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So long story short: Yesterday morning my windows 7 would freeze during the animation (I've had no problems in a very long time). I decide to do a fresh install of W7; I got to the 'Installation Complete' stage, and again it freezes, this time directly after the animation screen, on a black screen (without completing install). After cleaning out my case and trying to narrow down the problem (I did MEMTEST- memory is fine), I bought a GT 520 and was able to install W7 succesfully.

Immediately I replaced the 520 with my 9800. This is where the problems arise: When I go to Device Manager, my display adapters have warnings; device status says that something is wrong, but updating them comes back that they are up to date. Furthermore, I updated to my graphics driver to 270.61. When I disabled or deleted the display drivers and rebooted, upon startup, they would fail to install again (at which point I had to reinstall graphics drivers), or install correctly, at which point I had to restart. When I would restart, it would freeze at the black screen again. I've connected my monitor using both DVI-D and VGA, and still it freezes.

Any ideas? It has something to do with the display drivers; right when I switched back my 9800 and windows auto downloaded the display drivers, and they failed.
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Download driver sweaper, uninstall the nvidia drivers and nvidia panel as well as physx. Then reboot and press F8 continuously untill you get a black screen with white text, select boot in safe mode. When in safe mode run driver sweaper and clean all nvidia drivers then reboot and do this again. Then boot into windows normally and install a newly downloaded nvidia driver. Hope this helps
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I'll try that. But why would it do it immediately following a fresh W7 install?

Also, you want me to leave the auto downloaded display drivers alone?
Edited by navy_spitfire - 5/6/11 at 7:47am
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So I system restored to a point before the drivers were installed, because they wouldn't uninstall. Uninstalled every nvidia file and booted in safe mode; once in SM, auto display drivers were downloaded, and I restarted back into safe mode. Then I ran CCleaner to get rid of any extras, and rebooted. It hung on the black screen again.

Now I'm in safe mode again. Add/remove programs shows: nvidia display control panel & nvidia drivers installed. I'm gonna run driver sweeper and try to boot into regular mode, and install 266.58 drivers (not the latest).
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