Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 wont start after 8800GT

03 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 64
Windows 7 wont start after 8800GT


I built a new computer, and all was going well... probably too well!!!

The specs are:-

E8400 45W Intel Cpu
8 GB Corsair XMS RAM
Asus p5q-EM mobo
Nvidia 8800GT

I built it on Windows 7 64 RC.

It all worked fine, until I plugged in the Nvidia card.

It posted first time fine. So I went and downloaded the Nvidia drivers and then it would not post. I got to Windows is starting and then it seems to hang. I can see the logo, and then the HD light stays on.

So, I thought I would reinstall Window 7 64. Oops! I can no longer install windows 7. I deleted the hard drive, and ran the install app. Runs fine and then when it reboots the same issue.... gets to Windows is starting and then hangs.

What could be causing the problem? I suspect it is the video card - but I do not know what aspect. Could it be voltage? So, infuriated I went to bed....

When I get home tonight, I will remove the card and reinstall windows 7 and try again - unless anyone can suggest something else?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #2
Orbital Shark


Hi Elliot, welcome to the forums.

You may want to try my 'Device Manager - Access during Windows 7 install' tutorial. Just click the link on my signiture below

I would use it to disable your GFX card & Windows should boot with Standard VGA, so you can download other drivers

Hope it helps :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 64


Ok ... real noob question

Why can I not see any replies?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 64


Thanks... I will try that

For some reason I cannot see replies - and get error on page....! Lol!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #5


Can a 400w PSU power 6ITB hdd's.. an e8400.. 8GBRAM... and an 8800GT?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Can a 400w PSU power 6ITB hdd's.. an e8400.. 8GBRAM... and an 8800GT?
Nope it can't. The Op's system specs are the cause of his problems. I think I might unplug all the hdd's except one and also reduce to 4GB Ram and try again. I might also try to set up the memory, timings and voltages in bios.

400 watt psu's aren't the best idea these days. I have a 450 watt on my old P4 system which is stripped down.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 64

Ahhh ... I did wonder if 400W would be enough.

Just reinstalled, so will try removing the other disks.

Other thing I noticed, is I went and installed 7100 - not 7600.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 64

All good....

Think it may have been the bottle of wine last night I had miss aligned a usb cable!

Running pretty sweet !

Are the drivers being supplied by Microsoft any good?

Not wanting to run OT, but my SATA performance is slow - 45 MB/S.

Also the site looks great in safari ;-) I can see everything. Must be my work IE8.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #9

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Note to self: Alcohol consumption wile working on computer is not recommended!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 wont start after 8800GT

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 wont start
hi, my other laptop suddenly crashed and then it cant load Windows or any mode (safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, startup repair, etc). :( anyway, i noticed startup repair stops at \windows\system32\Drivers\aswRvrt.sys. i want to know if there is a way to fix this before i do a reformat...
General Discussion
windows 7 wont boot, wont go to safe mode or start on windows 7 disk
hi, window will not boot goes to blue screen that says process 1 initizaltion failed and starts dumping, then reboots to reapir, wont repair, tried booting to reapir disc and used bitdefender rescue which showed no virus, then tried booting to my winodws 7 upgrade disc, it says loading files then...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows 7 wont start ..
Hi guys .. I'm new on this forum so i don't know all the rules .. I just want to ask.. My computer was running well , i was playing a game . Then i turned off my pc . After a while i started up again . Its stars normal and than says : "verifying dmi pool data , Boot from cd .. Anyone knows what...
General Discussion
WIndows 7 wont start up
Hello everyone new here but my windows 7 wont boot up. Basically yesterday i brought a internet usb dongle and when trying to intall it, the progress bar wasnt moving so i tried to cancel it but that werent working and it seemed to of froze my laptop completely, tried pressing ctrl alt del but...
General Discussion
My windows wont start help!!
my normal windows wont help.i have windows 7 32 bit.i turned it off forcefully and now it wont start.and i dont have any back up cds or dvds. is there a way to fix it? or can i just download windows xp? and use that? im in safe mode btw/:cry:
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52.
Twitter Facebook Google+