Windows 7 doesn't like me :( 11 replies

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Wudustan

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#1 11 years ago

Got a bit of a idiot problem. When I log on to windows 7 on my pc, every so often (about 15 minutes apart) my graphics card just sort of gives up- a black screen flickers for a few seconds and then it reloads the desktop everything is ok but it says "NVIDIA driver/ card has stopped working but recovered", sometimes the error manifests itself as the Aero disappearing and I get a message that the Windows "something" Manager has stopped working and needs to close, but it quickly reloads. Now I realise its a hardware problem, and I know that my graphics card is not 100% dx 10.1 or 11 compatible (its one of those NVIDIA kinda 10.1 support ones), I'm waiting on a new one for my birthday. I guess my question is, would upgrading my graphics fix the problem or would there be other reasons why stuff randomly turns off and dies. I'll try to include screen shots of my problem next time it happens.




Mastershroom Advanced Member

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#2 11 years ago

Have you downloaded the most up-to-date drivers from nVidia? (not the automatic driver thing that Windows 7 does) What graphics card is it?




Von II

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#3 11 years ago

Indeed, new drivers ftw, otherwise, RMA, unless you want a new card anyway, but maybe you get a better card by RMA (Like from a 8800gts you get a gts250 back from RMA)




kow_ciller

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#4 11 years ago

Its a simple driver issue, no need to RMA anything.




Wudustan

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#5 11 years ago

im beginning to think that my graphics card is just dying. i reverted to xp to see if there was just some component that doesn't comply with 7 and im having massive errors with the card. its most obvious when running 3d like games, basically the most common error is every so often it would stutter, then the screen goes dark for a few seconds- it reloads with textures on screen being filtered incorrectly (i.e recolored, no alpha blending, anisotropic filtering failing). other times it stalls completely on the instance, after a reboot event viewer cites a nv4 driver log where the card sent itself into a cyclic error. it does this for a fair few games ranging from half life, to fallout 3 and fear 2, so i doubt it's simply game incompatibilities. i've checked around my pc to see if there's anything else, but i have limited experience when it comes to dealing with in depth errors.




probafix

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#6 11 years ago

well it can be a graphic card problem but not fully as i can say it can be a problem of RAM also.

and i think windows 7 is not compatible for your pc.

check it`s compatibilty first.




probafix

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#7 11 years ago

well check it out,

And if you are facing any problem then do write about it.




DarkKrucifix7

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#8 11 years ago

Well, if re-installing the drivers doesn't work, (Did you use Driver Sweeper to rid all of it?) then you might want to look into an RMA




Destroyer25

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#9 11 years ago

You should have checked if your hardware was compatible with windows 7. :cort:




Mr. Pedantic

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#10 11 years ago

It sounds like a driver error. If it isn't, then I think you may want to test a different card.

You should have checked if your hardware was compatible with windows 7.

well it can be a graphic card problem but not fully as i can say it can be a problem of RAM also.

and i think windows 7 is not compatible for your pc.

check it`s compatibilty first.

OS compatibility is not an issue (or rather, it's not the major issue) here. He's tried the card with XP as well, and it produced errors too.




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