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Windows 7: Monitor Problems.

22 Jan 2009   #1
phunk

Windows 7 and Windows vista 32
 
 
Monitor Problems.

Hi all,

I installed the windows 7 on a partitioned drive. And the Os works alright but i get these random and lately consistent error that when I run the OS, My monitor does not displaying anything after the windows logo startup. Its a black screen, the monitor displays information in safe mode but not in regular mode. If I go back to windows vista everything runs fine. I need to restart the OS constantly before it finally displays the windows bar etc etc.

My graphics driver is Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT, My monitor is acer P223w.
My resolution is 1680 X 1050.

I have installed latest windows 7 update also on the driver.

I have noticed one thing that windows 7 gives me an option. To display images on two monitors but I only have one installed. So i think that might actually be the problem on boots. So i modified the setting.


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22 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

What display connection are you using VGA or DVI?
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22 Jan 2009   #3
phunk

Windows 7 and Windows vista 32
 
 

VGA I believe
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22 Jan 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

If you have a DVI cable you might want to try that to see if it responds better, that's if you have the option.

It seems some people are having problems with VGA in Windows 7 when using an LCD monitor, they are not getting correct resolutions and maybe that's is what is happening to you, possibly it's out of range.
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22 Jan 2009   #5
phunk

Windows 7 and Windows vista 32
 
 

Yea I have DVI option also how would I switch between the two?
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22 Jan 2009   #6
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Just remove the VGA cable and use the DVI cable instead and when you startup it should recognize is it straight away and select the native resolution by default.
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22 Jan 2009   #7
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

If you're like me, and your monitor has a VGA cable only, and it is your graphics card that has DVI input, you can buy an adapter at Best Buy (or elsewhere) and use that to plug your VGA cable into the DVI input of your graphics card. Otherwise, as Mr Grim said, just use your monitor's DVI cable instead.
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23 Jan 2009   #8
phunk

Windows 7 and Windows vista 32
 
 

Thanks for all the help guys. It appears it was due to the VGA and DVI both being plugged into my computer. So windows 7 was detecting it as two different monitors on my comp. So unplugging the vga solved the problem also changing the setting on the control panel resolution solved it also. I was kinda thrown off because I never experienced that on vista OS. Anyways thanks again.
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23 Jan 2009   #9
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

No worries phunk, welcome to the forums.
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23 Jan 2009   #10
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Glad you got it resolved.
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