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Windows 7: Windows 7 hanging at startup screen with nvidia graphics drivers.

16 Jan 2017   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 hanging at startup screen with nvidia graphics drivers.

Quick specs overview:

EVGA P55 SLI e655 Motherboard

EVGA Geforce GTX 470 (not OC'd as far as I know. Connected via DVI to VGA)

Intel i5 750 @ 2.67GHz

4GB DDR3 Corsair SMX RAM

Corsair TX 750 W PSU.

I reinstalled windows 7 recently (Had windows 10 before) and basically my issue is that when I installed the GPU onto my motherboard and installed the drivers from NVIDIA (note I also tried the drivers from EVGAs site as well) windows will hang at the "Windows is starting" screen and it will play the welcome sound effect but will never go past that screen though. I can boot into safe mode and stuff just fine and windows will boot fine when I uninstall the graphics drivers. I am at a complete loss for solutions and could really use some help.

I've tried restarting from safe mode, running a memory test, updating windows 7 to SP1 and nothing as worked. When I tried installing the chipset drivers from EVGA for my mobo it gives me an unknown error so I'm not sure if I am not doing something right or what.

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16 Jan 2017   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome OrangeOtaku first can you please follow this System Info - See Your System Specs it is very hard when we don't know exactly what we are dealing with

Now I don't know what NVidia driver you updated with - was it this one? Drivers | GeForce

Now as for the memory test just what did you use? because we only recommend one - please see below

Now to make absolutely we are on the same page the memtest linked here is the*only*one we recommend and it MUST be run for at least 8 passes or you may as well not bother. It is rather lengthy and best left for a downtime for that machine - overnight is good. Having said that you can stop the test if errors show up while you are around and then it is a matter of tracking down the bad stick of RAM.* RAM - Test with Memtest86+
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 hanging at startup screen with nvidia graphics drivers.

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