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: GeForce GT220 with Asus A8N-E on Windows 7

16 May 2010   #1
kronflux

Windows 7
 
 
GeForce GT220 with Asus A8N-E on Windows 7

hey everyone,
this is a problem I'm having with a buddy of mine's computer..
he's got a GeForce GT220(it actually says 216 on the card itself, but I know I searched 220 when I solved the problem previously, and thats the closest driver that seems to be on nvidia's site.. so.)
he's got an Asus A8N-E and windows 7 installed.
basically what happens is windows shows the "starting windows" screen, then goes to a black screen and freezes there.
as I said, I've solved the problem before, I guess it was a problem with the newer drivers or something? after hours of searching, I found someone with the same problem who switched to a previous version of the drivers, in fact, I think the drivers were Windows Vista drivers. after installing those, it worked perfectly.
unfortunately I have no idea where I found out which drivers to use, and am failing to come up with the appropriate search terms in google, so I'm hoping someone here can help out with the problem and save me several hours of searching again!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 May 2010   #2
wullthebull

 

cant you just go to nvidias site and then to drivers and put in your system as vista and it should find the drivers for you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2010   #3
kronflux

Windows 7
 
 

well I guess the latest drivers, regardless of the system, don't work for this combination of hardware and operating system. so, as much as I'd like for your answer to be the right one, it's not quite that simple :P
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 May 2010   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums. after doing some searching and not knowing if your running 32 or 64 bit Seven. Ausu only offers Vista drivers. I read on another forum about bios updates for some PCI-e cards causing freezing. They reccommend you have the lastest chipset drivers installed then check in on updating the bios as can be found here under expanded bios this is 32 bit Vista ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- Hope in some way this can lead you to a fix. Fabe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2010   #5
kronflux

Windows 7
 
 

sorry. I did forget to mention, it is a 32bit install of windows 7. and the graphics card is a BGF Tech GeForce GT220 1GB DDR2 PCI-E. (BFGEGT2201024D2BE)
after a lot of searching, I've come up with no luck in finding a bios update for this card. the manufacturer's website only offers a link for drivers, and that simply takes you to the nVidia site.
I also looked on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 285 275 260 ATI Radeon HD 4890 4870 4850 4830 :: MVKTech :: On the Edge of Technology but again found nothing.
and I've already updated the motherboard to the latest bios which had no effect whatsoever.
any ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2010   #6
Rik55

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

It sound like the new drivers are selecting a resolution that your monitor doesn't support.

Try- Boot, Hold F8 - Select Enable Low Resolution mode (640x480). This will enable Windows to load with full driver support at a set resolution of 640x480x32@60Hz. You should then be able to open the nVidia Control Centre and select your monitors native resolution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2010   #7
kronflux

Windows 7
 
 

alrighty, I tried that, and it did the same thing. just goes to that blank screen right after the starting windows logo.
I tried safe mode, which worked fine, but unfortunately you can't open nvidia control panel from safe mode. is there some registry key I can change or something that stores the default resolution to boot with?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2010   #8
Rik55

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

What about trying the other port on the video card (use an adapter if needed). Maybe the driver has changed the order and it now thinks that your monitor is monitor 2 (which by default is off until extended)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2010   #9
kronflux

Windows 7
 
 

well, I have dual monitors set up, so even if the default was overridden, it would simply switch to the other monitor.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2010   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Sorry the link I provided only shows a bios update to correct PCI-e freezing with 64 bit Vista.
GeForce GT220 with Asus A8N-E on Windows 7-bios-vista-64-a8n-e.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 GeForce GT220 with Asus A8N-E on Windows 7




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G Or ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 970
I'm looking to upgrade but i cant pick between the two. If i could i would have both :P Currently i have the GTX 770 Evga Superclocked 2 GB. Any Help Guys/Girls that would be great.
Graphic Cards
Another Nvida Geforce GT220 problem
Hello. my ATI graphics card as gottin old so i put this Nvida Geforce gt 220 so i would have the HDMI still but for some reason it wont reconize my Mitsubishi tv like the ATI did, Thought maybe it was that the card wasn't working so i hooked it up to my small monitor to test the vga and dvi and...
Graphic Cards
Installing Direct X 11 with my Asus Geforce 8500GT
hi, i would like to install Directx 11, i have a Asus geforce 8500GT graphics card. I know that this graphic card support Directx 10. My question is: will i be able to install Directx 11(i have the setup right now) with my Asus geforce 8500GT?
Software
Geforce GT220 issue :S
Hi, I recently upgraded my motherboard, RAM and cpu and performed a clean install of Windows 7 professional x64. However to do this, since my disk drive broke on me, I plugged my hard drive into my brothers computer and installed from there. I also plugged in my graphics card, Geforce GT220, and...
Graphic Cards
geforce 8200 asus m3n78 windows 7 fails to install
hi all, basic gaming system, asus m3n78-emh hdmi mobo, trying to install win7 rc1, all other devices removed (pcie, pci, usb) seems to go ok, re-boots, "starting system first run" and screen goes blank, stays there. any know issues with this nforce/geforce chipset? Tried 3 different...
Installation & Setup
Black screen after installing GeForce GT220
So when I bought this video card today (GeForce GT220 if you didn't read the title) everything seemed to be going well until the reboot after the installation of the drivers. Everything starts up fine then it suddenly turns into a black screen after the Windows loading screen. The screen is black...
Graphic Cards


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 23:05.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App