BSOD due to video card

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)' started by Random DBA, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Random DBA

    Random DBA New Member

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    I spent a few hours last night attempting to install windows 7 Ultimate on my fairly old (P4, 2GB ram) pc.

    I had recently bought a 1GB Radeon HD 4650 AGP graphics card. Unfortunately, this card did not play well with Win7, causing a BSOD after the starting up logo.

    I was able to complete the installation with my old card just fine (an nvidea 7600 GS), but I had no intention of using it going forward, since I had just replaced the power supply to use the new card, plus the price of the radeon card.

    After switching out the card, I was back to BSOD on startup. I was able to boot into safe mode, but unable to install the driver from there, alas.

    After about 2-3 hours of messing with it, I gave up and went back to windows xp, which boots into standard VGA when the graphics card is unknown, and lets me install the driver with no problems.

    I am just curious if anyone here knows a remedy to this issue. Is there a way to force Windows 7 to do a normal boot, but not attempt to use video acceleration? I think if I could have gotten a nomal boot using the VGA video adapter I could have solved my problem.
     
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    Re: drew

    It confirms that the video card was the problem, but I knew that anyway. I can't really switch to a different one because the point of the card is that it is a modern AGP card with DDR3 ram and directx 10.1 capability. Not easy to find for my aging mobo.

     

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