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Windows 7: Windows 7, Blank screen on boot

01 Nov 2010   #1
ssen

Windows Server 2008
 
 
Windows 7, Blank screen on boot

I recently installed windows 7, and I knew there were issues to begin with, because I had to install it in safe mode (due to graphics card drivers not being updated) but now that I've tried underclocking my ram, and running in safe mode as suggested...
I can't reach safe mode anymore

tl;dr:
-Black screen on boot, after loading screen.
-Graphics card not supported, or not updated.
-Nvidia 9800GT
-2GB ddr2 pc6400
-VGA/DVI out, both of which have been tried.

EDIT:
I got safe mode to boot, and I chose safe mode with networking so I could install new drivers, but it froze at crcdisk.sys for quite some time(~5 minutes) before booting. Could it be that it is hanging the same way normally, and I'm not waiting long enough? (Guess not, after trying to wait for 30 minutes, it still produced nothing.)

EDIT2:
It does boot, but it produces the error:
Windows 7 install cannot continue in safe mode.
Closing, or pressing ok restarts my computer.

EDIT3:
This seems to relate to my situation a bit
http://serverfault.com/questions/381...reezes-to-load


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04 Nov 2010   #2
ripp3r

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ssen View Post
I recently installed windows 7, and I knew there were issues to begin with, because I had to install it in safe mode (due to graphics card drivers not being updated) but now that I've tried underclocking my ram, and running in safe mode as suggested...
Excuse me... what do you mean by saying: "I had to install it in SAFE MODE"? Did you installed win7 in safe mode?! So you did an UPGRADE not a fresh install.

I suggest you to use the windows 7 compatibility checker Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Then if your system is not ready for win7 you should consider change hw...

anyway I never heard before the "safe mode installation..."
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04 Nov 2010   #3
ssen

Windows Server 2008
 
 

I solved the problem on my own, installing new drivers and updating worked for me. And yes, I installed in safe mode. my computer is completely compatible, and it was a fresh install.
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05 Nov 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello ssen, welcome to Seven Forums!



Good to see you found a solution and thanks for posting back with an update.
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