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Windows 7: Windows 7 install with a nvidia 9800 gt

07 Dec 2010   #1

vista 64 bit
Windows 7 install with a nvidia 9800 gt

Im simply trying to install from vista 64-bit. This is my first windows install.
it starts the install then on the first reboot it goes to a black screen with only a curser, ive been trying for ever and i just cant figure this out...

ive tryed mutiple times upgrading and custom installs but nothing is working.
plz help.

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07 Dec 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Supermanera, welcome to Seven Forums!

Start by having a look through these tutorials at the links below to see if there's something you're missing; then be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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07 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


Where did you get Win7? If you burned DVD yourself, try burning another using ImgBurna at 4x speed.

Do you have the latest BIOS version update? If so, try resetting the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

What is the SATA controller setting in BIOS setup? Try AHCI first, then IDE mode if necessary.

Try wiping the HD before install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation Then test your HD using maker's diag/repair full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Try removing all but 2gb of RAM to try install. Then test your RAM using memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes.
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28 May 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gaganailawadi View Post
Open the case, & check to see if the Video card cooler is siting on the next PCI slot.
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