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Windows 7: Having problems with graphics card in windows 7 help

21 Aug 2009   #11
Wicker

windows 7
 
 
Argggh So difficult

ok so im going to explain step by step what i have done so maybe there will be some hint to someone as to the problem

First i used a dvd for windows 7 to install it on a fresh hard drive, now the dvd wont let me install win7 period using my new graphics card (geforec gigabyte 9800gtx+) so i used my old series 7 dont know specifically what it is and it actually allows win 7 to install so when i finished installing it the mouse freezes every few seconds and if i press a key on the keyboard the the mouse refreshes so i can use the mouse for a few more seconds before freezing again (sigh) a note that throughout the whole installation process the same thing occurs with the mouse freezing

i took screenshoots of the device manager and the event viewer with the old graphics card as shown i also downloaded some updates as well as installed a navidia driver that i downloaded which is supposed to work for win 7

Having problems with graphics card in windows 7 help-old-graphics-card-device-manager.png

Having problems with graphics card in windows 7 help-event-viewer.jpg

so then i turned off my computer put in the new one and then it booted up and worked strangly enough once booted it comes up with this message

Having problems with graphics card in windows 7 help-capture.jpg

once i restart it only gets to the loading windows screen then goes black and thats it although the computer does work in safe mode so i did that

Having problems with graphics card in windows 7 help-safe-mode-new-gc.jpg

Having problems with graphics card in windows 7 help-capturesafe-mode-new-gc-event-view.jpg

also when i was installing the navidia driver it said something about audio device failed or something but everything else worked fine

any help that can be given in this will be much appriciated




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21 Aug 2009   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

wicker

The screen shots look like you installed with one video card got it working then couldn't boot so you changed to another video card which didnt have a working driver. Am I right?

I really think you need to do this one step at a time or you are just going to get yourself in deeper and deeper.

Where ever you are now try to safe mode boot. if it is the video driver it will boot in safe mode. If it doesn't then its something else.

My basic assumtions
The win 7 dvd is from microsoft and was burned at a slow speed.
It was a clean install not an upgrade
The install was a success

Lets try the safe mode boot

Ken
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21 Aug 2009   #13
Wicker

windows 7
 
 

yeah so i installed it with my crappy graphics card then i put in my new one and it just goes to a black screen but i have been able to go into safe mode with the good one so from what u have said it is the graphics card
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21 Aug 2009   #14
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicker View Post
yeah so i installed it with my crappy graphics card then i put in my new one and it just goes to a black screen but i have been able to go into safe mode with the good one so from what u have said it is the graphics card
W

probably not a graphics card but more likely a driver. Try to find the driver for that card

Ken
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21 Aug 2009   #15
Wicker

windows 7
 
 

well i downloaded a driver for it and installed it but hasnt done anything
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21 Aug 2009   #16
Wicker

windows 7
 
 

so the problem facing me is that windows 7 wont load properly with my new graphics card so i cant use my windows 7 boot cd to upgrade it fresh install doesnt work either i downloaded the driver from nvdia as my installation cd driver for my graphics card wont work on win7 here is the link i got the driver NVIDIA DRIVERS 190.62 WHQL
really cant figure out why nothings working
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22 Aug 2009   #17
wutangben

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600
 
 

i'm no expert, but from some of your first posts you said you heard a high pitch noise and were getting a black screen or whatever. i can't seem to find the manual right now, but when i was troubleshooting my nvidia card, iirc i read that a high pitch squeal meant that the card wasn't getting enough power. just sayin..

ps- ummmmm
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22 Aug 2009   #18
Wicker

windows 7
 
 

ah thanks for the help i just installed vista the same thing is happening but not as frequently it was working perfectly before i installed windows 7 i have been changing the graphics card over frequently if that is the problem got any ideas as i havnt installed any new hardware
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25 Aug 2009   #19
wutangben

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600
 
 

updates?
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05 Sep 2009   #20
Wicker

windows 7
 
 

well simultaneously i stuffed up my good graphics card so it makes a noise at the start when i turn on my computer because i believe that the pci-e is not giving it power im assuming that the graphics card is the problem not power supply and that it might have short circuited. second thing that happened i think is that my mother board stuffed up which is causing the mouse problem. Assessment im screwed beyond all help the biggest problem now is i dont know for sure whether im right so if i do replace the graphics card and motherboard it may not fix the problem
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