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Dell Inspiron 1521 monitor will not stay on after video software upgrade

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 20, 2012 6:51:06 PM

i upgrade to win 7 and when the system install the graphics software the monitor have black screen after windows restart
July 20, 2012 7:29:40 PM

You may have to find different drivers. Try going in under safemode.
a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 7:54:27 PM


I am guessing the drivers are bad and causing the ports to stop sending a signal and so the monitor turns off because it doesn't have a signal.

You can always try another port too and see if that helps. On my 460 I accidentally let Windows update my graphics driver and it killed a port.

I always pick a set of drivers and stick with them unless the update brings a lot of performance tweeks for games I like to play.

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July 21, 2012 4:13:37 AM

What are your Spec's and do you only have a integrated GPU? If you only have a intergrated do the upgrade of the drivers is should fix the problem since you upgraded to win 7.

But if you have a GPU thay you have to put into your rig is another story. Let us know how things turn out and good luck.
a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 4:27:09 AM

You can use Driver Sweeper to uninstall the old driver and any fragments from any previous drivers. Reboot the computer and then try installing the newest driver.