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Windows Freezing at login screen after installing driver

Q: Windows Freezing at login screen after installing driver

Hey guys somebody recommended this site for me to ask about my problem. Anyway I have a problem with some games like GTA 5, Watch dogs, CS : GO in which "audiodg.exe" process continues to use more RAM after I start one of those games. This only happens when I play these games. I saw a bunch of other threads that said mainly update your drivers and check the enhancements issue. I originally installed my audio driver using Driver pack solution Ver. 14.9. But after seeing these threads I tried updating my audio driver. I tried downloading it from the official site and from a bunch of others but each time I do so and restart Windows just freezes at login screen and then I have to boot into safe mode and use system restore to remove the new driver. Right now my audio is working but I don't have the enhancements option at all. Sorry if I got any grammatical / spelling mistakes english isn't my language. I'm also not that good at computers so please help. Here are my Laptop specs or what I managed to get from the systemrequirementslab detection tool.
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 480 @ 2.67GHz
Manufacturer Intel
Speed 2.7 GHz
Number of Cores 4
Family 06
Model 25
Stepping 5
Revision 02
Video Card 1 Intel(R) HD Graphics
Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Intel(R) HD Graphics
Dedicated Memory 64 MB
Total Memory 1.7 GB
Pixel Shader Version 4.0
Vertex Shader Version 4.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 8086
Device ID 0046
Plug and Play ID VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_1669103C&REV_02
Driver Version 8.830.6.6000
Video Card 2 Radeon (TM) HD 6470M
Manufacturer ATI
Chipset Radeon (TM) HD 6470M
Dedicated Memory 1.0 GB
Total Memory 2.6 GB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 1002
Device ID 6760
Plug and Play ID VEN_1002&DEV_6760&SUBSYS_1669103C&REV_00
Driver Version 8.830.6.6000
Memory 3.9 GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Service Pack 1
Size 64 Bit
Edition Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601
Locale 0409
BIOS Default System BIOS
Version Hewlett-Packard F.04
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Date 02/11/11
Display Maximum Resolution 1366 x 768
Sound Device 1 IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
Driver Version 6.10.6498.0
Sound Device 2 Intel(R) Display Audio
Driver Version
Thanks alot for taking your time to read this I'd be very grateful if someone knows how to help please.
Have a nice day.

Preferred Solution: Windows Freezing at login screen after installing driver

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A: Windows Freezing at login screen after installing driver

Hello and welcome Chuck now can I make a very simple suggestion that you get a dedicated sound card? I run the Asus Xonar DG in all my desktops and have never had a problem and they are really cheap.
The GUI for the sound is just fabulous (or I think it is) for mixing and generating difference effects and if you are into gaming or music (like me - music) you will find the Xonar the real deal.

The other stuff you have ben trying to get rid of I am not quite sure what it is you are doing. The after market fix things I don't like that Driver pack solution as I have found they create more problems as sometimes than they solve.

Anyway take a look at this https://www.asus.com/au/Sound_Cards/Xonar_DG/ by the ay I run 5:1 systems off mine my favourite being the Logitec Z506 Surround Sound Speakers Z506 again not expensive at all and the sound quality really good.

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Hi, i recently wiped my disk and installed a fresh copy of windows 7 professional 64bits, everything works fine but when i install the recommended VGA driver and restarts my system, the system starts normally but hangs when about showing the login screen. I have tried different versions of the driver, but none seems to work, and currently using the originally installed system Vga (Standard Vga graphic adapter) which is almost equal to working on safe mode. Please help...

Note: my system is hp-compaq cq57

A:win 7 hangs on login screen after installing the graphic driver

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Have you tried the original Driver from the vendors website ? ...

Would have posted the Link but there are some numbers missing from your System Model ...

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I have a 2 month old Lenovo with Win7 Home Premuim. When the Windows Splash screen comes up, the PC Freezes. After about an hour i can login with no issues, but the event viewer shows many errors. the error is:

windows event id 7001 The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.

I can also boot into Safe Mode just fine immediately after the freeze.

A:Computer Freezing up at Windows Splash Screen before login .

Quote: Originally Posted by palanmat

I have a 2 month old Lenovo with Win7 Home Premuim. When the Windows Splash screen comes up, the PC Freezes. After about an hour i can login with no issues, but the event viewer shows many errors. the error is:

windows event id 7001 The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.

I can also boot into Safe Mode just fine immediately after the freeze.

For the services, if youopen the Start Menu and type Services into the Search programs and files, you will get a few options.
Right click on the option with gears as the icon and Run as administrator.
Right click any services that are complaining that their dependencies are not running (the services I put in bold within your post quote).
Click Properties.
Go to the Dependencies tab, and in the first box, a list of services that service depends on will be given.
Write down the services that need to start for dependencies to be resolved.
Make sure these services are all set to start automatically byright clicking those services,
clicking properties,
going to the General tab,
and making the Startup type is Automatic.

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I don't use this pc much but the last time I used it it was perfectly fine which was a while ago.
Now I turn it on for my ex's kid so he can play spore and whenever I start ANY game it freezes at the start of the game.
Thought it was a driver issue, changed drivers.
Then that didn't work so I changed the video card.
Then that didnt work so I ran memtest and the ram passed.
Then maybe thought the old XP install was borked so I put on win 7.
Still freezing so I changed out the hard disk altogether.

Pc specs:

Amd phenom II 9950
Asus M3A79-t deluxe
Ati 4870 x2
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 PC 6400
Pc power and cooling 750w psu

I *CAN* boot into safe mode with no issue and even to a normal desktop in the msconfig diagnostics mode but I cannot get online even with safe mode with networking.

The system event viewer says:
'The network list service service depends on the network location awareness service which failed to start because of the following error:
the dependency service or group failed to start'

Application event viewer says:
'The winlogon notification subscriber GP client was unavailable to handle a notification event'
What the problems are:

PC freezes in XP when I try to launch a game
PC freezes in win7 after welcome screen but before desktop login
PC will boot in safe mode/msconfig diagnostic mode.

So far I have:

Tried 2 different win 7 copies
2 PSU's
2 hard disks
2 video cards, ATi and Nvidia
2 sets RAM
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A:Freezing PC at login screen, Windows 7 *fresh installs*

The motherboard has to be the issue here...

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Hello everybody..I am facing this trouble since ever windows 10 started rolling out .. i kept running away and installing windows 7 after a period of time updating my GPU started to freeze the system.. But i'm done now .. I need to enjoy windows 10 on my lenovo z570 okay ??What am i is missing to let it install ?? everysingle time i install the drivers the system freezes ... even when windows update itself install it's own update it freezes aswell.. what can i do to solve this?

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Recently, my windows 10 anniversary update has either been freezing just after booting or is stuck on black screen after installing AMD Crimson. Even after rollbacking to version 16 from 17, it's not working. But when uninstalled or disabled, everything is working fine. How should I fix this problem? My graphics chipset is Radeon r9 m375 and my laptop is Lenovo Z51-70.

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Hi guys at seven forum again, I am using an ASUS laptop running Windows 7 premium 64. After a virus scan with MBAM and removal of infected files, windows will not load correctly. After windows logo appears, the screen goes black and after i while i can hear the desktop load, but the screen is totally black. Ive been able to boot into safe mode, but i am unable to access device manager (related files may have been removed by mistake with MBAM) to check drivers. I also dont have a back up, or a restore point . Any ideas from the guru's here at sevenforum? All help and responses appreciated. thx.

A:Black screen after windows logo. login audible but not visible.driver?

Hi ... Looks as if the Infection has left your System with a lot of corrupted Files ...

I think your best option would be a Clean Install of Windows ..
Follow the Tutorial below ...
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hey everyone, For ages, I've been having these issues of my laptop constantly freezing, crashing, programs not responding, etc. Well, I've finally decided to do something about it. SPECS:Device: HP Pavilion m6Windows 7 x64AMD A10-4600M Processor APU with Radeon 2.29GHzRAM: 6GBAvailable space on the C: drive: 330GB The current problem: Windows will not start in normal mode. Upon entering the login screen, it will crash and enter a BDOS screen reading, "A device driver attempting to corrupt the system has been caught." I have been having problems with perpetual freezing for months now, but it has never gotten this bad before.NOTE: Windows will run smoothly in safe mode, which is why I have narrowed the most probable cause to be a driver issue Steps I have already taken: -Ran CCleaner with no issues-Defragged the disk with no issues-Scanned for viruses with multiple antivirus programs (Vipre security, Malware bytes, and RogueKiller)-Have gone into MSconfig and have disabled all startup programs and all startup services EXCEPT FOR MICROSOFT services-I have attempted to do a system scan several times, but it would always get stuck at 64% of verification scan, even in safe mode-I have checked the Event Viewer. The errors that appear at the time of the two most recent crashes are:1. The DHCP Client service depends on the Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is... Read more

A:Windows constant freezing, BDOS screen, driver issue

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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I put new memory into a friends computer. She has an HP Pavilion 511w. It came with 128 MB and can hold up to 512. I got the right memory because even the company I bought it from says it is right oemworld. I put in 2 sticks of 256. No problems putting it in and the computer recognizes it because it shows 512 now. Here is the problem.

When I started the computer back up everything was fine then an error message came up saying I needed to update the video driver I assumed because of more memory and as far as I no she had never updated it and it is at least 4 years old. I first went to the HP Site and looked under her computer the 511w and it had a driver update there for a Intel Extreme Graphics Driver update 02/2005 version 6.36MB, the one in her computer matched that except for the extreme part so I downloaded it and thought that was it. It worked ok for a while then started freezing up and the monitor would go to a black screen. I got looking and hers was an 810E (I think I remember that?s what it was) anyway I went to the Intel site and found the driver that should have been put in it was for the 810E chip set. I have an extra computer here at home that is also the 511w so I downloaded that driver into mine and everything works fine. Anyway I went to her place and was going to roll back the extreme driver I had put in and then put the one in from Intel. I went into device driver and open the adapter and double clicked on it and went to the driver and clicked ... Read more

A:Solved: Windows XP SP1-Memory in-driver not working-freezing-black screen-Please help me?

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So bacsically, my computer has decided to hate me. I never use to turn my computer off, but my mouse malfunctioned so i restared it hoping to fix the problem, however now my computer freezes on the login screen making it difficult for me to use my computer for its intended use.

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I have 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP Compaq CQ5210f. More system details at the bottom. This problem happened twice in mid April, and now twice again in early May, both within days of each other.

The only thing that remains consistent is that I'm playing a 3D game with audio on, the winamp program. Completely different games each and every time, though, some far more gentle on the video card than others. The screen would freeze up and so would the audio, and my keyboard/mouse don't respond at all. I resort to doing a hard reset with the computer power button.

Each time, when I log in again, explorer.exe is frozen. the taskbar appears, but nothing on the desktop, and after a couple seconds it all freezes up, with the busy mouse symbol when I highlight taskbar. I can still move mouse around though.

I can do ctrl+alt+delete at this point at least. Restarting explorer.exe doesn't work, so I try logging out in that menu, which does work, although slowly.

I've tried scanning for virus and also a system restore to earlier point, no difference.

The only solution so far has been to simply log in safe mode - which DOES work by the way - and create a new account from scratch.

Last time I cut/paste almost everything between old account and new, this time I will only do basics like save games and documents/music/video.

Can anyone please explain or help me understand why this is happening? I'd hate to have to keep restarting a new account... Read more

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Hello - my husband has a Sony Vaio laptop. Tonight he went to wake it up from sleep mode and it said that the computer had been locked and only an administrator could unlock it. Well of course he is the administrator. He moved the mouse and the notice disappeared (weird). Then he went to open Google Chrome and it said Google Chrome has crashed. A strange error message then popped up which we of course didn't write down because in that moment we didn't realize much was wrong. We decided to restart.

After restart, the computer appears to be booting normally and then gets to the Vaio welcome screen where a Windows XP dialog box pops up that says Windows is starting up. This eventually becomes a dialog box asking for username and password. The username field is populated with his username and the password field has a non-blinking cursor. You can't click or type in the password field nor can you click "ok" or "options" below it. The mouse moves but nothing can be done. Also, this laptop has a fingerprint reader (we never set that up) and the little icon for the reader appears in the upper left hand corner of the screen. If you hover the mouse over that it turns to the hourglass.

I've tried starting in safe mode and safe mode with command prompt. Neither gets me anywhere. They eventually show the same Windows XP dialog box that says Windows is starting up, but never get to the username and password screen. In safe mode, after it sits there... Read more

A:laptop freezing on login screen

for the future do not use sleep/hibernation causes nowt but hassle

do you have xp disc if so http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

if you have no disc then get one if possible from someone else, if thats a no no then you are going to need to repair/reinstall at some point, sony may be able to provide a disc if the lappy came from them without one
did the lappy have a image of xp on it to repair , like hit f12 on start up to access recovery ??

go to reply no. 5
other options but not likely to work but you never know is a bios reset , remove battery press power button for 30 secs leave all off for 30 mins , put back together

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I have an Acer Extensa 5620Z laptop running Windows Vista. Just today it would not start up properly. The scrolling Windows loading bar will run and then it will either go to a black screen with a frozen cursor and freeze, or it will stop at the Windows logo and freeze. I can get into Safemode.

I have tried running the CHKDSK repair, and system restore. The system restore doesn't even work because once it reboots, it just freezes before the login screen before it can even run. I have also tried Startup repair. CHNKDSK said it found no errors.

I also tried to boot into Safemode with Networking so that I could update virus definitions and run a scan, but it couldn't even do that.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


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Hi, I have windows vista on another laptop - a samsung r60 and it keeps freezing at start up. Can't get past the user log in screen. At first, last known good configuration would start the laptop but now even that doesn't work. It's been running slowly for months before and a mcaffee scan revealed no viruses. Can't do a system restore because there are no restore points - would restore system state work and how do I do this please? Or can you offer any other advice? Have also tried directory service repair. Many thanks, Terri

A:Vista freezing - can't get past login screen

Try booting with the Vista DVD and choose Startup Repair.

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dell optiplex 320 running Windows 8.1 standard.  The display is listed as ATI RADEON XPREES 200 in the device manager. 
It is using the driver provided by the operating system - ATI Technologies dated 10/2/2010 and version 10-2_legacy_vista32-64_dd_ccc and ATI_ATI-Radeon-Xpress-X1100_A03_R172873.  From a cold boot the blue Windows logo appears and then the mouse cursor
in the middle of the screen, but the start screen with the tiles is not displayed.  Maybe this sounds weird, but I think the start screen and tiles is there, but just not being shown on the screen.  There appears to be nothing there, but I can move
the cursor around on the black screen and click in frustration.  Then I press the power button and the laptop enters sleep mode.  Once in sleep mode I press power again to resume the computer and then the lock screen shows up and I can see the start
screen and tiles and everything works like it should.  This only happens from a cold boot.  If the computer was on and restarted it does not happen.  Has this happened to anyone else?  Any suggestions?  I will check for a newer display
driver from ATI.  The only driver on the Windows Update Catalog is for Windows Vista.

A:Ati radeon xpress 200 series driver installing windows 8.1 pro black screen

mouse cursor in the middle of the screen, but the start screen with the tiles is not displayed.

Usually it is nVidia users who complain of this.  An explanation would be that you are seeing your secondary monitor display in an Extended display configuration.  When you press Win- etc. it would show on your primary monitor (which you can't
see).  So, press Win-P anyway and imagine that you can see its display.  Then you would press CursorUp, Enter and switch display configurations so you could see something. 

only happens from a cold boot.

Then there is a feature in a boot that makes this change.  Try using Win-P again when you can see it to see what the configuration is then.

Robert Aldwinckle

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I have an issue with my Ati display driver for some time now. Whenever i try to install it, my laptop freezes at 75%-90%. I tried everything!! Clean install, remove all video drivers with DDU in safe mode and then installing both of them...nothing works. 
If the installation reach 100% these issues occurs:1) it gives some kind of error with the message that the driver was partially installed2) my laptop freezes while restarting 3) if it restarts successfully a few more issues appear :)).... :    a) when i want to access ati control center nothing happens or it gives an error with this message: No amd driver is installed, or it was not installed properly.Please install bla bla bla..    b) if the control center of the latest amd driver is accessed i can not enter in amd additional settings...when i click it, nothing happens.
I mention that i tried with auto detect mode and manual selecting my driver from amd site.If I try long enough to delete and reinstall the driver it will finally work properly...BUT after around 2 weeks my display drivers from both intel and amd are deleted.
My guess is that the video card is dying but i am not sure. If anyone has suggestions please help ^^
PS: Sorry for my bad english...

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I just reinstalled my advent sq9204 pc with windows 7 32-bit. But when it was complete there was a red cross of the wireless networks icon. When I checked Device Manager, it came up as Network Controller with a yellow triangle. I went onto the manufacturers website to download the driver for the wireless pci card, and when I came to install it my entire computer froze, with the only way it being able to work again was system restoring it via startup repair.
I downloaded the driver from a different website for ralink rt61 turbo wireless lan card but the same thing happened.

I tried this forum RT2561 and similar ones (RT2560, RT2500 etc) and tried the top post link and also the second post oldest driver but both do the same thing.

Please can anyone advise.

A:Win 7 PC freezing everytime installing Ralink RT61 Driver

Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... Did you Install the Chipset Driver from the Manufactures Website ? ...

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Hi mates,i hope you doing well i have some issue in my pc netbook thinkpad x201 when i installed driver i get black screen since windows 7  log in i try to uninstall driver from safe mode and networking windows start with normal mode without graphics card driver without brightness control i try to install all driver that has compatibale with hardware material    

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This has never happened before. When I turn on the computer, the two accounts show up (both administrator) but whenever I click either of them, the screen just shows the Windows 7 login screen for a while without any text then sends me back to the account selection. This happens when I select either of the accounts, one of them also has a password but that doesn't show up either.

(also don't know a lot about computers ;-; )

EDIT : When I turned on the computer, it went through updates where it says Starting Windows with the Windows logo. Maybe this helps.

A:Can't login to Windows 7. Sends me back to login screen every time.

Same thing happened to me since the update yesterday.

( just to clarify Is this the same problem ? I posted a video Windows Error - YouTube )

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Hello, I think my friends son downloaded something on his computer, (I am using a clean computer to contact you) we can get to windows login screen press our Icon(windows login name) and it just freezes, sometimes it will login but it will have the hour glass for like 10 min and then automatically restarts the computer. I can login to safe mode, It is a desktop runnin winxp.. Really that is all the info I have... Please Please Help Here are my logs, I had to do them in safe mode.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Administrator at 9:30:41 on 2012-03-19
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.810 [GMT -5:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
mSearch Bar = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=Q105&bd=pavilion&pf=desktop
BHO: {014861A7-D0B8-4E90-A1C5-1F6C90EF4DA2} - No File
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelpe... Read more

A:INFECTED; Can't Login to Windows; Freezes @ Login Screen

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hi, I'm new here. I created this account for help because my mother's password seems changed and she couldn't login, the keyboard wasn't sticky so she didn't mistype, caps lock wasn't on. I typed it my self and it didn't work, restarted the computer and it didn't work neither. I then go to thinking it was hacked and the password was simply changed. I go looking around for password changing boots for my flashdrive. I burned PASSCAPE on to my 16gig 2-1 flashdrive. Tried booting on all settings, booted normally, didn't work. So, I ignored it for a while and kept clicking "Reset password" button, It showed up as "Passcape" but claimed the usb slot was empy, wasn't; the slot is "F". I gave up hope on it, so I found this youtube video to reset it the manual labor way-here's the link to it: " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLtJ-iDdWC0 " So, continuing on..

I was simply following the video's instructions, so at step one at duration "2:02" I have to cause a error, I just keep shutting-down the pc while it's booting, because windows will assume it's an error after 2 - 3 times of doing so. Okay, by the time I get to "Repair your computer" button I press enter. And the shocking surprise I get which is odd is this in quotes:
" Windows Boot Manager

Windows has failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

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A:Cannot login to Windows login screen and can't system repair.

NEWS FLASH: I just learned something new about the password problem, my mother never told me exactly what the problem is but I've been typing it wrong the entire time, typed it in and this in quotes is my discovery:

" The User Profile Service service failed the logon.
User profile cannot be loaded. "

She never told me exactly what was the problem everyone, all she said is "Did you change the password" (waking me up at 8AM) then "The password is changed and I can't get on!" What is this problem we are experiencing-i've never seen this before.

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i formatted the hard drive on the computer, and went to reinstall xp on it.

Every time it gets to the setup page with the options to set up XP, repair XP or quit setup.
When i press enter to set up xp, it just hangs there, only once did it proceed to the agreement page - i pressed F8, and it stalled there.


I installed XP on the hard drive using an emachines pc - but it wont work in another pc, and it didnt work on this... so the hard drive is ok too.

ive tried changing the RAM, ive removed all pci cards, i cant think what is wrong with it.

It was working perfectly before i formatted the drive, now its just being annoyin!

The cd is good, i tried it with two copies.

ive tried every possible thing that myself or my friends can think of.

arrrgh, any help pleeeese!

A:Solved: installing XP, keeps freezing at setup screen.

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I have a dell inspiron E1405 laptop. The windows will load as far as the login then starts loading the personal settings and never goes any further. It will load in safe mode. I have tried loading in the last known good configuration without any success. I have let it sit for hours and it never loads. I have run the CHKDSK and it didn't show any errors. I did the msconfig with selective start up and it started to load but froze up when the configuration window popped up. I also tried the diagnostic start up without any success. I ran the diagnostics and it didn't show any errors. I welcome any advice anyone has to give.

Thanks in advance

A:Windows XP freezing on login

How to Run System Restore In XP using Safe Mode
Try a bolded date. If the restore does not work they can be UNdone.

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Hello all. Last night I did a fresh install of windows for a customer who was running XP. I installed the OS on an old partition and left the (OEM Reserved) Partition there aswell thinking it wouldn't make a difference. Once the Install was complete and windows booted the computer , Went to start menu and I was able to delete some of the start menu icons thinking it was fine then boom. The computer began to get slow , slow to the point where start menu wouldn't even open , I would start task and the manager would ghost over the windows desktop so it was ripped in two (Half showing the desktop half showing Ctrl Alt Del menu. No processes or Ram usage being shown in performance either. I diagnosed it could be ram as they are running two 512MB sticks and only 800MB of the two combined is available but I'm running Less here at home on a dell and it works fine ? Windows 7 32 bit MSI MS-7173 (RC410M) Motherboard 2.4GHZ Processor (Can't remember what make or model) x2 -512MB 1Rx8 PC2-5300U-555-12 Ram Sticks Old 250GB HDDOn board graphics PC is at least 5 years old. I am wondering could this be a problem with how I installed the OS or is it RAM ? Or could it be video card Issues. I've already bought them Windows 7 and I don't want to bring them to more expense to troubleshoot this problem. Thanks Michael

A:Windows 7 freezing after login

I'm guessing that you are referring to the System Reserve partition which is 100MB in size when you referred to the OEM reserved?
This would mean that you installed Windows 7 over the installation of XP.
If this is the case, I would suggest wiping the hdd, both partitions as the system reserve partition is no longer needed since XP is no longer on there and then reinstall Windows 7.  This will be the quickest and easiest way to resolve this issue.
As for the start menu icons, I'm guessing you are referring to the icons for applications, such as IE, Outlook Express, etc.  I would suggest that you leave these as they are.  The owner of the computer will have applications or programs which they use on a regular basis, these will replace and or be added to the original icons.

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On startup today, my computer made 2 chained BSoD:
The first one did not write anything to disk (hung after the 'disk initialization' step).
The second one actually produced a memory dump. Minidump is attached
After a quick analysis, it appears the error was due to a driver:

However, before enbling the Driver Verifier, I am seeking your help to check if any piece of information could be gathered to focus the verification on some of them with the help of the provided Minidump.

The blamed binary (csrss.exe) has of course nothing to do with those events.

Thanks for any specialized investigator willing to give a hand on the matter.

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My windows will freeze a few seconds after the desktop comes up, and i really want help.
It only works in safe mode other then that.
I think that it might have started after a rough time shutting down one night, I hit shut down whilst on a game and a skype call, and it didn't shut down for a few seconds, and I could still hear my friend until it shut down.

Really need help with this, been working non-stop the past few days ( And exams are tomorrow, aswell ): )
Here is my Highjack This, please note I was in Safe mode (Because I can't get to anything in regular mode)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:55:41 PM, on 1/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16448)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://samsung.msn.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search.babylon.com/?affID=11...HP_ss&mntrId=de93113f000000000000c485080e6506
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:Windows Freezing After Login, HELP! [ASAP]

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I'm using Windows 7 Pro. I have remove the login pw in my user account now I do not need to do the login and able to use the computer right away. But I found I am using the computer as a user not administrator. How can I skip the login screen and go straight into desktop as administrator. How can I do that? thanks

A:Windows 7 Pro login as admin but no need to have login screen

Hello Smash, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm a bit confused with your conflicting statements.

You say that "...now I do not need to do the login and able to use the computer right away.", but then ask "How can I skip the login screen and go straight into desktop..."?

Just to be certain, do you have to log on or not?Log On Automatically at Startup
Are you asking how to log on to the built-in Administrator account to have full access and control?

Hope this may help for now,

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I have an RDP Server on a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and i would like to be able to use another system login screen to connect to this server. As in when i turn of display last local users, so that if i was to enter XXX into the username and XXX into the password and it will connect Although i wouldnt mind being able to set up roaming profiles between these systems either.

Any answers

A:Can I Login to An RDP Session From My Windows Login Screen

Quote: Originally Posted by TheCJGCJG

I have an RDP Server on a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and i would like to be able to use another system login screen to connect to this server. As in when i turn of display last local users, so that if i was to enter XXX into the username and XXX into the password and it will connect Although i wouldnt mind being able to set up roaming profiles between these systems either.

Any answers

Welcome CJGCJG to the windows 7 forums.

Remote Desktop Program is as it says a program on your computer that will allow you full screen remote to another system that authorizes you. There is a way to automatically bring the RDP program up for you to log into another system but it requires that your primary windows system (the one your want to connect from) be set up to automatically boot into you Operating system, putting the RDP program in your startup fold will bring it up.
Using netplwiz, you can set your userid to automatically log in to your local machine and then the RDP would run and you can then log onto your remote system. In fact y ou can save all the credentials for your RDP session and it will automatically login to your remote system.

Is this clear?


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hi guys,

i've got a very strange problem with the kids laptop which i'm desperate to sort out as my kid has her exams coming up and needs access to her apps.

Windows loads okay, upto the point when i get to the welcome screen.

Sometimes it gets to the welcome screen, but the user profile icons will never show but then sometimes the icons will show, but when i click on the icon, i can't get to the bit where i can type a password.

If i reboot into safemode, then i can perfectly access everything as normal.

Any ideas guys?


A:Windows 7 login/welcome screen corrupt??? - Cannot login

Could be application or services causing conflicts. Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I'm stuck. I have a Windows 7 Pro machine that boots to a black screen with a cursor instead of the login prompt, though if I tap some keys like enter and tab I'll get some blue squares where probably windows are appearing.

I can boot to safe mode and log in. I can then disable or uninstall the video adapter and boot into the normal Windows. But if I install the Intel drivers for the HD3000 integrated video, the black screen will be there waiting for me when I reboot.

I've tried with and without external monitors connected.

I've tried uninstalling the drivers from the programs and features menu (also selecting to completely remove the drivers), and I've uninstalled them through the device manager. I then reboot before installing the Intel drivers again. I've tried the version on Panasonic's website as well as the latest version from Intel's website. Results have been the same every time.

Are there registry keys left behind somewhere that I could try deleting? Perhaps some more thorough method of removal? Something more creative? All ideas welcome!

System specs:
Panasonic Toughbook CF53 (A)
Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
Intel 2520M CPU w/ HD 3000 integrated video

This system has just been restored to a standard corporate image, so it's unfortunately as close to factory as it is going to get. System restore won't be an option since it has never been in a working state. Startup repair hasn't been an option due to the corporate full disk encryption that... Read more

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Dear all,

my system is a Dell XPS M1710 laptop, circa 3yrs old with 2x 2GB of RAM installed (one of which I suspect is defunct....but that's been for a while and the info is only, I think, for context. I also suspect that the system has been running hot for a while and, recently (not last night) I have been removing redundant services (yup, I checked ?em first) and installing new software (Super Anti Spyware/ ?Prevx? (I think)) as well as running torrents overnight.

Have had a torrent running for a while ? poor broadband bandwidth and other surfing has made me pause it on several occasions. Left it running overnight last night (as I had done the previous night with no apparent problems). Used the laptop this morning before shutting it down, no apparent problems.

Transported laptop to another site, started up, boots through BIOS ok. Asks me which Windows partition I wish to use (I had to install a different version of Windows in another partition a couple of years back and have never worked out how to remove it?that again, is not the problem). This newer version of Windows seems to have taken the primary (no. 1) partition ? that?s never caused a problem either. To choose the 2nd partition (my normal windows area) I choose to use the cursor keys ? they work at this point.

I choose the partition, it loads windows until the login page presents me with my sole (password protected) icon. Mousepad operates mouse fine at this point. I click on the icon and the password bo... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Laptop freezing keyboard on windows login

Hi Asterix, I've been dealing with this particular problem for many months now. Please please please just stay out of the registery. The post you are refering to is one I believe that was supposed to be removed just for that reason. The fix is not in the regisrty for this issue. I'm watching my 3 YR old grandson today and working at the same time as I'm typing this, however if you will be just a little patient with me and not make the problem worse I will endevour to help you fix it as soon as I get a few minutes free to post what you should do. I will subscribe to this thread and check for your response periodically.


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Hello everyone,

Yesterday, when i turned on my laptop and logged in, it ran for about one minute then completely locked up (i could not use Ctrl-Alt-Del only the power button).

I spent hours yesterday trawling through all the other threads which are similar to my problem, i ran a start up repair, a memory check, virus and malware scans and defrags. None of these have helped in any way at all, I was just about to re-install windows 7 but then i realised i have lost my Microsoft office disk and my Norton antivirus disk and all the driver installation cds

After all this i found that it can run in safe mode, even safe mode with networking!
If i have left anything out i'm very sorry (first post!!)
the dump files are attached ( I think )

And Finally THANK YOU ALL!

A:No BSOD, Windows 7 Home Prem. Freezing After Login.


Problematic software:

Start Menu\Programs\AVG 2012 Public:Start Menu\Programs\AVG 2012 Public
Start Menu\Programs\Norton 360 Public:Start Menu\Programs\Norton 360 Public
Start Menu\Programs\Norton Bootable Recovery Tool Wizard Public:Start Menu\Programs\Norton Bootable Recovery Tool Wizard Public
Start Menu\Programs\Spybot - Search & Destroy Public:Start Menu\Programs\Spybot - Search & Destroy Public
Start Menu\Programs\Norton GEORGE\George Symonds:Start Menu\Programs\Norton GEORGE\George Symonds

I can see 2 dumps from 24th Oct. Please uninstall AVG and Norton Antivirus, they contribute in BSODs. Spybot is known to slow down and corrupt the system, please remove it with Revo uninstaller. Replace these with free MSE, at least to test. Make a full scan once downloaded and updated.Norton Removal Tool
AVG | Download tools and utilities
Recommended antivirus program for Windows 7 based on stability compared to others:-
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Malwarebytes - The Free version
Good and Free system security combination.

Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Disk Check
Free up your start-up, keep nothing except the new antivirus.Startup Progr... Read more

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Hello friends, I recently got the Gnome desktop environment on the Ubuntu Software Center, and I used the gdm and startx command as said by another forum site. Nothing wrong, they said to logout, tried to login again, goes to a black screen and sends me back to the Ubuntu login screen. Tried again, same result, panicked. Looked up video tutorial on how to fix it, they said to access the control panel via ctrl-alt-f1 or f2, went to a black screen, no text at all, computer runs fine, no crashing. Is there a special way to access the terminal in a System76 computer, I really don't know very confusing? Is there a way to login with the guest session? I use Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf on my laptop. What causes this, I read on Ubuntu forums it's driver issues with Ubuntu and Nvidia, but I have my suspections with the Gnome desktop environment.

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Hello, i keep getting a very dim screen after installing amd graphics driver only with amd if i used the intel hd driver alone nothing wrong , every time i install the amd driver it works for a while and then the very dim display happens again Very Dim = Looks black but can see the display under sunlight or phone flash -tried downloading the original drivers from hp and it still happens -tried doing system restores (works for a while and comes back again)-tried using the brightness buttons can you please help me .. i don't wanna keep using my intel driver for gaming ..

A:Very Dim Screen after installing amd driver

@MOU2 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but I don't have very good news for you ...You actually have two different video chips, which is why you have two different video drivers. Since you are seeing the same problems, whether the drive is HP or AMD, this clearly indicates that the video hardware is failing. From your descriptions, it sounds like the AMD chip is failing -- and there really isn't anything you can do about that as the video chips in laptops are not mounted on "cards" that you can replace. Sorry, but hardware does eventually wear out.

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Hiya guys, was hoping someone could help after i havnt been able to fix this. About 3 weeks ago my toshiba laptop running windows 7 done an update which took a long time, after it shut down and rebooted my login wouldnt work! i cant remember what it said but it would either just sit at the logining in bit for ages or start up in a temp login. I made a new one and transfered files over, ive left the old login there as im not 100% sure ive copied everything. Anyway since the updating thing the laptop freezes and runs ridiculously slow when i start it up, after an hour or so it starts to work fine again. Another thing that happens as microsoft keeps flashing a notice saying it may be corrupted and to validate it, so i do this legit check thing it tells me to, but it doesnt fix anything and keeps asking me to do it! Ive been through troubleshooters, startup repair, installed programs to look for issues/viruses. I just dont know what to try anymore!


A:Windows 7 laptop wont work right freezing, broken login etc

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried this How to Run the System File Checker (Sfc.exe) Offline in Windows 7 and Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

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I gave recently restored my Dell Inspiron to factory settings. And now I get sent to a blank ligin and password screen with the profile picture blank as well. None of my previous usernames work. Also when I type in Administrator into the username box it says "Your acc has been disabled. Please see your system administrator." I have got a windows 7 professional CD to try to install but it just won't come up with a setup for the install after boot up. And my pc originally has windows 7 hone premium. Help for this problem please.

A:Cant login, trouble installing windows 7.

I would do the restore to factory again. This time make sure everything external is disconnected.

Are you taking the destructive path that formats the drive during the recovery? If not you should, but make sure you back up your data first or you'll lose it.

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For the past 3 days I haven't been able to log in to my 7 year old compaq laptop after trying to restore/recover my iTunes which completely lost all its contents last Sunday. Recovery failed but windows did an update (which it hasn't done for ages). I have never experienced problems with this laptop. The keys and mousr are unresponsive on the windows login page but fine otherwise (I tried some tune up & problem solving using the F function keys). I really don't want to restore to factory settings box fresh that would be disastrous! Please help me

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My computer had a virus that disabled all network adapters. So with the help of google, I found that replacing the ndis.sys driver may solve the problem. After placing a new ndis.sys in System32 and rebooting once, the computer just reboots every time it reaches the XP splash screen, even if I choose Safe Mode.
After disabling auto-reboot on system failure, I received this error:
***STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x80599ED1, 0xF8484826A4, 0XF84823A0)
Machine was running fine before the driver, not counting the network adapters.

With the help of google again, it appears that a Recovery Console repair install is the best option, but I thought I'd ask around. Any help is appreciated.

(Edit) To whom it may concern: this is a second PC, separate from the one mentioned in my Malware forum post.

A:Blue Screen after installing a driver

Replacing system files...is no cure for problems arising from malware. Ditto for the XP Recovery Console.

The malware problem needs to be addressed/neutralized first and foremost...before trying to move on.

Has the malware problem been addressed properly?


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I am new to this forum and i hope this is the right category.
So i was playing heroes of the storm when suddenly my screen went all weird with a sort of horizontal purple-ish lines across the screen. My computer didn't respond to any mouse or keyboard input so i restarted it hoping it would be gone when it booted up.. it was. until shortly after it happened again. First those now flickering lines and then they were gone and came back and then a complete crash. i restarted my system again and the same thing happened and right before it crashed it gave me the following warning: ''amd display driver stopped responding and has recovered''. I have an AMD radeon HD 7770 series video card.
So i thought that it must be something with either my driver or my video card. When i booted my pc up again it never got to the login screen... just a black screen. I tried booting up in safe mode what worked and disabled the display driver. Booting up normally it worked until it didn't. Back in safe mode i checked the display driver in device manager again and it wasn't disabled any more. I now uninstalled the driver completely but when i booted up black  screen... Back to safe mode and sure enough.. the driver was reinstalled. I then disabled some windows function that automatically re-installed it and when i now boot up normally it was fine. Checking the device manager i see that i am now using Windows Basic Display Adapter. 
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A:Installing AMD driver causes black screen.

This very well could be a hardware problem, I have seen this countless times with bad video cards and or power problems, rarely a motherboard pci-e problem. Likely, this is either psu related or the video card itself, these were the 2 most common causes if no software changes took place. If you happen to have a different video card to test with, that would be the fastest part to replace to start with.
One thing you can check for inside your computer is for blown or bulging capacitors, check the motherboard and the video card.

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I want to play the Crysis Demo and they recommend the Nvidia 169.01 driver. I have an 8800GTS 320mb. I downloaded it and then ran the driver. About half way through it slows down, and then the screen goes black. This isn't to unusual, other driver updates have done this before. However, this continues for hours, and there is an intermittent beep from the mobo. Any ideas?

A:Black screen when installing 169.01 Driver

anybody got an idea?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545, the screen is broke so I use an external monitor which doesn't project BIOS or Boot up so I cannot see anything. I found a thread on here that adds the Intel Graphics Driver for Mobile 4 Series for Windows 8 which I supposed would work on 8.1.

The link I installed:
Mobile Intel Series 4 and Intel HD Graphics 1st Generation

I installed it and restarted the laptop for the GUI to start.

But as I restarted, the screen was blank. I tried cycling through projection modes as I usually do, but this time It didn't work.

I have no clue of how to remove the driver to as I cannot see anything on the external monitor as I've tried it on 2.

I've tried booting into Safe Mode but as I've said, I cannot see anything on the screen so I'm not sure where I am.

Please help!


A:Blank Screen After Installing Driver... HELP!

to uninstall the driver start your pc while hitting f8 then choose safe mode then remove it from programs and features.

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I have been having his problem for the past couple of months and cannot find any answer. I run Vista 64 and use a GTX 260 in sli, 4 gb ram, Q9650 on an evga 780i mb. If I use any driver up to 182.50 everything is fine. If I try to install any of the newer drivers 185, 186, 190, they all result in the monitor losing its signal just after the Window's green progress bar but before the Wondow's chime, which I can hear, but the monitor has lost its signal. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers dozens of times using various methods, so its not a method of install issue. The cards work perfectly fine until I try to install one of the newer drivers. Powering off/on the monitor does nothing. I have tried three different monitors, again no change. I have tried just one card, swapping cards, no luck. My motherboard drivers and bios are up to date. I have tried booting in low res mode, no luck, although booting into safe mode is fine. Has anyone had a similar problem and heard of any way to fix it. Thanks for any help.

A:Blank screen after installing driver

have you checked the manufacturer's web site for their knowledge base or forums where this might be mentioned ?

As far as I know, If the card is new, installing a new driver shouldn't make the screen go blank. I believe that only happens with an old card and a very new driver.

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First of all, hello everyone! I'm happy to have joined your community. I feel sort of bad for joining only to ask a question, but the boards just seemed so helpful I couldn't resist.

Anyway, I recently installed the .net framework to a stable build of windows XP SP2, and now I'm having some problems. I deleted the asp.net account and checked the "don't use welcome screen" box in user profiles because I don't really like the login etc... that comes with it.

That was two days ago. This morning I turn on my computer only to have it take a long time at the windows loading screen, and hang at the off-blue loging screen without bringing up the login box. Now, I wanted to somehow get rid of the .net framework after I realised I didn't really need it, but now it's not even possible. I tried both entering in safe mode (hanging black screen with "safe mode" in the usual places) and using the last known working setting (and got the same off-blue login screen.)

I don't mind reverting to a saved state, but I can't even access the desktop to be able to.

Once again, thanks for everyones help!

A:After installing the .net framework, windows XP hangs at login!

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i decide to reinstall my computer from windows 7 32 home bit into windows 7 64 bit,
everything works fine until i decide to install the lates intel vga driver, after restarting the computer, the screen keep showing grid lines like this pic. the only solution to fix this is to remove intel vga driver,is there anyway to fix this problem thx

my pc spec:
Mobo :msi h67ma -e45
RAM : 2GB Ram
Procesor: intel core i5 2300

A:Black Screen after installing Intel VGA Driver

Quote: Originally Posted by Stabillo

i decide to reinstall my computer from windows 7 32 home bit into windows 7 64 bit,
everything works fine until i decide to install the lates intel vga driver, after restarting the computer, the screen keep showing grid lines like this pic. the only solution to fix this is to remove intel vga driver,is there anyway to fix this problem thx

my pc spec:
Mobo :msi h67ma -e45
RAM : 2GB Ram
Procesor: intel core i5 2300

Welcome to Sevenforums,

Does it make the same with the Intel vga drivers Msi provide for the motherboard ?

Those were x32 or x64 VGA drivers?

I also would upgrade my Ram to 4gb even if the minimum requirement is set to 2Gb for Windows 7 x64bits

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Hi, i have this problem where my computer gives me blank screen with blinking cursor or "_" when i'm installing nvidia forceware of any version. My computer was totally fine before i brought it to motherboard reparation place because some of the pins are bent. Now, sometimes it just stays blank screen and sometimes it then restarts. That kind of problem is on Vista though. On XP, it just won't let me go further than the Welcome screen or it just gives me 4-bit color on 640x480 resolution. However, i am able to install the video driver came from the cd. It's been weeks like this and i haven't found a solution. The technician can't repair it either. I have tried flashing bios, format my computer, reseat my video card but nothing works. Can anyone help me please?

My spec :
MSI Platinum 975X V2
Intel C2D E6400
A-Data Vitesta Extreme Edition 2GB
CoolerMaster 450W

A:Blank Screen when installing Nvidia Driver

What pins were bent? What did they do? Does the video card have the separate power connector connected to it?

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