I have just installed Windows 7 on a desktop machine and for the first time ever have had a really tough time doing so, its normally a nice smooth install. This time I found that the monitor would simply go black after completing the installation.

I tried reinstalling about 3 times and this did not help.

After much searching I discovered that it was the nvidia drivers that were playing up with win 7, so i booted into safe mode, disabled the device, then rebooted to complete the installation.

Windows 7 now works fine as long as the nvidia 9600 gt video card is disabled. The moment I enable it, the system requires a reboot and the screen will go black before even getting to the log in screen.

I have tried downloading the latest driver and installing it manually, I have also tried uninstalling the device and allowing windows 7 to install it itself. Nothing seems to work.

any clues?

  • Are there any bios settings you can change? – Moab Jan 2 '11 at 16:20

I booted into low resolution mode then set the resolution to the screens optimum mode. I don't know why this worked, but i assume that it allowed some sort of configuration on nvidia's part so that the driver worked properly.


Nvidia 8xxx and 9xxx GPU have problems. I've faced it too, it worked only in non-driver mode. Last time I used a heat gun to fry it, it works. If you don't have a heat gun, you can use your oven.

  • "Oh problem with graphics card? Just fry it!" Best advice I've seen all day... – Cestarian Apr 15 '16 at 11:12

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