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Windows 7: Windows 7 Clean Install: Freezes on "Starting Windows" screen

30 Sep 2010   #11
mshannahnv

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So I put the update on a USB drive and went to Device Manager>Display Adapters> Nvida.. right clicked, update. Then tried to browse my computer, and it's completely blank. No drives, no folders, nothing..?

Did I do something wrong?


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01 Oct 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

You'll need to unzip the file contents to your stick first. Then from the Nvidia Driver tab, browse into all folders until it picks up driver.

If necessary run the driver Setup file from Task Manager>New Task. Control Alt Delete to open the Task Manager.
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01 Oct 2010   #13
mshannahnv

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Went to Task Manager, New Task...

Began installation and then it pops up

Question
The NVIDIA Setup program has detected that one or more Microsoft hardware installation wizards are active. Do you want to continue with Setup? Click Yes to minimize Setup until you complete or cancel the other installation wizard(s). Click No to exit Setup.
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01 Oct 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Try picking up unzipped driver from Device Manager>Display Driver tab.

If that fails, go ahead and run Nvidia installer as last resort.

Do you have onboard graphics chip you can default to in BIOS in necessary before trying reinstall?

Do you have access to another graphics card you could use for install?
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01 Oct 2010   #15
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

i no this will not work now but did you run the windows 7 advisor to see if you could have windows 7
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01 Oct 2010   #16
mshannahnv

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay there are two ways that I see to browse Display driver for updates...

Rightclick Update Nvidia, Browse my computer for driver software, Browse... Then I see a pop up window that would usually be filled with folders to chose from, but there is nothing, completely blank..

Rightclick Update Nvidia, "Browse my computer for driver software", "Let me pick from a list of a device drivers on my computer" (instead of clicking browse like I did earlier), "Have Disk..","Browse..", then I open Removable Disk I: (my USB)..

It says No items match your search. I look below and the files it is looking for are *.inf, and it's greyed out so those are the only files that will work?

The update I downloaded from the Nvidia website are .exe, they are not zipped I didn't have to extract the files.. Do you want me to put them in a zip file and try that?


What do you mean by "If that fails, run installer". I'm a little confused, do you mean the Nvidia installer? Because if I click Yes, it minimizes the screen. If I click No it exits out of the installer. It seems like there is no way to complete the install, unless there is some way to bypass this error.

I don't know if I have an onboard graphics chip, how would I find that out? I have a gateway fx4710.

I don't have access to another graphics card, I could buy one if needed. Do you think I should just buy a cheap one and return it once Windows 7 gets installed? Or should I be looking to invest and replace my graphics card all together?
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01 Oct 2010   #17
mshannahnv

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
i no this will not work now but did you run the windows 7 advisor to see if you could have windows 7
No I didn't, I installed it on my laptop which is a lot older and it is running great.
My desktop is fairly new, 2 years old, Quadcore 6gb ram.. meets all of the requirements.

I've been googling around and notice there has been some issues with windows 7 installer and nvidia. So I'm trying to figure out how I can bypass this..
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01 Oct 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mshannahnv View Post
The update I downloaded from the Nvidia website are .exe, they are not zipped I didn't have to extract the files.. Do you want me to put them in a zip file and try that?


What do you mean by "If that fails, run installer". I'm a little confused, do you mean the Nvidia installer? Because if I click Yes, it minimizes the screen. If I click No it exits out of the installer. It seems like there is no way to complete the install, unless there is some way to bypass this error.

I don't know if I have an onboard graphics chip, how would I find that out? I have a gateway fx4710.


I don't have access to another graphics card, I could buy one if needed. Do you think I should just buy a cheap one and return it once Windows 7 gets installed? Or should I be looking to invest and replace my graphics card all together?
You'll need to run the .exe which should unzip the driver files to the C root, then browse there for driver.

Did you check for newer BIOS version update before running install? Run the Win7 upgrade advisor?

Have you tried install with all but 2gb of RAM removed?

Did you find out what DISK5 with 7400mb is?

Have your tried removing DVD at final restart?

Try setting HD as first to boot in BIOS setup, then boot DVD using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen, f10 on Gateway.

While in BIOS setup, check SATA controller setting.
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