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Windows 7: Display Issue

13 Dec 2009   #11

win7 ultimate / virtual box

have you looked through event viewer for errors ?
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13 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7/XP (Dual-Boot)

What kind of errors should I be looking for?
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15 Dec 2009   #13

win7 ultimate / virtual box

well any errors is a start but more specifically errors to do with display and initializing your graphics card and any associated services etc ?
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15 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7/XP (Dual-Boot)

I looked through the event viewer and there are no errors involving the display or video card drivers or anything related. I do have something to add though: when I shut down the computer, the screen goes blank and HDD access stops, but the computer doesn't shut all the way down - the lights are still on; I have to hold down the power button to get it to go the rest of the way off. Could this be related the original problem?
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18 Dec 2009   #15

win7 ultimate / virtual box

have you tried having a dig around in the advanced tools in the performance and information tools ?
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18 Dec 2009   #16

Win7/64bit - build7600

My first day posting on the forum... long, and possibly redundant, but I hope it helps somebody with the "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" Pop-up as well as the Black Screen after wake up issue...

After a new PC build with a fresh install of Windows 7/64bit (build7600)... I saw the pop-up for the 1st time while troubleshooting some nvidia driver updates -- while putting my newly installed 3D apps through their paces, things would go black momentarily, but then come back with the "Display driver stopped..." message. I suspect I had conflicting video driver files or registry settings. ( I was experimenting with more than one driver versions)
All troubles seemed to go away after uninstalling everything nvidia related (everything); running's 'Driver Sweeper' after a boot to SAFE MODE; ...and finally a regular reboot and fresh install of the latest and greatest nvidia driver (Forceware 191.66)

All was right with the world until...
Black screen with a lonesome mouse arrow pointer after waking the system from sleep. I, like many folks I've read about, hear the system fans/disk powering up as normal, though little to show for it apart from the mouse pointer moving about.
My first impulse was to bring up the 'Windows Task Manager' which I prefer to do using Shift+Ctrl+Esc (rather than Ctrl+Alt+Del) ...I then noticed a subtle screen flicker and then presto, my desktop was back! ...along with the familiar pop-up about "Display driver stopped etc..."
This Task Manager call up worked nicely to resolve the black screen upon wake up trouble, but it lead me to suspect that since the system was coming up fine, but minus the graphics card/driver, there may be something screwy with all the new-fangled power saving features and settings that try to optimize power efficiencies on devices such as cpu/fans/HDs/graphics boards/etc.

I seemed to have resolved both my black screen issue AND the "Display driver stopped..." alert by changing an advanced power setting related to the PCI Express slot within 'Power Options'.

Control Panel --> Power Options --> Select Power Plan
> Change Plan Settings (I kept it at 'Balanced')
>> Change Advance Power Settings
>>> (expand to) PCI Express
>>>> (expand to) Link State Power Management
>>>>> (select) OFF

I would think that choosing 'High performance' power plan would work just as well (if not better), but I'd check the default PCI Express setting just the same.

While I was at it, after reading about some further Wake up issues, I also set...
Change Advance Power Settings > Sleep >> Allow Wake Timers >>> Settings: DISABLE

This worked for me. ...until of course it doesn't.

Hope to be useful.
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19 Dec 2009   #17

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Nice post hopefully the OP will look back at this thread and try your post so we'll know if it works for him. Fabe
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08 Jan 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit build 7600

Hi there, a desperate fellow first time posting looking for a solution to the same problem, heres my story:

I had WinVista 32 and it worked fine, it was new years and right past midnight I shut my computer off normally, when I wake up the other day I notice weird squares all over the initial Toshiba (I have a Satellite P105-S9337) and intel logos and boom....blackscreen listed above followed by a bluescreen which said dumping physical memory to disk at the bottom of the screen and FAULT_IN_NONPAGE_AREA at the top.

Was able to run it on Safe Mode, made a Backup and yesterday installed Win7 Ultimate x64, noticed the squares where still there, but i can boot it up normally (YAY half of the problem solved!!). Then i noticed This was listed in Device Manager: Display Adapters--> Standard VGA Graphic Adapter(I got a Nvidia GeForce Go 7900GS as our chap above) This is also there with a ! sign: Mass Storage Device and Unknown Device under the Other Devices tab(though I'd like the focus on my video card problem for now please )

So i ruled everything out and we got a pretty obvious driver problem, since then ive tried inumerous drivers (Given the one the Nvidia site found for me on the download drivers page is not even supported by my video card and it still showed up there as a driver for the 7900GS ).
Though Ive read posts here from people who got the same Video Card saying Win7 runs like a charm since a clean install.

Notes: This Started with the OS as WinVista 32.
I ran a clean Win7 Ultimate 64 Install.
Windows Update has a go at a Nvidia GeForce Go7900GS Driver update, right after that, I return to the blackscreen issue and when I'm able to boot it again it reverts changes
Thank you all for your help!
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28 Jan 2010   #19

Windows 7 64 Bit

Ok here goes. I'm at my wits end, this is driving me nuts. I have an Aurora M9700 Alienware laptop with an AMD processor and Nvidia 7900 GS with 512MB. this was working fine with XP Pro 32Bit. I formated the HD and installed 7 64bit. As soon as i installed the Nvidia drivers all looks good, i reboot and see the windows logo, so far so good. then it goes black, i know its loging in cause i hear the familiar audio associated with getting a desktop.

I have read and tried DblGlazed7's post to no avail. There has to be something i'm missing??
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28 Jan 2010   #20

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Hi go Here and it will check your machine for missing drivers, in case you have some. Follow the instructions, and when it does it's scan, press the green button bottom left of picture and install whatever it has for you, this might help with your problem.
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