Windows 7 no longer finds video care on boot; does find video card after pressing reset. Fix?

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  1. wklang

    wklang New Member

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    For a year or so, my computer with Windows 7 has been working fine with my Nvidia GeForce 9500GT video card.

    A few days ago, the computer boots without a problem (judging by the login chime) BUT the CRT screen remains black - as though the video card was not detected.

    If I then press the reset button on the desktop box, Windows 7 boots without problem and does see and display on the monitor.

    This is a new "feature" (in the last week or so).

    Does anyone have a clue what could be causing this - and how to fix it.

    I want to blame a recent Microsoft Windows 7 update, but only because I want someone to blame!

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Wes
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Thanks for the reply. I have downloaded the latest drivers for my video card.

    The strange thing is that while the PC/Motherboard does not detect the 9500GT video card on initial power-on boot-up, it does see it on reset.

    Wes
     
  4. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Does the setup for your monitor still look normal?

    If you check your update history, do you show a video driver update?

    Can you open the Device Manager and click on display adapters then right click and try to roll back the driver to one previous? If the newest one does not seem to help, go back to an earlier one.

    Have you tried recycling your monitor instead of resetting?

    Make sure your connections are good?
     

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