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Windows 7: Geforce GT 220

20 Nov 2009   #1
frustrated7user

Window 7
 
 
Geforce GT 220

Hello everyone I need a little help.

I have an HP 6107C 2.5 Ghz dual core that I had installed a GeForce GT220 Graphic's card in last month. Last weekend my wife started the windows 7 install and when we were at the final stage of installing the windows the screen went totally blank so I had to switch back to the card on the motherboard. I cannot even see the graphic's card on the computer.

I did a lot of searches here and found the best solution was to download the software from the website so I un-installed the original software and downloaded the newest software from the Nvidia website but still no luck. Is there some trick to get it to find the hardware? I've spent hours upon hours and still no luck.

Any suggestion would be helpful.

Thanks

Larry


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20 Nov 2009   #2
PCTechMediX

7 Ultimate
 
 

Does your power supply in that HP meet the pre-req's for the 220?
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20 Nov 2009   #3
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Did you try disabling the onboard graphics in the bios? I assume this is a PCI-e card? If so does it require a 6 pin power connector? And if so have you plugged it in? Also the power requirement question is a good and valid one. From what I could find it doesn't seem to require a 6 pin power connection. But I have yet to find the power requirements on the card. Would you post a link to where you purchased it. Possibly the specs will be listed their. Thanks. Fabe
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20 Nov 2009   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thefabe, no extra power connection for those cards. In fact they will run on just about anything 250W and up,

techPowerUp :: Zotac GeForce GT 220 1 GB Review :: Page 28 / 34

Think of it as a 9500GT with DX 10.1.
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20 Nov 2009   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

stormy13 Thanks. OP I would usualy reccomend a chipset driver update as well as the bios. After reading through the HP site on your system, and upgrading to seven I was surprised to see they also stated that a bios update may be avalible and should be done. Upgrading to Windows7 HP Pavilion p6107c Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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20 Nov 2009   #6
frustrated7user

Window 7
 
 

Thanks for the tip on the bios. About to try that next. I guess a little more information would have help everyone. Yes the graphics card required 350 watt my unit only came with a 250W so Best buy had a 650W power supply so I purchased and installed that as well when I purchased the card. Worked great until windows 7

As far as when I was doing the windows install and the screen went blank I switched back to the on board graphic card in the boot screen. Just a few minutes ago I went back to the boot screen and switch back to PCI and now I get totally nothing. Had to remove the card just to get a monitor. Let me try the Bios and I'll be back in a few shortly and give you an update.
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20 Nov 2009   #7
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Install the video driver in safe mode using the device manager.
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20 Nov 2009   #8
frustrated7user

Window 7
 
 

Well bios is up to date. Torrentg how do you install the video drivers from the device manager? Now it will not let me uninstall the software period? Ready to just take the card back but figure I'll have problems with someone else's and windows 7. Here is the card info if anyone else has any ideas
Power Trip
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20 Nov 2009   #9
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hey. Cool card. I've never seen a picture of that before.

Anyhow, download the latest driver for it if you haven't already and extract to C:\NVIDIA

Reboot to bios and disable onboard vga, if there is such a setting or similar.

Reboot to safe mode then. In the device manager, right click on the card.

Update driver software. Browse my computer. Let me pick. Have disk. Browse.

Now navigate inside C:\NVIDIA unitl you see the .inf. Usually it's N_DISP.inf or similar.

Double click on it. Click ok. Click next and it should install.

When it's done, reboot to normal mode and test it out with a game.
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21 Nov 2009   #10
frustrated7user

Window 7
 
 

Torrentg, when I reboot to bios yes I can chose PCI which turns off the onboard card. But when I exit and save changes with the card installed the screen goes blank even though the cable is still hooked up to onboard graphic's slot. Secondly the computer does not see the graphic's card. When I try to add the card in device manager it doesn't find Nvidia or PNY so I can't click on the card to install the drivers. In addition I've tried to uninstall Nvidia software and it will not uninstall. Also just so you know I have disabled the on board grahic's card in the devise manage which is what the installation instruction say to do. Any other thoughts?
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