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Freeze at Win7 Logo after installing 8500GT drivers?

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October 11, 2011 1:41:05 AM

After installing GeForce 8500GT drivers straight from the nvidia site, windows will not boot passed the "Starting windows" screen. The little Windows aurora logo thingy just stops moving and I have to physically power the computer down. When there are no drivers installed, the computer will boot up fine. I can also boot to safe mode fine...but a normal boot seems impossible.
Ive tried using the 280.26 driver from nvidia and 181.71 drivers AND the drivers windows uses when there are no drivers present.


s/n: I'm also having weird, faded, vertical green looking lines in the background that can only be seen on white pages on safe mode and normal boot(with no drivers installed), any ideas on that either?



EDIT: Forgot to mention that I used this graphics card a long time ago on the same setup(but not windows 7, was windows xp.) and it worked perfectly! I haven't used this computer alot lately so I forgot when this problem started.
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October 11, 2011 2:22:48 AM

have both graphic card and monitor test on another system one at the time and also remove all old driver before you install the 280.26 ones .
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October 11, 2011 4:22:36 AM

scout_03 said:
have both graphic card and monitor test on another system one at the time and also remove all old driver before you install the 280.26 ones .


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try that...
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October 11, 2011 4:26:22 PM

I'm 100% positive it isn't my monitor...could it be a win7 problem? Should I try to roll back to XP? I found out the lines disappear when the windows drivers are installed.
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