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Windows 7: GMA 500 drivers causing issues in Windows 7

06 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
GMA 500 drivers causing issues in Windows 7

So, I installed Windows 7 RC today on my Dell Mini 10 and everything was smooth sailing.

At this point my only available resolution was 800x576.

Windows Updates picked up a couple of drivers, one being the Intel GMA 500 drivers. I installed the drivers and the system restarts.

The restart seems slow. I have about 45 seconds of a black screen and my cursor can be moved easily and then all of the sudden the login appears.

I login and the taskbar comes up, but the desktop is black. If I refresh the desktop my wallpaper returns and everything runs fine. The resolution at this point is 1024x576.

If I disable the driver I'm back to square one.

Anyone else experience this problem? Is there a better driver that I should be using? Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.


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07 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultmate 32 bit 6.1.7600 Build 7600

Have you checked the Windows System Log or Application log to see if there is a possible explanation?
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07 May 2009   #3

Windows 7

Hey Rajin, I apologize for my ignorance, but where would I find my system or application log and what am I looking for to identify the situation?

Strangely enough, my start up seems to have normalized, but I'm still getting the issue with desktop.

Thanks again for the help.
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08 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultmate 32 bit 6.1.7600 Build 7600

Hi Utizzle,
If you right click on the "MY Computer" icon then click on Manage. Then click on Logs. I think you will find it in there. I don't have Windows 7 infront of me of this writing. Sorry
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06 Aug 2009   #5

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