? idk.
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10 Jan 2010   #14
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
hardware

any piece of hardware can go south anytime
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10 Jan 2010   #15
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

The card may be defective - buy a cheap replacement, uninstall your drivers first, and try it. If it works, the slot is fine, if it doesn't your motherboard may have issues.

As an aside, does your Asus motherboard have an Plug 'N Play option somewhere? If it does disable it. Also disable legacy USB storage detect and set the startup slot to PEG or PCI Express 16x. Try this first.
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10 Jan 2010   #16
sammytweekZ

Win7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
The card may be defective - buy a cheap replacement, uninstall your drivers first, and try it. If it works, the slot is fine, if it doesn't your motherboard may have issues.

As an aside, does your Asus motherboard have an Plug 'N Play option somewhere? If it does disable it. Also disable legacy USB storage detect and set the startup slot to PEG or PCI Express 16x. Try this first.

this problem with black screen blinking cursors was happening with my old MB aswell..i actually ordered teh MB and new CPU just for the heck of the upgrade and also to see if i can get past that black screen wen i was installing Win7..and now that im thinking about it the only reason i got past the installation was cuz i disabled the video card after the 1st restart..so i come to think it really might be my MB..and now that im thinkin about it even harder. This all started one day wen i was asleep and i wokeup in the middle of the night and did a hard shutdown with the button and who knows maybe thats what messed up the card..because the next day is wen i started getting the graphic symptoms..i also tried installing with a dif HD and was still happening..and also tried a real monitor instead of my hdtv and still..its really coming down to my graphics card. But im pretty sure it was working before with windows xp the graphic drivers..but im about to install XP again (as im talking its installing) and i will see if it lets me install nvidia drivers. Ill keep yall posted. THanks man
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10 Jan 2010   #17
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Try out the BIOS options though - update your other drivers too, use the drivers guide in my sig.

Also, that card may be defective now.
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10 Jan 2010   #18
sammytweekZ

Win7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Try out the BIOS options though - update your other drivers too, use the drivers guide in my sig.

Also, that card may be defective now.

Ill give the BIOs ideas a shot man, good looks. I just installed XP and it seems like after the first restart for the video card driver setup i get the black screen with blinking cursor..Looks like my graphics card might be shot =[ but i guess ill try out those options in the bios
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10 Jan 2010   #19
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

If you are going for a new card, how much amps do you have on the 12V rail and is it for gaming? I'd recommend the 4890 if you want to spend less or the 5870 if you want to spend more - the 5850 for me is stuck in a gray area.
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10 Jan 2010   #20
sammytweekZ

Win7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammytweekZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Try out the BIOS options though - update your other drivers too, use the drivers guide in my sig.

Also, that card may be defective now.

Ill give the BIOs ideas a shot man, good looks. I just installed XP and it seems like after the first restart for the video card driver setup i get the black screen with blinking cursor..Looks like my graphics card might be shot =[ but i guess ill try out those options in the bios

wait nvm..it actually booted on through. on xp that is..and its reading the graphics card. i also did those settings in the bios. and i had my USB flash drive booting up i think thats y i got the black screen. I guess im going to reinstall 7 one moire time with the legacy disabled and give it 1 last shot..im so scared im going to fry my new MB doin so many restarts and wat not. it feels like my pc has been taking a beating i feel scared that something else is gonna mess up. THe problem is clearly on windows 7. Even though i had it working before. Some kind of file had to get changed. I dont know what. Its really weird considering its doing this both motherboards i tried. jeez
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