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Windows 7: Windows 7 only works in safe mode

03 May 2013   #21

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free

Thanks Greg and miching

I did the automatic update and it automatically installs Intel HD Graphics, and then when the computer restarts, it wont boot, it goes to the same black screen before the login window.

Miching: Im not sure what you mean by hdmi stick on my graphics card... I actually have no idea. So i dont know how to follow your advice :/

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03 May 2013   #22


Please explain what automatic update you did. Was this WIndows Updates? If the driver is causing the problem then roll back the Update using System Restore if necessary, import the latest driver from the Support Downloads webpage for your model device.

Is this factory OEM? When was the last time you had a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
Steps are the same for retail.
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09 May 2013   #23

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free

I cannot do a System Restore as there are no restore points to restore to...

and the update i did was an automatic one. After deleting the drivers and starting the computer, it downloaded the drivers on its own so im guessing its an automatic update?
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09 May 2013   #24


I don't know if I am correct but somewhere I read that when you do something intensive(like gaming), then the graphics card is used, but if you are doing something simple like watching videos, then the integrated graphics go on to use less power.Check your graphics card's control panel for such options.
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09 May 2013   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro

did you update your graphic card before this happened?
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09 May 2013   #26


Try Last Known Good Config on the F8 Advanced Boot tools menu. If that fails, try System Restore from the Repair My Computer link which should also be on F8 menu, or use the Win7 DVD or Repair CD Recovery Options.

If System Restore fails when run from boot, then try Startup Repair a few times and report back what it finds.
Then start working through the troubleshooting steps for unbootable Win7 in my signature below.
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10 May 2013   #27

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free

Thanks for your replies.

I tried to update but no success.

And as i said before i cannot do a system restore because there are no restore points.

I am currently running on 'Last Known Configuration' and its VGA mode, when i turn VGA mode off in system startup and then do 'Last Known Configuration', the black screen occurs again, did all of the system repairs on startup and no errors showed up...
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10 May 2013   #28


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osman123 View Post
And as i said before i cannot do a system restore because there are no restore points.
So you are confirming that you ran System Restore from DVD or Repair CD System Recovery Options ?

Please also report back the results of Startup Repair after running it a few times from either disk.

If no clues from these, then you can work through those Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 which will function from Safe Mode. Unfortunately the Repair Install will not. I'd nevertheless look for clues in logs and System resources listed, disable all Startups including AV for the time being (what is your AV?) and try SFC if Startup Repair doesn't benefit from it.

If these fail then I would consider doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 following these same steps to get a perfect install - especially how drivers are best handled in Win7.
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11 May 2013   #29

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro

To me it sounds there are incompatibility issues between the drivers of hardwares causing this problem. If I were you I would make sure I have the right and the latest drivers to all my hardwares, I suggest using a software like Slimware to do this task.

If this doesn't help either then as gregrocker said a clean reinstall is the best option.
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11 May 2013   #30

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit Desktops; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit Laptops

Could this be a situation where there are 2 video cards (on-board and slot add-on)? If so, try resetting the BIOS so that the on-board is fully disabled. Many newer motherboards do this automatically when a PCI express card is used. You do not mention which video player software you are using-this would be helpful.
Just a thought
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